First Place Woo!

Dave · March 31, 2008 at 7:23 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

One win down, 90ish to go.

Bedard struggled, the offense got themselves out a lot, the baserunning was bad… and the team still won fairly easily. Green and O’Flaherty were tremendous – EOF in particular looked outstanding throwing nasty breaking balls and getting whiffs.

Toss in the Angels losing and it’s a great first day in Seattle.


18 Responses to “First Place Woo!”

  1. ErikG803 on March 31st, 2008 7:26 pm

    I expect to see a “Pursuit of Perfection” ticker for us on ESPN’s bottomline a la the New England Patriots.

  2. EnglishMariner on March 31st, 2008 7:28 pm

    And we had some walks which was nice.

    Good teams win even when they under-perform, and we certainly did that today. But we are first!

  3. DaveValleDrinkNight on March 31st, 2008 7:32 pm

    Green and O’Flaherety had some wicked breaking stuff tonight. Welcome back Jose Lopez!

  4. 116in01 on March 31st, 2008 7:39 pm

    I thought Millwood would pitch a shutout through five. Thank you Rangers’ bullpen.

  5. waldo rojas on March 31st, 2008 7:39 pm

    Has O’Flaherty always had that nasty frisbee slider? It looked positively Nelsonesque.

  6. theraven on March 31st, 2008 7:53 pm

    Are people still experiencing issues with MLB.TV? I want to sign up again (had it most of last year), but not if it’s screwy.

    Speaking of opening day, what’s with the opening day schedule for the Nationals? A 1-game series with Atlanta? Has that ever happened before on opening day? That’s just absurd.

  7. Dave on March 31st, 2008 7:55 pm

    I had occasional issues throughout the day, but 99% of the time, worked well for me today. The 800K stream looked a lot better than last year’s (the 1.2 MB one didn’t look any different, and apparently didn’t work for a lot of people), but it’s still worth the investment.

  8. hawgdriver on March 31st, 2008 8:08 pm

    After two innings of frustration, MLB.TV worked perfectly for me.

  9. HamNasty on March 31st, 2008 8:27 pm

    I might just stay up will midnight so I can finally yells, HAPPY FELIX DAY!

  10. mr.smartypants on April 1st, 2008 12:13 am

    It’s officially King Felix Day!!!!!!!!

  11. Peptech on April 1st, 2008 12:30 am

    So, do you think they’ll continue to outperform their Pythag like this?

  12. Teej on April 1st, 2008 12:56 am

    I agree with Dave that is still worth the investment (and it’s not close), but I find the new Silverlight player to be awful. I think I’m going to switch to the old Windows Media player. The Silverlight player is just way too choppy. Maybe it’s just be, but the new setup is pretty bad.

  13. andy w on April 1st, 2008 2:42 am

    This is the first year I’ve tried The 1.2 MB stream played back at about 1 frame per second for me, but the 800K was pretty good once I was able to connect to the server.

    Now I need to find a way to get all those plugins installed on my work computer…

  14. Mere Tantalisers on April 1st, 2008 6:16 am

    So there were a few things here to be really excited about, if one can expect any trends based on one game.

    1) our situational lefty was left in to face a righty. It was Marlon Byrd, but still a righty.
    2) Lopez showed an iota of patience at the plate. Yeah, its just a few at bats, but I think he took more pitches yesterday than he had in entire months last season.
    3) I may regret saying this soon, but I didn’t cringe once watching Wilkerson in the batters box. I may yet grow to like him, especially if his platoon partner is Wlad come June.

  15. Jar on April 1st, 2008 7:19 am

    I found the 800k video had to either be tiny or pixelated and crappy in full screen mode. I switched to the 1.2 and it was as good as watching it on TV at full screen. My monitor resolution is 1680×1050 though, so that probably has something to do with it.

    I had no problems with the 1.2 using Silverlight, but I am on a mac. I have no idea how it is working for people on Windows.

  16. Red Apple on April 1st, 2008 9:57 am

    Current Pythagorean is 136 and 26. Woo hoo!

  17. joser on April 1st, 2008 10:08 am

    Which is crazier: that so many talking heads have tapped the M’s to win the division, or that John Heyman has them taking the AL Wild Card?

  18. 300ZXNA on April 1st, 2008 1:36 pm

    maybe he’s assuming that Detroit and Boston’s team planes will mysteriously crash into each other mid season?

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