Game 147, Rangers at Mariners

Dave · September 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Wilson vs Hernandez, 7:10 pm.

Happy Felix Day.

I’m going to miss tonight’s game because my wife is doing a sprint triathlon in the morning, and we have to be up at some ungodly hour to get her to the race for “morning” registration. For the last month or two, missing a Mariners game hasn’t been a big deal – in fact, I’ve intentionally skipped most of them, as this team is basically unwatchable. But, since Felix is pitching, I actually wish I could see this one live.

That’s how good Felix is – he makes the least entertaining team in baseball worth tuning in for. Go Felix. Be awesome.

Comments

110 Responses to “Game 147, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. greentunic on September 17th, 2010 3:31 pm

    The times when Felix is pitching is the one REAL time I really hope for a win. The rest of the time, I don’t mind if we loose with Kotchman or Wilson or Lopez and I gladly accept the better draft picks, especially this coming year with the deep talent to choose from.

  2. spankystout on September 17th, 2010 3:40 pm

    Lopez is batting 3rd today. Daren Brown is only ensuring he will keep his ‘interim’ title.

  3. GoldenGutz on September 17th, 2010 3:42 pm

    The times when Felix is pitching is the one REAL time I really hope for a win. The rest of the time, I don’t mind if we loose with Kotchman or Wilson or Lopez and I gladly accept the better draft picks, especially this coming year with the deep talent to choose from.

    Couldn’t have said it any better.

    Unfourtanetley I won’t be able to watch is as I am on the sidelines for the school football game, likely being a waterboy and no phones are allowed.

  4. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 4:12 pm

    My brain… it hurts…

    Ichiro and Figgins are both getting on base at a good clip right now. Why, oh why would Brown put Lopez right after them in the batting order?????

    Is he intentionally trying to hurt the few fans the team has left?? WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH THIS GUY?

    My daughter could probably fill out a more intelligent line-up using the current M’s roster! You don’t have to be a sabr-head, just use some ******** common sense!

  5. greentunic on September 17th, 2010 4:13 pm

    I was the silly person who suggested Pete Rose as a manager candidate and was convinced otherwise. So take this with a grain of salt, haha. But I just found out Torre will be replaced in the Dodgers org. If he still wants to manage, do we like him for the M’s?

  6. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 4:17 pm

    I know this is minor – but one thing I liked about Torre was he wasn’t afraid to bring Rivera in when the team ran into trouble in the eighth. I know, I know, it’s MARIANO FRIKKIN’ RIVERA – but still, a lot of managers wouldn’t have even considered going to their closer in any inning but the ninth, and even then only in a strict save situation.

  7. Chris_From_Bothell on September 17th, 2010 5:32 pm

    Go Rainiers! Down 2 in the 2nd inning but they can come back…

  8. Swungonandbelted on September 17th, 2010 6:12 pm

    Torre will be replaced in the Dodgers org. If he still wants to manage, do we like him for the M’s?

    If Torre still wants to manage, he will have his pick of jobs; and I don’t know if the M’s could pay him enough to come here to be the 6th manager in 8 years for this circus.

  9. spankystout on September 17th, 2010 6:21 pm

    Ackley just hit a HR to tie it up. Go Rainiers! Boooo the Mariners (except Felix)

  10. spankystout on September 17th, 2010 6:27 pm

    Winfree just hit a 3R HR to take the lead 5-2.

  11. spankystout on September 17th, 2010 6:32 pm

    Via twitter:
    Branyan scratched with a bad back, Tui is the DH tonight.

  12. Liam on September 17th, 2010 6:46 pm

    Branyan scratched with a bad back, Tui is the DH tonight.

    That’s probably the difference between basically unwatchable and unwatchable.

  13. matthew on September 17th, 2010 6:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/suomynona/4997084211/

    Summing up the Mariners 2010 season with a photo.

  14. jayson on September 17th, 2010 7:07 pm

    The Rainiers and Mariners should switch places

  15. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 7:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/suomynona/4997084211/

    Summing up the Mariners 2010 season with a photo.

