Game 34, White Sox At Mariners

Dave · May 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Fister vs Floyd, 6:10 pm.

Well, I have good news – Miguel Olivo is not hitting clean-up. That’s probably because he’s not playing – Chris Gimenez gets the start behind the plate, giving Olivo a long overdue day off. The new cleanup hitter? Adam Kennedy. It’s hilarious that this team has won 8 of their last 10. Fun, but still hilarious.

Also, Free Luis Rodriguez!

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 3B
Bradley, LF
Kennedy, 2B
Smoak, 1B
Cust, DH
Ryan, SS
Saunders, CF
Gimenez, C

Comments

98 Responses to “Game 34, White Sox At Mariners”

  1. sexymarinersfan on May 7th, 2011 5:08 pm

    Hilarious? More like exciting!! I think we passed hilarious. It’s time to start giving Zduerncik props for the job he’s done. This is the kind of baseball that we envisioned playing last season but never materialized. Given I think we all thought our offense wouldn’t be THIS bad, but it’s still .500 baseball. I love our pitching!

  2. greentunic on May 7th, 2011 5:14 pm

    Who do we want to put cleanup? Are we ready to put Smoak in that situation? Does anyone believe that the “added pressure” could hamper his production, or do you believe he would make the transition smoothly.

  3. kmsandrbs on May 7th, 2011 5:19 pm

    Maybe they are trying to buld confidence by making mediocre (or worse) hitters believe that they are clean-up worthy.

    The game is free tonight on MLB.com.

  4. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Finally home from college so I no longer have to watch on Gameday anymore. Excited to actually watch baseball again

  5. sexymarinersfan on May 7th, 2011 5:28 pm

    I’m in the Wedge category. Leave him alone. There’s no reason to put all that pressure on him. He’s not here to carry the team. He’s here to play on a regular basis and provide a good stick in the middle of the lineup. If you’re gonna blame anyone, blame Cust, Figgins, Olivo, Ryan, and Saunders for not living up to their projections.

  6. mlathrop3 on May 7th, 2011 5:29 pm

    Hilarious? Aren’t “they are who we thought they were!”

    Love that quote about as much as “Playoffs?”

    One time two years ago I had Adam Kennedy as an injury replacement on my fantasy baseball team. It could be worse.

  7. Brzeczyszczykiewicza on May 7th, 2011 5:33 pm

    Free Rodriguez at 2B, right? Figgins will be an above average player (over 2 WAR) by the end of the year when his BABIP normalizes so he really doesn’t deserve all the hate he’s been getting.

  8. joser on May 7th, 2011 5:49 pm

    Some of the Figgins hate has been for his fielding (this year at his supposed preferred/natural position) which too often has not been up to snuff even in the “non-Beltre” category.

  9. Brzeczyszczykiewicza on May 7th, 2011 5:56 pm

    Yes, Figgins has blown some plays at 3B, but his defensive numbers, both DRS and UZR, suggest he has been good overall so I think people only remember the bad plays. And yeah, small sample size for 2011, but all the stats from his entire career suggests he’s a good defensive 3B and it’s highly unlikely he suddenly became terrible. I’m confident his defensive numbers will end up looking good at the end of the year too.

  10. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 6:15 pm

    Why is Bradley still playing LF?

  11. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 6:17 pm

    Tinkers to Evers to Chance!

    I mean, Ryan to Kennedy to Smoak!

  12. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 6:17 pm

    Was Bradley even trying out there?

  13. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 6:18 pm

    Was Bradley even trying out there?

    I don’t think so, he just meandered over there. He was barely even jogging.

  14. Grayfox3d on May 7th, 2011 6:19 pm

    It would be really nice to score the first run once in a while.. instead of always being down.

  15. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 6:25 pm

    I don’t think so, he just meandered over there. He was barely even jogging.

    That’s the sort of thing that should be an automatic benching. Dunn ended up on second instead of first, and they end up getting a run because of it.

    I’m thoroughly tired of the Uncle Milty show.

  16. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 6:30 pm

    Okay, I realize that was just one at bat – but how often does Bradley swing and miss at three straight pitches?

    I wonder if he’s pouting about something.

  17. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 6:36 pm

    Go Giminez!

