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July 19, 2010 at 9:57 PM

White Sox 6, Mariners 1: M’s leave more traffic on basepaths than you’ll see post-game on Alaskan Way

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Yeah, that injury to Russell Branyan really hurt. Branyan left the game with back spasms in the fifth inning, when this game was still close, and there wasn’t a bat left in the lineup that could come through in the clutch.
Seattle wound up stranding 10 runners on base in scoring just once. Ouch!
Branyan had already doubled home Seattle’s first run of the game in the first inning. He later grounded into a double play, then left shortly after.
His replacement, Casey Kotchman, went down swinging with the bases loaded in the seventh, when it was still a 4-1 contest. Kotchman had lined out to right in the fifth on what became a double-play when Chone Figgins was easily doubled off at first base. The hit-and-run was on, so that was nobody’s fault, but indicative of the kind of night the M’s had.


Some of you are getting pretty insistent that we ignore the nightly misery and focus on stuff that’s important to the “future” of this team.
OK then, Justin Smoak had two more hits. None of them cashed anybody in.
That’s pretty much it.
Yeah, David Pauley looked OK, yielding three runs in six innings. But seriously, in another park, he might have been blown out the first three innings on some Safeco Field “flies” that died at the track instead of going over the fence.
Milton Bradley had a good first inning, with two solid defensive plays and also had a couple of hits.
But I’m not going to pull the wool over your eyes. You can’t polish a turd.

Comments | Topics: Chone Figgins

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