JMB · April 9, 2005 at 8:53 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

In case you missed it —

Bobby Madritsch is on the 15-day DL. Ryan Franklin will assume his spot in the rotation. Justin Leone was recalled from Tacoma.


17 Responses to “Moves”

  1. Matt Williams on April 9th, 2005 9:14 pm


    Time for the next special promotion, “hard hat Sunday” for the guys in the bleachers.

  2. fiction on April 9th, 2005 9:37 pm

    Did not miss that.Wondering at which position is worse off SS or 2nd base? Costly errors at both positions in every game so far…

  3. babious on April 9th, 2005 11:01 pm

    wow, boonie bobbles and fails to pick up the double play yesterday and then plain lets one roll through the wickets today. I still remember thinking, “hey we’re gonna win two in a row today…up three, top of the ninth…we got it.” spoke to soon.


  4. JMB on April 9th, 2005 11:05 pm

    Indeed; I thought they had it wrapped up, too. I was at the in-laws, snuck away to see them go up 6-3, then didn’t bother watching the top of the 9th. Ah well.


  5. dw on April 9th, 2005 11:30 pm

    I took my mother back to the airport today. When I left the airport, the M’s were losing. By the time I was back on I-5, they were winning. They were still up when I passed Safeco. They were up one when I crossed the Ship Canal bridge. Hidalgo homered just as I got off the exit.

    The M’s led for 20 miles only to blow it in the last mile.

  6. eric on April 10th, 2005 12:35 am

    does anyone think leone will start at SS

  7. JAC on April 10th, 2005 4:26 am

    Leone isn’t even very good at third, so I don’t see how he’d take the starting SS gig from anyone.

    Valdez is fine.

    He’s even scraped a few hits together.

    I’d suspect Leo in the RH pinch hit role, left field, 3B. SS if absolutely necessary.

  8. tvwxman on April 10th, 2005 5:46 am

    I’d agree. Leone will give them a little pop against lefties. Yesterday’s game was so frustrating, that Spiezio PH was screaming for Bucky.

  9. JMB on April 10th, 2005 8:14 am

    Leone’s defense has become underrated — personally, I think he’s quite good at 3B. Yes, he had throwing problems last year in the majors, but that isn’t something that’s always been a problem for him.


  10. firova on April 10th, 2005 8:20 am

    Despite Boone’s error, they were a long way from losing that game at that point. I can see Eddie giving up one homer, but after that the bases are clear with one out and a one-run lead. He’s not healthy, not sharp due to lack of spring work, or just didn’t have his head where it needed to be. What a disappointment.
    However, in this series the Mariners seem much, much more competitive with the Rangers than they were in April 2004, when they just got smacked around by Texas. Clearly the offense is much more capable of hanging in there (the bottom of the 9th was interesting because of it). If the bullpen could just put together a complete performance, this team could remain competitive all year. Nice outing from Shiggy, but not from Eddie.

  11. MSH on April 10th, 2005 8:48 am

    Well their hitting has improved a lot. Maybe Franklin will finally get that elusive ‘run support’ he’s been missing all these years. This could be his breakout year. No seriously. Why are you guys looking at me like that? Did I say something funny?

  12. msb on April 10th, 2005 9:54 am

    #10- it’s been a hard week for closers; we add Guardado to the list of Rivera, Foulke, Hoffman, Looper, Wickman, Takatsu…

  13. rcc on April 10th, 2005 12:14 pm

    Please tell me I am wrong…but in the bottom of the ninth with Ichiro on first and two out and Reed at the plate why didn’t Ichiro try to single second…he would have scored on Reed’s single instead of being stranded on third.

  14. Spiegs on April 10th, 2005 12:20 pm

    Eddie hardly played all spring then says he’s ready. Bologna, should have threw in extended spring training. His head was too big to set-up for Joe Nathan in Minnesota and it was too big to do the right thing for the M’s and stay in Arizona for more throwing.

  15. Tim in Japan on April 10th, 2005 3:39 pm

    According to Madritsch has a ligament tear and will get another MRI in three weeks.

    “The 29-year-old will have his arm in a sling for three weeks and then will undergo another augmented MRI. He will be allowed to throw a baseball during the three-week period. ”

    The part I don’t understand is why are they going to allow him to throw? Could this be correct or is it another Jim Street typo?

  16. David J Corcoran on April 10th, 2005 6:28 pm

    Maybe he is working on ambidexterity and will throw right handed?

    I’d guess that’s a typo.

  17. Ralph Malph on April 11th, 2005 10:09 am

    Ichiro didn’t try to steal 2nd because they wanted the right-side hole for Reed. If he had stolen 2nd Reed’s base hit would have been a ground ball out.