Game 65, Mariners at Cardinals

Dave · June 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Rowland-Smith vs Suppan, 5:05 pm.

Believe it or not, RRS has a better ERA than his opponent by over a full run. Yeah, this isn’t exactly a stellar pitching match-up. Both Suppan (5.06 xFIP) and Hyphen (5.82 xFIP) are better than their ERA, but that’s kind of like saying that an enema is better than kidney stones. This is an ugly match-up.

In not-surprising-at-all news, Ian Snell was designated for assignment today, and the Mariners purchased the contract of Brian Sweeney to take his spot in the bullpen. Sweeney’s not any kind of prospect, but he does one thing that Snell does not do, and that’s throw strikes. His stuff isn’t great, but he pounds the zone, and that will at least endear him to the coaching staff more than the guy he’s replacing.

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Lopez, 3B
Bradley, LF
Josh Wilson, SS
Kotchman, 1B
Johnson, C
Rowland-Smith, P


65 Responses to “Game 65, Mariners at Cardinals”

  1. gloo on June 15th, 2010 7:33 pm

    Would a live steak look similar to the money you can save with Geico?

    I pictured a slab of steak with googly eyes filled with fear.

  2. r-gordon-7 on June 15th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Yeah, it’s feeling a lot like the 1980’s all over again… back when we heard the team called “The Hapless Mariners” almost more often than “the Seattle Mariners”… Can hardly wait until August… 🙁

  3. scott19 on June 15th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Yeah, it’s feeling a lot like the 1980’s all over again

    And tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989!

    …Ahh, not.

  4. scott19 on June 15th, 2010 8:02 pm

    Strangely enough, I think that might be the first HR allowed by Ryan Franklin so far this year…

    Remember that year he allowed, like, a zillion home runs — and the M’s still won a few games that he started?

    Yeah…2003. Good times.

  5. ndrfx on June 15th, 2010 8:07 pm

    Wait…did that guy with greasy hair just say Carp should hit behind Bradley instead of Wilson so Bradley gets walked less? Er.

  6. TomTuttle on June 15th, 2010 8:09 pm

    Hey Chuck and Howie,

    Why don’t you just GIVE UP AND LEAVE ALREADY?

    Because a REAL ownership group wouldn’t put up with this SHIT.

  7. scott19 on June 15th, 2010 8:11 pm

    Thank you, Tom. My sentiments exactly!

  8. scott19 on June 15th, 2010 8:15 pm

    Wait…did that guy with greasy hair just say Carp should hit behind Bradley instead of Wilson so Bradley gets walked less? Er.

    More absolutely brilliant post-game analysis from Count Krueger, I presume.

  9. kenshabby on June 15th, 2010 8:34 pm

    Go Rays!

  10. nvn8vbryce on June 15th, 2010 9:46 pm

    Tom, I think they must think that the Seattle Mariners = MLB 2K9 on the Wii.

  11. jrosco3 on June 15th, 2010 10:03 pm

    So Figg-i goes 0-5, Kotch-i goes 0-4, but on the “bright” side, Lop-i goes 2-4 — course, he didn’t get any RBI’s …

  12. MrZDevotee on June 16th, 2010 7:33 am

    Derek (DMZ)-
    Isn’t that cool, Carp has almost EXACTLY the same line as Adrian Gonzalez’s six years in the minors:

    Six Years of Adrian Gonzalez

    Of course, Carp has more HR’s and RBI’s, in about 100 more AB’s…

    Looks like we’ve got ourselves an All-Star 1B! Sweet… (Or maybe a straight up trade…?)

  13. MrZDevotee on June 16th, 2010 7:40 am

    Oops… More HR’s, fewer RBI’s. But it’s close.

  14. LongDistance on June 16th, 2010 9:43 am

    It’s almost getting suspicious. Someone should do some soil samples on the field… Maybe they’re being slowly poisoned by field crew hit men.

    Or… the fix is in. They know it’s over, and are all taking a dive to position for the off.

    nah… they wouldn’t do that, would they?

  15. bongo on June 16th, 2010 9:51 am

    Just checked the statistics on Mariner bullpen. Their performance is so bad that it’s hard not to conclude that they deserve a good portion of the blame for this wasted season. Looking at Colome, Aardsma, Snell, RRS, and Sean White, put together they have given up 123 runs in 155 2/3 innings. The numbers are so bad, I had to double check the math. If these players had performed at replacement level, we wouldn’t have the second worst record in the AL. The good news is that the bullpen performance is so bad that it’s pretty easy to improve upon.

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