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Letters to sports: Mariners get big confidence boost from James Paxton’s no-hitter

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

No-hitter a confidence boost for M’s

In response to: No-hitter is just another sign the Mariners’ Paxton is ready to assume the role of ace – May 9.

When someone throws a no-hitter in baseball, it is a very big deal because you were able to either strike out every batter or the infielders were able to field every ball cleanly and get the runner out. For the Mariners to throw a game with no hits is huge for the team because it will give them a giant confidence boost for their upcoming games. This no-hit game was a huge confidence booster for James Paxton because it shows that he is able to pitch really good for a whole entire game. Paxton threw a total of 99 pitches in nine innings, which is a very tough thing to do. Being able to throw a complete game is a great thing for the team because although he might not be able to throw a no-hitter or complete game every time, he will be heavily relied on to keep this team’s record good and maybe even carry them into the postseason.

Kyler Carlson

Spokane

Seattle needs return of NBA team

Washington is known for having great sports teams. Teams like Gonzaga, the Seahawks, the Mariners, and others have had great successes. A team we cannot boast for anymore is the Seattle SuperSonics. When they left, fans around the world were mortally wounded. Why did the NBA get rid of them? It’s hard to believe that they would just drop a much-beloved team like that. Seattle and all of sports are missing a huge piece of success. What’s even worse is that the SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder! All they seem to do is choke in the playoffs. Many people have spoken out on the huge hole that has been left in Seattle. Bringing them back would refill that hole. I hope the NBA realizes their huge mistake in getting rid of a great organization.

Jonah Rieder

Spokane

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