Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 5/1/13
With a 12-17 record, the Seattle Mariners have had a sordid start, but there are still optimistic hopes that these all-stars will band together and create something magical. While the Mariners lost yesterday's game, 7-2, the M's were still in competition for the most hits with 10, meaning that the spark is alive. We’re just waiting for all the matchsticks to alight! After all, there are 162 games in a season, and there have been signs of majesty. On Monday, the boys in blue defeated the hot Baltimore Orioles, 6-2, with left-handed starter (and former Oriole), Joe Saunders pitching his first complete game in a year. Last night, we also welcomed back another Saunders, Michael, and he ended up hitting a home run in the Mariners first at-bat for the win. It was good to have his presence back on the field, as he is someone full of energy. With our other center fielder Franklin Gutierrez out, again, with another injury, the “cleated gazelle” was welcomed home on the fresh green grass ...
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