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July
23rd

Capps command issues continue – Pryor, Paxton notes and Mariners minor league report

Michael Morse, Jesus Montero and Stephen Pryor all made appearances pretty fresh off the disabled list in the Tacoma Rainiers 4-2 win over the Tucson Padres on Monday at Cheney Stadium, but Carter Capps also played and still had trouble with his command.

Capps entered in the eighth and gave up a leadoff double to Eddy Rodriguez (the ninth batter in the order) then hit Gregorio Petit two batters later.

He hit two batters Sunday in Fresno, so clunking Petit on Monday continues to hammer the point that he needs to make strides with his command.

Capps has hit between

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July
22nd

Morse homers in first Rainiers rehab assignment

Michael Morse wasn’t sure how his quad would hold up in an all-out sprint around the bases.

So his first at-bat, his first game since saddled to the disabled list a month ago, Morse sent a line-drive two-run home run toward over the right field wall toward Foss High School.

“You don’t have to sprint or nothing,” Morse deadpanned. “Just a nice jog around the bases. I’m hoping to do that more.”

Morse last played with the Tacoma Rainiers in 2009 when he was playing shortstop and just trying

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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
1st

Taijuan Walker goes 5, strikes out 8, gives up 2 hits, no runs, calls it a ‘bad day’

Rainiers wunderkind Taijuan Walker took the same direct route to open his second start as he did his first.

Three fastballs. Three strikes. One out. Eat it.

Walker (2-0) went five innings and struck out eight Monday night in Tacoma’s 4-1 win over the oft-late-swinging Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

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