Game 29, Angels at Mariners

Dave · May 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Weaver vs Hernandez, 7:10 pm.

Happy Felix Day.

Though, given how the team’s offense has been performing lately, this may be the least optimistic the fanbase has been heading into a Felix start, well, ever. Considering that Jered Weaver is a pound-the-strikezone guy whose fatal flaw is giving up home runs, there probably couldn’t be a more perfect team for him to face – a patient, no power bunch of guys who rely on walks and singles to string together rallies. Weaver doesn’t give up many of either, so, yeah, I’m not optimistic about tonight.

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 2B
Kotchman, 1B
Gutierrez, CF
Griffey, DH
Lopez, 3B
Josh Wilson, SS
Johnson, C
Saunders, LF

Comments

166 Responses to “Game 29, Angels at Mariners”

  1. zeebfan on May 7th, 2010 6:19 pm

    How and when did Ichiro lose his exclamation point? Are we fans or just grousers?

  2. robbbbbb on May 7th, 2010 6:21 pm

    Saunders! I’m excited to see Saunders. I think he’s got the makings of a fine MLB player, and I’m happy to see him in the lineup. Go Michael, go, and knock Griffey out of the lineup.

  3. joser on May 7th, 2010 6:21 pm

    Ichiro gets the explanation point when he is being Ichiro!… which he hasn’t been, lately.

    Figgins at this point gets a question mark, I think.

  4. Chrischa85 on May 7th, 2010 6:22 pm

    Hi all, been reading this site for a while now, decided to post, i’m from Perth, Western Australia been following the M’s over the internet since 1998 when I was actually able to attend my one and only M’s game :)

    Just a quick question, how is Lopez going at 3B I know his bat is struggling, how’s his D going?

  5. joser on May 7th, 2010 6:23 pm

    The perversity of the universe tending towards a maximum, especially in baseball, the fact that the M’s are a great matchup for Weaver probably means he’ll do poorly against them.

    That’s what I’m telling myself until I can get to the alcohol, anyway.

  6. joser on May 7th, 2010 6:30 pm

    Wow, Safeco now takes song requests via twitter and their DJ (DJ Fungo?) is actually playing them. I wonder if I could sneak in a request for Godsmack or Einsturzende Neubauten?

    (I had to laugh the other day when Langerhans came to bat for the first time this year and they played Alice in Chain’s “Would?”)

  7. robbbbbb on May 7th, 2010 6:36 pm

    That’s what I’m telling myself until I can get to the alcohol, anyway.

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems!

  8. ABP52380 on May 7th, 2010 6:45 pm

    You know, after having been eagerly anticipating this season since the off season acquisitions, it’s kind of nice to not give a crap. I’m far from throwing in the towel, but until they turn this around or field a team that’s worth wathcing, I’ll be damned if I’m going to alter my daily schedule to watch these games (like I’ve done up to this point). Unlike last year where I was always attuned to our performance, I feel a 2008 where I had a reasonable life outside of the M’s.

  9. Jake N. on May 7th, 2010 6:46 pm

    I for one have had my share of watching Ichiro swinging at the first or second pitch. He use to make the pitcher throw everything in the first at bat. I want that Ichiro back. Make the dam pitcher work! Figgins is lost and wandering arround at this point. Like a lost soul on Omaha Beach, D-Day.. I hope his shell shock wears off.

  10. Glen on May 7th, 2010 6:46 pm

    FYI. FSN is doing a “Sabremetric 101″ as part of their pregame show. So far they have gone over WAR and BABIP. It is pretty entertaining watching them try and explain it – that and listening to them say “BABIP” as a word.

  11. Jake N. on May 7th, 2010 6:48 pm

    And for fuck sake get Figgins and Ichiro apart in the order it is not working.

  12. joser on May 7th, 2010 6:48 pm

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems!

    Exactly! Now, Mr Burns Wakamatsu will pull Gutierrez for Homer to get the favorable platoon matchup with the bases loaded, Homer will get HBP to bring in the winning run, and the slump is finally over! And no frickin’ Rally Monkey to stop it, either.

    (Weird to think both Griffey and Scioscia are in that episode as players, when the latter has been a coach for so long)

  13. kenshabby on May 7th, 2010 6:48 pm

    Nearly stuck around during happy hour at Azteca to watch the first pitch. Despite Felix pitching I just couldn’t do it.

