Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/18/12
Good first night back for Gutierrez As mentioned in a piece I did last week titled A sight for sore eyes in center field for the Seattle Mariners, Franklin Gutierrez is back! Hopefully this move sparks the Mariners into a early summer win streak. They sure could use one moving into the second week of inter-league play. Gutierrez reached base three times in his first game of the season, including an RBI single in the 8th to score Justin Smoak. This is nothing more than a feel good play of the week, as the play had no effect whatsoever on the game. The pitch With a 3-1 hitters count, and runners at the corners, Franklin Gutierrez kept his head down on the fast ball and laced it into the hole at short stop. As the video shows the slo-mo replay, it looks like Guti hasn’t missed a beat from the reliable hitter we saw a few seasons back. Hopefully he is ready to get back to playing ball full time for the Mariners,and leave the past year and a half behind him for good. Guti’s first RBI...
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