Livin' it up with Livingston: Starting Fast

Bobby Livingston kept his season ERA at 0.00 after his second start of the season on Wednesday afternoon, pitching 6.2 innings and getting his first win of the year. He has now thrown 14.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Livingston wrote in late Wednesday with his thoughts of the first week of the season, the 66ers team and his first two outings on the mound. Don't miss what he had to say.

No pitcher in Seattle's minor league system has had as dominating of a start to the 2004 season as Inland Empire left-hander Bobby Livingston. Here's what the 21-year-old Texan had to say about the opening week of play:

My two-seamer was working well in the opener. My changeup and curveballl was also working well. My job was to go out there and get the ball over the plate and make outs. That's the job I try to do every time I go out and pitch.

We didn't hit the ball as well as we should have, but we've got a great hitting ball club. The runs are going to come. My job is to go out there and throw strikes and let my defense play behind me.

I wasn't disappointed about not getting the decision. It was just one of those days where we didn't hit the ball well. That's a part of baseball and that's just the way it goes. I only worry about the stuff I can control. It's pointless to worry about the stuff that is out of my hands.

The 66ers put me in position to prove myself, and that's what I did. I'm just in there to do my job as a pitcher, throw strikes, get outs and put myself and my team in a situation to be successful.

To be honest with you, I wasn't as on with my pitches (on Wednesday). I wasn't as focused. On a day where you have a night game you have all day to focus on what you have to do. On a day where there's an 11 a.m. game, you wake up and you have to pitch.

I left in the seventh inning and went in the locker room. I listened to the rest of the game from there. Greg Wear came in and did a great job. I don't know what specifically happened, but I know there were a couple hits out to left field. It was a close game, and Greg did a great job when he came in today.

Before the game I got with (backup catcher) Brian Lentz and we talked about what hitters could hit what and who could do what. I used my changeup and my curveball as my groundball and out pitches and that's what we stuck with all game long.

The team is playing really well. I could pretty much compliment the whole team. Brian Lentz backed up Rene Rivera today and did a great job. T.J. Bohn, Gary Harris, Matt Hagen. Everybody that has played has done their job.

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