The Mariners in the first half have finally made the city turn up its enthusiasm a few notches. With 67 games remaining, it’s still too early to make any definitive declarations, except for one. Now, there is hope.
MINNEAPOLIS - Really, there was no other choice for John Farrell. Sure Max Scherzer has been outstanding and Yu Darvish has been good as well, but no pitcher was more deserving to start Tuesday's all-star game than Felix Hernandez.
Nneka Ogwumike collected 24 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the host Connecticut Sun 90-64. Rookie Chiney Ogwumike — Nneka’s sister — had 18 points and six rebounds for Connecticut.
While the Mariners continue their search for a major league right-handed hitter to help balance out the roster for the second-half postseason push, it seems clear they won't have that problem in the next few years.