Game 74, Mariners at Padres

Jeff · June 26, 2005 at 11:55 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Joel Pineiro vs. Woody Williams, 1:05 p.m, as the M’s try to fight their way out of the gutter. TV: 11. Radio: 1000.

Ichiro gets the day off today, his first of the season. Apparently this is a Hargrove decision — since the team has the day off tomorrow, he’ll get two days of rest.

Ichiro is second on the team in batting average against Williams, going 4-7. Who’s first? Jamie Moyer, who in two plate appearances has a walk and a single. Bret Boone is a robust 0-11.

Maybe they’ll pinch-hit Moyer for Boone late in the game.


102 Responses to “Game 74, Mariners at Padres”

  1. Evan on June 27th, 2005 2:17 pm

    How many outs were there?

    With no outs (which appears to be the circumstance you’re suggesting, since you’re presupposing that both Beltre and Sexson would have come to the plate), you’re significantly increasing your chances of scoring at least one run, which in a tie game is all you need.

    The out decreases your chances for a big inning, but with the game already tied a single run gives you the lead. It wasn’t the worst bunt ever.

  2. aaron c. on June 27th, 2005 2:51 pm


    Hey, better is better.

    But I think they’re actually better than they’re playing up to this point. I have no proof of that, mind you; I just think that once Beltre starts to hit and once Ichiro gets hot again, they’ll win at a more consistent clip. The offense has so much run production potential, but they haven’t been able to get it done on a consistent basis.

    Of course, the A’s just put up 16, so I guess anythhing’s possible.