All things baseball

Did you see …

that catch by the M’s Trayvon Robinson? Wow. I think Franklin Gutierrez’s days could be numbered. There’s not room for a good-glove, .197-hitting center fielder in the major leagues.

that South Kitsap grad Aaron Cunningham hit a pinch-hit home run for the Padres, his first since being called up from Tucson, on Friday.

that Willie Bloomquist, another South Kitsap grad, was 3 for 5 with an RBI for the Diamondbacks. He’s batting leadoff, starting at shortstop and hitting .280 for a team that’s 1/2 game out of first place in the NL West.

that the Milwaukee Brewers are three games ahead of St. Louis in the NL Central on Aug. 6.

that Brett Lawrie, better known as Danielle Lawrie’s older brother, had two hits and drove in a run in his big-league debut with Toronto on Friday. Danielle, of course, was a two-time national softball player of the year at the University of Washington.

that Joe Posnanski recently wrote about the art of pitching inside and how hitter’s now react to it. It used to be bush league to show up a hitter, but not anymore. Here’s Posnanski’s take on it.

that former Mariner reserve Mike Morse, now with the Washington Nationals, is fourth in the NL in hitting (.320) and has 19 home runs and 64 RBI.

that former Mariner first baseman Kasey Kotchman, now with the Tampa Rays, is third in the AL in hitting (.332).

that the Mariners are 48-63, which means they would be 56-55 if they had won eight games during their recent 17-game losing streak.

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