  18. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2011 6:36 pm

    His earplugs are gone, right?

    Was that another doggin’ on that ball? I realize it’s not some bang, bang play, but that’s how balls go under gloves and guys get extra bases.

  19. harry on May 7th, 2011 6:38 pm

    That’s the sort of thing that should be an automatic benching. Dunn ended up on second instead of first, and they end up getting a run because of it.
    I’m thoroughly tired of the Uncle Milty show.

    There was no world in which that was not a double, and Bradley knew it. That’s not a play to knock him for, in my opinion.

  20. mlathrop3 on May 7th, 2011 6:42 pm

    I’m as bipolar about Milton as he is.

  21. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 6:46 pm

    Oh Condor… I want you to do well, but you just get up to bat and repeatedly suck.

  22. harry on May 7th, 2011 6:52 pm

    Bradley still has a positive (but dwindling) WAR. Saunders is more worrying: he’s looking terrible, and he’s supposed to be the future. Looks at a ton of 3rd strike curves, it seems to me.

  23. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 6:57 pm

    Holy crap, FISTER!

  24. lalo on May 7th, 2011 6:57 pm

    Luck?

  25. djw on May 7th, 2011 6:59 pm

    Nicely done!

    As trivial as it may be, I love Fister’s defense!

  26. harry on May 7th, 2011 6:59 pm

    Amazing DP. Fister can really field.

  27. KiWiNiNjA on May 7th, 2011 7:05 pm

    More runners left on base with Smoak on deck.

    Well, I suppose he doesn’t need the pressure of having anyone on base…….

  28. tubbabubba22 on May 7th, 2011 7:07 pm

    I know the lineup doesn’t normally matter, but today it may have actually cost us a couple of runs. Each time through the order, Ichiro got on base and the next 3 batters couldn’t get him in. Meanwhile, Smoak is sitting on deck. Ugh.

  29. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 7:08 pm

    Hey Uncle Milty, here’s a new concept for you: Diving.

  30. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:11 pm

    Mr. Bradley … if you could please expedite your inevitable ejection from tonights game, I would greatly appreciate it.

  31. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Hey Uncle Milty, here’s a new concept for you: Diving.

    HAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAA… *wiping tears of mirth away*

    Of course, Ichiro won’t dive either, but he can also run 10X as fast as Bradley.

  32. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:16 pm

    I wonder if he’s pouting about something.

    He is probably pouting about his last two at bats. I know I am.

  33. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 7:18 pm

    No, Dave, “Smoke ‘em if you gottem” goes back a long way earlier than Woodstock.

  34. harry on May 7th, 2011 7:19 pm

    If he dove for it and missed, you’d cry about him turning a single into a double. Ichiro played a bloop earlier in the game the same way.

    I like Ichiro more than I like Bradley, but Bradley did nothing wrong beyond playing Dunn deep, which is ordinarily the right thing to do.

  35. lalo on May 7th, 2011 7:22 pm

    Call up someone, Cust is completely overmatched since the second game of the season, trade for Vladi or something, he´s killing us…

  36. harry on May 7th, 2011 7:25 pm

    Cust, I’ll agree. It’s like he thinks his strike zone is 2/3 what the umps think it is.

  37. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:30 pm

    Cust is completely overmatched since the second game of the season

    But he works cheap – and they appear to be determined to get their money’s worth, no matter how much it ends up “costing.”

  38. samregens on May 7th, 2011 7:31 pm

    Run on a HBP to Pierre, this is painful.

    The ChiSox are a poor team, make them beat you (at most times they won’t) instead of giving free gifts.

  39. Edgar4Hall on May 7th, 2011 7:31 pm

    So what is the reason why we never give Mike Wilson a chance? whatever they are, they must be better than our do nothing DH

  40. mlathrop3 on May 7th, 2011 7:32 pm

    This game is getting away from Fister. Shame too. Thought he was competing admirably.

    Ditto on Cust unfortunately.

  41. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Well, Fister could only keep giving up those hits for so long. The wheels are wobbling, threatening to come off.

  42. lalo on May 7th, 2011 7:37 pm

    So what is the reason why we never give Mike Wilson a chance? whatever they are, they must be better than our do nothing DH

    Or Luis Jimenez, he´s hitting 350+ in AA, i think he´d be an aupgrade over Cust.

