Dave · April 25, 2005 at 6:24 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I’m listening to the Rainiers while doing a few other things, and Tacoma is up like 142 to nothing in the top of the first. Felix could have the worst start of his career and still get a win.

Jason Young’s line for Colorado Springs: 0 IP, 8 Runs. Ouch.


40 Responses to “Rainiers”

  1. Chris on April 25th, 2005 6:34 pm

    Not even sure why they are pitching Felix tonight. The weather sounds absolutely ridiculous, freezing and would be snowing if it were raining, which was forecast. Can be very hard to get loose in conditions like that. Sure he’ll be fine, but makes you nervous.

  2. Dave on April 25th, 2005 6:40 pm

    Actually, the sun is shining in Colorado Springs. Weather isn’t a problem.

  3. Chris on April 25th, 2005 6:45 pm

    Have you all been paying any attention to our low class A affiliate? They have a few guys who can hit on that squad in Tuiasosopo, Chen and Womack. Will be interesting to watch them develop over the next couple of seasons, along with Jones and Balentien at the High A level. Is it possible that Christianson is figuring out how to swing the bat? Over an exceedingly small sample this season, he seems to be doing well and he was swinging well at the end of last year.

  4. Phil on April 25th, 2005 7:07 pm

    So what is the score?

  5. Dave on April 25th, 2005 7:10 pm

    13-0 in the bottom of the third.

  6. Gary Byers on April 25th, 2005 7:11 pm

    13-0, bottom of the third. (2-run HR for Leone and Christianson in the top of the 3rd.)

  7. Jim Thomsen on April 25th, 2005 7:20 pm

    It would be interesting to know how Felix changes his pitching approach with a big lead. Ninety percent fastballs, I would hope. There’s no need at all to throw off the plate.

  8. Dave on April 25th, 2005 7:30 pm


  9. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 7:33 pm

    Colorado Springs is really a pretty good hitter’s park, so by properly adjusting, the score is only, like, 15.6-0 or something.

  10. Jeff on April 25th, 2005 7:50 pm

    So does that mean Felix has actually given up – 1.2 runs or so?

  11. Paul Covert on April 25th, 2005 7:52 pm

    At this point, Ryan Christianson is 6-for-6 since his return from suspension.

  12. AK1984 on April 25th, 2005 7:58 pm

    The score is 19-1 after the fifth inning; I hope Tacoma socres 30 runs tonight.

  13. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 8:29 pm

    I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that Justin Leone rocks my socks. Hopefully your socks are equivalently rocked.

  14. Jim Thomsen on April 25th, 2005 8:30 pm

    Felix’s line: 5 4 1 1 4 6

    Why did the second “4” happen?

  15. pek on April 25th, 2005 8:34 pm

    Mr Doyle just hit his 1st homerun. Hoorey!!

  16. Jim Thomsen on April 25th, 2005 8:35 pm

    The injury-inspired disintegration of Jeff Heaverlo is very sad to me.

  17. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 8:38 pm

    So, that puts Felix at the following line season-to-date:

    22 IP
    18 H
    5 R (4 ER)
    12 BB
    23 HR

    Early indications have his control looking like the only stumbling block. So it will be when he gets promoted to the Majors, I imagine.

  18. Jim Thomsen on April 25th, 2005 8:45 pm

    If Ramon Santiago is in the lineup and eight of the nine starters get hits, what are is the mathematical probability that Santiago will be the lone non-hitter? 99.99999998 percent or thereabouts, I’m guessing.

  19. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 8:48 pm

    But imagine how much picking up and throwing he’s done today.

  20. David J Corcoran on April 25th, 2005 8:51 pm

    21-4?! Wholy guacamole.

  21. Mustard on April 25th, 2005 9:06 pm

    23 HR for Felix? I am assuming those are supposed to be “K’s”

  22. Joshua on April 25th, 2005 9:06 pm

    RE #17 (Jeff)

    So Felix has given up 23 homers but only 18 hits? How’d that happen? haha.


    Amazing what this guy is doing at his age. He was throwing more strikes last year. Why so many walks this season?

  23. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 9:08 pm

    Leave me alone.

  24. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 9:10 pm

    As for the walks, Felix had a bit of an up-and-down stretch when he was promoted to AA last year, too. Just the standard issues that come with playing at a higher level for the first time. Expect to see the same thing when he gets to Seattle for a little while before he settles in.

