Game 14, Orioles at Mariners

Dave · April 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Bergesen vs Fister, 7:10 pm.

The Orioles stagger in at 2-11, but this team is not Astros-bad. Their offense is suffering from some key guys off to slow starts (including Adam Jones and Nick Marakis, who are clearly better than they’ve played so far), their pitchers are allowing a .341 BABIP, and they’ve lost a couple of close games when their closers have melted down. Don’t be fooled by their record – this series won’t be a cakewalk.

Bradley’s back in left field tonight. They know how he’s feeling better than we do, but the M’s are riding him really hard so far this year, as he’s currently on place to play in 139 games. He’s only done that once, back in 2004, when he played a career high 141. And he’s playing the outfield almost exclusively at this point. This can’t be sustained forever, but as long as the M’s are committed to Griffey in the line-up, they don’t have much of a choice, as we saw how bad the offense vs RHPs can be without Bradley. This will be something to watch going forward.

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Lopez, 2B
Griffey, DH
Bradley, LF
Kotchman, 1B
Johnson, C
Wilson, SS

Comments

169 Responses to “Game 14, Orioles at Mariners”

  1. Paul B on April 19th, 2010 7:05 pm

    Krueger talking about pitches per plate appearance.

    When a front office steps up their game, does it follow that the announcers will too?

  2. Paul B on April 19th, 2010 7:18 pm

    ichiro!

  3. Lauren, token chick on April 19th, 2010 7:20 pm

    The first inning has been all about Ich so far!

  4. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:25 pm

    I’m sick of Lopez swinging at balls!

  5. Carson on April 19th, 2010 7:25 pm

    That was an awesome at-bat following a walk.

  6. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 7:27 pm

    It almost seems like Lopez is trying to get Mariner fans to loathe him.

  7. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:31 pm

    At least we didn’t make a baserunning mistake.

    But seriously, Begersen has like an ERA of 11. We better score some runs tonight.

  8. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Nice camera work!

  9. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:34 pm

    “His mom has a tattoo that reads Son.”

    I love The Most Interesting Man in the World.

  10. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 7:35 pm

    Has Griffey hit a groundball to the right side every time he has made contact this year?

  11. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 7:38 pm

    Can I get this rock rendition of the Snoqualmie song on iTunes?

  12. Liam on April 19th, 2010 7:41 pm

    Who in their right mind would ever want to pay to listen to those Snoqualmie commercials?

  13. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:42 pm

    I do like how Fister throws strikes. If he could just let the other pitchers know…

  14. IwearMsHats on April 19th, 2010 7:42 pm

    Who in their right mind would ever want to pay to listen to those Snoqualmie commercials?

    You mean you don’t prefer that other one sung by the female??? :|

  15. IwearMsHats on April 19th, 2010 7:45 pm

    What the hell is Wilson thinking? My god he got lucky.

  16. Liam on April 19th, 2010 7:45 pm

    Jack Wilson, you should not have done that.

  17. Paul B on April 19th, 2010 7:45 pm

    Wilson trying to run himself into an out. The ball was dropped otherwise he was out by 15 feet.

  18. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Stop with the over agressive baserunning!

  19. Carson on April 19th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Very lucky. That was stupid, and will feed the aggressiveness pressures the defense crowd.

  20. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Jesus, he should be fined for that! That guy needs to read USSMariner.

  21. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:46 pm

    ARgh at the baserunning, even when it works. Especially when it works, because it just makes them do it more!

    Has Griffey hit a groundball to the right side every time he has made contact this year?

    I was just thinking the same thing.

  22. teddyballgame9 on April 19th, 2010 7:49 pm

    Grand Salami time!!

  23. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Now there’s cautious baserunning? Ichiro could have scored so easy there.

  24. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Let’s see if Lopez swings at the high inside whiff again!

  25. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Who smells another DP by Lopez?

  26. IwearMsHats on April 19th, 2010 7:51 pm

    Good thing we are playing the Baltimore Oriels.

