The thinking behind the decision was right. The execution was fine. And the result?
Well, that pretty much cemented a loss for the Seattle Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field.
With the Mariners trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning, manager Eric Wedge had pitcher Joe Saunders intentionally walk the white hot-hitting Adrian Beltre with two outs and a runner on second and first base open.
“It’s the right thing to do there,” Wedge said. “If you have a chance to pitch around Beltre you are going to do it, if he’s not the hottest hitter in …