    That looks like the “cut” version of Junior as a bobblehead – the one we were promised would be at Spring Training…

    (okay, sorry, no more Junior bashing cuz he’s re-tired)

  16. samregens on September 17th, 2010 7:12 pm

    I like the Rainiers run as much as anybody but let’s not get carried away. The best of the Rainiers are already on the Mariners (Saunders, Moore, Tui) and they suck (so far) at the major league level.

    Let’s not think that these results will translate as they are to the big leagues.

    With that said, almost anybody would be better than freakin Jose Lopez.

  17. jayson on September 17th, 2010 7:18 pm

    I more mean that they are more interesting to watch. I’d rather watch them struggle at the major league level than watch the mariners if that makes sense.

  18. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 7:21 pm

    I’ve come to hate Figgins.

  19. Swungonandbelted on September 17th, 2010 7:22 pm

    Gettin’ Figgy with the 6-4-3

  20. GoMariners on September 17th, 2010 7:23 pm

    I like the Rainiers run as much as anybody but let’s not get carried away. The best of the Rainiers are already on the Mariners (Saunders, Moore, Tui) and they suck (so far) at the major league level.
    Let’s not think that these results will translate as they are to the big leagues.
    With that said, almost anybody would be better than freakin Jose Lopez.

    I couldn’t disagree more. I can see Dustin Ackley, Mike Wilson, Matt Mangini, Greg Halman, Justin Smoak have a lot of success hitting at the major league level. The Rainiers lineup can flat out hit. Many of them deserve a chance to prove themselves at the Major League level.

    Also here in Tacoma this is a big deal because they will be bringing a championship trophy home if they win this series in Memphis. I am not sure if they will have a parade or not but they should.

  21. lalo on September 17th, 2010 7:26 pm

    I´ve heard a lot of Halman and his problems with the breaking balls, but Jose Lopez can´t hit a breaking ball, can´t defend, can´t hit for average or power, and is batting third in the lineup?? This team needs some changes…

  22. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 7:26 pm

    Is Bad Vlad done? His slash numbers are down off of his career peaks by a good bit, especially slugging, though he’s been healthy and they are up from last year. Can he still hit anything within a quarter mile of the strike zone, just not as far, or is the improvement over last year all hitter friendly park effects? (If you are gonna hate on a guy, it oughta be somebody on the opposing team… ;o)

  23. Swungonandbelted on September 17th, 2010 7:38 pm

    Gutti!

  24. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 7:40 pm

    HAHAHAA at CJ Wilon’s reaction shot to Saunders’ steal.

  25. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 7:40 pm

    Condor!

  26. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 7:43 pm

    We got a run (well, they gave it to us w/a passed ball – but Guti stole 3rd, so he gets credit for that) for Felix, it’s a miracle. I really hope Felix gets the CY, he deserves it.

  27. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Uh…who’s in the booth with Dave?

    He said something about Safeco having to stock extra beer for Irish-American Appreciation Day.

    Oh, Buehner. Say no more.

  28. lalo on September 17th, 2010 7:53 pm

    Ichiro!!!

  29. Swungonandbelted on September 17th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Now steal home….

  30. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 7:58 pm

    Yeah, that video of the Rockies’ player who stole home the other day was great! I’d love to see it tried more often.

    Figgy hit him home, wow, and offensive outburst tonight.

  31. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 7:59 pm

    No steal of home, Figgy gets a hit! Everything is breaking our way. Who are these guys and where are my star-crossed Mariners????

  32. b2 on September 17th, 2010 8:02 pm

    I heard on the pre-game show that Lopez is 10-18 off Wilson. Probably why he’s hitting third. I guess Brown looks at historical numbers, not current ones.

  33. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 8:02 pm

    Jeez, we can’t miss, Figgy with another steal. Do we balance the entire season’s bad luck today???

  34. Swungonandbelted on September 17th, 2010 8:06 pm

    Double steal coming up for Figgy and Guti?

  35. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 8:14 pm

    Irish Appreciation Day – did the Mariners fire someone Irish today?