    Meanwhile, Jamie Moyer pitches a 2-hit shutout.

  14. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 6:49 pm

    Aren’t we more of an impatient no power bunch of guys? Even with the meltdown in one inning last night, Niemann threw 99 pitches in seven innings; the M’s have fewer than 100 walks in 28 games and are 8 walks under the league average. Oddly, that is first in the division, but the only other AL teams with fewer are the Orioles and Royals.

  15. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 6:57 pm

    Here’s one for Jamie!

    (holds up glass)

  16. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:00 pm

    FYI. FSN is doing a “Sabremetric 101? as part of their pregame show. So far they have gone over WAR and BABIP. It is pretty entertaining watching them try and explain it – that and listening to them say “BABIP” as a word.

    I voted for B just for the halibut. I’m hoping that eventually the numbers catch up with the M’s.

  17. inspiration100 on May 7th, 2010 7:01 pm

    Lets go mariners. Take ‘em on.

  18. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 7:05 pm

    Poor Sims. He can’t even make himself deliver pertinent information in an intelligible fashion anymore. On the pregame:
    “The Mariners, meanwhile, have been outscored 32-*nuwfighnf* in their last 6 games.”
    It’s 9, Dave. 9 runs in 6 games covering almost 60 innings.

  19. TomTuttle on May 7th, 2010 7:08 pm

    I think pretty much EVERY pitcher we face thinks we are the perfect team to face.

  20. Carson on May 7th, 2010 7:11 pm

    Well, here we go.

    The movable object versus the resistible force.

  21. Jake N. on May 7th, 2010 7:11 pm

    Is there anywhere on Fangraphs that gives you pitches per plate appearance, on average. for Season, month, or Game for player and or team ?

  22. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:12 pm

    First walk. Get that outta your system Felix. No more of that crap.

  23. Liam on May 7th, 2010 7:13 pm

    Leadoff walk. Jeff Sullivan reported that Felix’ back isn’t 100% yet.

  24. Paul B on May 7th, 2010 7:15 pm

    Pitches per plate appearance are on Baseball-reference

  25. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:16 pm

    There’s a section called “Plate Discipline.” You can click on “show averages” for any player.

  26. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:16 pm

    Jeff Sullivan is reporting that Felix’ back isn’t 100% yet.

    Felix does not look sharp. We really need this game.

  27. Scottdids on May 7th, 2010 7:17 pm

    MLB.tv with another fail on my end. Anyone else?

  28. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Torii Hunter represents the winning run at the plate..

  29. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:18 pm

    This truly sux.

  30. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:18 pm

    That was a strike.

  31. Paul B on May 7th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Here’s a link to the table for Jose Lopez, it’s in Pitch Summary – Batting.

  32. Carson on May 7th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Dear umpires,

    We don’t need your help to lose.

    Thanks.

  33. Glen on May 7th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Another horrible call by the Ump and Wak is sitting on his ass again. Can we please get a manager with some emotion?

  34. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Robots. We need robots!

  35. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Here comes Wak from the dugout to argue the call.

    ha ha. I crack myself up.

  36. Paul B on May 7th, 2010 7:20 pm

    If only Wak would get thrown out of a game, then the Mariners could win again.

  37. Carson on May 7th, 2010 7:21 pm

    Ballgame. Have a nice night, all. Screw this.

  38. Glen on May 7th, 2010 7:21 pm

    Game over. Thanks for playing!

  39. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:21 pm

    I hate to say this, but Felix is not in the same class as Cliff Lee.

  40. Paul B on May 7th, 2010 7:21 pm

    At this point, I really don’t care much about what the final score of this game is.

  41. visbea on May 7th, 2010 7:21 pm

    oh good, I can turn off the TV and study for my exams now.

  42. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:22 pm

    Ballgame!

  43. Wells on May 7th, 2010 7:22 pm

    Ugh.

    Time to break out the whiskey already. It’s not even 8pm.

  44. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:22 pm

    They’re going to have to take that error away. That’s just another bad break, not an error.

  45. scottg02 on May 7th, 2010 7:22 pm

    well that just saved me a lot of time. goodnight everyone.

