–Was awful to see #3-hitter Franklin Gutierrez make feeble outs each time.
—Michael Saunders looks exactly the same: He falls behind in the count, then waves at a pitchers’ pitch for a K or soft ground out. Wouldn’t count on him winning the LF job.
—Doug Fister did just what Doug Fister should do. He threw strikes, got a few called strikes on his big curve, and kept the M’s close.
What they’re saying…
“Occasionally, college kids make mistakes and make the wrong decisions, but in most instances, we hope we can give them a second chance if they show they’re deserving of one and turn their mistakes into a teachable moment.” — Scott Woodward
“There was a stretch there when we didnt score goals and everyone said it was almost the end of the world. Now, tonight, we scored three goals and its not like the new dawn has approached either. You cant get too low with the lows or too high with the highs. — Sigi Schmid
In other news…
The Sounders offense finally showed up in a 3-1 win over Colorado in the Community Shield exhibition. Fredy Montero was involved in all three goals, assisting on Jhon Kennedy Hurtado’s and scoring two of his own.
Sounders MF Brad Evans suffered a hamstring injury and is out 1-3 weeks. Evans missed most of last year with a knee injury.
Washington F Justin Holiday remains a game-time decision as he recovers from a concussion.
Former O’Dea star Jamelle “Son of Nate” McMillan’s college career ended last night when Arizona State lost to Oregon in the Pac-10 tournament. McMillan played 121 games for ASU, despite being hobbled by a series of injuries. McMillan now wants to become an NBA GM.
The next seven days in Seattle sports…
Today, March 10
Baseball: Mariners vs. Angels, 12:05 p.m. (No local radio, check MLB.com for other feeds)
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/Oregon , 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)
NCAA Tourney Selection Show, 3 p.m. (CBS-7)
Monday, March 14
Baseball: Mariners vs. Cubs, 1:05 p.m. (No local radio, check MLB.com for other feeds)
Tuesday, March 15
Soccer: Sounders vs. Galaxy @ Qwest Field, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, March 16
Baseball: Mariners vs. Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m. (FSN)