  25. Mustard on April 25th, 2005 9:12 pm

    No problem Jeff, we’ll just pretend you are on the East Coast, 12:10am and there you have your excuse! Go Rainiers, Go M’s.

  26. Jeff Sullivan on April 25th, 2005 9:17 pm

    I am on the East Coast.

  27. Mustard on April 25th, 2005 9:21 pm

    lol…me too. Unfortunately the excuse doesnt fly now.

  28. chas on April 25th, 2005 9:36 pm

    can i get a score update/final?

  29. Jim Osmer on April 25th, 2005 9:45 pm

    21-7 with Doyle going 3-5 with 2B, HR, BB and SF, filling all the columns up.

  30. Mr. Egaas on April 25th, 2005 9:48 pm

    I assume Colorado Springs is a Colorado Rockies farm team?

  31. Tim O on April 25th, 2005 9:53 pm

    I see where Ryan Christianson (sp?) was 5-5 today with a homerun. I assume he is probably no longer able to be a catcher defensively any longer, but as a right handed bat off the bench, is he a better alternative than what we have currently? (As far as rewarding someone for violating the steroid policy, I’m for saying he served his suspension, should obviously be monitored, but steroids don’t directly create bat contact, so don’t hold it against him.)

  32. JAC on April 26th, 2005 2:05 am

    I think ANYONE is a better option off the bench than what the M’s have currently.

    I’d have had Leone and Strong (when deemed 100%) on the bench anyways.

    Add Jacobs to that when he’s back – the dude hits.

  33. kearly on April 26th, 2005 4:37 am

    This sucks. I live in Colorado Springs, and I had no idea the Rainiers and especially Felix were in town yesterday. I’m bummed.

    By the way, the weather Monday was pretty cold. Cold and cloudy but no rain. It rained/snowed on Sunday.

  34. Slcem on April 26th, 2005 5:48 am

    23 HRs… is that a Fraudian slip ?

  35. Chris on April 26th, 2005 10:08 am

    From the Kansas City Star:

    Mariners go from bad to worst with ex-Royals pitchers


    You probably didn’t notice, but Tacoma, the top affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, released former Royals’ first-round draft pick Dan Reichert last week.

    At this point of Reichert’s journeyman career, that normally wouldn’t be interesting news.

    What makes the move noteworthy is that Tacoma apparently cut Reichert to make room for Albie Lopez.

    No joke. That’s the same Albie Lopez who about drove Kansas City fans crazy two seasons ago when he seemed determined to single-handedly sabotage Royals games out of the bullpen. Lopez was so bad that when he was released, he had a 12.71 ERA, the highest single-season ERA in franchise history for a pitcher with at least 22 2/3 innings of work.

    It was simply amazing that the Royals stubbornly stuck with Lopez all the way until June that year, but then again, they may stick with Eli Marrero through an entire .158 season here in 2005.

    Lopez, who was out of baseball all last season, had been in spring camp with the Pittsburgh Pirates. When the Pirates informed him he wasn’t going to be a candidate for the rotation, he indicated he had no intentions of playing in the minors. He apparently has since had a change of heart.

    Reichert, by the way, had an 11.25 ERA in two appearances for Tacoma.

  36. Kevin Wright on April 26th, 2005 11:08 am

    Who is Doyle? Snelling or Rifkin? Also why Doyle? I must have missed something along the way or just plain don’t make the connection here.

  37. Jeff on April 26th, 2005 11:11 am

    To prevent the dreaded jinx by referring to a player by his real name, at times, we may refer to him by his middle name. Or an extended remix thereof.


  38. Kevin Wright on April 26th, 2005 11:24 am

    Ahh, I understand now… I just missed hearing that and what the rules of the jinx are.

    Btw, your Here link did not work

  39. Jeff on April 26th, 2005 12:27 pm

    Evidently not. That’s weird. Here’s the URL.


  40. vj on April 29th, 2005 7:37 am

    great Mike Curto quote curtesy of today’s News Tribune:
    “After the Rainiers’ 21-7 win on Monday, hitting coach Terry Pollreisz spent 15 minutes looking at the box score, grinning the whole time.”