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June 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Mariners vs. Padres game thread, 6/25

4:11 p.m. Jarrod Washburn’s win — and the Mariners momentum leaving this homestand — were really on the line with that Kouzmanoff line drive. But Ichiro caught it deep in right to get the Mariners out of a serious jam.
4:10 p.m.: This isn’t looking so close anymore.
3:31 p.m. To answer a reader question, that was definitely at suicide squeeze that scored Gutierrez. He was more than halfway down the line when the bunt went down, and that is one thing Cedeno does very well: bunt. Then Wladimir Balentien hit an absolute monster shot to the left field bleachers. 6-0 Mariners.
2:42 p.m. Washburn’s chances at getting that elusive win have gone up, now that the Padres’ second-biggest bat, Scott Hairston, has been ejected along with manager Bud Black, and Washburn escaped that jam with men on second and third. Watch his pitch count, though: he’s over 50.
2:05 p.m. That is 29 career leadoff home runs for Ichiro, who is tied for 11th in MLB history in that department. The young Padres starter, Wade LeBlanc, didn’t have much luck after that. Mike Sweeney and Rob Johnson each doubled off him, with Johnson’s bringing home three more runs for a 4-0 lead.
Remember April 21? Jarrod Washburn might, because it’s the last time he got a win. That’s despite a 3.24 ERA, good for 10th in the AL, and six quality starts in his last nine starts, all losses or no-decisions.
In his nine quality starts this season, he is just 3-2. He remains the AL starter with the worst run support since 2005.

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