  36. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 8:14 pm

    And Bad Vlad can’t get wood on three straight Felix pitches. That, of course, proves nothing. Could happen to anybody…. ;o)

  37. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Felix is rollin – keep it up (knock on wood)

  38. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 8:22 pm

    This comment is little late, I realize – but does anyone else get the impression that when Ichiro gets in the mid-180s he starts smelling 200 hits like a shark smells blood in the water?

    It’s funny because with a lot of players it seems like they get uptight as they approach a milestone (e.g. A-Rod and 600 homers recently) – but with Ichiro its as if he somehow gets more focused.

  39. kc10man on September 17th, 2010 8:25 pm

    hehehe, check out Ian Kinsler’s stock photo! Looks like he is getting a prostate exam.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/489854/ian-kinsler

  40. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 8:28 pm

    I get the impression that Ichiro is just focused, period. Hot streaks don’t faze him, slumps don’t faze him, he just keeps doing what he does so well. The relentless routine isn’t just about maintaining focus, it is the focus. The approaching milestone doesn’t change the routine or the preparation or the choice of approach for each at game and each at bat.

  41. Willmore2000 on September 17th, 2010 8:29 pm

    This comment is little late, I realize – but does anyone else get the impression that when Ichiro gets in the mid-180s he starts smelling 200 hits like a shark smells blood in the water?

    It’s funny because with a lot of players it seems like they get uptight as they approach a milestone (e.g. A-Rod and 600 homers recently) – but with Ichiro its as if he somehow gets more focused.

    I’m not going to do the research, so it’s no better than your eyeball opinion, but I would say that more often than not, these pre-mileston hot or cold streaks are overrated. Baseball is a game of streaks, and I think that I can remember a few of Ichiro’s coming before some milestones. So yeah stats or it ain’t true.

  42. Willmore2000 on September 17th, 2010 8:30 pm

    Anyway, I just wanted to say how awesome Felix is. Not that it needs repeating. That’s all.

  43. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Wilmore – it’s always a good thing to repeat (esp this year).

  44. matthew on September 17th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Am I the only one that sees McLovin in the crowd (off to the right) when they show the batter?

  45. greentunic on September 17th, 2010 8:36 pm

    jason,

    still think there are more interesting things to watch…?

  46. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 8:41 pm

    I’m not going to do the research, so it’s no better than your eyeball opinion, but I would say that more often than not, these pre-mileston hot or cold streaks are overrated. Baseball is a game of streaks, and I think that I can remember a few of Ichiro’s coming before some milestones. So yeah stats or it ain’t true.

    You may be right. If I can figure out a way to track this without TOO much work I may do it.

    It’d be interesting to check it on Ichiro, and maybe also on a guy like A-Rod who often gets described as someone who “thinks too much”.

    Of course the sample size will be quite small – so even if the numbers happen to back my opinion up in a couple cases, I realize that doesn’t mean it’s “real”. :-D

  47. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 8:43 pm

    WTF Sims. Not suppose to talk about no hitter!

  48. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 8:44 pm

    Ichiro and Figgins are both getting on base at a good clip right now. Why, oh why would Brown put Lopez right after them in the batting order?????
    Is he intentionally trying to hurt the few fans the team has left?? WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH THIS GUY?
    My daughter could probably fill out a more intelligent line-up using the current M’s roster! You don’t have to be a sabr-head, just use some ******** common sense!

    WE HAVE NO NUMBER 3 HITTER ON THE TEAM.

  49. bellacaramella on September 17th, 2010 8:44 pm

    How ’bout them Rainiers? Four-run 11th makes it 10-6 Tacoma with two outs and runners at the corners.

  50. Willmore2000 on September 17th, 2010 8:44 pm

    WTF Sims. Not suppose to talk about no hitter!

    You weren’t at the meet, I gather.

  51. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 8:45 pm

    So did you, SodoMojo. :-)

  52. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 8:45 pm

    [Sims]

  53. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 8:47 pm

    Ah, that explains the raucous crowd–college game fans in town. The crowd hasn’t been this loud since April.

  54. dw on September 17th, 2010 8:50 pm

    Rainiers three outs from the PCL Championship. Josh Lueke is in now, just walked the leadoff batter.

