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Sexson’s clutch hit puts some in shock

MARINERS

I know this is awful late (blowing any chance at the one proposed nickname: EarlyInfo), but it won't be complete either, so there's that.

It took me more than 16 hours to get over the shock that Richie Sexson had come up with a big hit. A key hit. A clutch hit.

That doubles his total for the year.

The M's are back in Tampa tonight (4:10; KSKN-22; 920-AM) for game two of the series.

Today's hot list …

• The big hit from Sexson surprised the beat writers as well, but the recovered in time to use it as the lead of their stories. Here they are, from the Times, the News Tribune and the P-I. There are two papers covering the Devil Rays, the St. Pete Times and the Tampa Tribune.

• Right-hander reliever Chris Reitsma was put on the disabled list early Wednesday, with Sean Green taking his place on the roster. The news was expected.

• The M's can't wait to get Raul Ibanez back. The one thing I can say for Ibanez: He should help the hitting-with-men-in-scoring-position stat.

• Another player on the disabled list is pitcher Jeff Weaver, who threw a 45-pitch bullpen yesterday.

• The News Tribune did its version of an Adam Jones story.

• Tampa Bay outfielder Elijah Dukes is in trouble as this story shows.

• And our question of the day …

• A quarter of the way through the season, what have you learned about the M's of 2007?



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