Game 31, Mariners at Twins

Dave · May 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Liriano, 4:10 pm.

Happy Felix Day! No, seriously, we need a happy Felix day more than we’ve needed anything in a while. That we get to face an LHP – even a good one like Liriano – qualifies as extra good news. The team could really use a win, and the best way for this team to win is to have Felix on the mound for us an a lefty on the mound for the opponents.

Line-up is posted in the thread below, but it’s basically the anti-LHP line-up.

Comments

149 Responses to “Game 31, Mariners at Twins”

  1. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 3:49 pm

    Hopefully Felix will be giving 10+ bouquets to the Twins today.

  2. joser on May 9th, 2009 3:55 pm

    Well, at least Oakland is losing. Now we just have to cheer for Kansas City (Zack Greinke vs that offense?) and the White Sox (Danks vs Millwood, hmmm)

  3. DMZ on May 9th, 2009 4:17 pm

    Wow, Jose had to lean way out to swing at that. Maybe Ichiro can get away with that, but wow.

  4. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 4:17 pm

    Oh Jose, that was not a pitch to swing at.

  5. joser on May 9th, 2009 4:20 pm

    And… another blink-and-you-miss-it showing by the M’s empty batting gloves.

    Well, if nothing else, Timmy and Joey are having to find even more inane things than usual to talk about as the other one of The Only Two MLB Teams Fox Admits Exists gives up double digits and gets pounded hard. And the NASCAR fans get to sit and fume as they wait for another overly-long AL East blowout to finish.

  6. DMZ on May 9th, 2009 4:20 pm

    I wonder if you could choose to only sponsor games when the team was playing horribly. So when they’re -4 runs you put ads up for your competitors (“…is proud to bring you this game!”)

  7. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 4:20 pm

    This is going to be a long day…….

  8. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:23 pm

    First game I see since I had to go away on business for three weeks, and I see this crappy start, my oh my…

  9. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 4:23 pm

    If you’re going to walk Tolbert, just hit him in the knee and get that Yuni to Minnesota trade moving.

  10. mariners23 on May 9th, 2009 4:26 pm

    This is difficult to watch

  11. harry on May 9th, 2009 4:26 pm

    and here we go again…

  12. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 4:26 pm

    crap

  13. joser on May 9th, 2009 4:26 pm

    I think that would qualify as false advertising.

    You remember when we were saying “Yeah, they have no offense and three-fifths of the rotation is a disaster, but at least the Mariners have a great defense to help their good pitchers”?
    Yeah, I miss that too.

  14. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, it looks like the unplayed fly ball really has messed up Felix.

  15. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:29 pm

    Kenji looks as bad as ever behind the plate.

  16. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 4:30 pm

    Brilliant Felix, throw 50+ pitches in the first so Liriano stiffens up in the dugout.

  17. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 4:32 pm

    BELTRE!!!

  18. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:40 pm

    I like the new strategy, lull the Twins into a false sense of security, and then pounce for the win!

  19. joser on May 9th, 2009 4:41 pm

    So those runs were earned? Outfielders aren’t expected to catch fly balls in the Metrodome?

  20. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 4:46 pm

    Sun balls and “roof” balls are hits. And I don’t blame Balentien for that. The Metrodome is such a POS.

  21. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 4:48 pm

    It appears the strategy is to pop up and ground out weakly.. save our strength.. then start flexing our muscle later in the game.

    haha… UGH.

  22. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:49 pm

    What’s Francisco’s pitch count? 15?

  23. joser on May 9th, 2009 4:50 pm

    Brilliant Felix, throw 50+ pitches in the first so Liriano stiffens up in the dugout.

    And the offense is on the same page, getting out quickly so Felix stays warmed-up and loose. Just a few more innings of this and… I have a nagging feeling we overlooked something.

  24. SequimRealEstate on May 9th, 2009 4:50 pm

    It looks like Yuni wears eye make up.

  25. joser on May 9th, 2009 4:53 pm

    Liriano 22 pitches through 3 innings (13 for strikes).

