Game 42, Angels at Mariners

Dave · May 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Saunders vs Bedard.


82 Responses to “Game 42, Angels at Mariners”

  1. SpokaneDan on May 21st, 2009 9:02 pm

    “The attempted double steal?” I miss Rizz on FSN so much.

  2. joser on May 21st, 2009 9:04 pm

    The comment on the definition of a catch says:

    A fielder may reach over a fence, railing, rope or other line of demarcation to make a catch. He may jump on top of a railing, or canvas that may be in foul ground. No interference should be allowed when a fielder reaches over a fence, railing, rope or into a stand to catch a ball. He does so at his own risk.

    If a fielder, attempting a catch at the edge of the dugout, is “held up” and kept from an apparent fall by a player or players of either team and the catch is made, it shall be allowed.

    That’s a fair bit of leeway; I expect they’re not more explicit because it falls under “ground rules” that Russ linked — there may be different rules for different stadiums, and indeed for different parts of any given stadium. Past catches by players who jumped/fell completely into a dugout or the stands suggest that as long as you’re still touching the wall/railing when you make first contact with the ball, and you hang onto it, it’ll be a fair catch even if you end up completely in the seats by the end of it. Buhner’s semi-famous catch at Fenway when he fell completely over the wall might be instructive too: it was a fair catch, but he had been told (when he asked the umps earlier that day) he had to get back onto the field before he could throw it in.

    Given the way he approaches every other aspect of the game, I’m quite sure Ichiro has talked to the umpires or otherwise researched the rules carefully. I’d guess that Ichiro isn’t going to climb any farther than would be allowed for a fair catch, so wherever he gets to is ipso facto fair (and since he can get to anywhere, anywhere he doesn’t bother going is by definition not).

  3. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 9:05 pm

    One of those home run thingies would be great right now.

  4. joser on May 21st, 2009 9:06 pm

    You know you have an offensively-challenged team when a two run deficit seems insurmountable.

  5. jvalentine on May 21st, 2009 9:07 pm

    This Mariner offense is so anemic it is painful. The last two nights have been just painful to watch. 14 scoreless innings in a row…

  6. joser on May 21st, 2009 9:13 pm

    Hmmm. Brandon Morrow, your new long reliever?

  7. feingarden on May 21st, 2009 9:14 pm

    We’re reduced to cheering base hits now? Reminds me of my days in the student section of Martin Stadium cheering wildly for Cougar first downs. Have we really come to this? So soon?

  8. SpokaneDan on May 21st, 2009 9:16 pm

    Morrow looked great in that inning. That is encouraging.

  9. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 9:16 pm

    They can get a base hit; it’s just getting more than two that’s the problem.

  10. ScottBrowne on May 21st, 2009 9:19 pm

    Good AB, Kenji.

  11. Axtell on May 21st, 2009 9:19 pm

    Morrow really looking sharp tonight…seems to be mixing up his pitches a lot more than his struggles trying to close. Hopefully this gives him confidence to use more than just his heater to get guys out when he goes back to the closer role.

  12. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 9:19 pm

    this is painful.

  13. jvalentine on May 21st, 2009 9:21 pm

    Hmmm. Brandon Morrow, your new long reliever?

    Put him back in the rotation. Tell him to stop worrying about his diabetes.

    Here is a quick list of famous athletes with the disease who seem to have little to no problem competing at a high level…

    -Adam Morrison (ok only in college)
    -Gary Hall Jr. (Olympic swimmer – 10 medals)
    -Joe Frazier
    -Jay Cutler
    -David Wells
    -Arthur Ashe

    Why can’t Brandon?

  14. Axtell on May 21st, 2009 9:22 pm

    Gotta love Saunders getting the M’s out on SEVEN pitches.

  15. ScottBrowne on May 21st, 2009 9:26 pm


  16. Paul L on May 21st, 2009 9:26 pm

    Using my best Caddyshack voice:

    Oh he got alla dat one!

  17. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 9:27 pm

    Three solo HRs for the Angels tonight…and one? Two? Extra basehits for the Mariners.

  18. jvalentine on May 21st, 2009 9:28 pm

    Yuni FTW!!!

  19. Mike Snow on May 21st, 2009 9:28 pm

    Trade Betancourt!

  20. ScottBrowne on May 21st, 2009 9:29 pm

    They should give Betancourt the gold glove right now.

  21. Axtell on May 21st, 2009 9:31 pm

    Generous ruling calling that a ‘hit’.

  22. Paul L on May 21st, 2009 9:32 pm

    How many friggin’ (Figgin?) extra pitches does this guy cost our pitching staff?

    Put anyone else out there, please.

  23. AssumedName on May 21st, 2009 9:35 pm

    Stark? Punting the game?

  24. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 9:36 pm

    At some point, Denny, you’re going to have to throw the ball…that’s more like it.

  25. JMHawkins on May 21st, 2009 9:56 pm

    AT this point, both teams have 5 hits and 3 walks. The Angles have made three more outs than the M’s. Angels pitchers have thrown 116 pitches. Mariners pitchers 173.

  26. juneau_fan on May 21st, 2009 10:02 pm

    Nice effort running Lopez. Shouldn’t a second baseman have some speed and athleticism?

  27. low on May 21st, 2009 10:48 pm

    Re: ichiro’s catch

    I’ve actually seen fly balls caught outside the stadium so I’m pretty sure it’s legal.

    I’m worried not even Bugs could save the M’s season this year. 1st place was fun while it lasted!

  28. jephdood on May 21st, 2009 11:10 pm

    Our offense is a damn embarrassment.

  29. ThundaPC on May 21st, 2009 11:13 pm

    I didn’t know Joe Saunders knew how to pitch like a right-handed sinker/slider guy.

  30. Kazinski on May 22nd, 2009 12:09 am

    Dave Sims:

    To give you an idea what kind of night the M’s have had they’ve seen 10 or fewer pitches in 3 innings.

    An average night?

  31. jephdood on May 22nd, 2009 1:03 am

    The M’s are (in MLB):

    27th in runs scored
    30th in walks
    Tied for 4th in GDP’s


  32. Jake N. on May 22nd, 2009 7:18 am

    I am beginning Not to like this teams coaching staff. Their inability to hit the ball the other way is vexing. Saunders is a control, change of speed lefty with an average FB. The Mariners spent the entire night rolling over pitches on the outside of the plate right to 3rd and SS. There is no excuse for a team other then they just won’t listen or learn. And in that case you should be fired, Sent down, traded, or beaten with sticks in Yuni’s case.
    Saunders is a good lefty, nothing extra ordinary, just good. WE made him look like Cy Young. What happened? Are line up is built to pound leftys? Wak for me you are on notice, In my book last night is inexcuseable.

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