Sports Mariners 4, Rangers 1
posted by April 3 at 9:41 AMon
Welcome Carlos Silva: seven innings, three hits, and just one run (off a Ben Broussard home run in the sixth). Nice work.
Vidro and Lopez (who seems to like the #2 slot) both homered, Sean Green pitched a perfect inning in the eighth, and #5 starter Miguel Batista stepped up in the closer role and finished things off. As for Richie Sexson, DMZ over at U.S.S. Mariner broke down his night at the plate and…well, it wasn’t pretty. Still, Mariners take the series — and would have swept if not for Tuesday’s rare combustion from J.J. Putz.
Speaking of Putz: He’s on the 15-day DL with mild costochondritis, which Seth Kolloen at Enjoy the Enjoyment found is an “inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). It causes sharp pain in the costosternal joint — where your ribs and breastbone are joined by rubbery cartilage. Pain caused by costochondritis may mimic that of a heart attack.” The closer role will be platooned his absence.
Next up: A trip to lowly Baltimore on Friday. Game 1 is at 4:05 pm.