Bedard throws simulated game
The Seattle Mariners could definitely use some help, as evidenced by their current residence in the basement of the AL West. And they may get it soon as pitcher Erik Bedard recently pitched a simulated game. Bedard is recovering from a shoulder injury and only threw 30 pitches.
After the session, Bedard said he didn’t feel that good.
“It’s a matter of building up strength and stamina at this point to where he doesn’t need to be down for four days after throwing a lot of pitches,” said Jason Phillips, who caught Bedard. “It is almost like this is the first week of spring training for him.”
Adam Moore was one of the batters who faced Bedard and said he seemed to have his stuff.
“He looked really good,” Moore said. “There was a lot of life on the fastball, the curveball was good and the changeup had good sink and cut.”
Of course, if Bedard were really to help the Mariners, he’d be a world-class hitter. The M’s desperately need someone who is good at hitting a baseball. But, as we all know, another sharp arm in the rotation can’t hurt.