Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/24/13
The Condor – Michael Saunders It has been a mighty impressive last 7 games for the kid they call the Condor.  Michael Saunders is starting to look like the player that batted so well in the leadoff spot for the Seattle Mariners at the beginning of the 2013 campaign. Speed kills and never slumps is how the saying goes and Michael used that speed to steal yet another base last week.  He easily leads the team with 13 base larcenies for the year.   It’s a shame the Mariners don’t run more often.  They have a number of guys including Michael who are close to perfecting this craft. Over the past week Mr. Saunders has hit an impressive .364 (8 for 22) and also taken the walk 4 additional times giving him an on-base percentage of .462. Saunders has hit an impressive .364 (8 for 22) That’s good stuff for a guy batting in any spot in the lineup. What might be even more impressive about Michael’s batting numbers for the week are his uncanny ability to flash some extra base power.  5 of his 8 h...
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