Happy Felix Inning

Dave · February 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Or maybe two.

It’s Felix. Go Felix.


21 Responses to “Happy Felix Inning”

  1. MarinerDan on February 26th, 2009 12:10 pm

    Here’s to the King starting it off right!

  2. BigB on February 26th, 2009 12:14 pm

    I’ve been waiting all winter to hear those words…

  3. Dave on February 26th, 2009 12:15 pm

    Five pitches, three groundball outs. Heh.

  4. Evan on February 26th, 2009 12:35 pm

    45 pitch perfect game. That’s probably too much to hope for in the regular season.

  5. Dave on February 26th, 2009 12:36 pm

    Six pitches, four outs.

  6. Dave on February 26th, 2009 12:41 pm

    Henry Blanco?

  7. zzyzx on February 26th, 2009 12:49 pm

    Is this on Kiro or Komo or neither? I can’t find it.

  8. msb on February 26th, 2009 12:55 pm

    neither. It is one of the off-games. It will be on KIRO tomorrow, though.

  9. Breadbaker on February 26th, 2009 1:33 pm

    If you have the MLB radio package, you can listen to the Padres broadcast.

  10. scott19 on February 26th, 2009 2:21 pm

    It will be on KIRO tomorrow, though.

    Hooray! I dialed around to KIRO a little while ago, but all I heard was Dori Monson interviewing some total airhead…

    It’ll be great to hear some games finally. 🙂

  11. RoninX on February 26th, 2009 3:44 pm

    Alas, I couldn’t watch the game, but is it me or does Felix look to be in the best shape of his career right now?

  12. lokiforever on February 26th, 2009 7:14 pm

    Well, there was the 2 run homer in the 2nd.

  13. MtGrizzly on February 26th, 2009 8:28 pm

    Per Drayer, Felix’s post game comments:

    Just got back from talking to Felix. He talked to the group and then granted me a chat after as he usually does. He told us over and over that he was just trying to establish the fastball. When Washburn heard this he agreed that he was doing the same thing and joked that he hadn’t thrown anything but the fastball in his bullpens.

    “If my fastball is on, my fastball makes the other pitches better,” said Felix on the importance of the fastball.

  14. Colm on February 26th, 2009 10:35 pm

    That’s discouraging. Maybe he’s working on his two-seamer.

  15. Milendriel on February 26th, 2009 10:45 pm

    How many disappointing outings is it going to frickin’ take before he changes his approach?

  16. joser on February 26th, 2009 11:14 pm

    Well, early in the season they should be working on their mechanics, not pitch selection.

    But yeah, if he goes into actual games like that, we’re back to trying to hand print-outs to Rick Adair (is that right? Haven’t learned the coaching staff yet).

  17. RoninX on February 27th, 2009 10:11 am

    Well, there was the 2 run homer in the 2nd.

    I just meant the best physical shape, he seems to be slimmer this spring.

    I don’t have any problem with Felix just going out there and working on locating his fastball in his first spring start, but his reasoning is a little discouraging. He should have laminated Dave’s “open letter” to his locker door.

  18. henryv on February 27th, 2009 12:16 pm

    Holy crud!

    Are you guys really freaking out and complaining about an inning in the first game of spring training?!?

    He was just throwing fastballs. Over and over again, trying to locate and build up endurance. And SD hitters were out there swinging. It happens all the time.

  19. Jeff Nye on February 27th, 2009 12:46 pm

    You’re making the assumption that building endurance was his goal, when the comments he made to Drayer indicate that that wasn’t his goal at all, but that he was trying to “establish the fastball” in the destructive way that we’ve been harping about since last year.

    At least read the entire comment thread before coming in here and claiming that people are “freaking out” for no reason, when that isn’t the case here at all.

  20. henryv on February 27th, 2009 4:15 pm

    Every single pitcher in spring training is working on endurance. He was throwing fastballs, which is what every single established pitcher does working into spring training. And if you give MLB or AAA guys the chance to see some straight heat, they can hit it. It happens. It the first spring training game. Its about as significant to the season and the Felix as what he had at the post-game buffet today.

  21. Jeff Nye on February 27th, 2009 4:23 pm

    Okay, so you’re going to completely ignore what Felix himself said, because you know better than he does what he was REALLY trying to do.

    Just checking.

    We’re all aware of the general lack of importance of what happens in spring training games, but this “establish the fastball” bit isn’t new with Felix, and in the context of his prior and current comments on the subject, there’s legitimate reason for concern at this point about his pitch selection.

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