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    Angry Angels 5, Mariners 0

    The Angels Lackey pitched a great game. Other than Ichiro's blue~darter in the first, the Mariners didn't have much going until the bottom of the sixth. Lopez singled, Ichiro singled and then one of the biggest knucklehead moves this year, Grover asks Vidro, his contact guy, with runners on first and second and no outs, to drop a bunt and move them over. What ? Vidro has shown that in a worst case scenario, he can hit a ground ball to the right and move them over. This is why he is in the two hole. The upside, a shot to the gap or perhaps a dinger. Vidro offers at the first pitch and gets strike one. He works the count to 3-1 and he is asked to bunt again ? Now with two strikes he swings and hits a ground ball and moves them over. With second and third and one out Ibanez and Sexson fail to get them in. This happens. My complaint is your best contact hitter, with the best eye, is asked to bunt down two runs. Baek was roughed up in the first and then settled down. He went six plus.

    Big game today: Washburn vs Colon.
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    The Mariner's really need to put Sexson lower in the lineup. Our "power" guy isn't doing much of anything. But we've got a catcher who has hit just as many HR's and his BA is over .300 (while Sexson's is disgustingly below .200).

    We all know that Sexson is a streaky hitter and is a better 2nd half hitter, so why not put him lower in the lineup until he starts hitting. Because he's in a prime spot to drive in runs, and he's not doing that.

    I mean Johjima is hitting 7th today, while they have Beltre and Broussard (and not to mention Sexson) batting in front of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgartohof View Post
    The Mariner's really need to put Sexson lower in the lineup. Our "power" guy isn't doing much of anything. But we've got a catcher who has hit just as many HR's and his BA is over .300 (while Sexson's is disgustingly below .200).

    We all know that Sexson is a streaky hitter and is a better 2nd half hitter, so why not put him lower in the lineup until he starts hitting. Because he's in a prime spot to drive in runs, and he's not doing that.

    I mean Johjima is hitting 7th today, while they have Beltre and Broussard (and not to mention Sexson) batting in front of him.
    I agree. I don't have an answer though. Grover finally moved Beltre back and let Vidro hit in the two spot, which I think is correct. Sexson is right around the Dave Valle Line and bars in Pioneer Square may start selling drinks at his Batting Average.

    Why when down by three runs in the sixth or seventh inning and Vidro is up does Ichiro try to steal second ? His run doesn't matter. We need base runners. The big boppers are coming up. I guess I'm old school. Oh by the way, there goes the streak. Ichiro gets gunned out by Molina by a mile. He's got the AL record, which is pretty cool.

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    Cool Inter~League

    The San Diego Padres roll into town for a three game set at the Safe, as Interleague play starts for both teams. According to MLB, the Padres are our natural rivals. We get to see them every year. I don't have the numbers handy, but if memory serves, the Mariners did pretty good last year against the NL.

    Probables for the San Diego Series:

    Friday; Chris R. Young vs Miguel Batista.

    Saturday; Greg Maddux (Clark Kent) vs Horacio Ramirez

    Sunday; Justin Germano vs Felix Hernandez

    M's loose to Angels 7-3. Note to self: Don't pitch to Vladimir Guerrero.

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    Global Warming ?

    All this talk about global warming but it seems it doesn't effect the Mariner offense, which is in a deep freeze. The Mariner offense the past few games bangs out ten hits, but can only muster a few runs and again the starters must work with no support. San Diego knocked one more hit (11) then the M's (10) and scored eight runs, most of these coming late. Batista pitched well enough to win, giving up three runs in the fourth and keeping it close. The cleanup hitter, Big Richie, left five on base, and is hitting a cool (.162) after taking the zero for four. On the bright side, Ichiro, Vidro, Ibanez, and Johjima had two hits each. Padres 8, M's 1.

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    Smile Seattle beats the Padres 7-4

    The Mariners broke their three game losing streak, with some help from Jose Guillen, who hit a dinger in the first and a double in the second, off of Greg Maddux. Guillen finished with four (4) RBI's. The top of the order, Ichiro, Vidro and Guillen had two hits each and scored five runs. Ho~Ram gave up one early and two late to pick up his fourth (4th) win. The bullpen was great again. JJ Putz recieved his tenth (10th) Save. Jason Ellison started in LF and went (2-4) and scored a run. He's burner.

    It's King Felix today as the M's try to take two out of three. 1:35 on KSTW (11).
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    Thumbs down Padres defeat Mariners 2-1

    The Padres win two of three from the Mariners as the offense again stunk the place up. Big Richie took another day off but it didn't matter. The Mariners couldn't buy a clutch hit, again. The Pitching was great. I don't get the decisions. A week or so ago, Grover put Brousard in LF, which he has not played in years. We have outfielders. Today he asks Beltre to bunt them over and I know it's the play to have second and third with one out, but Beltre didn't look comfortable bunting. He is not asked to do it often. Why not play for three ? Let the big guy swing away ? It could be a HR ? What's the difference ?

