In Happier News

Dave · April 5, 2008 at 9:40 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Phillipe Aumont’s professional debut in Wisconsin: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Not bad. He’s already talking about hoping they move him up later this year, but I wonder if anyone has told him that that High Desert’s park isn’t really a place you want to pitch.

He’s going to work out of the bullpen in a tandem start fashion for the first month of the year and move to the rotation in May. Regardless of what’s happening with the big club, there’s always hope down on the farm.


11 Responses to “In Happier News”

  1. msb on April 5th, 2008 9:50 pm

    glad something is more cheerful.

  2. Gerald on April 5th, 2008 9:55 pm

    When does the agreement with High Desert end? It’d be insane to promote Aumont to AA after this year, but I don’t really like the idea of the organization screwing with his head by sending him to that launching pad either.

  3. carlls007 on April 5th, 2008 10:07 pm

    Maybe not really a rush considering that he has done it pretty well in the World Cup Baseball last year where he faced a lot of higher-level batters?…

    It’ll be inspiring if he can end up in High Desert this year- : D

  4. jlc on April 5th, 2008 10:51 pm

    Yay! Hope for the future. And by the time he gets here, Jose, Jose will be split up and our second baseman won’t be our best hitter. Or, he’ll be the second coming of Jackie Robinson. Hey, a girl can dream.

  5. Teej on April 6th, 2008 12:05 am

    I’m driving up to Adelanto to see Triunfel within the next month, for sure. (I figure they’ll have him in AAA by the All-Star Break, so I better move fast . . .)

  6. scott19 on April 6th, 2008 1:55 am

    Since it’s already apparent that pitchers are to the ’08 Mariners like drummers are to Spinal Tap, we might actually get to see Aumont make his major league debut by the All-Star break.

  7. lovethechugach on April 6th, 2008 2:13 am

    I’m wondering if we could all agree to spell Phillippe correctly. Two L’s, two P’s. Sorry, small thing, it’s just been bugging me.

  8. Carson on April 6th, 2008 8:17 am

    Well, if Aumont wants quick promotions, this isn’t an origination that will disappoint him.

  9. Tek Jansen on April 6th, 2008 9:24 am

    It’s good to know that even if one francophone Canadian pitcher goes down, we have another waiting in the wings.

  10. joser on April 6th, 2008 11:01 am

    Yeah, the M’s have tapped into that rich vein of pitching tradition that extends from Gatineau to Chicoutimi. Who knew that voyageurs paddling their canoes and tapping maple trees were developing exactly the motor skills necessary to pitch in the major leagues?

  11. scott19 on April 6th, 2008 1:49 pm

    10: Interestingly, Bedard’s name came up the other day on a hockey blog as well — where we contemplated how well he might’ve handled a stick as a two-sport athlete. 🙂

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