    The Metrodome is such a POS.

    Yeah, but what are we going to say when the M’s have to fly back to Minnesota four additional times over the course of the season because an April series was snowed out?

  26. SequimRealEstate on May 9th, 2009 4:54 pm

    Felix, what is a cuvrve ball? What is a change up?

  27. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 4:56 pm

    It looks like Yuni wears eye make up.

    He’s been hanging around Richard Alpert I presume.

  28. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 4:56 pm

    Yeah, but what are we going to say when the M’s have to fly back to Minnesota four additional times over the course of the season because an April series was snowed out?

    I dunno. But I know what Ichiro will say..

    “To tell the truth, I’m not excited to go to [Minnesota], but we have to.. If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to [Minnesota], I’d punch myself in the face, because I’m lying.”

    :-)

  29. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 4:59 pm

    This game is over……..

  30. harry on May 9th, 2009 4:59 pm

    Felix giving up back-to-back dingers… this is not good.

    This is really not good.

  31. louder on May 9th, 2009 4:59 pm

    This is bad, so bad.

  32. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:00 pm

    That looked like a Silva fat pitch sitting on a tee.

  33. joser on May 9th, 2009 5:01 pm

    Felix is channeling his inner Jakubauskas.

    Clearly, they didn’t send down Silva soon enough — like swine flu, his suck is infectious. He doesn’t need to be on the DL, he needs to be in quarantine.

  34. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:02 pm

    It really looks like Felix is taking the same approach to pitching today as our offense takes to batting.

    That would be the “no patience” approach.

  35. joser on May 9th, 2009 5:02 pm

    You know what’s really sad? Liriano is getting squeezed. From looking at the Pitch FX data, Felix is getting low strikes that are getting called balls for Liriano.

  36. joser on May 9th, 2009 5:04 pm

    Would be kind of funny if the only thing that ruins Liriano’s perfect game is that HBP to Ichiro.

    And yes, I’m going to take credit for jinxing it with that comment. ;)

  37. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:05 pm

    w00t

  38. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:06 pm

    Veteran Leadership! Clubhouse Chemistry! 110%! No “I” in team!

  39. JMHawkins on May 9th, 2009 5:06 pm

    You know what’s really sad? Liriano is getting squeezed. From looking at the Pitch FX data, Felix is getting low strikes that are getting called balls for Liriano.

    How is that possible? It would require the M’s to not swing at something.

    Oh, and go Sweeney!

  40. zach in spokane on May 9th, 2009 5:06 pm

    Whoah, is the scoreboard broken? That is a weird looking zero in our runs column…

  41. harry on May 9th, 2009 5:08 pm

    Thank Bog, they scored a couple runs. Lead by example, Sweeney.

  42. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:08 pm

    Thanks to Sweeney, things are looking up. Now, if Felix can shut down the Twins next inning, the Mariners will be in the game.

  43. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:09 pm

    Alright. How did one of the M’s plastic bats get out to the outfield??

  44. harry on May 9th, 2009 5:15 pm

    Kenji!

    That Sweeney hit has broken the ice. Let’s go.

  45. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 5:18 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………….and now Yuni. I really can’t stand his approach.

  46. cgmonk on May 9th, 2009 5:18 pm

    That was a quick pop up by Yuni.

  47. zach in spokane on May 9th, 2009 5:19 pm

    I hate Yuni so much.

  48. juneau_fan on May 9th, 2009 5:19 pm

    And my heart sinks….

    Because, swinging at the first pitch is exactly the right thing to do there.

    My fantasy is to see Wak pummeling Yuni with Branyan’s broken bat in the dugout. Truly.

  49. Patrick517 on May 9th, 2009 5:19 pm

    Yuni——>FAIL

  50. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:19 pm

    Good inning, now Felix really needs to shut down the Twins this time.

  51. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:20 pm

    You know what’s really sad? Liriano is getting squeezed. From looking at the Pitch FX data, Felix is getting low strikes that are getting called balls for Liriano.

