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Yuni had a nice night March 28, 2008

Posted by Brad in news, video.
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The Seattle Mariners played a game in a real Major League stadium tonight (Pac Bell, wait SBC, no… AT&T Park), but, it was still an exhibition game against the Giants.
Yuniesky Betancourt went two for two off Matt Cain (a real Major League pitcher) with a two-RBI double and three-run home run, before being replaced by his eventual overload Carlos Triunfel.
The game was on TV, but I was watching basketball instead. (Western Kentucky was scaring me for a while there.) Here are the higlights:

All in all, a pretty nice night for Yuni. Here’s what Ryan Divish of the TNT had this to say after the double:

Isn’t that sequence with Yuni precisely the reason people get frustrated. He rocks a double off of Cain, who at that point had been pretty much dealing (both Wilkerson and Burke’s hits were pretty meek) and then you see his speed and his baserunning ability, scoring on the error. At some point he has to stop swinging at pitches at his eyes or at his ankles. Doesn’t he?

I don’t see what’s frustrating about having a great game. Is it because Yuni’s showing a glimpse of promise that isn’t always realized? I’d say, just take what you can get, and be happy.

Another thing to be happy about: the pitching star of the game was R.A. Dickey, who pitched five innings, giving up just one hit (and three walks).

Just one weekend until real Major League Opening Day…

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