  43. samregens on May 7th, 2011 7:37 pm

    Saunders, Gimenez to start off the inning. This does not inspire confidence.

  44. Leroy Stanton on May 7th, 2011 7:39 pm

    Bradley still has a positive (but dwindling) WAR.

    Bradley’s WAR is -0.2.

  45. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:39 pm

    So what is the reason why we never give Mike Wilson a chance?

    This is a good question that deserves an answer … like an actual callup to see what the guy can do. He has been hurt a lot in his career and his development has been disjointed as a result. He strikes out a lot and has fallen out of favor and is no longer considered a “prospect,” but production matters and he is producing – so give him a shot! However, it would require a 40 man roster move and the sanctity of that roster – in light of all the talent that is just oozing from it – appears to be problemmatic to the current regime that did not draft him, and does not appear to think much of him, for whatever reason. DC will tell you that the reason is “because he sucks.” Maybe he will, but a shot – he does deserve.

  46. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:40 pm

    Or Luis Jimenez, he´s hitting 350+ in AA, i think he´d be an aupgrade over Cust.

    Lalo, I think you would be an upgrade over Cust.

  47. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 7:43 pm

    My range of emotions during that last play:

    -_-

    followed by

    O_O

    followed by

    :D

    finishing with

    D:

  48. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 7:44 pm

    Ichiro has lost a step.

  49. harry on May 7th, 2011 7:45 pm

    Bradley’s WAR is -0.2.

    baseball-reference.com has him at 0.2. If that’s in error, I defer to the correction.

    Bradley is not the biggest problem with the team.

  50. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Ichiro has lost a step.

    He is old enough to have earned it … and he is still fast. Plenty fast. But yes, he has lost a tad of speed.

    Nice catch Saunders! NICE!!!

  51. Ibuprofen on May 7th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Wait, what’s that in the air guys? I think it’s a CONDOR

  52. lalo on May 7th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Condor!!

  53. Edgar4Hall on May 7th, 2011 7:47 pm

    Thanks mike. I just thinkt hat he has a shot to perform and really, compared to people like Liddi or Saunders or Peguero or even Ackley who could benefit from a little more time in Tacoma, it seems like his skill set is basically as strong as they can make, so lets see what we’ve got you know? If he cant perfomr then we can move him but if he suceeds we have a real DH. It seems like it hurts none of our good players that we are really working on developing on.

  54. harry on May 7th, 2011 7:47 pm

    Nice catch, Saunders!

  55. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:47 pm

    Fister has no answer for Rios. He should just roll the ball up to the plate.

  56. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 7:48 pm

    msfanmike, I agree. The key is for Ichiro to internalize it, because so much of his game depends on the speed. If infielders can cheat an extra step on him, the infield hits start to disappear.

  57. Edgar4Hall on May 7th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Dave, their bottom of the order is no reason to get excited

  58. harry on May 7th, 2011 7:50 pm

    Yeah, Fister’s fooling no one now.

  59. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:51 pm

    @Edgar4Hall: Definitely no arguments from me. I really thought he had a shot at making the team a couple ST’s ago (’09) when he led the team with 8 HR’s in spring training. Almost immediately after ST he hurt his ankle and missed a lot of time.

    When the team signed Griffey, the corresponding move was to remove Wilson from the 40 man roster, but I heard they were really, really happy that he cleared waivers and they immediately re-signed him to a minor league deal. The overriding assumption being that someone within the org remains fairly high on the guy, but still … no love. If he keeps hitting, they will have to call him up. Here’s to hoping.

  60. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 7:51 pm

    About time, Wedge. Remember, he essentially gave up a home run this inning, too. You’d think after he gives that up and then the double to Rios that having him face two more guys he hadn’t gotten out once would be a bad idea, but then again they don’t pay me big bucks to manage, so obviously you know more than me.

  61. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 7:54 pm

    Fister did keep the White Sox under 15 hits today … so there is that.

  62. Leroy Stanton on May 7th, 2011 7:59 pm

    baseball-reference.com has him at 0.2. If that’s in error, I defer to the correction.

    I was getting WAR from Fangraphs, cause, you know, Dave Cameron. :-)

    Bradley is not the biggest problem with the team.

