Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/1/12
Tampa’s Pitching Reigns Supreme The Headline: in a pitcher’s duel to the end, the Seattle Mariners Brandon League lets the game slip away in the 12th. Seattle Mariners 2, Tampa Bay Rays 3 When: 7:10 ET, Monday, April 30, 2012 Where: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Temperature: Indoors Umpires: Home — Alan Porter, 1B — Ron Kulpa, 2B — Jim Wolf, 3B — Derryl Cousins Attendance: 9,458 Love ‘em 1. Middle of the Order Clout Despite the loss and low score, the middle of the order did their best job tonight trying to keep Seattle in this one. Tonight, the three through seven hitters went a combined 9-24. Those hits brought in the games 2 RBI, one of which was Jesus Montero‘s 11th inning blast. 2. Basepaths Shutdown Tampa Bay is one of the MLB’s best running teams, and Seattle has had a tough time shutting down runners this season. Tonight the Rays only nabbed one bag, but Olivo did catch Longoria in the act and finished the night without any errors. 3. Olivo Staying Hot Miguel Olivo had a...
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