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  • Divante Scott gives a thumbs up during a visit from Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, left, catcher Jesus Montero and the Mariner Moose on Tuesday at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.

    Divante Scott gives a thumbs up during a visit from Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, left, catcher Jesus Montero and the Mariner Moose on Tuesday at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.

    Seattle Mariners visit young patients at Mary Bridge

    by Cole Cosgrove

    Young patients at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma received a surprise visit Tuesday from Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (fresh off a Mariners rookie record 13-strikeout performance last night), and the Mariner Moose.

    “I’m speechless right now,” said 13-year-old Divante Scott, as he sat up in his hospital bed to receive an autographed baseball from Montero and Iwakuma.

    The players greeted children and their parents, posed for pictures, and handed out baseballs, sports bags, Mariner Moose toys and “Get Well” photo cards.

    As Montero and Iwakuma left Divante’s room to visit another patient, the teen shouted some words of encouragement.

    “Keep the streak going!” he said with a smile.

    The Mariners have won their past five games, including last night’s 4-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays that saw Iwakuma strike out 13 batters and pick up his first win as a starting pitcher, after he played much of the season as a long reliever.

    The visit to MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital was part of the 2012 Mariners Get Well Tour, presented by Holland America Line.

    Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Tacoma