It should come as no surprise to anyone that Chris Bosio is again off to a good start.
Bosio holds a career record of 21-9 in April and is already 1-0 this season for the Seattle Mariners.
What may be most surprising is that Bosio actually has something to show for his efforts this soon.
In the Mariners’ 9-2 victory over Detroit on Friday, the Mariners accomplished something they couldn’t consistently do in 1994. That was to back Bosio with enough runs to get him a victory in April.
Last season, Bosio was 0-3 in April despite a respectable earned-run average of 3.14. Seattle managed to score four runs in his first three starts of the season.
Bosio, who was 4-10 with a 4.32 ERA, finished the season on the disabled list when he tore cartilage in his left knee.
For the season, the Mariners scored 25 runs in his 10 losses, including two or less in six of his defeats.
“The run cushion was great,” Bosio said of his first outing. “There’s still room for improvement. I got away with some mistakes but I’m happy with the outcome.”
Against the Tigers on Friday, Bosio pitched five innings and allowed four hits and one earned run. In addition to striking out five, he benefited from four double plays.
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