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Tag: Henry Blanco

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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June
15th

Saturday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and pregame Wedge video vs. the Oakland A’s

Mike Zunino is out of the line-up today. Mariners manager Eric Wedge wanted to get recent signee Henry Blanco some game action. It works out well since Blanco has caught Felix Hernandez in games before for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Zunino has only caught Hernandez in bullpen sessions in spring training. I don’t know that he ever caught Hernandez in a Cactus League game. He may have caught him in a simulated game. We didn’t get a chance to talk to Zunino because he was busy with the strength coach while also doing some pregame

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