Mariners 1, Oakland 0 [recap]: The King turned away the A’s again with a 7 2/3, 126-pitch masterpiece. Adam Kennedy had a terrific game, homering for the game’s only run and making a running, over-the-shoulder catch of a foul pop in the 9th with the winning run on second. Mariners 7-13, 4th place, 5.5 GB. Next game tonight vs. A’s.
In other news…
Milton Bradley was scratched with an upset stomach. Carlos Peguero got the start–and his first major league hit — a slow roller to shortstop. Peguero then got picked off first. Not how you dream it when you’re a kid…
Doug Fister is throwing his curveball more and more accurately, writes Jeff Sullivan.
The M’s will push Erik Bedard’s scheduled Tuesday start back a day so Felix Hernandez can stay on his normal rest, reports our John Hickey.
The Nike Air Max Griffey II shoes are on sale today.
The NFL is having retired players announce the second-round picks at the draft. Cortez Kennedy will announce the Seahawks’ selection.
The Sounders play in Colorado tonight. The Rapids are not only the defending MLS champions, but they have the player with one of the best nicknames in sports: Jeff Larentowicz, “The Ginger Ninja.”
Sunday is your chance to get baptized on the Qwest Field turf!
Paragon of integrity John Calipari may poach another recruit from the Huskies, writes Gerry Spratt.
Two explanations for this video of a little girl claiming to be on the phone with Jake Locker. Either the toddler has an overactive imagination, or we finally discovered that Locker has a character flaw — and it’s a DOOZY!
Seven days closer to a championship…
Friday, April 22
Sounders @ Colorado Rapids, 6:30 p.m. (FSC)
Mariners vs. Oakland @ Safeco, 7:10 p.m. (ROOT) Pineda Day!
Saturday, April 23
Mariners vs. Oakland @ Safeco, 6:10 p.m. (ROOT)
Sunday, April 24
Mariners vs. Oakland @ Safeco, 1:10 p.m. (ROOT)
Monday, April 25
Tuesday, April 26
Mariners @ Detroit, 4:05 p.m. (ROOT) Felix Day!
Wednesday, April 27
Mariners @ Detroit, 4:05 p.m. (ROOT)
Thursday, April 28
Mariners @ Detroit, 10:05 a.m. (ROOT)