What a day.
Folks, if you didn’t see it, that was one heck of a throw Ichiro just made to nail Reed Johnson. Not because it got there so fast (it did), but because of how accurate it was. McLemore, covering 3B, basically put his glove on the ground just in front of the bag and the ball hit it on the fly. Niiiiice.
Oh, and Derek’s KJR appearance was so good, I’m giving it my full endorsement.
And Soriano’s dealin’.
Folks, Derek is being modest. His interview with TSN Radio was awesome. I might add the “bus full of nuns” comment to my daily vocabulary. If you didn’t hear it, you missed out. I suggest anyone with any ability to get Derek on the radio do so regularly, and then send him large amounts of cash.
Just got off Sporting News Radio. That was cool.
This game would be tied if Ichiro had an extra two, three feet of vertical leap. And perfect timing.
Well, I know I’ll be listening. For those of you outside KJR’s broadcast range, here’s a link to their live feed. Go Derek go!
I’m scheduled to go on KJR 950 @ ~5:30, for those of you in the Puget Sound who want to hear me rant on the wireless.
Also breaking news — MLB denies the report. I’d supply a link, but it’s pretty much everywhere.
That game log from the 9th inning last night is pretty ugly. Bloomquist and Sanchez hitting as the tying run in the 9th inning? This team needs some pinch-hitters in a bad way. Colbrunn can’t get back soon enough, and we’d still be immensely helped by a John Vander Wal or Matt Stairs type of player.
Reports in the papers today suggest that Guillen could play third when he returns, leaving Sanchez as the everyday shortstop. Bad idea. Guillen wasn’t an effective third baseman when they tried that experiment several years ago, and making that conversion in the heat of a pennant race could be a disaster. As much as everyone hates Jeff Cirillo, the Mariners best line-up still exists when he’s playing third base and Guillen is at shortstop. They should do everything in their power to get that line-up on the field down the stretch.
Felix Hernandez toes the rubber for the Aquasox tommorrow night in one of his last starts at Everett Memorial Stadium. If you haven’t been out to see him yet, go.
Breaking news — Pete Rose’s re-instatement on Baseball Prospectus.