  46. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:22 pm

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

  47. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:23 pm

    Neihaus said it, ump has a postage stamp strike zone.

  48. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:23 pm

    How can they give an error to someone when the ball caroms of a runner’s leg?

  49. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:24 pm

    Un-effing-believable.

    Release Rob Johnson.

  50. pgreyy on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    I’ve never liked Rob Johnson.

  51. visbea on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    ROJO, WTF?

  52. Glen on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    F U Johnson!

  53. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    DFA Johnson. (Emotion speaking)

  54. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    More great Rob Johnson defense.

  55. Carson on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    Holy fucking shit. Are you kidding me, Johnson?

  56. diderot on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    Anyone else feel their belief system in Rob starting to wane?

  57. JerBear on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    I’m so sick of Rob Johnson.

  58. roulf on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    Catch the ball maybe?

  59. JH on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    Rob Johnson sucks.

  60. Paul B on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    How did Rob Johnson miss that tag? That was some trick.

  61. MrZDevotee on May 7th, 2010 7:25 pm

    Joser-
    The universe is gonna have to be really REALLY perverse tonight at this point. (Crosses fingers)

    The expert defense of Rob Johnson rears its ugly head again.

  62. Wells on May 7th, 2010 7:26 pm

    NO BLOWERS, Rob Johnson did not do a “pretty good job there.”

  63. Liam on May 7th, 2010 7:26 pm

    I don’t remember the last time the Mariners got an out on a play at the plate.

  64. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:26 pm

    The throw beat the runner, but Johnson couldn’t get the tag on him. We really hurt at the catcher position.

  65. JerBear on May 7th, 2010 7:26 pm

    I was excited when the throw beat Morales by like 3 steps… I should have known better with RJ “catching”.

  66. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:27 pm

    I really wish Fox would stop with the shot from behind the catcher when the pitch is thrown.

  67. scottg02 on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Does anyone else think Ichiro must watch all this shit go on around him and think “Damn, my teammates are effing horrible.” btw nice throw.

  68. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    That throw seriously beat the guy by 3 steps, and Johnson played it like it was a force at home.

  69. Idaho M on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Well what Rob Johnson lacks in defense he makes up by sucking at hitting.

  70. Glen on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Why has RoJo caught 3 days in a row? What happened to the 50-50 split between RoJo and Moore?

    (not that it matters)

  71. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    The game is over already. We cannot score more than 3 runs in a game. Well fellas now what?

  72. nodiggity on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Game over. See U tomorrow guys.

  73. ABP52380 on May 7th, 2010 7:28 pm

    AHH, Johnson strikes again. Well, I’m going to have a life tonight, thanks M’s.

  74. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 7:29 pm

    My dream of returning home at 8:15 to enjoy a ballgame tied at 1 in the fifth inning has been cruelly crushed.
    A seven-game losing streak including four starts by the FelixLee two-headed monster? Really? Really, Seattle? Really?

  75. daveblev on May 7th, 2010 7:29 pm

    This game is over. I’m gonna bet $100 that the M’s lose.

  76. Liam on May 7th, 2010 7:29 pm

    Z, get on the phone and do a Robo for Rojo Johnson trade ASAP.

  77. zmic11 on May 7th, 2010 7:29 pm

    How is there not a better catcher out there than what we have? Johnson consistently gives runs to the other team whether it be on pass balls or somehow not getting a tag down on a perfect throw. If he made up for it at the plate it’d be a different story, but he’s awful there too. I just don’t get it.

  78. JerBear on May 7th, 2010 7:30 pm

    Ha. Ichiro recognized that this game was already in danger, so he tries to take out Weaver in his first at bat…

  79. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 7:30 pm

    What happened to the 50-50 split between RoJo and Moore?

    Moore is even more inept.

  80. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2010 7:31 pm

    Moore is even more inept.

    Moore is a rookie who can improve. Rob Johnson is what Rob Johnson is.

  81. fermorules on May 7th, 2010 7:31 pm

    The catching situation is absurd.

    No offense…

    No defense…

    Nothing…

    Oh, Excuse Me!

    As Mr. Blowers pointed out, “Rob Johnson did a pretty good job there.”

