Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Notes: King Felix's change; Chavez's role
SEATTLE -- That’s some changeup:Raul Ibanez used to play with Felix Hernandez, and he’s seen what Hernandez’s changeup can do. He saw it again in the fourth inning. Ibanez came up with the bases loaded and one out, and it took just four pitches for Hernandez to strike him out. ``The last three pitches were all changeups,’’ Ibanez said. ``He’s got one of the best, and he got me tonight."
Ready for whatever:Eric Chavez, told that he would be in the starting lineup at third base with Alex Rodriguez heading for the disabled list, may not be an everyday player anymore. But if he has to play every day, he’ll do it. "Whatever he (manager Joe Girardi) asks me to do, I’ll do," he said. "I’ll give it my best shot, and we’ll figure it out from there."