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Archives: May 2008

May
27th

Mariners 4, Red Sox 3; Tuesday, 5-27

Postgame trade: The Mariners are expected to announce Wednesday that they have traded pitcher Cha Seung Baek to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Jared Wells. Baek, who spent much of his career in Tacoma, was designated for assignment last week.


Final: Jose Lopez two-out single in the bottom of the ninth gives Mariners a 4-3 win.


A predictably happy clubhouse.


"There’s something special about a walk-off," Mariners manager John McLaren said. "I just wanted to win for everybody. We really played the game right and we played the game hard. That goes for (the

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May
26th

Boston 5, Mariners 3 — Postgame notes


Well, it was a pretty quiet clubhouse again.


Manager John McLaren thought Felix pitched well and had his best stuff of the season. But the eighth inning just fell apart with some bad breaks.


“There’s some encouragement but we are just looking for a win,” Mariners manager John McLaren said. “Moral victories; that’s not what we are looking for.”


Felix also tried to remain positive, but also admitted he wasn’t pleased with taking the loss and how the eighth inning went down.


“I’m not frustrated. I’ve just

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May
26th

GAME THOUGHTS: Red Sox vs. Mariners, May 26 (5-3 loss)

Another large crowd, with plenty of Sox fans, I’m sure a few M’s fans might have sold their tickets for this series.


GAME THOUGHTS START HERE:

9:41 — Papelbon makes it interesting, but the Mariners still lose.


9:26 — Just an unreal play by Adrian Beltre for a double play. I know he’s not hitting well now, and he’s made a few errors in the field, but there are only maybe two other third basemen in the league that can make that play.


9:03 — and the wheels have fallen off. Pedroia and Manny jump

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May
26th

Grading the road trip of doom ….


Well, I’m at Safeco Field today, after a nice cross country flight that took me from LaGuardia Airport in New York, to Cincy for a quick layover — no I didn’t see Ken Griffey Jr. boarding a plane to Seattle – to Sea-Tac, where I saw Miguel Cairo there – no he wasn’t being shipped out to another team. Anyway my day started at 3 a.m. Eastern time and I did managed an hour nap on the plane and an hour nap in Tacoma.


So if my writing is a little

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May
26th

Jon Lester Q&A

Just finished up a Q&A with Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, the Belleramine Prep grad, I’m doing for Tuesday’s paper. I figured there’s no reason to wait, so here it is:

Q: What has the attention been like since you threw the no-hitter on May 19 vs. the Kansas City Royals?

A: "Go to the field, talk to the media, then go work out. That’s been my routine lately. But it’s calming down. I think, after today, things will get back pretty much to normal and I can go resume my normal routine."

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