Game 20, Royals at Mariners

DMZ · April 29, 2007 at 12:04 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Brian Bannister v Baek. 1:05, FSN.

After that Weaver start, there’s no place to go but up, right?

M’s lineup, with VORP (Value Over Replacement Player)

CF-L Ichiro! +6
3B-R Beltre -1.2
DH-B Vidro +4.4
LF-L Ibanez +.3
1B-R Sexson -2.9
RF-R Guillen +.6
SS-R Betancourt -1.1
C-R Burke +2
2B-R Willie “The Ignitor” Bloomquist -2.3


Broussard +.8
2B-R Lopez +4
C-R Johjima +6.8
Standard-issue Royals lineup:
CF DeJesus
2B Grudzielanek
RF Teahan
DH Sweeney
1B Gload
LF Sanders
3B Gordon
SS Pena Jr
C LaRue

I would trade the entire M’s infield, including Lopez, for Alex Gordon.


302 Responses to “Game 20, Royals at Mariners”

  1. vj on April 30th, 2007 1:31 am

    300: ??? Willie is an out machine and with two outs and two runners in scoring position in a tie game the last thing you want to do is make an out, which Willie almost did. Each of Broussard, Lopez and Johjima are more likely than Willie not to make an out in this situation.

  2. F-Rod on April 30th, 2007 7:39 am

    Working with career averages KJ gets a hit 3% more often, JLopez gets a hit 1% more often and BBrousard also gets a hit 1% more often. All three are much better hitters because they have way more power and generally walk more but when rooting for a single in the 7th inning you mise well leave in Willie. Few PH’s bat near their career average plus you would have defeated the purpose of an off-day for those guys…So I really see no point in a ph there.

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