Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/6/12
If there’s one player in all of baseball who can get hits against Texas, he’s on the Mariners - Ichiro knows the Rangers. This season, Ichiro surpassed former 1st place holder George Brett in lifetime hits against the Rangers, and now leads the category with 294. Ichiro wasn’t playing in the Mariners 21-8 romp of them this past week in Arlington - it was his first day off. 21 runs and 20 hits is enough to bring a ball club together. Catcher Jesus Montero, a 22-yr-old rookie, agrees. “That was a big one,” he said. “We did it together, and that was nice. Home runs, doubles, base hits, amazing.” Every starter had a base hit, and almost every starter (aside from Chone Figgins) had an RBI. Highlights of the special 21-run game included 2 3-run home runs by Smoak, home runs by Montero and Ackley, 2 back to back 8-run innings, and 5 hits by Kyle Seager. The 24-yr-old 3rd baseman Seager, who batted 3rd in the lineup in place of Ichiro, had this to say: “If we’re going to take something fro...
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