Mariners drop series to Astros in prime opportunity to make ground
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Mariners drop series to Astros in prime opportunity to make ground

After an amazing sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the first is Seattle ever, the Mariners hosted the Houston Astros, and lost 2 of 3 games. This was a prime opportunity, however the true to the blue could not wrangle this one in to pull out the victory. The hometown 9 drop to 13 and ½ games behind 1st int eh AL West.

‎Jun‎ ‎23  Houston W 13 – 3
‎Jun‎ ‎24 Houston L 5 – 2
‎Jun‎ ‎25 Houston L 8 – 2

Bow down, bow down to the King!

If there is bright side, it has to be the return of one Felix Hernandex “the King.” With a 6 inning and 6 strikeout effort, he showed that he could be just the juice these Mariners need to get back on track. He did give up 2 homers, but otherwise he showed glimpses of his greatness in what was essentially a rehab start. As a side note, the King did set a record for Venezuelan pitchers in the MLB.

This is the best team in baseball

My personal preseason pick was the Astros. I am not sure who is going to stop these guys. They just took 2 of 3 games from our boys in blue and even 2nd  baseman Robinson Cano is impressed.

“That is a team you are going to have to beat if you want to get untracked,” Cano said. “(They’re) the best team in the game. They did prove it today.”

Ichiro still makes headlines

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At 43, Ichiro becomes oldest player to start in center since at least 1900.  Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0 for 4 with a run scored and another record set in Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Cubs. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, at 43 years and 256 days old, Ichiro became the oldest player to start in center field since at least 1900.

“Seriously?” Marlins Manager Don Mattingly said when informed of the record after the game. “I thought about it though in the first: ‘We have a 40-something out there in center.’ But he doesn’t play like that. He runs good, throws good, so it didn’t feel like that.”

Standings

 AL West W L Pct GB
Houston 52 25 .675 0.0
LA Angels 40 39 .506 13.0
Seattle 39 39 .500 13.5
Texas 38 37 .507 13.0
Oakland 34 42 .447 17.5

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.