News Forum Blogs Roster Players Schedule Depth chart Stats Videos Photos

Seattle Mariners News

News » Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2008-08-01

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2008-08-01

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2008-08-01
--2B Jose Lopez went hitless in his first four at-bats but singled to left in his fifth try Thursday, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. It's the longest streak of his career, and it's tied for the longest active streak in the big leagues. Dodgers OF Matt Kemp also has hit safely in 18 consecutive games.

--RHP Gaby Hernandez was acquired from Florida for LHP Arthur Rhodes in the final hours before the trade deadline. Hernandez will move into the starting rotation at Class AA West Tennessee for the moment.

--3B Adrian Beltre, who was supposed to get Thursday off, settled for DH duty and hit his 19th homer while driving in three of the Mariners' eight runs.

--RHP R.A. Dickey, making his first career appearance against the team he broke into the big leagues with, threw seven shutout innings against Texas on Thursday. He had a two-hitter going until the eighth, when 3B Ramon Vazquez homered with a man aboard.

--SS Yuniesky Betancourt was in the original starting lineup, then was scratched because of a sore elbow. He could miss a game or two more before he is ready to play.

--C Jeff Clement was supposed to return to the starting lineup Friday after missing a week because of a split right thumbnail. But because the Mariners are facing a lefty, Baltimore's Garrett Olson, the left-handed Clement may have his return to the lineup delayed until Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -- Games in the Mariners' losing streak that ended July 27, matching the club's longest slide of the season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It felt (good) to get one hit, then get two. After that, I was looking for my third." -- C Kenji Johjima after getting two hits July 25. He'd had just two hits in 38 July at-bats before that.

Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: August 1, 2008

Seattle Mariners Photos
All the latest Seattle Mariners Photos Store photographs. Major League Baseball MLB.
The most recent photo
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live

Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2008.