Foppert Makes Debut

Jeff · August 14, 2005 at 3:16 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Though most of the story is devoted to the return of Bucky Jacobsen, the TNT notes that last night marked Jesse Foppert’s first start for the organization. He was on a strict pitch count, hence threw just one inning.

Pitching prospect Jesse Foppert, coming off an injury, started for Tacoma but was on a limit of 25 pitches or one inning. Foppert threw 16 pitches – nine strikes – and allowed one hit, a line-drive single, before turning the game over to right-hander Rich Dorman (4-4).

Despite my good wishes for Mr. Foppert‘s health, we will refrain from referring to him as “William.” It seems that wasn’t working anyway.


19 Responses to “Foppert Makes Debut”

  1. blindfaith on August 14th, 2005 3:23 pm

    Promote him now before his pitch count pe inning rises

  2. Laurie on August 14th, 2005 3:35 pm

    I’m telling you guys, the Doyle thing worked just fine until he got called up and people started calling him Snelling again. You just can’t mess with superstitions once you start them.

    But I’m not advocating calling him William. I’m just saying.

  3. yaktown on August 14th, 2005 3:53 pm

    If “insert name here” can stay healthy I think he can be a solid middle of the rotation guy…

  4. shwa on August 14th, 2005 4:16 pm


    I agree, once he was called up everyone started calling him chris, or snelling again…you really cant mess with something like that.

  5. Enumclaw on August 14th, 2005 5:25 pm

    Also worth noting, Strong was a late scratch from the Rainiers lineup- probably getting called up. Where, of course, he’ll sit in favor of Bloomquist. Feh.

  6. Steve on August 14th, 2005 6:35 pm

    i didn’t know that snelling’s injury demons read USSM


  7. Mr. Egaas on August 14th, 2005 6:50 pm

    What’s Bucky’s middle name? I bet it’s awesome.

    Bucky Brutus Jacobsen.

  8. Kelly on August 14th, 2005 6:51 pm

    I have tickets for tomorrow’s game. Is there a bar that we can make the unofficial gathering place for the USSM crowd?

  9. Dave on August 14th, 2005 6:52 pm

    I believe Derek will have a post on this tomorrow, but I’d bet on King Street again.

  10. John in L.A. on August 14th, 2005 7:04 pm

    I miss Doyle. 🙁

  11. lauren, token chick on August 14th, 2005 7:22 pm

    According to, his full name is Larry William Buck Jacobsen. So the real question is whether when someone’s already going by their middle name you need to start referring to him by his first name?

  12. JMB on August 14th, 2005 7:46 pm




    This makes me think of the time I taunted Albert Belle at the Kingdome by calling him his real name, Joey. Heh.


  13. Smegmalicious on August 14th, 2005 10:47 pm

    13. Just ask him if he–ask him about the car, man!

    Also, on a scale of 1-10, how happy should we be that Bucky is back up at the AAA level?

  14. troy on August 14th, 2005 10:58 pm

    15 – I’d say a 5, with it being a 7 when he reaches Seattle. Bucky at DH would obviously be a ginormous improvement over Spiezio, but this year is lost anyway. If he could stay healthy and productive he might create an interesting cheap alternative to acquiring a left fielder. Although I’m not sure the combination of a spacious outfield, flyball staff, and Ibanez is really the way to go either.

  15. DC Mariner on August 14th, 2005 11:35 pm

    13. 14. Thanks. That just made working this overnight shift so much better . . .
    I guess the Dude really does abide

  16. Evan on August 15th, 2005 9:57 am

    I think the Doyle thing worked well. It inspured fandom, and it gave Doyle his longest uninjured streak in years.

    Maybe Doyle should have preventative knee replacement surgery.

  17. Evan on August 15th, 2005 2:42 pm

    What’s Bucky’s middle name? I bet it’s awesome.

    Bucky Brutus Jacobsen.

    His full name is Larry William Buck Jacobsen.

    Not Lawrence. Larry.

  18. ciaran on August 15th, 2005 4:04 pm

    I think we could keep calling him “Bucky”. Bucky its not really his name at all but a nickname for Buck (which is not his first name anyways) so has to be as safe as “Doyle” was.

  19. Ralph Malph on August 15th, 2005 5:08 pm

    How safe was Doyle?

    Chris Snelling.
    Chris Snelling.
    Chris Snelling.
    Chris Snelling.

    Let’s forget this Doyle business — it didn’t work!