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September 17, 2008 at 8:14 AM

Radio spot this morning

Stay tuned for my weekly Talkin’ Baseball segemnt on KJR AM 950’s Mitch in the Morning Show this morning, beginning at around 8:35 a.m. I’ll chat with host Mitch Levy about Brandon Morrow’s three home runs allowed last night. It was the second straight outing in which Morrow had shaky command of his pitches. He’s learning.
The news about Erik Bedard’s season-ending surgery should also be front and center. A disappointing end to a disappointing season, any way you slice it. Looks like Jarrod Washburn is also done, as is Carlos Silva. The latter, it’s probably just as well. He didn’t have it this year. Needs an out-pitch against lefties and has to find the feel for his sinker again.
Washburn may have pitched his final game in a Mariners uniform.
Oh yeah, and the Strasburg standings have a new leader in the “race” for the No. 1 overall draft pick:
Mariners 57-93 —
San Diego 58-94 —
Washington 58-93 0.5
So, M’s are percentage points ahead. Does that rate as “good” news, or bad?
I’ll tell you what. I know some of you are bummed out about Bedard being done for the year and worried about his arm. Well, I’ve decided to bring him back to pitch later today. I’ve activated him off the DL for my MLB 2K Mariners as they close out a series in Detroit.
For those of you who asked last night, my cyber-version of the Mariners took two of three at Yankee Stadium, then split the first two games of a series at Comerica Park. Bedard is now eligible to come off the DL after suffering a concussion a couple of weeks back when hit by a line drive. He’ll face Brian Bannister of the Tigers in the series finale.
I’ll have video of the game for you later, so you can at least see Bedard pitch again this year.
Right now, my version of the Mariners is 81-60 and has a 1 1/2-game lead on the Rangers in the AL West race. Yes, the season moves along quickly in cyberland. Saves me on hotel costs.

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