Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/27/12
He can still flash the leather Not a lot has been said about Chone Figgins in a positive manner this season, or any other since he has been a member of the Seattle Mariners. But on Saturday afternoon he kept a ball inside the park and saved the Mariners lead, if only for the time being. The series didn’t exactly end up where the M’s would have like it to, dropping all three games by 1 run each, but defensive plays like this one prove the team hasn’t given up yet. As we sit 9 games out of the Wild Card race going into Monday (the last week of August), crunch time is officially upon us if we want to gain ground not only in the AL West, but the AL Wild Card race as well. The White Sox have been a tough team to face for the M’s this year, and this weekend series in the Windy City was no different. Coming off of a season high 8 game winning streak, there was plenty of momentum heading in. But that momentum has now left us. Making this series in Minnesota that much more important for our post
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