    Checking back in with Pitch/fx both pitchers are getting squeezed at the bottom of the zone. However they’re both getting some pitches called strikes off the right side that have no business being called strikes.

  52. finndawg on May 9th, 2009 5:20 pm

    YUNI!!!! Ugghhh!! Nice first pitch swinging

  53. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:20 pm

    Jack Z.. please trade Yuni before I embed my TV remote in the wall.

  54. naviomelo on May 9th, 2009 5:21 pm

    How is it even possible that Yuni didn’t notice what was getting the M’s back into this game? Liriano had walked two men and hit another in the backside, and he swings at the first pitch out of the zone. Does he care?

  55. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 5:23 pm

    Yuni “1st-Pitch Pop-Up” Betancourt strikes again.

    You think if we file a petition and circulate, he’ll start thinking about working a count in a 2-out, bases-loaded situation with a struggling pitcher???

    Judas H. Priest, the guy’s a moron with a bat.

    And someday Branyan is going to swing real hard and miss…and his bat will break from the strain.

    He has to lead the big leagues in broken bats.

  56. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:24 pm

    I just don’t understand Hernandez, just keeps pouring in the fastball. If you want to be the stopper, use your head every now and then. The Yuni of the mound.

  57. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:25 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………….and now Yuni. I really can’t stand his approach.

    How can you hate something that doesn’t exist? What’s next, directing your ire at hippogryphs and centaurs?

  58. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 5:27 pm

    Dammit Beltre……..

  59. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:28 pm

    6 errors already for Beltre. AND he’s not hitting.

  60. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:31 pm

    Beltre’s downfall: trying to do too much. Really he could have just looked him back to 3rd and took the easy out. But that’s just the armchair 3B in me talking.

  61. juneau_fan on May 9th, 2009 5:31 pm

    Beltre just wants to stay in Seattle.

    Boy, I’m really glad that Yuni swung at that first pitch, because there’s no way we needed another couple of runs.

  62. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:31 pm

    Hate to bag on Beltre, but his play really cost the Mariners.

  63. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 5:33 pm

    Ahhhhhh…Adrian, I love ya. You know I love ya. But that’s a bone-headed play. You don’t try to tag the runner at third unless you’re right on the bag and he’s too far out…you look him back, plant your feet, get your out at first.

    These guys don’t need the floodgates opened any further.

  64. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:35 pm

    I’m really beginning to wonder if Felix is ever going to develop into a great pitcher, or if he’ll stay around .500 for his career. This was an inning where the Mariners needed him to step up and dominate the game, get a 1,2,3 inning and help his team. Instead, nothing. I hope Wak gets on his ass some more.

  65. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:35 pm

    Hate to bag on Beltre, but his play really cost the Mariners.

    Bah! It only cost the M’s two runs. Sweeney’s Heroes are more than capable of charging back!

  66. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:37 pm

    See?! And now the General steps to the plate…

  67. juneau_fan on May 9th, 2009 5:42 pm

    At least Beltre got a run back.

    Will it turn out that there’s anything to the suggestion that Felix was hurt in some way? I try no to listen to hard to the booth crew, but the visit to the mound caused that suggestion.

  68. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 5:43 pm

    Why the hell was Beltre running there? WHY!?!?!?!?!?!!?! WTF!?!?!?!?!

  69. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:43 pm

    WHY

  70. cgmonk on May 9th, 2009 5:43 pm

    Beltre was not even close on that steal.

  71. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:44 pm

    Beltre left his brain at the hotel today.

  72. Milendriel on May 9th, 2009 5:44 pm

    That was the worst 2-run inning ever.

  73. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:44 pm

    He’s trying to help you set a new interrobang record.

  74. Scottdids on May 9th, 2009 5:44 pm

    Adrian is really trying to do too much today. First the error, now getting caught at 3rd.

  75. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Seriously. Why in GOD’S NAME was Beltre running there?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    DAMMIT TO HELL!!!

    I now know what baseball IQ is.. and we have some of the dumbest players ever.

