First TV game Cactus League Game

Dave · March 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The M’s are playing the Rangers tonight, and FSN (and if you’re a subscriber) is carrying it, so you can actually watch the team play. The M’s are running out what should be their regular line-up against RHPs, at least to begin the season.

1. Ichiro, RF
2. Figgins, 2B
3. Bradley, LF
4. Griffey, DH
5. Lopez, 3B
6. Kotchman, 1B
7. Gutierrez, CF
8. Johnson, C
9. Wilson, SS

Ian Snell gets the start for the M’s.


31 Responses to “First TV game Cactus League Game”

  1. Arron on March 17th, 2010 7:17 pm

    I hope Johnson is not the starter…

  2. Dave on March 17th, 2010 7:17 pm

    That was a terrific change-up from Snell.

  3. Arron on March 17th, 2010 7:20 pm

    I hope Snell puts it together…he could be a critical guy this year…he looked good in the 1st…

  4. Paul B on March 17th, 2010 7:22 pm

    I’m watching it on FSN, but MLB has it blacked out (this is MLB on TV, not on the internet).

    Snell looked great in the first.

    And Rob Johnson made a good throw.

  5. Liam on March 17th, 2010 7:25 pm

    The Rangers appear to be wearing their regular uniforms while the Mariners are in their Spring training ones.

  6. Arron on March 17th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Two walks and then Bradley and Griff do nothing…wow…

  7. Arron on March 17th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Nice play by Figgins…

  8. juneau_fan on March 17th, 2010 7:56 pm

    Poor Dave didn’t even to work through his Josh Hamilton notes. One pitch, one run.

  9. Jordan on March 17th, 2010 7:58 pm

    That got roped, looks like Hamilton’s back in form. Sign of things to come? I can’t wait ’til Snell pitches like his 07′ form. It’ll be a tough year if he doesn’t.

  10. Arron on March 17th, 2010 8:01 pm

    Snell has had a good game. Just missed on a couple pitches.

    Did anyone else gasp when Wilson was running full speed around 1st?

  11. jordan on March 17th, 2010 8:01 pm

    I am really happy with what I am seeing from Snell… he is looking brilliant with the exception of the pitch to Salty, and the other one to Hamilton.

  12. Jordan on March 17th, 2010 8:04 pm

    Did anyone else gasp when Wilson was running full speed around 1st?

    Seriously, he needs to slow down..We need his D.

  13. jordan on March 17th, 2010 8:04 pm

    By the way, Borbon is scary good.

  14. Arron on March 17th, 2010 8:05 pm

    Weird seeing Figgins in Seattle Blue after all these years of hating him…I guess I’ll have to stop making fun of him for having Spanish underwear as his first name…

  15. jordan on March 17th, 2010 8:08 pm

    haha, talk about a short leash!

  16. Arron on March 17th, 2010 8:08 pm

    Quick ejection for Bradley…

  17. henryv on March 17th, 2010 8:10 pm

    It looks as though Bradley didn’t say a word, or do anything besides drop his bat.

    I know the umps hate Bradley, but that really seems extreme.

  18. henryv on March 17th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Thank goodness we have a long bench, since Bradley gets an automatic ejection with every strike out.

    Maybe they’ll suspend him for the first 5 games too.

  19. argh on March 17th, 2010 8:38 pm

    Maybe Snell will look sharper here in the cold, wet northwest.

  20. jordan on March 17th, 2010 8:40 pm

    Were getting ed…

  21. Liam on March 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Rob Johnson says his eye sight is now 20/10.

  22. tubbabubba22 on March 17th, 2010 9:14 pm

    Let’s hope that means he can actually catch the ball then this year.

  23. msb on March 17th, 2010 9:37 pm

    Divish had an article about the hip surgery and what Johnson & Wak perceive as the difference between this year and last

  24. gerrythek on March 17th, 2010 10:35 pm

    Bradley was ejected too quick – he had to have said something as he was passing the ump with his head down. After two Ks, looks like Bradley used ST to round into mid-season a-hole form.

  25. Breadbaker on March 17th, 2010 11:30 pm

    Some thoughts on the game:

    I liked how Wak stood up for Bradley. The sense I got was he was saying “You owe him a clean slate.” That was the right move by Wak; his players need to know he’ll confront the umps (in his own style) on their behalf.

    The play where Wilson threw the ball from his knees: we have a shortstop. I’d forgotten shortstops could do stuff like that.

    Rob Johnson was in perfect position to throw the runner out in the first. Credit where credit is due. It was well-executed.

    The Rangers lineup is good.

  26. thegroovewrangler on March 18th, 2010 1:07 am

    My analytical knowledge can’t touch that of most people here, but I liked what I saw from Ian Snell tonight. To my eyes, it seemed that if a few choice balls had gotten as much movement as it seemed like they should have, his final line would looked tremendous, and to his credit, he seemed to take those setbacks in stride.

  27. gerrythek on March 18th, 2010 8:07 am

    I know it’s only a ST game but what bothered me most about Bradley was his first swing. The first two batters walk on 8 straight pitches and Milton comes up and swings and misses on the first pitch to him. IMHO – poor baseball and poor team playing.

  28. msb on March 18th, 2010 8:10 am

    For what it is worth, the umpire behind the plate was a AAA fill-in.

  29. henryv on March 18th, 2010 9:27 am

    After watching the video, it’s actually pretty obvious what happened.

    Bradley thought that he was the third out, and so was dropping hit bat and taking his glove off to head to the field. It takes him about 2 seconds to realize he’s wrong, but by this time, the ump has tossed him. In fact, he gets tossed before even starting to take off his glove. He actually gets tossed RIGHT after the bat hits the ground, before he can even say a word.

    To be honest, I’m impressed he didn’t do anything. I would have been pissed for getting tossed for making a stupid mistake.

    Of course, he’s pretty good at getting thrown out, so he’s well-practiced.

  30. henryv on March 18th, 2010 9:33 am

    Here’s the gif.

    You can fully see what he does… It’s probably funny what’s going through his mind.

    “Ah, crud, probably should have swung at that. Gonna head to left, that kid better bring me my glove fast… Wait, there’s two outs? Ah crap. I think I just got tossed… Ah hell, better now than later… I’m just going to slowly bend over and pick up my bat and pretend like nothing happened. Where is that strip joint? It’s gotta be close.”

  31. Briggstar on March 19th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Haha, great stuff, Henry! Thanks for the gif post.

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