To clear up a few loose ends as the Mariners lose their 100th game in 161 contests: the number 2 pick is locked down. Franklin Gutierrez is looking to finish the season with a perfect defensive record, with the most chances in a major league season. David Pauley ends his season 4-9 with a 4.07 ERA. Michael Saunders hit his 10th home run. Justin Smoak is on a 14 for 31 tear with 3 home runs, 3 doubles, and 8 RBI in his last 9 games. Ichiro has 211 hits. And, what the hell, Chone Figgins has his batting average up to .259 (with his on base percentage at .341). In non-loser news: the Rangers won the AL West, the Twins won the AL Central, the Yankees and Rays are within a game (or so) of each other for the other two playoff spots. The Phillies won the NL East, the Reds won the NL Central, the Braves look to have a handle on the wild card spot, and the Giants and Padres are playing tomorrow for the NL West. Giants win and they’re in; Padres win and they force a 1-game playoff. Pretty thrilling stuff.