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Casey at the Bat | Seattle Mariners: They Gotta Play These Guys

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When the Mariners won a game against the Red Sox, the rubber match of the series, they did so on the starting pitching of Jason Vargas, the late-inning pitching of David Aardsma, and RBI by Russell Branyan, Ronny Cedeno, and Franklin Gutierrez.

The common thread between each is that none of them were on the team last year.

Inevitably, fans grow attached to endearing stories like those of Yuniesky Betancourt and Brandon Morrow, guys who have overcome adversity and are still incredibly talented. Betancourt defected from Cuba, putting his life in danger, and Morrow steps to the mound with diabetes each time he’s put into a game.

Endearing stories, however, do not add numbers to the win column.

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