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Biggest Contribution: Raul Ibanez, +20.2%
Biggest Suckfest: Aaron Sele, -29.8%
Most Important Hit: Ibanez RBI single, +12.3%
Most Important Pitch: Huff homer, -37.2%
Total Contribution by Pitchers: -34.2%
Total Contribution by Hitters: -32.4%

A game lost by the pitching and the hitting, equally.


Cantu tries running on Ichiro.

Sele makes his first mistake, facing Toby Hall.

Raul Ibanez "out" at second base, stretching a single off the wall.

Raul was still the only Mariner to show up, reaching base all four times he came to the plate.

A young pitcher gets hurt at Safeco, and it wasn't one of ours.

Sele makes his second mistake, against Aubrey Huff.

Mound meeting after Sele gives up a single to Josh Phelps.
Price: (to Sele) "Why are you still employed?"
Sele: (to Price) "Why are you still employed?"
Borders: (to Sele, Price) "Settle down, guys."
Price: (to Borders) "Why are you still employed?"

Mike Morse's first Major League hit, a flare to the opposite field.

Mike Morse's first Major League error.

Adrian Beltre shows improvement, laying off low and away breaking ball.

Beltre shows further improvement, laying off the same pitch again.

Beltre gets himself out on a 3-1 fastball out of the zone like a stupid assbag.

Bret Boone gets himself out on a 3-2 fastball out of the zone, killing the rally like a stupid assbag.

Mike Morse shows that he's catching on quickly by striking out to end the game.


The shell of Joel Pineiro goes up against shutdown lefty Scott Kazmir tomorrow night at 7:05pm. If I'm the only one around for the open thread, I won't blame you guys. But hey, if you drop by, maybe we'll see Boone bust out of that slump like he says he will. Tee hee.