  55. lalo on September 17th, 2010 8:50 pm

    If Tacoma defeat Menphis today, tomorrow some guys will be called up???

  56. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 8:50 pm

    Ya I heard Sims say he’s a reporter and has to report what he see’s. B.S. Sims is just trying to be different. Follow the same rules everyone else does Sims.

  57. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 8:53 pm

    He said it again.

    It is pretty funny that Felix walked the lead off man. Had that feeling of god, will it be another awful game?

    Oh, that was a sweet pitch.

  58. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 8:54 pm

    Good, we got Vlad.

  59. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 8:55 pm

    Is this the championship Tacoma game today?

  60. Mid80sRighty on September 17th, 2010 8:55 pm

    Congrats Tacoma!

  61. dw on September 17th, 2010 8:56 pm

    Tacoma will play in Oklahoma City on Tuesday for the AAA Championship.

  62. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 8:56 pm

    I thought you were allowed to talk about a potential no-hitter after the sixth inning?

  63. lalo on September 17th, 2010 8:57 pm

    How many games left in the Tacoma schedule, or thats all??

  64. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 8:57 pm

    Congrats to the Rainiers!

  65. msb on September 17th, 2010 8:57 pm

    B.S. Sims is just trying to be different. Follow the same rules everyone else does Sims.

    He is following the same rules that Dave Neihaus and Vin Scully follow …

  66. lalo on September 17th, 2010 8:58 pm

    Tacoma will play in Oklahoma City on Tuesday for the AAA Championship.

    Only one game?? Or series??

  67. Kazinski on September 17th, 2010 8:58 pm

    This comment is little late, I realize – but does anyone else get the impression that when Ichiro gets in the mid-180s he starts smelling 200 hits like a shark smells blood in the water?

    You just haven’t been paying attention. Ichiro only needed 31 hits at the end of August to get to 200. The only month this year he got fewer than 33 was July when he got 29, and hit .246.

    Ichiro was not going to hit .246 again for a full month, and even if he did they’ve got 3 games in October to make up the difference.

    200 was never in doubt after he snapped out of his slump in late July.

    I’m not going to make any observations about tonight’s game, but Felix is looking a little stronger for the Cy Young isn’t he?

  68. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:00 pm

    Need quick innings for the Mariners to give Felix a chance at the… this is no time for a big inning.

  69. dw on September 17th, 2010 9:00 pm

    Single game, vs. the Columbus Clippers.

    They tried a best-of-3 a few years ago in Vegas, but the attendance was poor. Oklahoma City revived it as a one game playoff and they managed to sell out Bricktown Ballpark despite the Redhawks not being involved.

  70. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 9:01 pm

    He is following the same rules that Dave Neihaus and Vin Scully follow …

    Do they really tell you if a no no is being pitched?

  71. msb on September 17th, 2010 9:01 pm

    Do they really tell you if a no no is being pitched?

    yup.

  72. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    WE HAVE NO NUMBER 3 HITTER ON THE TEAM.

    Well, Lopez is at least a better choice for that slot than Kotchman, I must admit.

    My main point was that Lopez is 1) slow; and 2) hits the ball on the ground a fair bit. Contrast that to Saunders, who (although by no stretch of the imagination is currently a good hitter) gets on base more often than Lopez, and when he hits the ball hits it in the air more often than Lopez.

    I know batting order is not as important as many people think; but why put a consistent GIDP threat like Lopez right after your two best on-base threats?

  73. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Exactly. Good job offense, 4 DPs tonight – good cooperation.

  74. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    OK, then I will allow Sims to say it though he isn’t on the level of those guys by far

  75. dw on September 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Will the M’s call anyone up tomorrow? I can see them calling up some of the starting pitchers.

  76. lalo on September 17th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Then, maybe Smoak, Cortes , Lueke , Ackley will go to Seattle Wednesday??

  77. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 9:05 pm

    I know batting order is not as important as many people think; but why put a consistent GIDP threat like Lopez right after your two best on-base threats?

    I know. It’s ugly and thankfully we won’t need to see Lopez and his chubby slow footed ass next year.

