Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.
July 6, 2008 12:36 PM
Posted by Jose Romero
-He is the only Mariner named to the All-Star team.
-He received 2,012,912 votes, third-most among AL outfielders.
-He is 6-for-18 with a double, HR and 4 RBI in 7 ASGs.
-He was the MVP last year, going 3-for-3 in San Francisco and hit the first inside-the-park HR in ASG history.
-He's batting .304 this season
-This is the 15th consecutive season Ichiro has been named an All-Star, with seven in a row in Japan with the Orix Blue Wave before he came to Seattle.
Posted by Capo
1:47 PM, Jul 06, 2008
Brandon Morrow really deserves to go as well.
Posted by Briguy17
3:03 PM, Jul 06, 2008
You know the Mariners are having a bad year when they only get one all-star. Just pathetic for a franchise which shelled out $116 million.
Posted by oregongal
5:32 PM, Jul 06, 2008
Ichiro took some heat for a slow start, but he's heated up and deserves to go to the ASG this year. Can't say I think that about any other Mariner, although Morrow's been terrific, and I wanted to vote for Beltre because of his work the last half of last season.
Posted by mtmike
8:17 PM, Jul 06, 2008
I'd pass on Ichi, he hasn't come up clutch as he usually does which makes up for his lack of power stats.
Jul 6, 08 - 06:55 PM
Why no Rhodes?
Jul 6, 08 - 05:14 PM
7/6 game thread
Jul 6, 08 - 12:36 PM
A bit more on Ichiro the All-Star
Jul 6, 08 - 11:56 AM
Jul 6, 08 - 11:40 AM
Felix in the pen