4/10 Masterful Fuke
Kosuke Fukudome posted a .327 average last April, and was batting .313 so far after hitting his first homer on Saturday.
“He’s a Masters player,” Lou Piniella said. “That’s when they play the Masters — in April, right?”
This spring, Piniella predicted great things for the Japanese outfielder this season. He repeated that on Saturday.
“This is the year I feel he’ll break out and have a nice solid offensive year,” Piniella said. “We know he can play defense.”
Told Piniella’s comments, Fukudome smiled.
“I’m glad to hear that,” he said, “but I don’t want to finish that way just in April.”
— Carrie Muskat