Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 9/26/12
What a week for the Mariners! Facing the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, the Mariners fared alright. The Orioles are in competition with the Yankees for the AL East first place spot — the Yankees are up now by a game, but the Orioles are major contenders. It’s funny because in Spring Training we had the highest batting average of any team in MLB; the Orioles were ranked 28th. 10-4 was the score of the M’s first game against the O’s — “Bird Bash” was part of the title on the MLB Gameday site. It sure was. Baltimore did most of their damage in the 1st and 2nd innings, scoring 3 and 4 runs, respectively. Starting pitcher Hector Noesi only made it 1 1/3 innings. “By the time the Mariners had their first at-bat, they trailed, 3-0,” said sportswriter Josh Liebeskind. Noesi even induced the Safeco crowd to some “boos.” He had 54 pitches in the outing. Squad leader Eric Wedge said of Noesi—"He just really struggled. When he did get ahead, he gave up two-strike hits. Looked like he
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