Amazingly deep analysis

DMZ · April 11, 2008 at 11:43 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

A couple of hours after the game, I’m still happy I got to see the M’s beat the Angels.


28 Responses to “Amazingly deep analysis”

  1. jlc on April 12th, 2008 12:09 am

    I agree totally, but it doesn’t give me warm fuzzies about tomorrow. Raul runs are great, I’ll take ’em, but I need more Yuni smiles.

  2. oh poker on April 12th, 2008 12:34 am

    Great great game to be at. A good win against a division rival that you have to sweat is good times all around.

  3. thefin190 on April 12th, 2008 1:01 am

    Was a very good game to be at. King Felix didn’t exert his kinship like he should’ve, but fortunately the offense pulled through to get Felix a W. And topped it off with some Dick’s burgers afterwards.

  4. scott19 on April 12th, 2008 2:21 am

    An odd game, indeed…strangeness on the basepaths as well as on “D”. Not to mention, probably the toughest of the King’s three starts thus far…

    Still, we gut it out against the hated Angels and get a win. Gotta love karma! 🙂

  5. eternal on April 12th, 2008 5:10 am

    I actually thought Felix did good to not get too frustrated and stayed with the game and was happy the offense came through and got him the win.

  6. mln on April 12th, 2008 5:33 am

    The power of ponies WILL NOT BE DENIED.

  7. Nate on April 12th, 2008 5:36 am

    holy crap! a deep analysis post I can follow!!
    deep analysis aside, I just enjoyed the game. Having felix gift-wrap 3 consecutive strikeouts to Vlad was just fun. I hope we can keep on the right side of “that’s the way the ball bounces” and take this series.

    BTW, where’s the “This comment might, I think be free of spelling errors” submit button?? c’mon! 😉

  8. Brian Rust on April 12th, 2008 6:36 am

    Wow, if the playoffs were today, you’d have the Red Sox, Tigers, and Mariners, with the Indians in the wild card IF you counted from the bottom of the standings.

  9. docmwj on April 12th, 2008 7:15 am

    Raul crushed those homers!

    Dicks deluxe, fries and vanilla shake…

  10. msb on April 12th, 2008 7:28 am

    Having felix gift-wrap 3 consecutive strikeouts to Vlad was just fun.

    I was sure that third one wouldn’t happen…

  11. Carson on April 12th, 2008 8:11 am

    Great great game to be at.

    Yeah, I don’t know. Only 29,000 fans for a huge series opener had me sour to start the night. Then, during two high leverage situations, people were doing the wave. Luckily, I was in the front row of a suite, so I didn’t have anyone in my way.

    As far as just the baseball goes, it was a great time and good game.

  12. jlc on April 12th, 2008 8:33 am

    Love the FOX logo. Nice touch.

  13. Zero Gravitas on April 12th, 2008 8:36 am

    I think I watched Felix striking out Vlad on my Tivo last night about 26 times.

  14. HamNasty on April 12th, 2008 9:33 am

    They played pretty ugly and still got the with without Putz. Nice to see the bats alive again. I wish they would let Wilk keep swinging away instead of sacrificing. Joh walking, Sexson walking, Jose Lopez and his new plate approach all make me a happy man. M’s are 1st in walks and 10th in OBP, which will come around once Joh and Wilk and Turbo get their BA’s out of the cellar.

    And that is my series of morning short choppy non-flowing sentences.

  15. Typical Idiot Fan on April 12th, 2008 11:00 am

    Last night’s game was a huge example of why we study fielding independent pitching.

    The homeruns? All pitchers.
    The defensive miscues? Not the pitchers.
    The Aybar webgem saving someone’s buttocks? Not the pitchers.

    It was a DIPS game extraordinaire!

  16. xxtinynickxx on April 12th, 2008 12:38 pm

    Aybar’s webgem was probably the best example OMFG acronym.

  17. xxtinynickxx on April 12th, 2008 1:05 pm

    Also would it be in the Mariners best interest to make a trade for Johnny Gomes or Eric Hinske? Would they be better options then Brad Wilkerson?

  18. joser on April 12th, 2008 1:15 pm

    More than a little sloppy, but the game had everything. Dingers, key strike-outs, crazy baserunning decisions (bunting over Richie Sexson!? Really!?), at least one fantastic defensive play (by the Angels, unfortunately), some ugly, ugly errors (by the M’s, unfortunately), a couple of great almost-catches (one by Felix, notably) and both sides scoring see-saw fashion, with Felix’s Win/No Decision hanging in the balance just about every inning. Despite the blunders, it was a fun game to watch (less fun if the M’s hadn’t been ahead in most innings, of course).

    Small sample size and all, but the records of Sexson and Ibanez vs Weaver are quite the contrast. Weaver is unquestionably Ibanez’ bitch.

    And now we have a beautiful sunny day, which means I have absolutely no excuse to remain indoors and sully myself watching the first of Fox’s every-other-Saturday BoSox/Yankees game.

  19. Sentinel on April 12th, 2008 3:11 pm

    Can I just say “THANK GOD!!!” to the ‘pen coming through again. I hate to admit it, but I was tempted to change the channel when Lowe had the Angels with one out and men on 2nd and 3rd. Great job.

  20. doededoe on April 12th, 2008 3:12 pm

    This may have been the worst defensive game I have ever seen played my the M’s. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled with the win, but watching the Sexson error, the Sexson play where he barely dove to his right and missed a grounder, Green’s throw to Lopez and Lopez’ pathetic effort to save that throw, Lopez going to his left and missing a very makable play, and Raul having no wheels to track down at least one of those fly balls to left. I am sure I am missing a few. That being said I loved Felix. He had his ups and downs, but really battled. Also enjoyed the hitting clinic put on by Raul. Question: why did J. Mac choose to pinch run Cairo rather than WFB? Willie has better wheels and plays a better first base. Thanks for letting me vent.

  21. NBarnes on April 12th, 2008 3:23 pm

    And people say that you’re not a ‘real fan’.

  22. Sentinel on April 12th, 2008 4:43 pm

    Question: why did J. Mac choose to pinch run Cairo rather than WFB? Willie has better wheels and plays a better first base.

    More veterany goodness from Cairo maybe? That, and Cairo hadn’t seen much action, I suppose. How would it look if you signed Cairo and then didn’t play him? It would look like you wasted a roster spot, that’s how it would look.

  23. Sentinel on April 12th, 2008 4:44 pm

    Oh, and Cairo played first after he pinch ran. I’m not sure who plays a better first, Cairo or WFB.

  24. Scooter4 on April 12th, 2008 5:22 pm


  25. Scooter4 on April 12th, 2008 6:50 pm

    [opinions are valued, trolling is not]

  26. joser on April 12th, 2008 6:56 pm

    Welcome to USSMariner, where trolling and other common sorts of stupidity aren’t tolerated. The PI blogs are just a couple of clicks away.

  27. bongo on April 12th, 2008 7:50 pm

    Willie is home with the flu. Doctors have said he shouldn’t come to the park until it’s no longer contagious.

  28. John D. on April 12th, 2008 8:21 pm

    That the Ms should have their season’s high in runs scored against the Angels of all people!
    Wow !

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