With summer around the corner and the weather heating up theres no better time then now for the M’s potent offense to finaly emerge as the potent offense it can be. With Jose guillen and Jose Lopez starting to catch fire along with the rest of the offense the M’s are in the midst of a four game winning streak heading into tonights game with Kansas City Royals who are the worst improved team in baseball so far this season.
Jeff Weaver will see if he cant right his ship tonight before the world series hero turns back to being just Jered’s brother again.
Rain rain go away come again another day is what manager Mike Hardgrove had to be thinking by mid afternoon Tuesday. The clouds dark and thundersome rained on as coach Hardrove processed the loss of another day of baseball lost to weather and his best pictcher of the season Felix Hernandez going on the 15-day dl officially tuesday morning. At least for coach hardgrove it seems he has settled his situation whatever that could have possibly have been with pitcher Jeff Weaver. The two met behind closed doors monday before the win monday night the two seem to have come to an agreement that all Hardgrove was doing was simlply trying to light a fire under his struggling starter who’s 0 and 3 record and 13.91 era is not what you would call all-star caliber by any means to start the season. With the loss of ace King Felix the cat Hernandez 2-1 with a 1.56 era and eye poping .69 whip ( Walks, Hits, Per, Inning, Picth) the M’s are going to need all there starters to step it up a notch including Weavear so lets hope its el gasolina time for hardgrove and his arms who are going to need to man up with the cat out to the vet and the mice coming in to play.
Extra M’s for the day
kenji Johjima (bruised calf) still day to day
Cha Seung Beak’s first start of the season last night was a bit of rough start he went 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER.
The Mariners beat the Rangers last night 5-4 With Brandon Morrow getting his first win of the season along with J.J. Putz who picked up his first save of the season. The offense was led by Ichiro who was 3-5 with 3 RBI and Jose Lopez who also had three hits and drove in and scored a run.
2b: Ichiro Suzuki (3)
3b: Ichiro Suzuki (2)
RBI: Ichiro Suzuki 3 (9), Raul Ibanez 1 (10), Jose Lopez 1 (4)
2-OUT RBI- Ichiro Suzuki 3 (5)
Team LOB- 8
SO- Baek( 1), Morrow (2),
BB- Baek (2), Morrow (2)