Minor League Game Thread: Tacoma @ Fresno

Dave · April 17, 2006 at 6:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Since the M’s played this morning, there’s no excuse not to listen to Mike Curto call the series finale in beautiful Fresno at 7:05 pm. Jesse Foppert goes against Brian Cooper. Recent reports on Foppert have been terrible, so let’s hope for a different pitcher to take the hill tonight.

And, just for those wondering about minor league small sample size theatre:

Shin Soo Choo: .387/.457/.581 in 31 at-bats
Asdrubal Cabrera: .333/.333/.500 in 15 at-bats
T.J. Bohn: .290/.389/.484 in 31 at-bats

And on the other end of things:

Mike Morse: .200/.243/.371 in 35 at-bats
Adam Jones: .200/.226/.300 in 30 at-bats.
Greg Dobbs: .333/.432/.667 in 30 at-bats


27 Responses to “Minor League Game Thread: Tacoma @ Fresno”

  1. Chintan Desai on April 17th, 2006 6:46 pm

    call up Choo!

  2. Mr. Egaas on April 17th, 2006 7:10 pm

    To sit on the bench? Even if we were to say goodbye to Everett (which I’m sure won’t happen before June), Petagine would be the man to take his place.

  3. Mr. Egaas on April 17th, 2006 7:14 pm

    Foppert hits the first Fresno batter. Lookin’ good.

  4. Rick L on April 17th, 2006 7:34 pm

    Why is Dobbs lumped with Morse and Jones. There is a huge difference in numbers. Is this bad news because he’s doing well and you don’t like him?

  5. Mr. Egaas on April 17th, 2006 7:44 pm

    One of those guys that we generally agree won’t succeed at the major league level, but may get the nod from the organization with good numbers. Dobbs is quintessential quad-A material.

  6. Tek Jansen on April 17th, 2006 7:54 pm

    But I do love to hear Niehaus say “The Dobber.”

  7. Jeff Sullivan on April 17th, 2006 7:54 pm

    Justin Leone: .463/.562/.927 for Portland so far.

    (Well *I* care. Shut up.)

  8. matt2500 on April 17th, 2006 8:11 pm

    WooHoo! Adam Jones just crushed one, per Curto well over 400 feet.

  9. dnc on April 17th, 2006 8:14 pm

    Leone For Third! Maybe I should start a blog…

  10. matt2500 on April 17th, 2006 8:33 pm

    Wow. Foppert is NOT looking good. He’s walking guys and hitting batters all over the place, and per Curto is topping out at 85-86 mph on his fastball.

    And as I type this, he gives up a bases-loaded walk.

  11. matt2500 on April 17th, 2006 8:36 pm

    Foppert’s line:

    3.2 2 2 2 3BB, 5K, 3 hit batters.

  12. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 17th, 2006 9:05 pm

    Kick Ass, Adam Jones. 2 HR in one game. Sweet.

  13. jhelfgott on April 17th, 2006 9:08 pm

    Your line for Cabrera’s flipped. He’s hitting .333/.500/.333

  14. Mr. Egaas on April 17th, 2006 9:13 pm

    I really like Curto. He’s got good insight and his voice has a bit of a slur now and then as if he’s been sippin’ on whiskey all night. Gives him a bit of a unique aspect.

  15. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 17th, 2006 9:15 pm

    I like Curto also. But I gotta wonder, would I like him as much if every 3 seconds he was slipping in some kind of advertisement? Niehaus and Rizz and friends are at a bit of a disadvantage, in that they have to say stupid things like ‘and the Coors Light call to the bullpen’. Curto just gets to talk.

  16. Mr. Egaas on April 17th, 2006 9:18 pm

    That’s a good point, but as a whole, advertisements or not, the Mariners announcers are full of douchebaggery. If anything, the advertising doesn’t annoy me, it’s that they don’t talk about anything interesting or just repeat the same thing again and again (Captain Obvious!).

  17. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 17th, 2006 9:44 pm

    Thank you Mike Curto. We finally know why Fruto was on the temporary inactive list. Because his wife was having his first child in San Antonio.

  18. Choska on April 17th, 2006 9:51 pm

    Did anyone else see that RHP Tim Lincecum, University of Washington and RHP Mark Lowe, Mariners made the Future Shock column in BP?

  19. matthew on April 17th, 2006 9:59 pm

    no excuse other than that “24” was on! doh… i need to get a tivo…

  20. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 17th, 2006 10:08 pm

    Ya know, as much as I love the MILB gameday, it sort of breaks the suspense since it told me Adam Shabala had struck out, around 30-45 seconds before Mike Curto described it.

  21. Gunga on April 17th, 2006 11:32 pm

    ORF, I’ve been taking advantage of my work situation today to listen to MiLB Gameday Audio. Unfortunately, the Missions blew it in the top of the 9th. Don’t know who was pitching at the time due to work getting in the way (WTH!!!) as well as my personal situation, with which I believe you may be familiar. 🙂

    Anyway, great way to keep up on the kids.

  22. BelaXadux on April 18th, 2006 1:03 am

    #17, thanks for the info on Fruto, as I, too, was a-wondering. The Best reason, then, rather than something unfulfilling.

  23. BelaXadux on April 18th, 2006 1:17 am

    Quiroz cleared waivers per the Times and was outrighted to Tacoma, so the Ms get to hang onto him and see what comes of it. If this move was ‘as per plan,’ it worked. Corky Miller was the the music man without a chair. (“Sorry, Shorty,” as the Man of Few Words once said.)

    Lessee: Adam Jones is K-ing a ton, and generally looking a bit overmatched, much as Dave alluded to as a possibility some while back—for now. He’ll come along in time. I’m as surprised as anyone regarding Choo, but if it makes a market for him all to the good. I’d be interested to hear how Asdrubal Cabrera is looking in the field if anyone actually watching the Lad has a view on that.

    Fruto looks to be throwing filthy stuff up there. Cruceta is performing in a workmanlike fashion. Whichever organization trencherman advocated his being acquired gets a silver star pasted next to their name. Foppert is putting up frightening numbers, like he’s not healthy. Or something.

  24. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 18th, 2006 6:57 am

    Bela: Cabrera was looking very fine indeed on the field prior to his going down with the sprained ankle. Smooth and fluid on D, though there were a couple instances I remember where his throw over to 1B was, well, let’s just say we were lucky to have tall guys like Morse and Sears over there. But for the most part, I think he’s pretty darn solid out there.

    Regards Jones, he’s dropped two fly balls out in center now, and in each game, it was the action that was immediately followed by a plethora of runs for the opposing team. Bummer. yeah, he strikes out, but the balls he HAS been hitting are hard hit, and as Bavasi alluded to (or possibly said straight out) they know he’s going to be a bit overmatched at AAA, but I gotta say, just in the Rainiers first homestand, one could see him learning and growing, so I think he’s a pretty quick study, and it’ll be awfully fun to watch him and see where he’s at come August.

    Gunga: The problem, of course, is that you can only listen to one game at a time. And so, one must choose WHICH kids to keep up with. (including, of course, any you have running around at home)

    Corky (Miller): we hardly knew ye.

  25. Gomez on April 18th, 2006 12:25 pm

    No mention of the 6th inning bench clearing brawl that Morban started last night?

  26. Franz on April 18th, 2006 4:18 pm

    June 1st: The end of the Carl Everett era and the beginning of the Shin Soo Choo age. Also, the Choo epoch signals the fall of Ibanez’s tenure as the Mariners’ starting left fielder. Smiles Everyone!

  27. BelaXadux on April 19th, 2006 2:10 am

    Oly Fan: Thanks for the detail.

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