More walks than strikeouts yayyyyyy

DMZ · March 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

7 BB, 6 K in the game today against the Rockies. The M’s won 10-5.

Box score here.

Rowland-Smith went four, striking out three and allowing no walks. Nice little spring outing for him.

But the real news today is that the New, Slimmer Carlos Silva went 7 in the WBC game against the Netherlands, striking out four and walking none. Nice to see.

Also, US-v-Puerto Rico’s on MLB Network.


11 Responses to “More walks than strikeouts yayyyyyy”

  1. enazario on March 14th, 2009 6:15 pm

    If you don’t mind Spanish (and I don’t since I can speak it) you can also watch the game on ESPN Spanish.

  2. lokiforever on March 14th, 2009 6:34 pm

    Plus our pitchers struck out more (4) than they walked (2). So we’re on the good side of the K/BB ratio on both sides.

  3. Slippery Elmer on March 14th, 2009 8:21 pm

    Here’s hoping AL opponents subsequently wear out their pens signing Dutch talent to 3 year Major League contracts.

  4. ppl on March 14th, 2009 8:21 pm

    RRS sure gives the M’s a valuable insurance policy, even if no rotation shot is forthcoming.
    I hope that one comes his way in the second half of the season, without anyone getting hurt. Silva pitching well is a good thing. and I hope that it is the begining of an above-average season for him. As a fan and a realist, I know that Silva and Washburn are on this team and regular members of the rotation. And if Washburn is dealt at some point, it is good to know that RRS is ready to step in and do well.

  5. Jake N. on March 14th, 2009 8:46 pm

    I watched The game Silva pitched against the Netherlands. He was consistent and kept the ball down. Yet the lads from the Netherlands do not hit the ball all that well. Not much can be taken away from this other then Silva appears to be strong and stretched out. I would love to see him go seven against Puerto Rico! Felix Is up next for Venezuela’s next start!!

  6. joser on March 14th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Also in the Venezuela game against the boys in the wooden cleats: Endy Chavez with a nifty triple on the 5th pitch of the game and a nice throw from deep center to the cut-off man to get a (badly coached) runner at the plate, plus Jose Lopez (he of the gaudy 2.128 OPS, best of the still-active players in the WBC) smacks another HR (“oh my goodness”).

    Now if they can just do that against pitchers not named Ponson, we might have something.

  7. joser on March 14th, 2009 9:19 pm

    RRS pitched 137 innings last year between Tacoma and Seattle. Realistically that means he shouldn’t be penciled in for more than 150, maybe 160 IP tops. So he’s not ready to be a really full-time starter anyway. Sure, he could be a 5th starter on a staff of horses, but we can’t count on Bedard reaching 200 IP either. Add in the usual missed starts here and there from the other guys and there’s going to be a need for a part-time 6th starter even if Morrow is 100% healthy by opening day. RRS is going to get his opportunity no matter what, and I’d rather have him start out in the pen to keep his innings down. Because you never know: if everything breaks right the team may need some innings out of him in October too.

  8. SequimRealEstate on March 14th, 2009 11:01 pm

    The real News is that RRS is another left handed bat we can use. : )

  9. joser on March 15th, 2009 6:47 am

    The real News is that RRS is another left handed bat we can use. : )

    Wakamatsu threw batting practice to RRS before the game, and based on that he said in the after-game interview he would’ve “bet my house” RRS wasn’t going to get a hit (let alone two).

  10. argh on March 15th, 2009 7:09 am

    we can’t count on Bedard reaching 200 IP

    You have the gift of understatement.

  11. msb on March 15th, 2009 11:20 am

    he said in the after-game interview he would’ve “bet my house” RRS wasn’t going to get a hit (let alone two).

    RRS would have taken that bet.

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