  27. Carson on April 19th, 2010 7:51 pm

    Who smells another DP by Lopez?

    He tried to prove you right, anyway.

  28. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Lol should have been another DP!

  29. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Thought for sure Lopez was going to give them that DP they needed, but that’s why bad teams lose, I guess.

  30. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Oh Lord, what luck. Lopez is way on my shit list.

  31. Liam on April 19th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Ichiro could have scored so easy there.

    I’m not so sure about that. The left fielder got to the ball right as he was passing third.

  32. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    That time they couldn’t get the ground ball to the right side from Griffey.

  33. IwearMsHats on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    *Orioles

  34. jordan on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    Has Griffey hit a groundball to the right side every time he has made contact this year?

    Yes

  35. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    I would say this is a bad inning for Bergesen.

  36. Don Ward on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    but as long as the M’s are committed to Griffey in the line-up, they don’t have much of a choice

    Yeah. Too bad they keep putting Griffey in the lineup.

  37. Carson on April 19th, 2010 7:53 pm

    MILTON.

  38. Swungonandbelted on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Woo! Bradley!

  39. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Oh Junior is so slow…that’s sad to watch.

  40. Carson on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    LMAO. Sorry, I can’t help it. That was REALLY ugly, Junior.

  41. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Ye GODS Junior is slow now.

  42. jordan on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    He sure doesn’t round third like its 95 anymore…

  43. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    It looked like Griffey was bringing home the 50 lb. UPS package that time.

  44. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Grrrrrrrrrrr ANOTHER baserunning mistake. It’s almost getting comical.

  45. Paul B on April 19th, 2010 7:55 pm

    And that fielding play must be one of the reasons why the Orioles are doing so poorly this year.

    At some point, don’t all the teams need to put all their infielders between 1st and 2nd when Junior is hitting?

    So which will win, the Orioles poor defense or the Mariners poor baserunning? The irresistable force versus the immovable object!

  46. Swungonandbelted on April 19th, 2010 7:55 pm

    BOMB!

  47. jordan on April 19th, 2010 7:55 pm

    Kotchman!!

  48. Breadbaker on April 19th, 2010 7:55 pm

    He sure doesn’t round third like its 95 anymore…

    Who among us does?

    Nice inning, boys.

  49. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 7:55 pm

    It’s a lot funnier to watch Junior do that though when it just turned a 8-0 lead into a 7-0 lead.

  50. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 7:56 pm

    Wow, and if they’d held Junior we’d be at 8-0. Oh well, this has gotten a bit out of hand here.

  51. sniper61 on April 19th, 2010 7:56 pm

    Oh my god this is crazy. Too bad junior stupidly tried to score

  52. brothermatt on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    and…boom goes the dynamite

  53. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Oh, oh, that was embarrassing. Gotta start parking the golfcart out by 2nd, in case Griffey needs to try and make it home at any point.

    More bad baserunning decision or just incredibly slow running?

    Liam said:

    I’m not so sure about that. The left fielder got to the ball right as he was passing third.

    On my 20″ analogue TV, it looked as though the left fielder had given up on making a play at the plate but he could have lobbed it in when he saw Ichiro stopping. Someday, I’ll see it all in gorgeous HD and see for myself!

  54. Coolalvin206 on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Last 4 games the M’s have a 6 and a 7 run inning.

  55. Fritz on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Don’t blame Jr. That was a yet another bad decision by our utterly incompetent base-running coach.

  56. Lauren, token chick on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Yowch. That was definitely a moment to feel for the pitcher. However, y’know, 7-0 M’s!!

  57. Paul L on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Man the Orioles are bad. I don’t remember us looking that bad even when we were terrible a couple of years ago.

    I feel sorry for them and their fans.

  58. G-Man on April 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Junior’s out’s on the third base coach.

  59. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 7:58 pm

    I’d like to wear out a bunch of their pitchers for the rest of the series.

  60. Paul L on April 19th, 2010 7:58 pm

    Don’t blame Jr. That was a yet another bad decision by our utterly incompetent base-running coach.

