Game 8, Mariners at Rays

Dave · April 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

4:05 pm, Bedard vs Garza

First off, Happy Birthday Felix! The King turned 22 today. Twenty-Two. Most hall of fame pitchers are still hanging out on minor league buses at 22, and Felix is heading into his third full season and establishing himself as one of the game’s best pitchers. Enjoy the b-day and please never leave us.

In other news, the M’s really should win this one. Matt Garza has a good arm, but he hasn’t figured out what to do with it yet, and Bedard’s good enough to shut down the Rays bats. Tampa’s a legitimate opponent, but for the M’s to contend, these are the types of games they need to win most of the time.


CF Ichiro
2B Lopez
3B Beltre
LF Ibanez
1B Sexson
RF Wilkerson
DH Vidro
C Johjima
SS Betancourt

I like Beltre hitting 3rd and Ibanez fourth, and I hope that move is permanent. Ideally, this would setup well if the M’s wanted to bring in a LH hitting left fielder (Kenny Lofton, still a free agent), move Ibanez to DH, and platoon Vidro/Sexson at first base, as Lofton’s bat would fit in well in the #2 hole ahead of Beltre.

Just a suggestion.


307 Responses to “Game 8, Mariners at Rays”

  1. pygmalion on April 8th, 2008 7:53 pm


    The M’s won?

  2. OppositeField on April 8th, 2008 7:53 pm

    great win. great job by 2RS. game ball to richie sexson.

  3. jdam on April 8th, 2008 7:57 pm

    Dave was right. It was hard to get back on the bandwagon with a gimpy ankle, but I think I’ve done it.

  4. HamNasty on April 8th, 2008 8:05 pm

    Nice win for the M’s. Season high 6 runs scored! Cheers to Richie and Wilk for their timely hits.

  5. davepaisley on April 8th, 2008 8:13 pm

    Hey, Angie Mentink isn’t pregnant!

    (Well, not showing, anyway…)

  6. wlad on April 8th, 2008 8:41 pm

    And Ryan Rowland Smith’s ERA is down to… 9!!

  7. msb on April 8th, 2008 9:05 pm

    Bedard’s chew wad is so big it looks like he’s pitching with a mouth guard in.

    aaaaaand, in fact, he was. Washburn came up during the post-game interview and asked what the heck it was (he thought maybe it was a retainer)

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