Same old Ankiel - stay away from this guy with any pick!
Rick Ankiel - S - St Louis Cardinals Mar 1
Rick Ankiel was wild in his return to game action today, but he worked a scoreless innings despite throwing 11 balls among his 16 pitches.
Ankiel wasn't hitting-the-backstop-on-the-fly wild, which is good. ''It was just fun to be back out there, feel like I was part of the team again,'' Ankiel said. ``I was a little nervous at the start. It's been a while. I got most of my pitches around the (strike) zone so I'm happy about that.'' Marlins hitters took just one swing at an Ankiel pitch during the inning. In a masterful piece of hitting, Juan Pierre grounded into an inning-ending double play on a low curve with a 1-1 count.
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