Dave · June 18, 2008 at 1:32 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I’m glad I was at Safeco Field tonight.


15 Responses to “Felix…”

  1. edgar for mayor on June 18th, 2008 1:34 am

    Lucky duck.
    For only the 13th time in the AL 9 pitches…3 K’s
    I would have paid to see that. :S

  2. Ninja Jordan on June 18th, 2008 1:54 am

    OT: [deleted, ot]

  3. mark s on June 18th, 2008 2:08 am

    Me too.

    But I couldn’t believe Mac’s comment after the game. The thing about having Felix pitch 120-130 pitches. What was is that all about?

  4. thefin190 on June 18th, 2008 2:26 am

    I was at Safeco and saw Felix pitch against the Angels back in April. Felix wasn’t as dominating as he could’ve been but he pitched a win. But wow, tonight was probably like watching history. Felix may not have a no-hitter yet, or not pitch one this year, but he struck out the side in nine pitches, and that’s something that will be with him forever.

  5. jro on June 18th, 2008 6:29 am

    mark s – i thought the exact same thing.

    The optimist in me says that Mclaren sees such improvement in Felix that he’s now in a position to move forward as a premier ace, and by 120-130 pitches, he means a complete game more often than not. Growing the talent that we do have, so to speak.

    But, the skeptic in me says that Mclaren has heard all this talk about Bedard and the criticism that he only throws 100 pitches, and he’s looking to show him up with Felix. With Bavasi’s comments at his press conference, it’s obvious that there is some serious dysfunction on this team. I’m guessing that Mclaren is part of it.

    I’m leaning toward the skeptical interpretation more than any plan to simply help Felix grow as a pitcher.

  6. pygmalion on June 18th, 2008 6:49 am

    Hopefully they won’t blow Felix’s arm off. There’s no way of knowing (that I know of) whether Felix is the kind of pitcher whose arm can withstand 120-130 pitches regularly or not, like Randy Johnson or Roger Clemens. Given the org’s carefulness with Felix so far, I’m guessing that they’ll err on the side of caution, but to be honest, the M’s seem to be their own worst enemy.

  7. north on June 18th, 2008 7:47 am

    You picked a good one to see. This team is good for a one run win about once or twice a week, but only when the ace is pitching.

  8. msb on June 18th, 2008 7:59 am

    Dave, did you get to see Miller on Monday? how does he look these days?

  9. bratman on June 18th, 2008 7:59 am

    Edgar is Good

    Felix is Good

  10. pygmalion on June 18th, 2008 7:59 am

    Funny how there is no question that Felix is better than Bedard.

  11. DKJ on June 18th, 2008 8:35 am

    [actually, it is OT]

  12. JerBear on June 18th, 2008 9:29 am

    Funny how there is no question that Felix is better than Bedard.

    Which is why it is still so frustrating that BB saw getting a “#1 type starter” as his #1 priority last off-season. I gotta let it go, I still get pissed every time I think about last winter…

    But yeah, last night was freaking awesome. I will remember that for a long time. For the love of all that’s holy, lock that kid up now.

  13. Paul L on June 18th, 2008 10:10 am

    I assume Dave is in town interviewing for the GM position?

  14. area 51 on June 18th, 2008 10:58 am

    so only the 13th time to be done i the AL. Didn’t Felix do this back in Boston some years ago?

  15. Colm on June 18th, 2008 12:10 pm

    I don’t think so, but Pedro did it to the M’s for the Red Sox a few years ago.

    Possibly in the first inning.

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