Ichiro Suzuki also became the first player with 10 straight 200-hit seasons, breaking his own record with a fifth-inning single….”Ichiro is the pretty much the staple of consistency for what he’s able to do year in and year out….Suzuki struck out in the first, doubled to left in the third and collected his 200th hit when he lined to center on the first pitch he saw from Shawn Hill (1-2) in the fifth…Suzuki, who finished 2 for 5, surpassed Willie Keeler with his ninth consecutive 200-hit season last year. He now has more 200-hit seasons than any player in AL history, breaking the record he shared with Ty Cobb. Pete Rose is the only other player to record 10 seasons with 200 or more hits…Asked what it meant to him to share a record with Rose, Suzuki was blunt.
”I’ve never actually seen him play with eyes and I’ve never met him before,” he said through a translator before adding, in English, ”I don’t care.”…..Ten straight 200-hit seasons has never been done before in major league history, and Ichiro has done it in his first 10 years in the league. He will be 37 next season, but it’s hard to bet against a guy that’s been so durable and consistent for so long…….the Toronto Blue Jays won the game 1-0……..Jose Bautista’s homer was the only run allowed by Felix Hernandez (12-12), who gave up two hits in eight innings, his sixth complete game of the season and the 13th of his career. The right-hander, who walked four and struck out five, lowered his AL-leading ERA to 2.31.…sad statistic…the Mariners all season long have only scored 14 runs in (12) Felix Hernandez losses…ouch….just think if the M’s could have scored some runs Hernandez would no doubt be looking at 20 or more wins.
The Mariners have announced that Ken Griffey Jr. will return for his 22nd MLB season…..also congrats to Ichiro for his 9th straight Gold Glove….23 years in a row the Mariners have a Gold Glove winner…..that’s a MLB record!!….join JB & KB today at 1:00 pst. for the latest.
Ichiro’s clutch hitting in the 9th saved the day and won the game for the Mariners…..Seattle snaps it’s 4 game losing streak by beating the Blue Jays 4-3…..the M’s can take the series tomorrow with a win……if you are going to the game remember it will hot…..close to 100 degrees….will the roof be open or closed??…… Ichiro went 3-4 and got his 1,953rd MLB hit!
The Seattle Mariners take 3 out of 4 from the Cleveland Indians, they won an exciting game 5-3……Ichiro went 3-4 with his 19th double and his 21st stolen base of the year……up next for the Mariners the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers (48-42)…….the M’s are going for win #50 Tuesday!
The Seattle Storm escape the Minnesota Lynx 72-69 ,Tanisha Wright had 15 and Swin Cash added 14pts. & a tough 9 rebs…..it was a battle all the way until the end, but the Storm (10-6) were able to beat the Lynx (9-7) for the third time this season……Lauren Jackson missed her 2nd straight game with an Achilles strain.
Ichiro Suzuki extended his hit steak to 25 games last night ,one more hit and he will break his own team record for consecuitve games with a hit, he is currently tied with himself at 25 games. Suzuki became the fifth MLB player in the last 30 years with two hitting streaks of more than 25 games, oh by the way Mariners lose 1-0 to the Orioles. …….is it me or do you get the feeling Ichiro is going to break Pete Rose’s record of 44 consecutive hits set in 1978, he is only 19 hits away, hit us up with a comment can Ichiro do it?…… He is still 31 hits away from catching all-time leader Joe-Dimaggio (he had 56 game hit streak back in 1941).
MOJO in full effect!!