May 21, 2006


Meche adjusts for win (Bob Condotta, 5/21/06, Seattle Times)

It may be too early to tell if the Mariners really found something in Oakland that has led to the turnaround of the last two nights.

But there seems little doubt that Gil Meche did.

The Mariners starter credited a slight change in his delivery — moving his glove further away from his body, an adjustment he worked on during a bullpen session in Oakland — for his best performance of the season Saturday.

Meche shut out the San Diego Padres through seven innings, retiring 15 in a row at one point, and allowed just one run and four hits in 7-2/3 innings in leading the Mariners to a 6-3 win in front of 33,946 at Safeco Field.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 21, 2006 12:15 AM

We Mariner fans must thank the Padres for doing everything they can to make our team look good and to get a solid grip on third place in the division. (The second just ended with the Mariners scoring 8 runs.) How long that will last is now the big question. (As in, will it last to the end of the game? Hernandez walking the very first man in the third is an inauspicious start...)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at May 21, 2006 5:02 PM