  76. alexD on May 9th, 2009 5:45 pm

    WHY THE FUC* IS BELTRE TRYING TO STEAL THIRD IN A ONE RUN GAME..what a goddamn buffoon. Or more importantl, WHY was he given the green light in that situation? Something is seriously wrong there.

  77. lucky on May 9th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Love the golden glove, but Adrian strikes me as perhaps not the brightest bulb on the block. Must have gone on his own, Wak wouldn’t have called that, would he?

  78. juneau_fan on May 9th, 2009 5:49 pm

    Wow, it would be nice to have two dangerous batters in a row in your lineup.

  79. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 5:50 pm

    Poor Sean White

    And if your not in the mood to click on the link, White threw 6 strikes to Mauer.

  80. Milendriel on May 9th, 2009 5:50 pm

    It’d be nice to have an LHP to start this inning :(

  81. DrDon on May 9th, 2009 5:50 pm

    Hi Mariner Fans. DrDon here, a Twins fan. Caught your link and thought I would add….It appears to me that neither pitcher wants a win out of this. Lots of people in Twins land wanted Beltre signed as a free agent for our 3rd base shortcomings. Amazing how things work out.

  82. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 5:56 pm

    ugh.

  83. Paul B on May 9th, 2009 5:56 pm

    TO STEAL THIRD IN A ONE RUN GAME..

    There may be reasons why it was dumb to steal third, but it being a one run game is not one of them.

  84. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 5:56 pm

    And.. there we have it. Teams are just having fun with us now.

  85. louder on May 9th, 2009 5:56 pm

    Have mercy, this game sucks. Can’t anyone pitch a scoreless inning for the Mariners??????

  86. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 5:59 pm

    I watched Cuddyer’s bomb go up until it hit 10,000 feet. Then I stopped.

    Sigh.

  87. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:00 pm

    *Sweeney is beginning to think this maybe too big a test of even his veteran leadership-ness*

  88. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 6:01 pm

    Branyan. Going for the 5-run homer.

  89. tenthinningstretch on May 9th, 2009 6:04 pm

    what a game

  90. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 6:05 pm

    Blowers is so full of shit. “We’re going to rattle off 6, 7 in a row. We have that kind of club.”

  91. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 6:06 pm

    This is stupid baseball we’re watching. There was no excuse for trying to steal third when there was one out in a one-run game.

    You’re already in scoring position.

    I’m starting to wonder which is more stupid, their playing like this or me watching them play like this…

    I see one more play that tears my hair out, I’m gonna go mow my lawn.

  92. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:08 pm

    I see one more play that tears my hair out, I’m gonna go mow my lawn.

    You may want to consult your physician before ever watching another inning of Major League Baseball.

  93. tenthinningstretch on May 9th, 2009 6:08 pm

    looks like another 100 loss season

  94. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 6:09 pm

    Bases loaded! Bases loaded! Who’s up?!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. Dammmmn it.

    EDIT: Double-play. Coulda just about typed that before it actually happened, couldn’t I?

    The lawn beckons.

  95. Milendriel on May 9th, 2009 6:09 pm

    Can we just release Yuni already?

  96. zach in spokane on May 9th, 2009 6:10 pm

    I hate Yuni soo much.

  97. louder on May 9th, 2009 6:10 pm

    Nice job Yuni, three at bats, six pitches, and nice ground outs.

  98. juneau_fan on May 9th, 2009 6:10 pm

    Please, please, please get rid of Yuni!

    That petulant look on his face! Yeah, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN????

    I guess when you just swing at every pitch, and some get through and most end up as outs, you do just the entire thing as a big crapshoot.

  99. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 6:10 pm

    Yuni is by far the most aggrivating player on this team. I do not understand why he’s given such a free pass.

  100. joser on May 9th, 2009 6:10 pm

    Checking back in with Pitch/fx both pitchers are getting squeezed at the bottom of the zone. However they’re both getting some pitches called strikes off the right side that have no business being called strikes.

