Game 102, Mariners at Rangers

Mike Snow · July 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Olson v. Holland, 5:05

I guess it’s a good thing we sent Josh Wilson down, because otherwise how would we know who was starting at shortstop?

RF-L Ichiro
CF-R Gutierrez
2B-R Lopez
DH-R Sweeney
1B-R Shelton
3B-L Hannahan
SS-R Wilson
C-R Johnson
LF-L Saunders


118 Responses to “Game 102, Mariners at Rangers”

  1. flashbeak on July 30th, 2009 7:15 pm

    Jack Z isn’t trading Washburn.

  2. argh on July 30th, 2009 7:15 pm

    Gotta say, though, Wilson’s settled right into the Mariner line-up.

  3. Chris C. on July 30th, 2009 7:16 pm

    My God, is this like…open mike night at USSM? What does being a non roster invitee in Spring Training have to do with Holland’s ability, he wasnt on the 40 man roster, so he’d obviously be a non roster invite. This is getting me cranky, so I’ll apologize in the middle, but come on folks, look a guy up before you speak a bunch of jibberish

    Im not debating that our offense is lethargic. I’m not sure why everyone here thinks Derek Holland is Bob Wells.

  4. bhdollman on July 30th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Olson sucked tonight but it wouldnt have mattered how good he pitched because this offense is a joke. He could have pitched 9 innings and given up one run and we still would have lost.

  5. msb on July 30th, 2009 7:20 pm

    I’m not sure why everyone here thinks Derek Holland is Bob Wells.

    For one thing, the manager actually noticed him, and put him in a game.

  6. tgf on July 30th, 2009 7:21 pm

    Uecker:”That’s all we got? One g**d*** hit?”

    Monte: “You can’t say g**d*** on the air!”

    Uecker: “Don’t worry, nobody’s listening anyway.”

  7. BiC on July 30th, 2009 7:23 pm

    Just read a post just now from very early in the thread, referring to defense by osmosis. Are there any reliable statistics linking (ignoring external factor dependent statistics) 2B and SS (or vice-versa) with an eye towards their individual statistics (erego ignoring double play metrics).

  8. juneau_fan on July 30th, 2009 7:28 pm

    Don’t they have the scouting report on Lopez? He’s going to ground out on the first pitch. The kid could have thrown that.

  9. globalhawk on July 30th, 2009 7:29 pm

    Saunders looks like Richie Sexson w/o the power. It’s tough for kids with such a large strike zone. Unless you’re Frank Howard.

    I would love to see some analysis that shows the optimum height/wingspan for a ballplayer based on stats. (I.e. average all relevant hitting stats and regress them against height.

  10. juneau_fan on July 30th, 2009 7:34 pm

    This is kind of evil, in a moral victory sort of way.

  11. flashbeak on July 30th, 2009 7:37 pm

    Maybe Mariners hitters convinced themselves that it is an instant loss when Olson is on the hill.

  12. mrw88 on July 30th, 2009 7:37 pm

    Can we please get a real right handed bat besides Shelton and Sweeney. I really hope Jack starts dealing and bringing in some real lumber.

  13. flashbeak on July 30th, 2009 7:52 pm

    Why does everyone convince themsves they love Wak so much when really we complain about his moves more than we rejoice them. Yes, we are a better team this year but it isn’t that difficult to realize that Jack Z was responsible for a grand majority of the improvement. Wak starts Olson incessantly knowing it doesn’t give his team a chance to win, puts up a lineup which flashes our most powerful hitter who strikes out a ton in the 2 hole, and juggles two washed up has-beens (all due respect to Junior) who frankly just can’t hit or run anymore in the cleanup spot. It’s not like he does a good job of managing the bullpen either. I mean, yes we are a better team, but the guy makes significant mistakes every night. Maybe these mistakes aren’t the cause for losses, but they certainly aren’t helping either.

  14. JMHawkins on July 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    Nate: on the left there, under “recommended reading” you’ll find a link to pitcher evaluation

    Derek, just a note that the heading is actually “Reference Material” and not “Recommended Reading.” Some wiseacre must have changed it on you…

  15. Snarf15 on July 30th, 2009 8:15 pm

    Does anyone think maybe we are going to make a move with Branyan, because we keep saying we are putting him in the lineup a next day but we keep putting Shelton there cause he claims to have a sore back. His average drops every game and maybe we are trying to give him off time so it won’t drop to low so he looks better on paper. Just a thought, and I didn’t watch or hear the game, so I might have missed any explanations why he was out today as well.

  16. naviomelo on July 30th, 2009 8:16 pm

    Wak starts Olson incessantly knowing it doesn’t give his team a chance to win

    So who else should we have started? Felix? Washburn? Rowland-Smith? Vargas? Not their turn. Bedard? DL. Silva? Really? Jakubauskas? He ended up pitching more than Olson and gave up runs too.

  17. nvn8vbryce on July 30th, 2009 10:01 pm

    I really hope Jack starts dealing and bringing in some real lumber.

    Maybe we can get a case of bats in a trade for Olsen or possibly Silva (unless Carlos is hungry and eats them first!!!)

  18. jephdood on July 30th, 2009 11:39 pm

    I don’t want to see Garrett Olson ever ever ever ever ever EVER again.

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