The Mariners dropped the final game of the Texas series today by the score of 5-3 leaving them at 4-4 on the year and homeward bound for the third Season Opener of the year in front of their hometown fans.
baseball-reference.com/players/w/wedgeer01.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker&utm_campaign=Linker”>Eric Wedge and his crew battled today but ended-up a little short unable to pull-off another comeback like last night. got the loss and pitched well through six and 2/3 innings before handing the ball to young Erasmo Ramirez who yielded a couple more runs including an RBI single to Michael Young who had 4 RBI”s today. It is becoming apparent that the Mariners are in need of some shoring-up in the bullpen as evidenced in their interest pitcher Michael Wuertz earlier today though as it turns out they didn”t sign a deal with him.
Offensively Eric Wedge let get his first start today along with in order to get more right-handed bats in the lineup against lefty . Unfortunately the experiment didn”t work as the pair combined for a 1-7 day including four strikeouts. On the bright side playing second today for connected for a solo home run in the seventh off Holland to come home with a respectable .321 average.
Lots of speculation swirling around the Mariners blogosphere on who should be sitting and who should be sent down etc once and are ready to go. It is still really to early to tell who will do what and when, but I”m hoping that after this homestand things will be a little clearer for Eric Wedge and I”m going to leave it at that for now.
I have decided not to brave the crowds this weekend as the Mariners play their third and final Season Opener this one technically called the Home Opener, opting instead to head down to the Safe next Tuesday when the Indians come to town. The weather is supposed to be ok for the Oakland series so I hope folks head downtown to support our guys as the 2012 campaign gets into full-swing. GoM”s!http://jeffsmariners.com