    I think he is right now. He’s Eric Byrnes. I didn’t think so before the game, but now I think he’s ready to quit. Of course, he can’t because he wants his salary, so…

  63. dirk on May 7th, 2011 8:00 pm

    I wonder how many teams have released/cut their #3 hitter before the all-star break?

  64. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 8:00 pm

    I just noticed that Guti is not playing tonight in the Rainiers game. Does anybody know why?

    I am hoping the answer is that he is getting a jump on tomorrow’s rush hour traffic and is currently driving to Seattle so he can start in CF tomorrow … but I have my doubts about that being the reason.

  65. samregens on May 7th, 2011 8:01 pm

    In 2010 Ichiro was clocked as being the fastest player in MLB down the line to first base.
    I have no worries about him.

    And such an intelligent hitter as Ichiro is, I’m sure he will be able to adjust his game (as he has shown over the past decade) to continue to be highly productive. More bunts would be an easy step.

  66. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 8:01 pm

    Fister did keep the White Sox under 15 hits today … so there is that.

    Definitely quite a feat to keep a team hitting a massive .234 under 15 hits. I take solace.

  67. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 8:02 pm

    but now I think he’s ready to quit. Of course, he can’t because he wants his salary, so…

    I think you are absolutely correct!

    I would pay him 2/3 of this years salary to leave now. Then again, I don’t have to write the checks.

  68. Edgar4Hall on May 7th, 2011 8:14 pm

    I wonder how many teams have released/cut their #3 hitter before the all-star break?

    You know, I’ve always wondered why Bradley was considered a legit number 3 hitter. The best season he had was 22 HR’s in a hitter friendly ballpark. He always struck me as a powerful #2 or a decent 5. I know placement isn’t that huge but as a profile in what we normally see, thats what seems what he’s like much more.

  69. spankystout on May 7th, 2011 8:16 pm

    Wow a Dan Cortes sighting. I thought they forgot he was in the bullpen.

  70. samregens on May 7th, 2011 8:19 pm

    By the way, this line-up somehow looks worse than yesterday.
    As pointed out yesterday, Wedge doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room since 6 or 7 of his hitters are close to replacement level.
    But Olivo still has a mirage of having some power, so when he’s replaced by Gimenez and Gimenez is hitting in front of Ichiro, it looks bad.

    And I don’t believe in the CERA thing, because I thought RoJo was a much worse catcher than Jojima, but I have been satisfied by Olivo behind the plate. It’s looking more and more like Rob Johnson not being able to catch the freaking ball played some role in League not throwing his splitter too much last year (although to League’s credit he never mentioned this even while getting roasted by everybody).

    And I can’t help remembering two blowout games (including this one) at least, where Gimenez had his rare starts, and wondering if maybe Olivo calls a better game. Well CERA is a slippery slope, but I do feel OK with Olivo behind the plate. (Whereas I hated RoJo even when he was catching Felix and garnering an artificially low CERA while Jojima was catching the lesser pitchers).

  71. Edgar4Hall on May 7th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Wow, that was a professional swing

  72. spankystout on May 7th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Hahahaha

    New Movie idea: Whiff it Like Beckham.

  73. lalo on May 7th, 2011 8:25 pm

    Good inning by Cortes, 16 strikes, 5 balls

  74. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 8:25 pm

    Ichiro has lost a step.

    I remember typing that in a game thread a few nights back… I quickly came to regret it.

  75. Breadbaker on May 7th, 2011 8:28 pm

    That was the worst offensive inning we’ve seen in weeks. Do they all have hot dates tonight?

  76. juneau_fan on May 7th, 2011 8:41 pm

    The funny thing is, as awful as the offensive on this team is, I don’t remember them being shut out much. Will they get that one run that makes it less humiliating?

  77. lalo on May 7th, 2011 8:41 pm

    Suddenly Bradley is a kid´s hero, bipolarity…

  78. harry on May 7th, 2011 8:42 pm

    Hmm, Bradley ran hard and slid for the catch that time. Maybe he knows what he can do, and does what he can. Which might look like dogging it if you’re just hating.

    Of course, I wish he could do more. I wish Guti were back.

  79. mlathrop3 on May 7th, 2011 8:47 pm

    I wish Bradley could hit.

