Dave’s Game Notes

Dave · May 9, 2005 at 8:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I wasn’t up to liveblogging the game, so here are my retrospective thoughts from tonight’s affair.

The M’s lack of any kind of right-handed bat on the bench kills them against lefties. Every southpaw gets four guaranteed outs in the lineup every time they face us. Starting Bloomquist in CF isn’t helping anything. Acquiring Beltre and Sexson doesn’t change the fact that the rest of the roster is useless against left handed pitching.

Rick Sutcliffe was awful announcing. I could spend several paragraphs harping on his stupidity, but the open legs = curveball thing was by far the worst. He cherry picked examples to defend his statement, ignoring every pitch where Wiki had open legs and the pitch was a fastball. He took something completely random, proclaimed it a tell, and then proceeded to only point it out when the randomness matched up with his claim.

Robinson Cano’s last name is pronounced “K-no”, by the way. Not “cuh-no”.

Beltre smoked that home run.

Thornton and Nelson are arguably the two worst relievers in the pen. They’re allowing far more baserunners than any other pitchers in the pen, and in a tie game on the road, they’re the ones who get the call? Why? Is there any rationale at all for using Nelson in that situation? How on earth is he a better choice than Putz or Mateo?

Dave Hansen and Jeremy Reed get a DNP-CD, while Greg Dobbs gets to make the final out. I wonder how much Greg Dobbs Is Good Kool-Aid Hargrove had to drink when he got hired.

Willie Bloomquist is now hitting .138/.166/.172. National League pitchers are hitting .141/.174/.175.


52 Responses to “Dave’s Game Notes”

  1. DMZ on May 11th, 2005 10:33 am

    Obviously this site was created by, and for, the left brained and or bean counters, that would be folks who earn their bread as accountants, architects,engineers, educators, dentists, brain surgeons, scientists,etc. in other words people who worship at the shrine of detail.

    Created by left-brained:
    I’m a writer and do IT work that isn’t left-brained.
    Dave’s a photographer in a day job he’ll escape eventually.
    Jason’s a chef.

    So no.

    There is a whole lot of logic going on here and not much right brain, emotional stuff pertaining to the M’s.

    I understand you recently discovered USSM, so I’ll just let this go by, but hang around for a while and you’ll see those posts.

  2. Dave on May 11th, 2005 10:47 am

    Jeff and Peter also write poetry and are photography nuts in their own right.

    I think his characterization of the site is mostly accurate. There is some fanboyistic commentary occasionally, but for the most part, we’re mostly analytical here.

    Transferring the writing over to who we are as people gets a bit sketchy, though. This is just a small part of each of us.