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G31: Rangers back in win column (5-2) behind CJ’s 12 K’s.

A few days ago, I wrote that Felix Hernandez is the only real pitcher the Mariners have at the moment. To some extent that’s right, but the kid that Seattle ran out there for this game looked quite good. Michael Pineda reminds me a lot of the old Astros pitcher, JR Richard. This kid looked big and powerful. He’s not there yet, but if he puts it together in the next few years, Seattle will have a hell of a 1-2 punch. Kid looked good.
Fortunately, CJ Wilson was better NOW. CJ struck out 12 on his way to a complete game win. Nine innings, six hits, one walk, 12 k’s, and just two runs – one being unearned. He looked good. Threw 125 pitches over the 9 innings, which is under the average for nine innings pitched, so that’s good too. He looks like he’s starting to come on, which is good. Colby Lewis looks like he may have figured it out now too. We just need our offense to get healthy, and we’ll be OK.
Offensively, we had some home runs this game. The duo of Mitch Moreland & Chris Davis supplied the power this game. Adrian Beltre also doubled, and there were a few more singles. No player had more than one hit this game, with just Kinsler & Torrealba taking an ofer.
Be nice if we can string half a dozen of these W’s together in a row.