    Yeah, it’s evened out. But when I posted, I was comparing the first three innings of Liriano vs Felix

  101. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 6:12 pm

    Oh Beltre…..

  102. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Beltre… losing trade value by the minute.

  103. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:13 pm

    I almost feel like the Twins are irrelevant in this contest. The real battle is taking place between the M’s pitching staff and the M’s offense. A sort of twisted game of keep-away is afoot and the pitching staff is winning right now.

  104. louder on May 9th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Beltre, about as bad as it gets for him today.

  105. kyoko on May 9th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Yuni has taken some pitchers today – strikes straight down the middle. It’s like he’s waiting for pitchers outside the strike zone to swing at. Also the Twins announcers suck. I’ve turned them off and am listening to Husker Du- the only good thing I know of to come out of Minnesota.

  106. Milendriel on May 9th, 2009 6:14 pm

    It was five pitches. For Yuni, that is.

  107. SonOfZavaras on May 9th, 2009 6:14 pm

    Trade Yuni for a used Pac-Man arcade game. Or something remotely useful. Release him, DFA him, do something.

    I. Can’t. Stand. This.

    Yuni. Does. Not. Belong. Here.

    Not just here, but in all of major-league baseball.

  108. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:14 pm

    Yeah, it’s evened out. But when I posted, I was comparing the first three innings of Liriano vs Felix

    It’s okay, I still forgive you.

  109. joser on May 9th, 2009 6:16 pm

    Omar Vizquel is playing 3B for Texas? I guess Young’s “stiff back” last night was a little stiffer than they thought. (What’s with all the bad backs lately? Is that the new “flu-like symptoms” now that “flu” sounds scary?)

  110. JerBear on May 9th, 2009 6:16 pm

    Yeah, that was my sentiment after that DP… I’m so sick of him. They can send him back to Cuba for all I care – and that’s saying something.

  111. DrDon on May 9th, 2009 6:20 pm

    I have to admit…. Beltre is not having a very good game. Neither are most of the others.

  112. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 6:25 pm

    Leave Stark out there until his elbow explodes.

  113. cgmonk on May 9th, 2009 6:27 pm

    Well that was a close one.

  114. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:28 pm

    Luckily we avoided the Denny Grand Slam.

  115. mln on May 9th, 2009 6:32 pm

    Blowers is so full of shit. “We’re going to rattle off 6, 7 in a row. We have that kind of club.”

    Blowers actually meant to say, “We’re going to rattle off 6, 7 in a row LOSSES. We have that kind of club.”

  116. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 6:35 pm

    Blowers just made me laugh……

  117. Lauren, token chick on May 9th, 2009 6:35 pm

    Haha. Nicely done, Mike G.

    This team is dangerously close to turning me into a fairweather fan.

  118. Mr. Egaas on May 9th, 2009 6:35 pm

    Blowers just made up for it with that Almonte joke. Classic.

  119. mln on May 9th, 2009 6:36 pm

    Oh yeah, forget to add for Blowers’ comment: “No doubt about it.”

  120. JMHawkins on May 9th, 2009 6:40 pm

    This team is dangerously close to turning me into a fairweather fan.

    Actually, that would be foulweather fan. They played well when the weather was lousy. Now that it’s a nice day with sunshine and blue skys, they can’t win.

    Whether the weather be fair or whether the weather be foul, we’ll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.

  121. Lauren, token chick on May 9th, 2009 6:49 pm

    Woohoo!

  122. kyoko on May 9th, 2009 6:50 pm

    Beltr having an eventful game.

  123. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 6:50 pm

    I’ll be the optimist here………

    Let’s just hope that homerun turns Beltre’s season around.

  124. DrDon on May 9th, 2009 6:50 pm

    [long link]

  125. Sports on a Schtick on May 9th, 2009 6:50 pm

    And because the AL West is so bad we get to be tickled to death throughout the season (they’re only X games out of first place!). At least last year it was quick and… well, not really painless. But at least by mid-May we knew the team had no chance.

  126. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:51 pm

    Beltre seemed to enjoy Matt’s cheese.