  82. Scottdids on May 7th, 2010 7:33 pm

    In other baseball news, anyone see that Will Ferrell got to pitch for Houston’s AAA team last night?

  83. tubbabubba22 on May 7th, 2010 7:33 pm

    What Happened? I just got here? What happened with Rob???

  84. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2010 7:33 pm

    I really hate when Johnson costs Ichiro an out with his cowardly refusal to block the plate.

  85. daveblev on May 7th, 2010 7:33 pm

    Anyone else considered dumping their MLB Extra Innings package or cancelling MLB TV based on the Mariners performance so far?

  86. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Lets see here, 1 out, 1 on and Kotchman at the plate. Home run anyone?

  87. Backacre on May 7th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Oh well, it is only May 7 but somehow I think the highlight of this season is going to be what prospects we can get for Cliff Lee at the trade deadline. At least there is something to look forward to.

  88. Grayfox3d on May 7th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Daveblev, just need to find a friend whos a fan of another team and use his acct…like what i do, that way i dont have to pay to watch the failure that is the current team..

  89. diderot on May 7th, 2010 7:35 pm

    This team seriously needs a bench clearing brawl. Can’t we at least throw at somebody?

  90. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 7:35 pm

    This team wouldn’t win if we started them with 5 runs. They would find a way to lose.

  91. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:39 pm

    This team seriously needs a bench clearing brawl. Can’t we at least throw at somebody?

    We at least need a manager with some testicular fortitude to argue some calls. At least once in a blue moon.

  92. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:40 pm

    Oh well, it is only May 7 but somehow I think the highlight of this season is going to be what prospects we can get for Cliff Lee at the trade deadline. At least there is something to look forward to.

    I completely agree. I also tend to agree with Rick L…

  93. visbea on May 7th, 2010 7:42 pm

    I thought it was stupid for Figgins to steal second…why is he trying to swipe third with 2 outs…we are down by 4!

  94. Liam on May 7th, 2010 7:42 pm

    I think Dave Niehaus forgot the (3-2) count and (2) outs. He was surprised to see Figgins running to third.

  95. visbea on May 7th, 2010 7:45 pm

    right: 3-2 and 2 outs. I guess I’m hyper sensitive of Mariners making outs on the base paths after what we’ve seen already this year.

  96. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:45 pm

    When does Guti become a FA?

  97. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:46 pm
  98. Mahoney5500 on May 7th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Its the first inning still, getting a runner in scoring position is still a big deal. You still have to get runs where you can.

  99. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Hernadez will settle down now and probably pitch the rest of the game, but the offense won’t get one run across the plate. Might as well go for the longest loosing streak record.

  100. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:50 pm

    You still have to get runs whereIF you can.

    FTFY

  101. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Any chance we could bring Kenji back?

    (not serious btw)

  102. Swungonandbelted on May 7th, 2010 7:54 pm

    When does Guti become a FA?

    He just signed a 4 year deal in the off season didn’t he?

    and on a completely unrelated topic, Moyer tossed a 2 hit shutout for the Phillies today… new record for the oldest pitcher to do that.

  103. visbea on May 7th, 2010 7:55 pm

    I wouldn’t bring Kenji back for $8M per season, but I’d take him over ROJO for $1M per season.

  104. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 7:55 pm

    Moyer tossed a 2 hit shutout for the Phillies today

    WTF? Did the Ms play an interleague doubleheader?

  105. Grayfox3d on May 7th, 2010 7:56 pm

    It doesnt feel like anyone is truley trying to hit the ball, i dunno how to explain it, but the way i watch them swing its all casual, and if they do make it through somewhere its not much of a hit… but thats my speculation.

  106. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2010 7:56 pm

    “Good pitches for Rob to hit, both straight back.”

    Yeah, that would mean he’s not a good hitter.

  107. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 7:57 pm

    He just signed a 4 year deal in the off season didn’t he?

    Thats what I was thinking, couldnt remember. Tyvm.

    What do you guys feel about Bradley and the recent news?

  108. zmic11 on May 7th, 2010 7:57 pm

    painful

  109. Swungonandbelted on May 7th, 2010 8:01 pm

    What do you guys feel about Bradley and the recent news?

    I’m all for it, hope he works out whatever it is he needs to take care of. We have him for a couple of years, if he can get his head straight and be a productive player, that’s a good thing in my book.

