Charity Game, er, Game Thread

marc w · March 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Yesterday, Dave noted that the line-up the M’s trotted out against the Giants was basically the assumed opening day line-up. This is… a different situation!

1. Mike Saunders (CF)
2. Eric Byrnes (LF)
3. Ryan Garko (1B)
4. Mike Sweeney (DH)
5. Jack Hannahan (SS)
6. Ryan Langerhans (RF)
7. Josh Bard (C)
8. Matt Tuiasosopo (2B)
9. Chris Woodward (3B)

SP: Jason Vargas

Gametime: Right about now.

Yep. The Padres start Chris Young and what looks like their opening day line-up (Gonzalez, Hairston, Blanks, Headley, etc.).

The M’s bullpen includes Nick Hill, Josh Fields, Brandon League, David Aardsma, Edward Paredes, Erasmo Ramirez, Shawn Kelley, and Levale Speigner. (Hat tip to Kirby Arnold).

Nick Hill could conceivably make the team as the lefty reliever, though I’d guess the team may want him to continue working as a starter in Tacoma. Levale Speigner is one of the myriad groundballing righthanders Zduriencik picked up, and Erasmo Ramirez got some interest in these parts last year for his video game numbers in the Venezuelan summer league (80 Ks to 5 BBs in 88 IP, 74% GB rate). The 19 year old was repeating the VSL and was a bit older for his league, hence the fact that he’s not on a lot of prospect lists. Still, it’ll be fun seeing him face off against… Padres minor leaguers should he get the chance.


11 Responses to “Charity Game, er, Game Thread”

  1. Jar on March 4th, 2010 12:15 pm

    Any way of listening to this one?

  2. Paul B on March 4th, 2010 12:20 pm

    I don’t think 710 KIRO is broadcasting the game today. Same tomorrow. Their next broadcast is supposed to be Saturday.

  3. joser on March 4th, 2010 12:36 pm

    Saunders is in center and Byrnes is in left?

    This is the game where they should let Ichiro pitch an inning.

    Is there a better name for a relief pitcher than “Erasmo”? And am I the only person who keeps trying out different pronunciations of “Levale Speigne” and all of them sound wrong?

  4. CCW on March 4th, 2010 12:42 pm

    I’m with you on Levale Speigne. I know I could find out how to pronounce it, but it’s sorta fun not knowing.

    Levale Spain.
    Levawl Spegna
    Level Spine
    Levalya Speen
    Leval Spainy

  5. CCW on March 4th, 2010 1:39 pm

    … and we spelled it wrong. Levale Speigner. How embarrassing.

  6. marc w on March 4th, 2010 1:57 pm

    Atta boy, Mauricio Robles. 1 IP, 0H, 1K, 0BB.

  7. marc w on March 4th, 2010 2:09 pm

    Nick Hill struggled a bit.

    Dustin Ackley’s in at 2B.

  8. marc w on March 4th, 2010 2:47 pm

    Everidge with the grand salami! The M’s are the Kings of Charity!

    Speigner in to close it out. 2 GBs, 1 K. Nice.

  9. Marinersmanjk on March 4th, 2010 10:54 pm

    What’s the deal on Fields? Is he going to be major league ready by the end of the season or is he going to have a nice stay on AAA? Assuming Z doesn’t completely clear the team of Bavasi draft picks, he could be a good option for closer when Aardsma becomes too expensive.

  10. Evan on March 5th, 2010 9:43 am

    Levale pronounces it Spiner.

    But I’m going to rhyme it with Beignet, just because I can.

  11. marc w on March 5th, 2010 10:08 am

    Jeff Sullivan approves, Evan.

    On Fields, well, he’s got a lot of work to do. He was shut down for a while in 2009, and his walk rate was extremely high. We’ll see what Navarro can do with him in Tacoma. It’s entirely possible he could be ready by the end of the year, but it’s also possible that he’ll need a full year of work in the minors (considering he didn’t get a full year of work in last year).

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