  78. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 9:05 pm

    So much for the no-hitter….

  79. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Crap

  80. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Well, damn.

  81. Kazinski on September 17th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Need quick innings for the Mariners to give Felix a chance at the… this is no time for a big inning.

    The Mariners have been preparing for this all season long, they know the drill: swing at that first pitch, dcon’t lay off the curveball in the dirt. And never pass up the sure double play ground ball.

    And it all goes for naught.

  82. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Hey Dave Sims. Thank you again for mentioning the no-no at the end of the last inning pitched by Felix.

    Next at bat? Felix gives up HR.

  83. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2010 9:06 pm

    I blame Sims

  84. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:08 pm

    *Turns off sound*

  85. lalo on September 17th, 2010 9:09 pm

    I hate Sims…

  86. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:09 pm

    How many pitches is Felix up to now?

  87. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:12 pm

    Let Felix finish the inning, but that’s all. I could care less about the Cy Young. I do care that Felix’s arm doesn’t fall off…

    He’s projected to throw 255 innings this year. Ridiculous :\

  88. King.Dome on September 17th, 2010 9:13 pm

    Crap again.

    I’ve never been one who will root for the rangers in the playoffs (even if I really like Lee). I guess I have to root for the Rays…and maybe the Twins. Uhh, I wish we ran our org as well as MN – oh well.

  89. juneau_fan on September 17th, 2010 9:13 pm

    I gasped in horror when I heard ‘Brandon League warming up for the Mariners.’ If that doesn’t get Felix to pitch his way out of this inning, nothing will.

  90. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 9:14 pm

    I know. It’s ugly and thankfully we won’t need to see Lopez and his chubby slow footed ass next year.

    Even though this has been said many times, reading it again made me smile.

    And as you pointed out before – when I went looking through our line-up, and the best alternative I could find (excepting Branyan, who’s out tonight) was Saunders… ugh. Damning with faint praise, indeed.

    I don’t Lopez as a person, and I would be happy if he eventually finds success… somewhere else.

  91. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:14 pm

    With Brandon League closing for Felix — we all know how that goes — we’re one more loss closer to the #1 pick.

  92. greentunic on September 17th, 2010 9:17 pm

    Commentators like to play with the supersticious (sp) concept with no-hitters, but they are here to inform viewers and retain viewers. Tim Kurkjan wrote a small essay on why he thinks its silly for people to expect commentators not to mention no-hitters in progress. I tend to agree with him. Does anyone really actually blame people who mention it (to people other than the pitcher, btw)? Its fun to pretend, but c’mon.

    Now, mentioning it to a player on the field, especially the pitcher or catcher, thats a different matter entirely.

  93. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:22 pm

    We are watching the game. We know what’s going on. I don’t need to be told Ryan Franklin is from Nebraska every time he comes into the game, and I don’t need to be told Felix has another no-hitter in the works.

    At least Sims has stopped saying Gutierrez last name. His “Guti” is preferable to his grating pronunciation of “Gutierrez.”

  94. msfanmike on September 17th, 2010 9:24 pm

    Hey Dave Sims. Thank you again for mentioning the no-no at the end of the last inning pitched by Felix.

    Next at bat? Felix gives up HR.

    He started mentioning the no-no after the 4th inning. I asked my wife to come downstairs to watch the game right before the 8th inning started. I told her not to ask why. She came down. First pitch: Sayonara! I told her it wasn’t her fault … it was probably going to be blamed on Dave Sims.

  95. Kazinski on September 17th, 2010 9:24 pm

    Felix is 2nd in the league in pitches. Check out Jared Weaver #1 and Felix 2 in balls strikes and total pitches:
    Balls Strikes Pitches

    Jered Weaver 1207 2207 3414
    Felix Hernandez 1208 2204 3412

    Just coincidence because they are such different pitchers but still that is pretty close. Weaver is 4 years older than Felix but has 2/3 the career innings pitched.

  96. dw on September 17th, 2010 9:28 pm

    I don’t need to be told Ryan Franklin is from Nebraska every time he comes into the game

    No, Ryan Franklin is from Spiro, Oklahoma. Don’t you remember them saying that eleventy million times he started?