    The Mariners entered the Angel series one game back, having won two of three to open the homestand, and playing .500 ball against the divison, which is better than last year, but now they are five games back of the Angels by losing four of the last six at home. A make up game in Cleveland on Monday and then it's three @ Tampa, three @ Kansas City and three @ the Angels, before coming home against the Rangers. This road trip could make or brake the season and Grover's fate. The M's could be out of it by Memorial Day in a divison that plays .500 hundred ball against each other and with the Wild Card sure to come from the Central Divison. A ten game lead would be impossible to overcome.
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    Post Road Trip

    Monday May 21st @ CLEVE: Cha Seung Baek vs C.C. Sabathia

    Tuesday May 22nd @ TAMPA Jarrod Washburn vs Casey Fossum

    Wednesday May 23rd @ TAMPA Miguel Batista vs Scott Kazmir

    Thursday May 24th @ TAMPA Horacio Ramirez vs Edwin Jackson

    Friday May 25th @ KANSAS CITY Felix Hernandez vs Gil Meche

    Saturday May 26th @ KANSAS CITY Cha Seung Baek vs Brian Bannister

    Sunday May 27th @ KANSAS CITY Jarrod Washburn vs Odalis A. Perez

    AL WEST STANDINGS

    LA Angels 27 18 .600 -
    Oakland 22 21 .512.. 4
    Seattle 19 20 .487... 5
    Texas 17 27 .386..... 9.5
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    The Mariners are stuck playing 23 straight games (wich started last Tuesday). This CAN'T be good. Hargrove says our bullpen is already wearing thin. Hopefully it won't be too much of a problem.

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    Lightbulb tough road to hoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Wade8813 View Post
    The Mariners are stuck playing 23 straight games (wich started last Tuesday). This CAN'T be good. Hargrove says our bullpen is already wearing thin. Hopefully it won't be too much of a problem.
    The M's may need to bring up another arm along the way. The down side is no days off. The up side is the M's have played less games and therefore can make up some ground with these games. The M's are five games back, but only two in the loss column.

    Charles Larry Lehr is at AAA Tacoma. He's 5-0 with a 2.44 era in 10 appearances with the Rainers, mostly as a starter. Of his 10 appearances, 9 are as a starter. His first appearance was in relief and he gave up 4 runs in 1 inning. In his nine starts, he has not given up more than two runs.
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    Unhappy Cleveland 5 Mariners 2

    Again the Mariner offense had twelve (12) hits but can only score two (2) runs. Big Ritchie returned to the lineup with two (2) hits. Vidro had three (3) hits and Kenji had two (2) hits. C.C. Sabathia, who seems to own the Mariners, logged 90 plus pitches and was gone after five innings. Baek kept it close for six innings and with limited bullpen options, he may have stayed in longer then wanted. The Indians are a good hitting club. It's frustrating. I'm sure the players are frustrated. The M's seem to be doing better against lefties. I don't know. This offense looks to have so much potential. They should be pounding the ball. The top of the order is hitting. Hopefully Big Ritchie has snapped out of his funk. We need him to hit. Not only for the RBI's but also to have that big threat in the middle of the order that can hit a homer anytime. Perhaps we can get fat against TAMPA & KANSAS CITY.

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    Big Richie...

    ...hit a two RBI single in the fifth to tie the game at two and helped the M's beat the D-Rays 5-2. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a go ahead home run in the sixth. Jose Vidro added a RBI double in the seventh and Kenji Johjima added a solo home run in the eighth for some insurance. My guy Washburn gave up a couple of runs in the first, but settled down and held them scoreless for six plus innings and Morrow and Putz slammed the door on the D-Rays the rest of the way. JJ Putz earned save #11.

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    Post moves and notes

    The Seattle Mariners placed pitcher Chris Reitsma on the 15-day disable list, retroactive to May 19 and recalled pitcher Sean Green from AAA Tacoma.

    AL Wildcard:

    Detroit (.614)
    Chicago (.548)
    Oakland (.489)
    Seattle (.488)
    Minnesota (.478)
    NY (.455)
    Toronto (.455)
    Baltimore (.444)
    Tampa (.409)
    Texas (.383)

    AL East Leader: Boston

    AL Central Leader: Cleveland

    AL West Leader: LA Angels

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    Mariner's win another against the Devil Rays, to pull back up to .500 again!

    That's two out of three in the series so far, so hopefully we can make it a sweep.

    Batista pitched decently today, the only run he gave up being the 1st inning leadoff HR to BJ Upton.

    Vidro did his part in todays game, going 4-5 with 2 RBI, and scoring 2 runs himself! (pretty much the entire days offense - yeah I think that's good enough )

    Sexson added a hit of his own and was able to garner a walk in the meantime as well, enough to raise he OPS to.... I don't know, .600? (if even)

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    The Three Jose

    Jose Guillen had a pretty good game also.

    I love that Jason Ellison hitting ninth. Speed in front of Ichiro. Ellison has got to be as fast or faster than Ichiro. Imagine Ichiro's delite to have a runner on first base (and one with speed) when he strolled to the plate in the seventh, what with the right side open. Tampa was playing him up the middle and that's where he hit it. Ichiro got his two. Betancourt had a big hit and Ellison knocked a hit and scored a run. With Ellison in left, Ichiro in center and Guillen in right, that might be one of the better outfields in the league. Ibanez is no slouch, either.

