2001-05-19 11:08 ☼ post

M’s lose to Yanks 10-14

Ichiro is now up to 23 consecutive games with a hit. And next month could be even better than this one. Not that April and May have been too shabby for the Seattle Mariners’ hitting machine, but during Ichiro’s run of seven straight batting titles in Japan, June was his hot” month. Except for 1999, when he struggled through the month batting .306, he batted over .400 four times, including a .423 (33-for-78) average last season. He also batted .451 (37-for-82) in 1998, .413 (33-for-80) in 97 and .460 (40-for-87) in 94.”