  127. kyoko on May 9th, 2009 6:55 pm

    In case you were wondering what Kenji just did – that was a beautiful sweep behind square if he was playing cricket.

  128. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 6:58 pm

    Did anybody find it creepy how long the camera stayed on that mom?

  129. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 7:03 pm

    Nah. I was happy to look at something pretty after all the ugly we’ve had to endure today.

  130. mrmitra on May 9th, 2009 7:05 pm

    Maybe we can trade Yuni for some Xanax to calm Beltre down.

  131. Go Felix on May 9th, 2009 7:06 pm

    FU BETANCOURT!!

  132. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 7:06 pm

    Imagine that. Yuni pops up on the 2nd pitch. I. Did. Not. See. That. Coming.

  133. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 7:07 pm

    Go easy on Yuni, his mascara was running.

  134. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 7:09 pm

    You think nothing’s being done about Yuni because the M’s are still making payments on that Doubleplay Twins bike?

  135. ppl on May 9th, 2009 7:09 pm

    Good time for Lopez to come alive.

  136. louder on May 9th, 2009 7:11 pm

    Well, that game sucked big time.

  137. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 7:12 pm

    Hey guys, Remember ’95?

    Feel better now? You’re welcome.

  138. jephdood on May 9th, 2009 7:12 pm

    Dude was not anywhere NEAR touching 2nd on that DP turn. But oh well. Ump says IT’S DINNAH TIME!

  139. ppl on May 9th, 2009 7:14 pm

    Maybe we can turn it around with Bedard going tommorow, we hit a little today atleast.

  140. Sports on a Schtick on May 9th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Okay, I finally snapped and created the Bizarro Yuniesky Betancourt Fan Club on Facebook.

    There’s a couple real fanpages of Yuni on Facebook. I highly recommend not checking those out.

  141. Mr. Egaas on May 9th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Nicole Zaloumis is a nice consolation prize.

  142. SequimRealEstate on May 9th, 2009 7:17 pm

    I would love to see “The King” start of the first inning by throwing 2 curve balls like the twins closer. Would blow the scouting reports all to hell.

  143. Mike G. on May 9th, 2009 7:31 pm

    I joined, and left a haiku.

  144. Sports on a Schtick on May 9th, 2009 8:20 pm

    M’s drop to 11% chance to win the division. Oh and the Angels beat Greinke 1-0. When it rains it pours.

  145. jordan on May 9th, 2009 11:08 pm

    Wow, missed this game. I was at work, having the worst day of my life. I guess one positive is that I didn’t watch this??

  146. nvn8vbryce on May 10th, 2009 12:12 am

    Luckily we avoided the Denny Grand Slam.

    Silva didn’t miss the Denny’s Grand Slam…

  147. mln on May 10th, 2009 2:06 am

    Okay, I finally snapped and created the Bizarro Yuniesky Betancourt Fan Club on Facebook.

    Heh. Wouldn’t it be cool if Yuni himself joined that fan club?

  148. Breadbaker on May 10th, 2009 3:38 am

    When all the announcers are talking about Yuni’s inability to take even a single pitch with the bases loaded when he’s thrown a pitch out of the zone, you’d think maybe Wak would start taking notice. It would have been nice if we hadn’t traded all our options at short to Cleveland, however.

  149. JMHawkins on May 10th, 2009 8:33 am

    When all the announcers are talking about Yuni’s inability to take even a single pitch with the bases loaded when he’s thrown a pitch out of the zone, you’d think maybe Wak would start taking notice. It would have been nice if we hadn’t traded all our options at short to Cleveland, however.

    On the pre-game show Friday (I think), Drayer was talking with one of the minor league coaches (I didn’t catch his name) about patience at the plate. The guy said it’s something they’ve started working on in the system within the last couple of years, and pointed out it takes some time to undo bad habits. So they’re apparently aware of it (even were under Bavasi, or else they’re trying to, ahem, back-date the memo to fit in with the new boss).

    But it’s way too late for Yuni.

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