    Great point. WTF was he thinking?

  61. Paul L on April 19th, 2010 7:59 pm

    They might as well have left the pitcher in to face Rob Johnson…

  62. Don Ward on April 19th, 2010 7:59 pm

    Was it Junior “stupidly trying to score”? Or was it third base coach Mike Brumley giving the green light instead of the stop sign?

  63. Liam on April 19th, 2010 7:59 pm

    Wow, and if they’d held Junior we’d be at 8-0.

    We can’t assume the game plays out exactly the same.

  64. Jeff Nye on April 19th, 2010 8:00 pm

    Maybe the soda helped him run faster.

    In which case, it’s Figgins’ fault.

  65. Liam on April 19th, 2010 8:01 pm

    The person in the 7 Cedars Casino contest wishes that outburst happened in the 7th inning.

  66. Liam on April 19th, 2010 8:03 pm

    Maybe the soda helped him run faster.

    If soda did help improve a player’s performance, would you advocate it’s consumption?

  67. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:04 pm

    Is it too early to start getting really excited about Fister?

  68. Ben Zimmerman on April 19th, 2010 8:06 pm

    Fister continues to make a strong case for inclusion in the post-Lee rotation.

    And yes, it is too early, jordan :)

  69. Fritz on April 19th, 2010 8:07 pm

    Is it too early to start getting really excited about Fister?

    Statistically or emotionally?

  70. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 8:07 pm

    Yeah, the base-running stuff is pretty awful. I don’t know how we got to this point to be honest. These are not major-league errors we’re making. On the base-paths, this looks like a bunch of tee-ball players who’ve had one practice and are playing their first game.

  71. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 8:08 pm

    Is it too early to start getting really excited about Fister?

    I know I’m excited already.

  72. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:09 pm

    Statistically or emotionally?

    Both, he is looking like a lot better of a pitcher then we thought he was.

  73. juneau_fan on April 19th, 2010 8:15 pm

    Both, he is looking like a lot better of a pitcher then we thought he was.

    Or maybe the Orioles suck?

  74. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:15 pm

    Looks like Morrow did very well today too. Happy for him.

  75. Liam on April 19th, 2010 8:15 pm

    @StoneLarry: Crowd is 14,528 — smallest in Safeco Field history!

  76. RRR on April 19th, 2010 8:17 pm

    We fired last year’s third base coach, and brought in this guy. Maybe it’s just me, but waving Griffey around was the third time I feel the third base coach has made a major gaffe this season.

  77. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Well, it’s a Monday night in April, during a recession, for a team that’s not terribly exciting offensively. I mean, that attendance is low, but I suspect it’s going to be low all over MLB.

  78. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 8:18 pm

    It’s a bit early to say things like this, but potentially a lot more that 14,528 people will say that they were at this game if this continues.

  79. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Fister’s throwing so many strikes the umpire is giving him everything.

  80. thurston24 on April 19th, 2010 8:19 pm

    s it too early to start getting really excited about Fister?

    I thought he looked pretty good last year, but I did not look at the Pitch FX and was just getting initiated to USSMariner so I was probably ignorant.

  81. Liam on April 19th, 2010 8:19 pm

    I’ve seen those check swing replays many times, but I can never tell if their swing was checked or not.

  82. JeffJ254 on April 19th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Dammit Sims…

  83. Liam on April 19th, 2010 8:21 pm

    It’s a bit early to say things like this, but potentially a lot more that 14,528 people will say that they were at this game if this continues.

    70 pitches through five innings, he won’t have a chance at that.

  84. Ben Zimmerman on April 19th, 2010 8:21 pm

    zzyzx: “shhhhh”

  85. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Dave Sims went and said it, shut up fool!

  86. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 8:23 pm

    I didn’t say it. I was very careful to not say it.

  87. naviomelo on April 19th, 2010 8:23 pm

    The person in the 7 Cedars Casino contest wishes that outburst happened in the 7th inning.

