Mike Adams strong in return

May, 22, 2012
SEATTLE -- Mike Adams made his return to the mound in the eighth inning Monday after dealing with a respiratory virus.

Adams said he felt fine in his first appearance since Thursday. He controlled his breathing to help his lungs out, but he doesn't think it will be a concern moving forward.

His stuff felt even better.

Adams didn't allow a runner. He was able to locate his fastball and his off-speed pitches, which he used to strike out Casper Wells and Brendan Ryan.

"It's good to not only get to get back out there but to get my confidence back and get it going again," Adams said.

He said it was difficult to get a feel for the ball the past few weeks. His ERA jumped from a 1.00 to 2.51 in his last eight appearances. He has the bullpen's last two defeats and allowed a walk-off home run against the Toronto Blue Jays to Brett Lawrie on May 1.

He played around with the baseball for a few days to regain the grips and it paid off in his best appearance this month.

"I slowed my body down a little bit and just focused on executing my pitch instead of trying to throw everything by people," Adams said.



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