  110. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:06 pm

    I don’t agree with him leaving in the middle of a game but I like to see someone getting pissed about how crappy this team has been and is.

  111. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:06 pm

    Boo, 11-18.

  112. mlathrop3 on May 7th, 2010 8:07 pm

    I just got home… saw 4-0 in the 2nd. Forgot it was Felix Day. Still turned the game off.

    We need help.

  113. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:10 pm

    There needs to be a Cia lis for baseball use.

  114. griffin on May 7th, 2010 8:11 pm

    I hope Weaver throws a no-hitter tonight.

  115. Carson on May 7th, 2010 8:11 pm

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse…

    RICK RIZZS FOLKS!

  116. Liam on May 7th, 2010 8:12 pm

    I really hope Dave Sims hasn’t been demoted to radio only.

  117. Swungonandbelted on May 7th, 2010 8:15 pm

    can’t catch that one, and with that, it’s time to change the channel.

  118. Liam on May 7th, 2010 8:16 pm

    The Angels fixing their negative run differential this series.

  119. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:16 pm

    But if you changed the channel you missed the back to back.

  120. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:16 pm

    He got alla dat one!

  121. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Jesus is warming up in the bullpen.

    We’ll need him.

  122. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Oh Lordy.
    Felix isn’t seriously hurt, is he? (Feel free to get mad at me for raising the question.)

  123. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 8:18 pm

    And thats the ball game. There is no way in heck that the M’s can over come a 6-0 deficit.

  124. Carson on May 7th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Holy. Effing. Hell.

  125. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:18 pm

    How about 8-0

  126. illdonk on May 7th, 2010 8:19 pm

    Oh dear lord.

  127. harry on May 7th, 2010 8:19 pm

    I just can’t believe this. This just does not happen.

  128. G-Man on May 7th, 2010 8:19 pm

    It’s all my fault. I got home, turned on the TV, and the homer trio began on the next pitch.

  129. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2010 8:19 pm

    *reeling around room*

    You know, coming into this game, I thought, something’s gotta give. Two teams, all these losses…and it’s giving on the M’s side.

  130. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:20 pm

    Rizzs just called Blowers Bone.

  131. Wells on May 7th, 2010 8:20 pm

    It’s like Felix is all *fuck this*, pitch, *fuck this!*, pitch, *fuck this!*, pitch.

  132. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 8:20 pm

    What The Fuck, Wak, take him out already.

    OK. Thanks.

  133. pareto on May 7th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Who put Carlos Silva in Felix’ body?

  134. KPS on May 7th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Didn’t Felix have a really bad outing last May against the Angels also before doing so well the rest of the year? Maybe he’ll go on another great run now, so the M’s will lose close in his starts instead of getting blown out.

  135. MrZDevotee on May 7th, 2010 8:22 pm

    Not to worry, we all know about regression to the mean! So, hooray, we’ve got three or four No-Hitters to enjoy in the next few weeks from Felix.

    (Sigh)

    In all seriousness, he’s more hurt than he’s letting on. This could be trouble.

  136. Carson on May 7th, 2010 8:22 pm

    Felix’s ERA baloons to 4.30

    Oy.

  137. illdonk on May 7th, 2010 8:22 pm

    On the bright side, now we’ll have something to talk about other than the terrible hitting.

  138. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:22 pm

    This is gonna be the worst loss of the season, and against one of the worst teams. Im usually pretty optimistic but its Football season in Seattle.

  139. harry on May 7th, 2010 8:23 pm

    This is some unrelenting nightmare. The one hope for this horrible team, and he just imploded.

  140. Glen on May 7th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Dave’s game 29 recap is up!

  141. nvn8vbryce on May 7th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Schick Shadel is going to be making a killing after this series…

  142. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 8:24 pm

    Comment of the day, from Lookout Landing:

    Fuck off Pat O’Day. I’m getting shitfaced tonight.

  143. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:26 pm

    The Mariners might not even matchup against AAA teams

  144. JMHawkins on May 7th, 2010 8:26 pm

    What was Dave saying a couple threads ago? Anaheim was a really bad team?

    Maybe he was only kidding.

  145. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Dave’s game 29 recap is up!