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13, Seahawks 12

    Final...........1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9.. R..H..E
    Seattle........2 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 2..12 18 0
    Tampa Bay...3.0.7.2.0 0 0 1 x..13 12 2

    W: J. Seo (3-4) L: S. White (1-1)
    S: A. Reyes (13)
    HR: SEA - J. Lopez (6), I. Suzuki (3) TB - T. Wigginton (9)

    Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Ichiro Suzuki, CF 6 2 3 2 0 0 4 .333
    Jose Vidro, DH 5 1 3 1 1 1 1 .315
    Jason Ellison, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
    Jose Guillen, RF 6 0 0 1 0 2 5 .270
    Ben Broussard, LF 5 1 3 1 0 2 2 .333
    Richie Sexson, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .172
    Kenji Johjima, C 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 .320
    Yuniesky Betancourt, SS 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 .271
    Jose Lopez, 2B 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 .261
    Willie Bloomquist, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .147
    a- Raul Ibanez, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .273
    Totals 43 12 18 10 4 6

    2B - Jose Vidro (5, Seo), Ben Broussard (1, Seo), Kenji Johjima (10, Seo)
    3B - Jose Lopez (1, Seo)
    HR - Ichiro Suzuki (3, Reyes), Jose Lopez (6, Corcoran)
    RBI - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (17), Jose Vidro (13), Jose Guillen (25), Ben Broussard (8), Kenji Johjima (17), Jose Lopez 4 (21)
    2-OUT RBI - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (9)
    Team LOB - 9

    Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Horacio Ramirez 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 6.47
    Sean White (L,1-1) 0.2 6 7 7 3 1 0 6.65
    Jason Davis 3.2 2 2 2 3 1 0 4.42
    Eric O'Flaherty 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.35



    Horacio Ramirez left after two innings with tightness in his throwing shoulder. Jose Lopez needed a double for the cycle. Ichiro's (1,414) hits is the second most since 1900 by a player in his first 1,000 games. Hall of Famer Al Simmons (1924-44) had (1,443) hits during his initial 1,000 games.

    Up next for the Mariners is three games with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are winners of 8 of the last 10, but are currently losing to Cleveland 6-1 in the fourth inning @ Kansas City (Jeremy Sowers vs Jorge De La Rosa.)
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    While the Mariner's lost 13-12, the Angels also tasted defeat, losing 0-12 (!!!) against the Tigers, so at least we don't loose any ground on them.

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    Talking King Felix on the Bump

    In Kansas City, they call the Brick Pit Boss ~ Mark DuFresne

    Friday May 25th @ KANSAS CITY Felix Hernandez vs Gil Meche

    Saturday May 26th @ KANSAS CITY Cha Seung Baek vs Brian Bannister

    Sunday May 27th @ KANSAS CITY Jarrod Washburn vs Odalis A. Perez
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    Lightbulb Mariners knock around Meche

    The Mariners greeted there old mate in rude fashion last night, with (11) hits and (7) runs in (4.1) innings. Then the M's pounded reliver Zack Greinke for (5) hits and (3) runs, just to show that it was no fluke. Meche complained of stiffness in his lower back. Meche is having a pretty good year, with an ERA of (2.44). In any rate, the Mariners offense appears to be driving in the fast lane the past few days, having scored twenty two (22) runs on thirty six (36) hits. This is good to see, and may come at the right time. With all these make up games and the injury bug that just took a bite out of Ho~Ram, the offense can carry the club for a couple of weeks and blowouts are a good way to rest some starters. It's only fair right ? All the starters had at least one hit and Ichiro, Vidro, Ibanez, Sexson, Lopez, had two. Beltre and Betancourt had three. It's good to see Sexson hit. He had two RBI's and raised his average to a (.180). Ichiro continued his consecutive game hit streak to eighteen (18) games which included a dinger in the first.

    King Felix recieved the win and his record is now (3-2). The King went (5.1) innings, with (7) hits and (2) runs. Grover walked out there in the sixth, along with the trainer. It seems, Felix had some tightness in his back, but wanted to stay in the game and he was showing it. You could tell from the TV that Felix was talking some trash out there. He is becoming quite the drama queen. He did the same thing one or two starts ago, with all the hollywood. I know he's young but I wish he would shut up and pitch. You love a guy that doesn't want to come out of games, and Felix has shown heart on days he doesn't have his best stuff. A few starts back the opposition in one inning dinked a texas leaguer and added a couple of fluke infield hits and The King was jumping around out there throwing his arms around. I just wish he'd lose this and get back up there and throw. He's still the man in my book. Larger than life.
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    Post more moves

    The Mariners called up Jon Huber from AAA Tacoma and placed Horacio Ramirez on the 15 day DL with left shoulder tendinitis.

    Huber, if I remember right, had a cup of coffee with the M's last fall and pitched pretty good.

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