Fun game to watch tonight. I wonder how many times in his career Scott Spiezio has pinch-run? Bucky Jacobsen is well on his way to becoming a fan favorite. Personally, I think he’s got a bit of Jay Buhner in him. Really nice to see him take three walks in his first two games. Justin “other new guy” Leone was 0-3 tonight, but drew two walks (including one on a great plate appearance against David Riske in the 9th in which he fell behind 0-2). Oh, and Miguel Olivo hit a triple to left — that’s right, a catcher hit a triple to left — for his first hit with the M’s. I know it’s way too early, but somehow I’m feeling much better about the 2005 M’s than I was a month ago.
Trade Randy Winn while he’s still hot!
Thanks to everyone who clarified Dave’s comment; seven Mariners have homered in their first AB as Mariners, but not in their major league debut. Once you know what he meant, his comment makes sense.
Also, via Paul Covert, this made me laugh: Justin Leone had more RBI’s last night than Willie Bloomquist had all year.