Hill in the rear view
Manager Dave Trembley was understandably beaming after Rich Hill allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings in last night's 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
"I don't know if we're going to see a better-pitched game than that all year,'' Trembley said on the postgame show. "Great job by Rich Hill, but Rick Kranitz and Alan Dunn spent a lot of time with Rich this spring, and that's about as good as it's going to get. You can just see the confidence of Rich up there."
Trembley also gave some of the credit to the young catcher who was behind the plate and seemed to be on the same page with Hill all night long.
"No one will ask me for awhile whether Matt Wieters can call a game,'' he said.
Next up: It probably was not lost on Seattle fans that the winning run was scored by former Mariner Adam Jones and the save was registerd by former M George Sherrill. They can only hope that the guy they got in exchange for those two (and three other players) will give as good an account of himself in the second game of the series tonight. Erik Bedard, who ranks fourth in the American League in ERA (2.48), will face rookie David Hernandez (1-0).