I love day baseball, but I hate that on Saturday's Fox gets to black out certain games in certain coverage areas, even for people with the Extra Innings package. The logic behind this drives me crazier than Vicente Padilla.
Oh it's Latin Beisbol Day here at Safeco. The Mariners have a rather large contingent of Latin Players.
Also I didn't mention this before but Yuni sitting for the second straight day, isn't just to get Ronny more playing time.
Top of 1st
Washburn faces three lefties and gets three outs.
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Bottom of 1st
The Mariners get a ground rule double from Branyan and a walk from Junior but nothing else.
Top of 2nd
Ronny Cedeno with a nifty little pick to start the double play.
Bottom of 2nd
The Mariners go down meekly 1-2-3, the bottom of this order isn't exaclty an offensive juggernaut.
Top of 3rd
Washburn gets out of the inning by sailing a splitfinger off the backstop and then tagging out the runner out home on some good hustle from Guillermo Quiroz --- just how you draw it up.
Bottom of 3rd
Ichiro starts another hit streak with a single to right.
Top of 4th
Mike Redmond slices a double just past Ichiro to score a run.
Bottom of 4th
Washburn has now struck out Denard Span three times in the game.
Top of 5th
No major issues for Washburn
Bottom of 5th
The Mariners score! I don't believe it! The Mariners score! Just kidding. Anyway, Gutierrez beats out an infield singles and the scores from first on Ichiro's double to right field.
Top of 6th
Washburn gets out with only allowing a hit, but is done for the day -- he pitched six innings, allowing one run on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
Bottom of 6th
Washburn doesn't figure in the decision. Since the Mariners can't score. So that's three straight starts where Washburn has allowed one run or less and won't get a win.
Top of 7th
Morrow gets in a minor jam thanks to a double from Alexi Casilla and an error from Jose Lopez. Wak goes to Garrett Olson to face Joe Mauer and he gets him to ground out to end the inning.