    I’m pretty sure they’ve cheaped out and made it $700 instead of $7,000 this year.

  88. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 8:23 pm

    I’ve seen those check swing replays many times, but I can never tell if their swing was checked or not

    Think of an imaginary line going from 1st to 3rd. If the bat goes past parallel it’s a strike.

  89. fiftyone on April 19th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Crowd is 14,528

    Just think, without Junior in the lineup, it’d be so much worse. Dozens lower, maybe. (I say that now, but then when I take my son to a game in June, I’ll talk his ear off about the meaning of Griffey, and he’ll tell his kids he saw Ichiro! and Junior in the same game.)

  90. Carson on April 19th, 2010 8:24 pm

    And THAT is for stealing my gold glove, punk!

  91. Breadbaker on April 19th, 2010 8:24 pm

    That ball was trying to prove who deserved the Gold Glove last year.

  92. Don Ward on April 19th, 2010 8:24 pm

    Gold Glove play be Adam Jones… All the more justice since Gutierrez hit it.

  93. Ben Zimmerman on April 19th, 2010 8:25 pm

    Guti is filthy.

  94. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 8:25 pm

    Adam Jones, ladies and gentlemen…

  95. G-Man on April 19th, 2010 8:25 pm

    Maybe that E by Jones will help Guti get the GG away from him this year. OK, a teeny bit.

    EDIT: We were all thinking about the same thing, including Dave Sims.

  96. justjake on April 19th, 2010 8:27 pm

    Hey guys. FISTER HAS A NO HITTER thru 5!!!!! GO FISTER

  97. G-Man on April 19th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Speaking of Morrow, they’re not turning out in Toronto, either: “Attendance was 10,314, the smallest crowd in the 22-year history of Rogers Centre”

  98. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Anyone feeling a groundball to the right side here?

  99. thurston24 on April 19th, 2010 8:29 pm

    Isn’t Adam Jones a banned subject, like that Giants pitcher?

  100. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:31 pm

    Hey guys. FISTER HAS A NO HITTER thru 5!!!!! GO FISTER

    Haha, good thing the rule is that it can’t be spoken about IN THE DUGOUT. But still, i don’t like to mess with it. haha

  101. Flowin on April 19th, 2010 8:32 pm

    Wow. I just went on mlb.com, and the lead article is that Fister has a no-hitter through 5. I don’t think anyone really realized, but Fister is no-hitting a decent offense. These aren’t the A’s. The O’s have a decent offense, as Dave mentioned in the game thread, and this game is convincing me that Fister is for real.

    No doubt that Fister stays in the rotation when Lee gets back. Snell is the one to go.

  102. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 8:32 pm

    They’re trying to punk Bradley.

  103. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:32 pm

    A MIKE BLOWERS PREDICTION!

  104. Glen on April 19th, 2010 8:32 pm

    Jake,

    You aren’t supposed to talk about it :/

  105. Don Ward on April 19th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Ah… Reminiscing about Bob Wolcott. Those were the days

  106. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:35 pm

    FIGGINS! Holy crap!

  107. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 8:35 pm

    Wow!

  108. justjake on April 19th, 2010 8:35 pm

    You aren’t supposed to talk about it :/

    Huh? 16 down. 11 to go

  109. Breadbaker on April 19th, 2010 8:35 pm

    Lopez at second: that’s a hit.

  110. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:35 pm

    Would Jose Lopez have made that play? (rhetorical question)

  111. Flowin on April 19th, 2010 8:36 pm

    Simms just jinxed it. Next batter will be a hit.

