Felix Day in the W-Bay-Cayyyyy

DMZ · March 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Though not for the M’s it’s still Felix Day.


24 Responses to “Felix Day in the W-Bay-Cayyyyy”

  1. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:17 pm

    This is the kind of game the WBC is all about. There’s a lot of excitement and great players. I’m stoked for this.

  2. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:27 pm

    One batter, 1 K!

  3. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:28 pm

    2 batters 2 Ks!

  4. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:33 pm

    After a walk to Beltran, Felix finished striking out the side. It’s fun to see.

  5. Breadbaker on March 16th, 2009 4:34 pm

    I’m nowhere near a TV, but it looks good in Webcast, too. Go Felix!

  6. egreenlaw9 on March 16th, 2009 4:35 pm

    These announcers are in love with Felix and Lopez.

  7. Paul B on March 16th, 2009 4:35 pm

    Looking good against a tough PR team!

  8. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:36 pm

    Will there ever be a ground or fly out in this game?

    First 7 outs are K’s.

  9. egreenlaw9 on March 16th, 2009 4:44 pm

    Lopez has Venezuela’s only walk…

  10. joser on March 16th, 2009 4:49 pm

    I know it’s an impossible dream, but it would be so cool if Lopez / Chavez / Silva all “found” something while playing for their country and came back and replicated their WBC stats while playing against MLB opponents.

    Meanwhile Felix is perfectly capable of being as otherworldly against the best teams in the majors as he’s being right now.

  11. CMC_Stags on March 16th, 2009 4:51 pm

    Too many fastballs in the 1st inning. Though I have to like the fact that the first two batters struck out on off-speed pitches.

    Bottom 1:
    J Feliciano
    Fastball – Called Strike
    Fastball – Foul
    Changeup – Swinging Strike

    R Vazquez
    Fastball – Ball
    FAstball – Called Strike
    Fastball – Ball
    Fastball – Called Strike
    Curveball – Called Strike

    Carlos Beltran
    Fastball – Ball
    Splitter – Ball
    Fastball – Swinging Strike
    Fastball – Ball
    Fastball – Ball

    C. Delgado
    Fastball – Foul
    Curveball – Called Strike
    Fastball – Ball
    Fastball – Called Strike

  12. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 4:55 pm

    2 fly ball outs… not a good sign.

  13. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 5:18 pm

    Wow that was a scary looking fall.

  14. MattThompson on March 16th, 2009 5:20 pm

    No more scaring us like that, Felix! The Royal Curve has been looking good this inning, though.

  15. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 5:56 pm

    4 2/3 0 R (so far) 4 h 4 BB 7 K

    He’s responsible for 2 runners though.

  16. zzyzx on March 16th, 2009 6:00 pm

    OK, the 0 R remain as both runners are stranded. Well done King!

  17. msb on March 16th, 2009 6:08 pm

    Are we glad we don’t have Abreu in our outfield?

  18. egreenlaw9 on March 16th, 2009 6:29 pm

    Felix is awesome.

  19. Nellie Fox on March 16th, 2009 8:28 pm

    Finally…King Felix filthy as the king should be. Nice to see him and Jose acquitting themselves so well. And Hernandez’ interview showed that he was truly pumped. Not sure if the new M’s leadership is anything special (sorry), but these two are bright spots. If the USA should be fortunate enough to meet Venezuela in the title game, I’m gonna have to pull for El Gato and Jose!

  20. Kazinski on March 16th, 2009 8:58 pm

    I’m not sure that even Raul could leadfoot it to a ball as slowly as Abreu did in the 5th. I realize it’s big ballpark but I went up and got a beer when Vasquez hit it, then got the bottle opener from my nightstand, and came back downstairs before Abreu gave up on the ball and the centerfielder got the ball back to the infield. Then I fell asleep watching it over on the replay.

  21. Graham on March 16th, 2009 9:31 pm

    That was a pretty mediocre start, all things considered.

  22. Gustafson on March 17th, 2009 7:37 am

    Is anybody else worried that Felix threw 86 high, high, high-stress pitches in mid-March? Mets officials are livid that Oliver Perez threw 85 the other day in the WBC. M’s officials are likely as livid about Felix.

    Did anyone else notice Felix stretching out his wrist and rubbing his pitching elbow in the dugout after getting pulled?

    Celebrate the WBC if you want, but it’s a potential disaster for young pitchers. The pitch limit should be MUCH lower than 85. Should be closer to 65 this time of year.

    I hope when the M’s get him back they shelf him for 7 or 8 days to let his arm rest.

  23. sass on March 17th, 2009 9:11 am


    You said it. Pitchers don’t usually get up to that pitchcount until the last start before the season, and even then it isn’t full intensity like it was tonight. I was terrified when I realized how many he’d thrown, and saw him working his arm in the dugout. He’s such a competitor, I’m pretty sure he would pitch hurt for them…86 was way too many. SOJO!!!! *fist shake*

  24. joser on March 17th, 2009 3:58 pm

    I think the Mets might be even more upset that K-Rod pitched two four-out saves in three days (after not going more than one inning since the middle of 2007). Putz might be secretly happy, however.

    Did anyone else notice Felix stretching out his wrist and rubbing his pitching elbow in the dugout after getting pulled?

    I’ve seen him do this in the regular season with the M’s, too. No, I don’t know what that means. But if the M’s end up making an unlikely run to the postseason, we may rue the extra wear he’s already racked up so early in the year.

    I’m at least as worried that they’re going to run him out there again too soon, and I’m a little worried about what kind of care he’s getting in the mean time. Depending on how things work out, he’s probably the starter for their semi-final game on Saturday or Sunday, unless they give it to Silva instead and keep him in their pocket hoping he can pitch in the final.

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