Lots of good nuggets in here. A couple other quick notes before the report:
As you'll see in there, the Mariners are set up to throw Joe Saunders, Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez to open the second half in Houston.
Also, Erasmo Ramirez, not surprisingly, dominated in his start for Single-A Everett on Wednesday. He threw 5 1/3, allowed six hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out 10. He'll be back with the big club after the break.