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PHOENIX Ichiro Suzuki showed again Tuesday that he can do about anything he wants at the plate. This time it was enough to render one of the Diamondbacks' best offensive games of the season moot.
Suzuki had four hits, including the 2,500th of his major league career, but it was his sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that started the Diamondbacks on the way to a 12-9, 10-ininng loss, snapping their six-game winning streak at Chase Field.
Those who have played with Suzuki insist he could hit 25 home runs a year if he tried. After slapping the ball around all night, when Suzuki needed a fly ball in the eighth, it was there. He drove in Brendan Ryan to tie the game at 9, then capped a three-run 10th with a run-scoring double.
The D-backs had 14 hits, including home runs by Gerardo Parra, Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt, but none after Miguel Montero's tie-breaking single gave them a 9-8 lead in the sixth.
Seattle hit, too, getting 15, the biggest being Suzuki's two sing...
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Make the call, Z
It’s that time of year again in Major League Baseball. Summer is approaching, players are dropping like flies with injuries and your minor league players are progressing nicely. For several teams in the league, now is the time to start making some changes.
In the case of the Seattle Mariners, it’s time to start the process now.
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For our inaugural piece we’ll be exploring the pitching side of things. It’s not often...
Ichiro Suzuki doesn't like to get days off, and he accentuated his desire to play in dramatic fashion once he got back on the field. The Seattle Mariners right fielder opened Tuesday's game with his 2,500th career hit and went on to collect three more hits, two of them doubles, in the Mariners' 10-inning, 12-9 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "If you look...
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When Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge moved Ichiro Suzuki from the No. 3 spot in the batting order to the leadoff spot, the idea was that it would increase Ichiro's productivity. He was only batting .271 as the No. 3 hitter with one homer, and for a career .323 hitter, returning to his comfort zone should get him hitting. It has not worked out that way. The right fielder...
Jason Vargas is Seattle's winningest pitcher this year at 7-7, but he's lost three games in a row, and Wednesday's 4 1/3-inning, 10-run outing leaves his ERA at 4.66. More than that, he's leaving his pitches up. He'd allowed five homers in the previous three starts before yielding five homers Wednesday at Arizona, the worst home run performance of his career...
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the San Diego Padres. Ryan Vogelsong (5-2 2.26 ERA) takes on Jason Vargas (7-5 3.90 ERA) in the series opener. The offensive woes of the Mariners are not likely to get better with this match up. Game 2, Felix Hernandez on the mound. One game he looks dominate, the next he seems to struggle.
Bats Keep Pace, Top Snakes in 10
The Headline: the offense never rests as the Seattle Mariners get the win in this 10 inning nail biter.
Seattle Mariners 12, Arizona Diamondbacks 9
When: 9:40 ET, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Where: Chase Field, Arizona
Umpires: Home — Brian Gorman, 1B — Todd Tichenor, 2B — Larry Vanover, 3B — Tony Randazzo
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Wednesday June 20
Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
Moneyline: Arizona -160, Seattle +150...
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