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Archives: May 2008

May
30th

GAME THOUGHTS: Tigers vs. Mariners, May 30th

Till I collapse I’m spilling these raps long as you feel em

Till the day that I drop you’ll never say that I’m not killing them

Cause when I am not then I am stop pinning them

And I am not hip-hop and I’m just not Eminem.


There you go SNydro hopefully this works because in the time that it took me to remember the opening lyrics to “Til I Collapse,” (a very underrated Em song) the Tigers scored a run off of Silva on a CArlos Guillen RBI single.


So hopefully the Eminem

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May
30th

I’m back at Safeco, Sexson is still out of the line-up (UPDATED 6:47)


I’m back covering a game, so that’s not a good thing. I think in the last 24 games I’ve covered, the Mariners have won two.


2-for-24?


That’s kind of like Richie’s recent run of hitting. Maybe that’s why he is out of the line-up for the third straight game, which might be a good thing since the Mariners won the last two with him on the bench.


Manager John McLaren said he’s going with the hot hand, meaning that Miguel Cairo is playing first and not Sexson, who’s

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May
29th

Scouting report: Detroit Tigers

Here’s the pitching matchups for the Detroit series:

Friday – RHP Silva (3-2, 5.14) vs. vs. LHP Robertson (3-3, 5.88), 7:10 p.m.

Saturday – RHP Hernandez (2-5, 3.60) vs. RHP Verlander (2-7, 5.16), 12:55 p.m.

Sunday – RHP Batista (3-3, 5.98) vs. LHP Rogers (6-4, 5.88), 1:10 p.m.

SCOUTING REPORT
Sweeping the Mariners last week in Detroit didn’t exactly propel the Tigers onward and upward. Since outscoring Seattle 30-14 in a three-game series the Tigers have lost two out of three to the Minnesota Twins and two out of three to the Los Angeles Angels.

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May
29th

A few notes from the Mariners 1-0 win ..

First of all, I must be a jinx. I left in the fifth with the Mariners up 1-0 and they won. If I had stayed, they probably would have lost 10-1. Anyway, thanks for your patience so I could get some time off and some fastpitch softball in.


Here’s some notes from the Mariners media staff


RED SOX NOTES:

&bull Tim Wakefield tossed a complete game, 1 run on 4 hits, while striking out 8 in 8.0 innings. The 8 strikeouts set a new season high and are the most since he struck out 8 on

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May
28th

A few more things: Clement hurt in game on Wednesday

First of all, I want to thank Don for covering the game last night, and Todd for tonight. The few sort-of days off have been refreshing.


John McGrath offers up a few reasons for the Mariners to maintain hope for success this season in his latest column.


Anyway….


Jeff Clement got hurt last night’s game against the Fresno Grizzlies. It doesn’t seem to be anything too serious, but he took a foul ball off the ankle. You can read about it in this story..


I’m firing up the Jeff Clement Watch, not because I

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May
28th

Pregame Notes: Red Sox vs. Mariners, May 28th

Guess who’s back? Back again. Shady’s back, tell your friends. …


Gotta love quoting some old Eminem…


Yep, I’m back, well sort of, I’m actually not covering the game tonight. That honor goes to our Coug/golf writer Todd Milles. I’m actually up here doing a little work, but will be sneaking away from the game a little early, so no game thoughts from me tonight. I’m not getting lazy on you, I asked for a few days off to recover from the road trip. But I’ll be back full strength for the Tigers series and the Angels

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May
28th

Mariners send Baek to Padres for pitcher

As mentioned in the Mariners notebook in this morning’s paper, the Mariners have sent pitcher Cha Seung Baek to the Padres for pitcher Jared Wells. Wells will join the Rainiers in Fresno. The team release:


MARINERS ACQUIRE RHP JARED WELLS FROM SAN DIEGO PADRES

Will Be Optioned to AAA Tacoma.



Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Bill Bavasi announced today that the Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Jared Wells from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed pitcher Cha Seung Baek. Baek was designated for assignment

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