Jul 22, 2009, 9:48 AM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:51 pm
by Mike Salk
Staff meeting this morning and Brock is out today so this may be a little less polished than normal…
Mariners blast 4 home runs in a rare power surge but lose behind a bad start from Garrett Olson. But the important thing to take away from last nights game is that after crashing into the wall Franklin Gutierrez is listed as day-to-day and x-rays were negative. Gutierrez’s injury could have been season changing, John McGrath says that the AL West race would have been over if it had been serious. As it is, things are tough with the Angels sweeping a doubleheader in Kansas City. Lookout Landing has a graph with the roller coaster day.
Manager Don Wakamatsu said that a 5th starter will likely be chosen today, and after Olson’s struggles both Jason Vargas and Ryan Rowland-Smith could be on there way up. Wak also mentioned Chris Jakabauskas as a possibility but I am against it. Olson earned the nod for Tuesday’s worst performance.
With Felix Hernandez pitching today Dave Cameron looks at the future at what the King may cost once he reaches free agency.
There are hitting options in Tacoma that could help the Mariners, Rob Neyer asks why Mike Carp and Michael Saunders are still in triple-A. Maybe they don;t want to start the clock on Saunders, but I agree on Carp.
Josh Wilson was designated for assignment to make room for Mike Sweeney, who came off the DL.
The Mariners development of Brandon Morrow has been far from perfect. But at least the front office never challenged him to a fight.
Ted Kennedy thinks the best path for the Mariners right now is to wait and see, and try to avoid a big deal that would send away the next Adam Jones.
The Seahawks will have to stop Larry Fitzgerald if they want to succeed in the NFC west. The addition of Ken Lucas will help but a switch in scheme may be the key.
The Sounders needed a late rally to advance to the U.S. Open Cup final. Trailing 1-0 Seattle scored goals in the 89th minute and in overtime to get the victory.
-King Felix takes the mound for the M’s, he’s won 4 in a row against the Tigers
-Armando Galarraga, 5-8 with a 5.09 ERA, is pitching for the Detroit