  112. Ben Zimmerman on April 19th, 2010 8:36 pm

    If Fister gets through this inning at this rate (of pitches), then we may have something…

  113. zzyzx on April 19th, 2010 8:38 pm

    It’s definitely getting a little interesting. I’d like to turn it off but not now…

  114. justjake on April 19th, 2010 8:38 pm

    9 more outs. I think hes gonna get it

  115. Ben Zimmerman on April 19th, 2010 8:40 pm

    Just seven pitches to book the sixth…

  116. Kevin Rudolph on April 19th, 2010 8:40 pm

    I am so sick of Simms, he does this every time……doesn’t he know your not supposed to mention it. I miss Ron Fairly I think…..LOL

  117. jjenson on April 19th, 2010 8:41 pm

    I am really becoming a big fan of Kotchman I know he just got out but hit it really hard.

    Our new guys have been fun to watch so far and we haven’t even got to the best new guy yet.

  118. jjenson on April 19th, 2010 8:42 pm

    I can’t really believe that the jinx thing would be so big here. I mean this is all about numbers and numbers say you can’t jinx it.

    Anyways I have never been a believer in the whole superstition thing.

  119. ndrfx on April 19th, 2010 8:43 pm

    It’s front page ESPN, so if can be jinxed outside the dugout, it already is!

  120. jjenson on April 19th, 2010 8:43 pm

    By the way Fister no hitter on front page of ESPN now.

  121. King.Dome on April 19th, 2010 8:45 pm

    They were just saying on the radio the other day how these you know whats happen, a few of them, in most years, in April.

    Good short pitch count last inning for Fister, that’s big.

  122. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:45 pm

    Not to crash the happy train or anything, but I am so amused at how Dave Sims and Mike Blowers are always making excuses for Rob Johnson. Get over it. He’s not an MLB caliber player, and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

    On another note, bring us some insurance, Ichiro!

  123. Diehard on April 19th, 2010 8:45 pm

    Dangit he’s screwed now! How amazing would two no hitters within 3 days be?

  124. justjake on April 19th, 2010 8:47 pm

    I bet nobody who is a Colorodo Rockies fan mentioned Jimenez having a no hitter yesterday.

  125. thurston24 on April 19th, 2010 8:49 pm

    Dangit he’s screwed now! How amazing would two no hitters within 3 days be?

    Almost as amazing Chris Bosio throwing a no hitter in the Kingdome with only two strikeouts.

  126. themojoworkin on April 19th, 2010 8:51 pm

    Isn’t it time to consider a defensive replacement?

  127. Carson on April 19th, 2010 8:51 pm

    Well, shoot. I blame you guys for talking bout it.

    I got all quiet for a reason.

  128. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 8:52 pm

    Ah well, that was bound to happen. Hell of a start for the kid.

  129. griffin on April 19th, 2010 8:52 pm

    Doug Fister- great job so far tonight. 16 in a row, that is awesome!

    Anyone think he’ll go for the shutout?

  130. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:52 pm

    I don’t like Markakis. He was the only hit in Washburn’s gem last year too.

  131. Lauren, token chick on April 19th, 2010 8:53 pm

    That was a sweet double play. Wilson with that and two hits is clearly trying to keep up with The Fist.

  132. griffin on April 19th, 2010 8:55 pm

    Damn, no shutout.

  133. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:56 pm

    Ichiro should have gave some ground there..

  134. jordan on April 19th, 2010 8:56 pm

    Ichiro should have gave some ground there..

  135. flashbeak on April 19th, 2010 8:57 pm

    What is wrong with Ichiro’s routes?

  136. Kazinski on April 19th, 2010 8:57 pm

    WTF? Was Kotchman standing right in front of Figgins so he couldn’t throw the relay home?

    Kotchman is a pretty athletic 1st baseman, but he makes a lot of bonehead plays. He didn’t yield to Figgins on a popup earlier in the game too.

  137. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Kotchman is supposed to cut the ball to home.

  138. Techno_Viking- on April 19th, 2010 9:04 pm

    I can’t really believe that the jinx thing would be so big here. I mean this is all about numbers and numbers say you can’t jinx it.

    Anyways I have never been a believer in the whole superstition thing.

    The loss of the no-hitter perfectly followed these jinx rules. I suggest EVERYBODY read and become acquainted with these rules.