    Of course, Spiro is fun to say.

  97. lalo on September 17th, 2010 9:28 pm

    How a guy with .90 more ERA,and 50 less strikeouts could be in the race for the Cy Young?? Only for the unique stat that Felix doesn´t control?? Is stupid, Felix is the best pitcher and thats all…

  98. Kazinski on September 17th, 2010 9:29 pm

    I’ll also note that Felix has pitched 21 more innings going into tonight than Weaver despite the similarity in total pitches.

  99. kimalanus on September 17th, 2010 9:31 pm

    And here come’s Bad Vlad, let’s hope he really is done….

  100. matthew on September 17th, 2010 9:34 pm

    No, Ryan Franklin is from Spiro, Oklahoma. Don’t you remember them saying that eleventy million times he started?

    I knew it was Spiro. I was just making a point that half of the broadcast team can’t think of something else to say other than the obvious, most of the time.

    Can’t we all just assume that on Felix Day that there’s the chance of a no-hitter and leave it up to the viewer to check the box themselves?

    Hey Dave (Cameron). Put up a poll about this ;) I know I’m not the only one that’s annoyed with Sims in this regard…

  101. lalo on September 17th, 2010 9:35 pm

    Felix!, Ichiro!, Rainiers!, Smoak!, Ackley!

  102. Kazinski on September 17th, 2010 9:48 pm

    This just makes me sick:

    Choo’s 3 HRs, 7 RBI lift Indians out of cellar

    Who did we get for Choo? I forget, was it Eduardo Perez or Ben Broussard?

    As for mentioning no hitters, lets be honest, if this wasn’t a stat site, then bitch away. But if you are at a place that preaches objective measurements to access results and predict future performance, then bitching about superstitions is out of place.

  103. Westside guy on September 17th, 2010 9:54 pm

    Way to go Tacoma Rainiers!

    That’s definitely something we can be happy about as fans.

  104. GoMariners on September 17th, 2010 10:03 pm

    Rainiers ROCK!!! They need to have a parade here in Tacoma for them!!!

  105. GoMariners on September 17th, 2010 10:04 pm

    The Rainiers championship should mean that Jack Zduriencik gets to keep his job.

  106. GoMariners on September 17th, 2010 10:06 pm

    And Mike Wilson gets the MVP for the Tacoma PCL Championship Series. I really like what Mike Wilson and Justin Smoak did this series. Ackley’s bat was somewhat quiet other than the homerun today.

  107. greentunic on September 17th, 2010 11:36 pm

    Ackley is less than a year in playing in the minors and is 22 and hitting .274 and OBP’ing about .340 in AAA. I am excited for him. Smoak has rebounded it would seem. The changes he’s made (moving his hands, changing his approach) appears to have him on the right track again. Out with Kotch, Lope, in with Ackley, Smoak. Now if Saunders and Moore could move their OBP’s up just a bit, or a lot, I’d be a happy camper.

  108. Kazinski on September 18th, 2010 1:42 am

    They weren’t laughing about Julio Borbon trying to bunt for a single in the sixth. Borbon was justly booed by the crowd. I’ve got to hand it to tonight’s crowd. They were into this game. They got all over Borbon the minute he broke one of baseball’s unwritten rules.

    In a 2-0 game Borbon should be trying to get on anyway he can. If it were 6-0 I can see the people getting upset. But if the bunt hit is a normal part of Borbon’s game and it is then he should play his normal game.

    Should Felix only throw fastballs after the 6th when he’s got a no hitter going? I’d hate to think Felix would get a cheap no-hitter by trying to fool batters rather than going man to man with just his fastball.

    That is just as stupid.

  109. djw on September 18th, 2010 9:40 am

    I forget, was it Eduardo Perez or Ben Broussard?

    ’twas Broussard. In order to acquire Perez (who joined the Baseball Tonight team approximately 72 hours after the trade, we traded Asdrubel Cabrera. (Loud, heavy sigh)

  110. dirk on September 18th, 2010 3:03 pm

    Smoak and Cortes called up, and Smoak starting today….yay

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