Yuniesky Betancourt has been a disaster this season, unable to hit or field or, for the life of him, take a pitch. Until two weeks ago, his batting average was higher than his on-base percentage. Then, the M's made noise about benching him, and all of a sudden he found some patience. On Friday night, he walked twice. Ichiro homered twice that game, and Ichiro never homers. It was only the fourth mult-home-run game of Ichiro's career. And it was only Betancourt's fifth multi-walk game. He followed it up with another walk on Saturday. Then he made a big error on Sunday.
While it's easy to be disappointed in Yuni, I imagine a dude who was allegedly smuggled here by a dealer, at no expense to himself, via Tijuana (with a fake Mexican passport) via the Bahamas via speedboat from Cuba and is now making $2.3 million per isn't sweating it too hard.