  139. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 9:05 pm

    The funny thing is, Bradley has a .150 average and I don’t feel like he’s hurting the team with that. On a team that runs out a pretty pedestrian offense, I guess I don’t get as mad about such a low average as I used to.

  140. Techno_Viking- on April 19th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Sorry these rules. here

  141. G-Man on April 19th, 2010 9:08 pm

    No, it was NOT a 6-2/3 inning no-no, Sims. It was 6.

  142. JeffJ254 on April 19th, 2010 9:09 pm

    Was Guti grimacing or smiling?

  143. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 9:09 pm

    I suggest EVERYBODY read and become acquainted with these rules.

    You’d think in this day and age that people would understand a jinx is science.

  144. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 9:11 pm

    So would the M’s be interested in trading for a catcher this season? I know none of us are really satisfied with the production we’re getting from Moore-Johnson…Is the front office going to go along with it all year?

  145. Glen on April 19th, 2010 9:12 pm

    The power of no hitter jinx rules outweighs the power of Sweeney’s hugs and Griffey’s tickles COMBINED. It is science. Look it up.

  146. Stevenrey on April 19th, 2010 9:13 pm

    Moore was tearing it up in spring training, but he’s young and subject to inconsistency. Johnson calls a good game (hey, we could have Jojima). I’m willing to give them time.

  147. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 9:17 pm

    I know he’s not Beltre with the glove, but you’ve got to admit that Lopez has handled his own at 3B so far.

  148. Techno_Viking- on April 19th, 2010 9:17 pm

    @Glen & Stevenrey: I know right? Some people just really don’t understand the simplest things!

  149. tubbabubba22 on April 19th, 2010 9:19 pm

    These comments have been very negative thus far for this game. Maybe just too critical in general.

  150. Kazinski on April 19th, 2010 9:21 pm

    The funny thing is, Bradley has a .150 average and I don’t feel like he’s hurting the team with that.

    Bradley also has a .143 BAPIP, so his average and OBP will just come up as the percentages even out. He does have a 37% K rate, that needs to come down a little.

  151. RRS for Prez on April 19th, 2010 9:22 pm

    I’m not watching the game but I see Byrnes is in for Guti. Is Guti hurt, or is this just a defensive replacement? (joking of course)

  152. puppyfoot on April 19th, 2010 9:26 pm

    A question inspired by tonight’s no-hit bid, last night’s near cycle by Ichiro, and the two catcher interference calls from a few night’s ago: has any hitter ever NO-HIT for the cycle? That is, gotten to first via a walk, HBP, catcher interference, and on a WP or PB on a strike out. I can see a batter getting three of these, but all four seems unlikely.

  153. tubbabubba22 on April 19th, 2010 9:26 pm

    he may have tweaked something but it did not seem really bad. Maybe just a little sore and since it is 8-1 it may just be precautionary.

  154. Kazinski on April 19th, 2010 9:26 pm

    They just showed a replay of Guti grimacing as he came around 3rd to score.

    Nooooooo.

  155. JeffJ254 on April 19th, 2010 9:26 pm

    Guti looked to be grimacing as he trotted across home plate on Kothechman’s hit. They just showed the replay, he didn’t obviously pull anything and didn’t grab anything. Just started grimacing as he rounded 3rd.

    Hopefully they just took him out as a precautionary measure. No reason to push it in a game like this.

  156. KaminaAyato on April 19th, 2010 9:26 pm

    Unfortunately RRS for Prez, it looks like Guti might have tweaked something coming home…

  157. RRS for Prez on April 19th, 2010 9:28 pm

    :’(

    no Guti!

  158. wtnuke on April 19th, 2010 9:31 pm

    Ugh, we need another outfielder, unless Griffey is good to go in right field.

  159. King.Dome on April 19th, 2010 9:33 pm

    good communication guys on that pop up

  160. ayoon on April 19th, 2010 9:34 pm

    Does anyone else get nervous when Bradley runs that far for a fly ball?

