Mariners 21, Rangers 8 [box]: Eight runs is a large amount of runs given up. Then I realized 21-8 is the same as 13-0, and 13-0 is an awesome win margin, especially for the usually punchless Mariners lineup. It's cool that every starter had at least one hit. It's cool that the Mariners had two eight-run innings. It's cool that Justin Smoak had two home runs and six RBIs. It's awesome that Hisashi Iwakuma entered the game in the seventh inning and recorded a save with a 13-run lead. Next game: Friday, Seattle (22-30) at Chicago (29-22), 5:10 p.m. PT, ROOT Sports, nine games back.
Read more Seattle sports news after the jump.
Wednesday's Tweet(s) of the Day:
used to do this thing w the homies where we'd take a shot during every mariners hit man we would've died tonight— Prometheus Brown (@prometheusbrown) May 31, 2012
- The Colorado Rockies designated Jamie Moyer for assignment on Wednesday, marking the possible end of his career. I'm all for the Mariners signing Moyer for the rest of the season to conduct a farewell tour. As long as he doesn't cut into the development time for the younger players, if he can still pitch, I don't see how this is a bad move. Thoughts?
- Sounders 5, Silverbacks 1: Seattle advances in the US Open Cup; Sammy Ochoa chipped in two of the Sounders' five goals. They'll face the winner of Timbers/Cal FC next week.
- The cause of Johnie Kirton's death has yet to be announced, though the owner of the San Jose Sabercats is quoted as saying it was of "natural causes"
- Nigel Williams-Goss a class of 2013 point guard verbally committed to the Huskies on Wednesday morning. He also pledged to do his best in recruiting Aaron Gordon, Issac Hamilton and Marcus Lee to join him at Washington. Williams-Goss appears to be a well-articulated and smart student off the court, read this blog post he wrote explaining his decision — you will come away impressed.
- Bellarmine Prep sophomore Courtney Schwan has been selected to the 2012 U.S. Girls Youth National Volleyball Training Team roster.
- Jamal Crawford's NBA Charity game is coming to Spokane's hoopfest this summer:
Jamal Crawford A PLUS Classic (via APlusYouthProgram)