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June 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Michael Saunders the lone bright spot for Mariners in loss

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The Mariners had no offense tonight other than Michael Saunders, who had three of his team’s five hits and fell a triple shy of the cycle. When you have guys capable of actually hitting a triple — unlike, say, Jesus Montero — that last sentence actually means something.
For me, the game Saunders had in a 6-1 loss was significant in that, prior to his final at-bat of the game, he’d actually lifted his OPS up beyond the .800-mark to .801.
In this day and age, teams will take an .800 OPS from their center fielder. And from their left fielder and even their right fielder as well.
Saunders wound up grounding out to end the game to sit with a .798 OPS. But seeing him up over .800 on June 5 was certainly a welcome sight.
This team will certainly take it. Not much else to say about this one. Garrett Richards ate Seattle’s lunch.

Missed my Talkin’ Baseball segment on Sports Radio KJR today? Well, fret no more. Here is is right above.

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