  161. Breadbaker on April 19th, 2010 9:37 pm

    Word from the dugout: Gutierrez is okay. Collective Phew!

  162. Liam on April 19th, 2010 9:39 pm

    Word from the dugout: Gutierrez is okay. Collective Phew!

    Would have been interesting to see what moves the Mariners make had he not been.

  163. Kazinski on April 19th, 2010 9:44 pm

    Would have been interesting to see what moves the Mariners make had he not been.

    If Vargas wasn’t pitching tomorrow, he’d be a good choice for an emergency LF, but Felix looked great yesterday shagging balls in CF during batting practice, he was having a ton of fun too. His arm is probably a little too good for LF though.

  164. jjenson on April 19th, 2010 9:49 pm

    I can’t really believe that the jinx thing would be so big here. I mean this is all about numbers and numbers say you can’t jinx it.

    Anyways I have never been a believer in the whole superstition thing.

    The loss of the no-hitter perfectly followed these jinx rules. I suggest EVERYBODY read and become acquainted with these rules.

    Actually when I said that he faced 2 more hitters so the jinx could not have happened there since it was about 20 to 30 minutes later it was broken.

    To jinx someone you have to call it out and the next hitter breaks it or else it doesn’t make any since.

    On a side note is everyone always so negative on the Mariners during games? I mean I almost think people here borderline hate them. I guess its just me but if this is the team you have right now today then support them. Not saying you are stuck with them but at least support them and hope for them to do well.

  165. Liam on April 19th, 2010 9:52 pm

    Tightness in his groin for Gutierrez.

  166. JMHawkins on April 19th, 2010 9:58 pm

    On a side note is everyone always so negative on the Mariners during games? I mean I almost think people here borderline hate them.

    You’re new here, aren’t you? If you want some advice, grab a seat, read for a while, and take some time to learn what this site is like before you tell the rest of us how to be real fans. Otherwise the Kangaroo Court is going to have a field day with you. You really don’t want to wear the pink backpack…

  167. jjenson on April 19th, 2010 10:14 pm

    I dont think I told anyone how to be a fan just put my 2 cents in. I have been around for about 4 months so never seen game threads but I feel I can put my opinion join whenever since I never insulted anyonei think I am ok. But thanks for the advice.

  168. Alec on April 19th, 2010 10:42 pm

    I think they stick with the catching tandem. I know Rob Johnson isn’t a favorite around here (and don’t count me as a backer), but Felix likes pitching to him, and I know correlation doesn’t prove causation, but his best year happened to be the year Johnson started catching him. If he makes Felix happy, and good Felix keeps showing up, the lineup can handle a black hole on that day (plus, as was noted around here, Johnson seems to have realized he can’t hit and has stopped swinging, so that might marginally improve him). So I think Johnson has gained the Henry Blanco memorial “Perpetual Cy Young Candidate’s Personal Catcher” job at the very minimum.

    Also, I think the FO wants to see what is has in Moore, the same way they did with Clement, since there is no point in having him rake AAA when there are no better options at the ML-level.

    Now, my dream scenario would be Z finding a way to trade for John Baker (I emailed Dave about this last year, he said the Marlin’s would never do it, so I’ll trust his judgment since he is smarter than me). I’m biased, since I happen to be friends with his younger brother, but he’s cost-controlled (arbitration starts next year, but since he’s platooned his first two seasons he should still be cheap) and I talked to him about the Mariner’s new training program and he was pretty blown away and impressed by it. Knowing his brother, John would take COMPLETE advantage of everything offered to him training wise, and he can hit a bit for good measure. Again, it’s a pipe dream, but I like to dream about it.

  169. msb on April 20th, 2010 8:23 am

    I am so sick of Simms, he does this every time……doesn’t he know your not supposed to mention it. I miss Ron Fairly I think…..LOL

    Dave Sims, Dave Niehaus, and other luminaries such as Vin Scully all firmly believe it is their job to report on the game, not to take part in the dugout superstition regarding a no-no or perfect game.

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