  80. darthbuhner on May 7th, 2011 8:50 pm

    A sad trend continues: the higher the attendance at Safeco, the worse the Ms play. Dating back to opening day last season, when a packed house cheered Randy Johnson throwing the first pitch, then groaned as the Ms didn’t score a single run in 9 innings. This season, the Ms again put up their worst showing on opening night in front of a full house, and haven’t won a single weekend game at home since. This trend is killing casual fan attendance, even if there are otherwise good reasons to be excited for the team.

  81. jephdood on May 7th, 2011 9:03 pm

    I wish Bradley could hit.

    Really? I wish he would just go away.

  82. Westside guy on May 7th, 2011 9:05 pm

    Which might look like dogging it if you’re just hating.

    Or, he was dogging it earlier and picked it up later, for whatever reason.

    “Hating” is a rather silly and lazy argument.

  83. samregens on May 7th, 2011 9:07 pm

    Or, he was dogging it earlier and picked it up later, for whatever reason.

    Yes, it looked that way to me at least.

  84. samregens on May 7th, 2011 9:12 pm

    This trend is killing casual fan attendance, even if there are otherwise good reasons to be excited for the team.

    I agree that if I was a casual fan I wouldn’t be in a rush to come back for second servings of a game like they showed today.

    At least the crowd of 32k (thanks to the Ichiro bobblehead) saw a good win yesterday. Well, if they were there to the end at least.

  85. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 9:13 pm

    Man, Cust sure knows how to go out with a bang! He looked like he was actually looking with more intensity than usual – down by six runs with 2 outs in the 9th – trying to work the important walk in a pressure situation, but taking strike 3 right down the gullet, instead.

  86. msfanmike on May 7th, 2011 9:15 pm

    Or, he was dogging it earlier and picked it up later, for whatever reason.

    I think Bradley’s “D” is very similar to his “O” … in that he is fine until it matters. Most of the time, it matters and he is not fine. So, so far from fine.

    It was awfully nice of Milton’s publicist Harry to participate in tonights session, though.

  87. harry on May 7th, 2011 9:26 pm

    I just think he shouldn’t be first in line for criticism. People do it reflexively, because he’s always the goat. Cust, Saunders at the plate, they’re much worse. Olivo… the M’s chose to go out and get him, Bradley is better than having Silva.

  88. eponymous coward on May 7th, 2011 10:34 pm

    Milton Bradley is and has been pretty much useless (cumulative WAR in Seattle: -0.4). We would have been better off designating Silva for assignment back in ’10 instead of choosing to trade white elephants, because then we’d have had a few million to sign an actual useful player. You can make a case that it was a somewhat reasonable risk, but at this point, he’s a warm body, not an actual useful player, and if the Mariners have anything resembling other options (like DFA’ing him to bring up Guti, and using Langerhans and Saunders in LF), I’d be fine with it. We didn’t exactly lose much when we dumped Brad Wilkerson early in the season a few years back, and Bradley is similar in being a player on the dregs of his career, except with no ability to keep his cool.

  89. MrZDevotee on May 8th, 2011 12:28 am

    Chiming in on the Milton Bradley issue, I saw it as a reasonable risk at the time it happened, and dared to believe it could payoff big time (which was really just the thrill of seeing Silva go away). But at this point, the risk has become NOT worth it, over and over again.

    Imagine that we ARE a competitive team, in the race in the fall, needing to eek out every win we can– and we have a guy who’s gonna get tossed if he doesn’t like a strike call, or is gonna get in a physical altercation with an ump in the field and get suspended a game in the playoffs.

    This is a wildcard that ANY manager would find difficult to deal with (much less manage around), and any degree of the manager’s focus that is taken off the TEAM to deal with the random behavior of a single individual, is a needless risk to take on (see: the way the Cubs jettisoned Silva when he became THE SAME GUY for them that Bradley is for us).

    Assuming he WAS a good #3 hitter, on a team that was winning and in the race– a guy who exhibited this kind of behavior would absolutely NOT be a tolerable thing (see: Manny Ramirez everywhere, or Randy Moss at the Patriots). So it shouldn’t be tolerated on the team as it is right now either. Not to mention, for younger players, on a team obsessed with trying to instill more discipline and accountability throughout the system, he’s a horrible example of NOT following through on that pledge.