    That was hilarious Glen. Thank you for the comic relief.

    now we’ll have something to talk about other than the terrible hitting.

    No, fretting about Felix is not an acceptable alternative.

  146. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Maybe the new strategy is to tire out the other team by making them score too many runs in the first game of the series and then bam!!!!

  147. G-Man on May 7th, 2010 8:30 pm

    Reading my mind – I was thinking that the game recap could be written already.

  148. Swungonandbelted on May 7th, 2010 8:32 pm

    when Rizzs starts saying “just a base hit, I just want to see a base hit” it’s enough to make me want to punch myself in the berries

  149. G-Man on May 7th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Oh no, you weren’t kidding – the recap really IS up!

  150. fiftyone on May 7th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Ideal outcomes for this game:

    Felix is OK.
    Angels win 17-0 as Weaver no-hits the M’s.
    Rob Johnson has 5 passed balls and a throwing error to go with his incompetent “tag” earlier.
    Figgins walks 3 times.

  151. illdonk on May 7th, 2010 8:43 pm

    Wow. Just wow. I really wanted to go to a game this weekend, too…

  152. IHaveALittleProject on May 7th, 2010 8:49 pm

    I enjoyed the ’95 season as much as anyone.

    But seriously, it was FIFTEEN YEARS AGO and they didn’t even make it to the World Series.

    How badly do the Mariners need to create some real history?

  153. G-Man on May 7th, 2010 8:53 pm

    I need to root for a 3-game series of blowouts for the Angels. I think it would mean they HAVE to do something to shake things up (hint: Bye bye Sweeney).

  154. IHaveALittleProject on May 7th, 2010 8:55 pm

    At this point, one hitter the offense does not make.

    They need 4 or 5 guys to start hitting, AND jettison the two Mooses currently on the 25-man.

  155. mironos on May 7th, 2010 8:56 pm

    You know, seriously, while I’m not advocating for it, you have to wonder when speculation about Wakamatsu’s job is going to start.

    High expectations + losing + low attendance + a downward spiral = bad things for the manager.

  156. Paul L on May 7th, 2010 9:00 pm

    Ichiro and Guti are the only ones with a batting average above .216

  157. Swungonandbelted on May 7th, 2010 9:01 pm

    Too bad Felix didn’t get those low strikes called…the umping has been attrocious.

  158. Hud67 on May 7th, 2010 9:08 pm

    Weaver, you REALLY don’t want to plunk a Mariner tonight. There would be a lot of aggression coming out of that dugout (Wak would watch from the top step).

  159. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Boy, when Colome outpitches Felix, you know you are in trouble.

  160. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 9:33 pm

    At least our DH got a hit. The only one so far.

  161. Rick L on May 7th, 2010 9:42 pm

    Saunders’ line in Tacoma was BA .200, OBP .293, Slugging .213 (there’s a fearsome stat for you). And this is the best guy they have to bring up to start in left? Very sad.

  162. georgmi on May 7th, 2010 9:43 pm

    I don’t remember the last time the Mariners got an out on a play at the plate

    It was Eric Byrnes’ suicide squeeze bunt.

    Oh, you meant “got someone on the other team out on a play at the plate”?

  163. pdome01 on May 7th, 2010 9:45 pm

    Nice hit by Saunders there.

  164. MarinerFanMike03 on May 7th, 2010 9:48 pm

    Why dont the M’s just concede the game, go home and come back tomorrow for televised BP? At least there they will be able to get some hits.

  165. visbea on May 7th, 2010 9:52 pm

    I would like to see the statistics of the Mariners in innings where they have runners on 2nd and 3rd (including bases loaded situations) with 1 out or less.

    The best way to keep the mariners from scoring is to put runners on second and third…or just about anything else prevents them from scoring too.

  166. tubbabubba22 on May 7th, 2010 9:56 pm

    I know this is not the time for me to try to find a positive. Because let’s be honest, this totally sucks. But one thing I have noticed, in the last two games Griffey has hit the ball a lot harder than he has been the rest of the season. Yesterday he had a ground rule double and 2 flyouts to the warning track. Today, even though he has had one ground out, he has a very well hit single and a flyout to center. At least it isnt just ground balls to the right side… Maybe he will heat up a tiny bit.

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