Game 72, Cubs at Mariners

Dave · June 24, 2010 at 11:27 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Lilly, 12:40 pm.

Happy Felix Day.

Good to see Saunders in there today against a lefty. His home run off Sean Marshall last night was impressive not just for where he hit it, but who he it off – Marshall is one of the best LH relievers in baseball, and Saunders has been generally hopeless against southpaws as a big leaguer. The experience of playing everyday, regardless of what hand the pitcher throws with, should be good for him.

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


75 Responses to “Game 72, Cubs at Mariners”

  1. GoMariners on June 24th, 2010 3:56 pm

    At least our bullpen is fresh.

  2. EthanN on June 24th, 2010 3:56 pm

    So Alfonzo has 1 homer and 4 RBI’s at the moment. Didn’t he get all of that in his first game? Wow, our catchers can’t hit for crap…

  3. JerBear on June 24th, 2010 3:58 pm

    That’s what happens when Lopez, paperboy, and some catcher that should be in the minors are counted upon to drive in a freaking run!!

    No kidding. I was hoping Loafie would bunt just to stay out of the DP, but after he struck out I was actually pissed to see the double steal, cause I knew that Guti was our best hope and they would walk him…

  4. GoMariners on June 24th, 2010 3:58 pm

    No worries. Bard is almost ready to come back. He can hit.

  5. King.Dome on June 24th, 2010 4:02 pm

    Can we please play the NL for the rest of the year?

  6. r-gordon-7 on June 24th, 2010 4:04 pm

    To the 12th and counting… Tennis anyone?

  7. EthanN on June 24th, 2010 4:09 pm

    $50 says Wak will leave League in too long and he’ll eventually get racked…

  8. Glen on June 24th, 2010 4:20 pm

    or, Wak brings in Garret Olson, who gets lit up.

  9. GoldenGutz on June 24th, 2010 4:23 pm

    Oh man Saunders is killing me. I mean is there anything that explains his streakiness or is it just a rookie adjusting to MLB pitching? I think he showed a lot hitting a lefty breaking ball 386 feet for the HR.

    I’m just hoping this is him being a rookie and when he has more time in MLB he won’t have a 2-3 night then lay a goose egg.

  10. SpokaneMsFan on June 24th, 2010 4:24 pm

    NOOOOOO not White, literally anyone but White

  11. georgmi on June 24th, 2010 4:24 pm

    Or gets replaced by Sean White, because he’s such a huge improvement.

  12. georgmi on June 24th, 2010 4:30 pm

    Usually I like being right.


  13. EthanN on June 24th, 2010 4:36 pm

    This reminds me of the Texas game back in the beginning of the season. M’s should have won several times in extra innings, but thanks to Eric Byrnes and Mike Sweeney, they lost. Giant losing streak followed…

  14. jephdood on June 24th, 2010 4:47 pm

    WAY too many chances to win that game. WTF. Give me a Cliff Lee trade soon.

  15. TomTuttle on June 24th, 2010 4:47 pm

    I feel bad for Felix.

  16. G-Man on June 24th, 2010 4:52 pm

    On a separate note, why not try to convince our Japanese ownership that Lee has a little bit of Japanese in him? Then they would pay any amount of money to sign him long term!

    I am sad to say that this sounds good to me. 🙁

  17. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2010 4:53 pm

    I hate regression to the mean!

  18. The_Waco_Kid on June 24th, 2010 5:03 pm

    The bats choked, but Sean White is awful. He should be cut.

  19. msfanmike on June 24th, 2010 5:09 pm

    Shocking to see Olsen walk the leadoff hitter/go-ahead run and Sean White not hold the Cubs in check. SHOCKING!

    Apparently, the experiment to petrify Cordero’s and Sweeney’s arms in place (from lack of use) is alive and well.

    Too few sticks, too much lack of power and too much lack of clutch hitting. Constant theme throughout the year.

    Bradley smoked a couple of balls yesterday. He is just fine.

    Other than the bat speed still existing, I am not seeing what you are seeing coach … but I did miss one of his AB’s yesterday; so this one missed AB must have been when said “smoking” occurred over his last several games after his most recent mini flash hot streak. As we both know – when your players get inside their own head, they are not going to perform. He is guessing … and unless it is a mistake pitch – he isn’t going to do much with it. He has shown a fairly sustained lack of performance (for a #3 – #5 hitter … come on!) – throughout all of last year – and for all of this season – vice the occasional flash.

  20. joe simpson can hit on June 24th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Today’s game: A timely reminder that we suck.

  21. ivan on June 24th, 2010 6:03 pm

    I turned off the TV as soon as Olson came in.

  22. Backacre on June 24th, 2010 7:25 pm

    I went to the game today and what caught me by surprise was the top of the 7th when they called that a wild pitch. Dan Wilson stops that ball, and so do a whole bunch of other catchers. I have not seen a replay, but watching that guy RJ catch is painful. It is like he is in quicksand. Being at the game and watching these guys my impressions were that Jack Wilson looks old, Sweeney irritates me, I don’t know why, he just does, Figgins needs a sports therapist or something, talk about opportunity lost, Lopez looks good at third but not batting fourth, Guti is flippin’ FAST, reminds me of some young guy in the 90’s at the Kingdome. Felix is awesome, Safeco is awesome and I hope we can trade Lee for a ten year starter, either a good bat or a catcher or both.

  23. scott19 on June 24th, 2010 7:28 pm

    I turned off the TV as soon as Olson came in.

    Actually, I turned the radio to KJR as soon as the Paperboy and Alfonzo screwed up that bases-loaded opportunity, since I already knew exactly what was coming at that point.

  24. SonOfZavaras on June 24th, 2010 8:24 pm

    I was at the game.

    I don’t want to talk about all Cubs fans, but the ones that chose to attend this game really blow.


    And the umpire was playing tic-tac-toe with his strike zone. Lilly got a good 2 inches more of the outside part of the plate than what Felix did.


  25. spankystout on June 25th, 2010 10:42 am

    Wow. I’m glad I was too busy to watch any part of the game. Sounds like the M’s were redundantly impotent……well here is to hoping for some offense in exchange for our beloved Cliff Lee. Jack Z must know that the M’s are done for the season, and now he must open up negotiations for Lee. He may be able to squeeze a little more out of the deal if the other team gets a few extra starts by Lee. Make it happen Big Z!

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