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June
2nd

Look ahead to the Angels

The pitching matchups for the Angels series

Tonight – LHP Jarrod Washburn (2-6, 6.54 ERA) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (7-2, 3.09), 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday – LHP Erik Bedard (4-3, 4.08) vs. LHP Joe Saunders (8-2, 2.76), 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday – LHP Carlos Silva (3-4, 6.00) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (4-6, 4.69), 1:40 p.m.

SCOUTING REPORT
While the Mariners were squandering a game in the ninth inning on Sunday, their opponent for the next three days – the Angels – were pulling one out.

The Angels rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, with two runs in the bottom of the ninth. That completed a six-game homestand in which all four of the Angels victories were of the walkoff variety.

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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
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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