Sunday, April 29, 2007

Seattle Mariners: In second place?

Wow, after a six game losing streak, the Seattle Mariners are back in second place thanks to a great star by Cha Seung Baek and a lucky (and smart) call by an umpire. While Oakland lost, Baek took the Mariners into the 6th inning with a no-hitter, and left with a 1-1 no decision. Then Bloomquist struck out with two men on... wait, he didn't! He swung, foul-tipped it to the catcher, and the catcher caught it - but he didn't actually caught it. He trapped it, so it wasn't a clean catch, and thus the strikeout that was not to be a strikeout gave Willie one more chance to get his second hit of the season. And he hit a double, to seal the deal for the Mariners.

Needless to say, I will be surprised if Baek is sent back down to the minors next week when Felix returns... after all, the Mariners can't possibly allow Jeff Weaver to embarrass himself again, can he?

Anyway, I'm now 2-0 on the season for games I've gone to, and both games have had fabulous, sunny, T-shirt weather.

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