BY Steve Rudman 08:46AM 03/07/2011

Numbers Crunch

Zeitgeist’s got numbers — good, bad, amusing, intriguing — that take the pulse of the Seattle sports scene.


    March 6-12, 2011

  • 47
    The potential number of games the Seattle Sounders will play this season if successful in three competitions — MLS, Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League — and one international friendly.
  • 6
    Players sent by the Mariners to their minor league camp Saturday morning in the first roster moves of the spring. 3B Alex Liddi, LHP Mauricio Robles and OF Carlos Peguero were put on the roster of Triple-A Tacoma, OF Johermyn Chavez was put on the roster of Double-A Jackson and RHP Yusmeiro Petit and LHP James Paxton were reassigned to the minor league camp.
  • 8
    Home runs in the last three Cactus League games for the Mariners through Thursday after going seven games without any.
  • 2
    Margin of victory for Washington in its 89-87 victory over Washington State in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament, the Huskies’ narrowest victory in the history of the event. In 2005, Washington had a three-point — 66-63 — win over Stanford.
  • 0
    Number of times Washington has played Georgia since the Huskies began their basketball program in 1896.
  • 12
    Combined number of runs (9) and goals (3) scored by the Mariners and Sounders, respectively, in preseason wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rapids on Wednesday. Reminds us of the song, “We May Never Walk This Way Again.”
  • 10
    Number of times that the Washington Huskies have placed two players on the All-Pac-10 first team after Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Isaiah Thomas were selected to the squad on Wednesday.
  • 0
    Number of times Washington has played Georgia since the Huskies began their basketball program in 1896.
  • 0
    Players on the Mariners’ 40-man roster who still have options left and who can (technically, at least) be sent to the minor leagues between now and the April 1 opener in Oakland. First cuts will come in a day or three.
  • 0
    Home runs hit by the Mariners in Cactus League play since last Tuesday (Mariners can’t even get long balls against spring training fodder).
  • 16
    Career number of appearances for Washington in the NCAA Tournament.
  • 30
    Assists in three games by Washington’s Isaiah Thomas at the Pac-10 Tournament. That shattered the old record. It was 24 held by three players, including OSU’s Gary Payton in 1988.
  • 13
    Number separating teammates Isaiah Thomas and Venoy Overton on UW’s all-time assists list. Thomas has 400 for fourth place. Overton has 387 for fifth.
  • 3
    Times Washington and Arizona have met in the Pac-10 Tournament. The Huskies have won all three, in the 2004 semifinals, 90-85, the 2005 finals, 81-72 and this year in the finals, a UW 77-75 decision.
  • 38
    Years since the last time the Huskies played North Carolina in basketball. The Tar Heels could be the Huskies’ second round East Region opponent. The only time they met was in 1973, a 89-72 victory for Carolina.

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YourThoughts

  • Lucky Infidel

    “Home runs hit by the Mariners in Cactus League play since last Tuesday (Mariners can’t even get long balls against spring training fodder).”

    Ya, it looks like it is going to be another glorious summer in Seattle. But, wait, the Mariners are rebuilding. Be patient. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, . . . . In all fairness, though; I will admit we are due for one good season before beginning another decade of the usual.

  • K Brave

    If you take Ichiro out of the equation, then they drop down to that 50-55 % level.  But what does this matter if the payroll is only 80 million?  60% of 80 million is only 48 million.  You can’t get 5 guys that can lead you to the playoffs at an average under 10 million each.