We can now add Kevin Gregg to the list of AAA pitchers that have made the Mariners look stupid. Do we need any more evidence that you don’t win by building around “pitching and defense”? Or that “small ball” is code for “inability to score runs”? The M’s have needed a power hitter for three years. You don’t win with a line-up of slap hitters.
Home run not with standing, Mike Cameron has been awful in the second half, and it is probably time to, once again, admit that re-signing him might not be in the Mariners’ best interest.
Well, they both did it.
San Antonio beat Frisco 10-4 to win the Texas League championship, on the strength of a nine-run 4th inning. LHP Bobby Madritsch — whom the M’s should call up ASAP — picked up the win, his second of the series. C Jim Horner had three hits, including two RBI singles during the 4th inning explosion.
Meanwhile, Inland Empire topped Stockton 1-0 behind the stellar pitching of LHP Troy Cate to win the California League title. Cate worked 7 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on five hits. He fanned three and didn’t walk a batter. 2B Matt Rogelstad knocked in the only run of the game with a 6th inning single.
Way to go Missions and 66ers.