Mariners Homerless Yet Again: You’ll notice a common feature of every Mariner linescore. “Home Runs SEA: None.” The Mariners have not hit a home run since Tuesday. Given that most of the pitchers they’re facing are either minor leaguers or established pitchers tuning up for the regular season, I find this troubling.
Miguel Olivo Injured: The free-agent catcher suffered a groin injury Saturday while running the bases. He had to be taken to the clubhouse on a cart. Olivo had an MRI Sunday, but since no doctor can be troubled to do any work on their day of yachting rest, we won’t know the severity of the injury until sometime today. We do know Olivo will be resting for at least a week. Adam Moore is the only other catcher on the M’s 40-man roster, though former MLB starter Josh Bard is in camp as an NRI.
Huskies/Cougars III: Despite losing to USC Saturday, The Dawgs are the #3 seed in the Pac-10 Tournament and will play Washington State at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Cougs have beaten the Huskies twice this year. The big question will be whether Klay Thompson, who was cited for marijuana possession Thursday and took the mic to apologize to fans before Saturday’s game, will be permitted to play.
Most bracket experts seem to think the Huskies will still make the NCAA tourney, but they are definitely no lock.
Bedard Impresses Again: The mysterious one threw two more no-hit innings Saturday, striking out four. I am now officially upgrading the Erik Bedard Threat Level to ELEVATED.
State Hoops Champions Crowned: Lakes of Tacoma beat Bellevue to win the 3A title, and Gonzaga Prep beat Curtis for the 4A crown. Here’s full scores for all the tourney action.
Sounders 0-2 in Cascadia Cup: In the inaugural Cascadia Cup exhibition series, the Sounders dropped games against Portland and Vancouver in Tukwila.
What they’re saying…
“Our guys understand our backs are really, really against the wall right now. — Lorenzo Romar
In other news…
The wife of Milton Bradley claims Bradley threw a glass at her on New Year’s Eve, which shattered on her face. She’s filing for divorce, which sounds like a wise move. Here is the full divorce filing, via RadarOnline.com.
Former Husky and Seahawk star Jerramy Stevens was arrested in Florida for assaulting two bouncers at… Duke’s Retired Surfer’s Island Bar. Perfect.
Enjoyed this headline in the Philippine Star: “Griffey Says Size Doesn’t Matter.”
Sounders MF Mike Fucito suffered a hip muscle pull in Sunday’s game vs. Vancouver. The extent of the injury won’t be known until today.
Seattle U men’s hoops lost to Idaho, 78-69. The Redhawks’ Sterling Carter had 18 in the first half, but then didn’t score in the second.
The next seven days in Seattle sports…
Today, March 7
Baseball: Mariners at Oakland, 12:05 p.m. (No radio)
Tuesday, March 8
Baseball: Mariners at San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. (No radio)
Wednesday, March 9
Baseball: Mariners at Dodgers, 12:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Sounders vs. Colorado at Qwest, Community Shield Charity Match, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 10
Baseball: Mariners vs. Angels, 12:05 p.m. (No radio)
NCAA Hoops: Seattle U vs. Portland St. @ KeyArena, 7:10 p.m. (710-AM)
Pac-10 Men’s Hoops Quarterfinal: Washington vs. Washington St., 8:40 p.m. (FSN)
Friday, March 11
Baseball: Mariners @ Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. (710-AM)
Pac-10 Men’s Hoops Semifinal: UW/Wazzu winner vs. UCLA vs. TBD winner, 8:40 p.m. (FSN)
Saturday, March 12
Baseball: Mariners vs. Oakland, 12:05 p.m. (710-AM)
Pac-10 Men’s Hoops Final, 3:10 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, March 13
Baseball: Mariners @ LA Angels, 1:05 p.m. (710-AM)