Game 39, Mariners At Indians

Dave · May 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Fister vs Carmona, 4:05 pm.

The M’s claimed reliever Jeff Gray off waivers from the White Sox today – he’s your standard variety sinker/slider right-hander who throws strikes, gets ground balls, and doesn’t strike anyone out. Not the worst thing to have around, especially since Wedge is apparently allergic to using either Wilhelmsen or Cortes – this might give the team the ability to actually have more than a four man bullpen now.

Also, David Aardsma has opted for rehab instead of surgery. He’ll take a month off, then resume rehabbing. He’s still looking a second half return if he can make it back, and I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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


167 Responses to “Game 39, Mariners At Indians”

  1. davepaisley on May 13th, 2011 7:31 pm

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  2. themedia on May 13th, 2011 7:39 pm

    I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this, but I just watched the highlight of Hafner’s homer again. It was pretty hard to tell how far over the wall it went, but Saunders wasn’t even close to catching it. He was way off to the right of where it went over the wall. He did that earlier in the year on a ball that went off the wall in Safeco and turned what should have probably been an out into a triple. It actually might have been Hafner that time, too …

  3. davepaisley on May 13th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Yeah, because League should be relying on his center fielders to leap over the wall to deny home runs.

  4. spankystout on May 13th, 2011 8:12 pm

    Well he is the Condor!

  5. texasmarinerfan on May 13th, 2011 8:19 pm

    Dear Seattle Mariners, get rid of Brandon FUCKING League

  6. davepaisley on May 13th, 2011 8:21 pm

    Brandon should be pitching in the Arizona Fail League

  7. justinh on May 13th, 2011 8:57 pm

    Look, I am as mad as anyone. I punched my steering wheel so hard I probably re-broke a bone in my wrist.

    However, we must look at the fact we should have won 5 of the past 6 games. At least 4 games.

    I believe League is tipping pitches. Look at his timing and grip fastball vs. splitter. I love Pauley, but he doesn’t have the stuff to close even though he changed mechanics and added a pitch. Cortes is too wild, but he just maybe dumb enough at this point to be a good closer.

  8. jephdood on May 13th, 2011 9:23 pm

    I have no more hate to give. It’s just comical to me now.

  9. mlathrop3 on May 13th, 2011 10:26 pm

    I didn’t watch the game. Still can’t believe they Even pitched League tonight.

    This team is more frustrating than the Sonics.

  10. greentunic on May 13th, 2011 11:47 pm

    Imagine where all this hate (including mine) would go if not here. The more hate I see here, the happier I am that it’s left here and not out in the world. haha.

    Seeing Smoak’s monster shot (thinking 450+ any guesses?) actually makes this day an overall positive for me long term. We won’t compete this year but every great day from Smoak is that much more an indicator that we can be.

    Look at performances today from guys that will be in our future.
    Smoak = amazing.
    Fister = amazing.
    Peguerro = mixed bag but probably not in our future anyway.
    Saunders = not so great but a rocket shot that was unluckily caught.

    League is not a vital part to our next competing team. Today was painful but I’ll take it.

  11. CarpCarter on May 14th, 2011 12:12 am

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    20,000 Wins Under Replacement Level

    League is not a vital part to our next competing team. Today was painful but I’ll take it.

    Um, if League wasn’t meant to be a piece then why did we trade away a promising but woefully mismanaged young pitching prospect for him?

    Also I want to coin the phrase “B.League-red” in some context here since it just works too well.

  12. greentunic on May 14th, 2011 12:19 am

    Um, if League wasn’t meant to be a piece then why did we trade away a promising but woefully mismanaged young pitching prospect for him?

    I agree it was an Ill advised trade but Jack Z said himself that the trade was designed to help us “win now” after our decent 2009 season. I don’t believe JZ plans to build our bullpen around him for the future. But this is based off my own interpretation of his actions and statements and I could be off.

  13. greentunic on May 14th, 2011 12:22 am

    And there are some theorists who believe that the Morrow, League trade was a part of the 3-team Lee, Halladay trade. But these theories are no closer to being proven or disproven than are the theories that Darth Plagueis created the life form of Anakin Skywalker through the use of the dark side of the force. Both seem outlandish, yet strangely possible.

  14. ndrfx on May 14th, 2011 3:53 am


  15. kenshabby on May 14th, 2011 9:14 am

    I’d heard rumors that League received off-season pitching lessons from Jose Mesa. Didn’t believe it at first…

  16. StankeyGrammasBroglio on May 14th, 2011 9:20 am

    Nolan Ryan down in Texas is right!!! Make the pitchers pitch like old-fashion bulls from the prairie. What??? Have human beans changed so much in last 35 yrs. that they can’t pitch complete games anymore? Has anyone informed Ch. Darwin that evolution of human frame and endurance only takes a few years to “de-volve”??? B—sh–. Baseball needs a revolution back to commonsense.

  17. davepaisley on May 14th, 2011 10:41 am

    I believe I heard Pittman on the post game show say that Fister had thrown 107 pitches, and that he was “out of gas” and that it would be ridiculous to send him out for the 9th.

    How times have changed when the know-nothing pundits have flipped 180 degrees and still know nothing.

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