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Aug.
9th

Friday’s starting line-ups, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Brewers

While the Mariners’ line-up is far from a murderer’s row, the Brewers ‘ line-up is just, um, well, wow. It’s not good. Our old friend Yuniesky Betancourt is back in Seattle and playing first base. The Brewers lost Corey Hart early in the season to an injury. They lost Ryan Braun to selfishness and just the other day Rickie Weeks was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Speaking of the disabled list, Franklin Gutierrez is going to remain there for the time being. The Mariners are trying to get him another 20-day rehab stint with the Rainiers. His last

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Aug.
1st

Thursdy’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Red Sox

After a 5-hour, 15-inning game, the Mariners line-up looks a little different. Acting manager Robby Thompson decided to rest 41-year-old Raul Ibanez, who played all 15 innings last night.

“He said he felt great and was ready to go,” Thompson said.  ”But I think the smart thing was to give him a day. We’re going to get in late tonight and early morning and he’ll be back in there tomorrow. But we have to be smart with him. He is in great shape and he’s rarin’ to go and it’s hard to keep him out of there, but I think

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July
23rd

Tuesday’s line-ups, official game notes and updated stats vs. the Indians

Most of the pregame stuff was spent discussing Eric Wedge’s condition. Robby Thompson had no update on Michael Morse, who played five innings today in right field with Tacoma. He went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. It’s possible they wait on a decision with Morse for a few days. They may want to see him play more. Morse was supposed to come back to Safeco tonight to meet with the Mariners medical staff.

Not sure what the roster move would be if and when Morse comes back. It used to seem logical to send

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July
14th

Mariners 4, Angels 3 — first sweep of season completed just before break

Tom Wilhelmsen, right, picked up his 19th save Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson
Tom Wilhelmsen, right, picked up his 19th save Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson

Hair disheveled, side and knee wrapped in ice, Justin Smoak was sure of his answer when asked if the All-Star break was coming at a bad time for the Mariners.

“Not at all,” Smoak said.

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July
11th

Red Sox 8, Mariners 7 — Starting pitching again fails the Mariners against Sox

Plopped in his black leather chair, Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen let loose a couple what-can-you-do sighs postgame.

He smirked, then offered a mystic explanation for Thursday’s outcome that has been proven throughout time.

“It’s like a baseball God rule, if you walk the batter to lead-off an inning, they’re scoring,” Wilhelmsen said.

Wilhelmsen did that in the 10th inning Thursday. And, to the surprise of no one living in the clouds or sitting in Safeco Field, that runner scored.

The Mariners countered another solid day at the plate with poor starting pitching and not-good-enough relief work

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July
7th

Sunday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and Wedge pregame comments vs. the Reds

Sorry this is a little late. The internet at the Great American Ball Park is anything but great.

Nick Franklin is back in the line-up today. Manager Eric Wedge said he went out and ran around pregame to test the knee. It will be interesting to see how he moves laterally at second base. Raul Ibanez is back in there after getting a day off. A few people were miffed that Ibanez didn’t play yesterday, which is odd since more than a few people were miffed in April and May when he was playing. Ahh the internet

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July
3rd

Wednesday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and Wedge pregame comments vs. the Texas Rangers

The Mariners go with a slightly different line-up, swapping out Endy Chavez with Jason Bay. But otherwise they are staying similar to yesterday.

Not much is going on pregame. We’ll find out about Danny Hultzen and the progress from Jesus Montero from GM Jack Zduriencik sometime during pregame.

Also it’s worth noting that the Mariners top two all-star candidates are pitching today and tomorrow. It seems like Felix Hernandez should be the easy selection. But with a good start Hisashi Iwakuma could be an outside candidate.

“He’s a deserving candidate,” Wedge said of Iwakuma. “I think the

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