    Hopefully something on his body gives out soon, and the decision is made for us. Which I think Wedge also might be hoping for, by having him steal bases (multiple times).

    (The other unfortunate piece of the puzzle is Wedge’s history with him, and the fact that he pledged that it wouldn’t be an issue– so he’s probably trying to make the best of the situation MORESO than he would otherwise…)

  90. FelixFanChris420 on May 8th, 2011 3:11 am

    I’ll take the blame for this one boys. See, the Mariners lose 90% of the time when I am in attendence, they won the last time I went to the ball park, and I was there tonight…no way they were winning 2 games a row with me in the park.

    Let me know if theres any particular games you’d like me to stay away from in the future

  91. FelixFanChris420 on May 8th, 2011 3:20 am

    BTW, someone needs to tell Milton Bradley that its actually NOT against the rules to dive for a ball. Maybe it was just me, but I was right along the thirdbase line, and it looks like he runs for flyballs at about 3/4 speed. Does he have to pay out of his own pocket to get his uniforms cleaned?!?

    Also, Cust in person makes me want to punch myself in the eye even more than Cust through a TV.

    That is all.

  92. FelixFanChris420 on May 8th, 2011 3:39 am

    Harry

    Are you related to Milton Bradley?

    I’m just curious, I have a theory…

  93. harry on May 8th, 2011 8:25 am

    I’m in no way a big Bradley fan. It seems obvious to me that he is criticized all out of proportion to how much he deserves it, as compared to other players who are doing much worse. Folks do it because it’s what people do, because it’s OK to dump on him: it’s Bradley, he surely deserves it. I’d think Cust would anger more folks.

    I’m a huge Ichiro fan.

  94. eponymous coward on May 8th, 2011 9:07 am

    Cust has been bad in 2011 (-0.1 WAR), but Bradley’s been worse in 2011 (-0.3 WAR) AND in 2010 (whereas Cust is both younger and had a perfectly acceptable year in 2010), so given that and given his issues, I see no need to waste a roster spot on a 33 year old DH who can’t hit, can’t field, and can’t keep his temper in check.

    Is he the only problem with the 2011 Mariners? No, but it’s obvious he’s not a solution to any of their problems, and of the players in the Cust/Bradley/Saunders/Langerhans group, he’s the oldest (thus least likely to bounce back or be relevant to the 2012 team) and biggest potential clubhouse distraction, thus the weakest link as far as I am concerned.

  95. Leroy Stanton on May 8th, 2011 9:28 am

    Comparing Cust and Bradley doesn’t make any sense. Bradley has been a replacement level player for over a year now and Cust has had a bad month. We’re also paying Cust less money even if you remove Silva’s portion.

  96. jephdood on May 8th, 2011 10:33 am

    How much longer before we translate those negative WAR numbers into action and start releasing these no-future roster wasters in favor of actual replacements? I like the winning that’s been going on lately in spite of these guys, but too many players on this roster are serious drains on our success and have NO future with this org. Do we have to wait until it’s too late to make much-needed moves? Do we seriously need to try getting our “money’s worth” for these guys? If I ordered a steak at Daniel’s and they brought out a gristly, fatty, tough-as-a-boot piece of cow, I’d rather walk out than eat it just because I paid for it…

  97. Leroy Stanton on May 8th, 2011 10:54 am

    If I ordered a steak at Daniel’s and they brought out a gristly, fatty, tough-as-a-boot piece of cow, I’d rather walk out than eat it just because I paid for it…

    You’ll eat your Bradley and you’ll like it!

  98. seattlesonsofbaseball on May 8th, 2011 11:09 am

    Ouch. These types of games aren’t fun. Posted up my comments on the Forever Positive M’s site; seattlesonsbaseball.blogspot.com… No one ever went 162-0 for the season… and imagine this… if you started the season and won 2 out of every 3 games you played, meaning you won the series… some initially would think that it would be a so-so season. Everyone wants the sweep, but it isn’t an easy thing to do. If you did win 2 of 3 in each series, you’d end the season at 108-54. NOT BAD AT ALL. Remember, as good as the 2001 M’s were, they did lose 46 games.

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