Game 44, Mariners At Padres

Dave · May 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Bedard vs Latos, 7:05 pm.

Sorry this one is going up late.

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 3B
Smoak, 1B
Kennedy, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Olivo, C
Peguero, LF
Ryan, SS
Bedard, P


81 Responses to “Game 44, Mariners At Padres”

  1. dsmiley on May 20th, 2011 9:32 pm

    Ugh. Thanks, Brendon.

  2. sniper61 on May 20th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Good God

  3. dsmiley on May 20th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Aaaaaand hilarity ensues.

  4. pareto on May 20th, 2011 9:34 pm

    I was just about to ask why Saunders wasn’t put in left.

  5. ndrfx on May 20th, 2011 9:34 pm


  6. Carson on May 20th, 2011 9:37 pm

    What the…?

    I don’t understand why Ludwick gets second. If anything, he should be on first?

    How can they assume he’d have made it to second if there was no contact?

  7. poordispatcher on May 20th, 2011 9:38 pm

    That is bizarre…Peggy is a man surrounded by controversy 🙂

  8. lalo on May 20th, 2011 9:38 pm

    2.5 behind, Pineda and Felix for the next two games, Texas will face Cliff Lee and Hamels…

  9. King.Dome on May 20th, 2011 9:39 pm

    Why did Barlett get to go back to 2nd? Nice win.

  10. mlathrop3 on May 20th, 2011 9:40 pm

    Brendan obviously doesn’t know he plays on a tv broadcast.

  11. ndrfx on May 20th, 2011 9:40 pm

    I don’t understand all that stuff either. They should have both been out? Or at least Bartlett should have stayed at first? Or since he was already safe at 2nd, since Peggy didn’t actually catch it, he gets the base? Weird stuff.

  12. dsmiley on May 20th, 2011 9:40 pm

    MLB Gameday apparently froze. Haha. Wow, two weird endings in a row.

  13. jordan on May 20th, 2011 9:41 pm

    So running gaff made it a tag play at second. Not a force. The umps needed to call that right away. How were the M’s infielders supposed to know?

  14. Breadbaker on May 20th, 2011 9:42 pm

    Just heard on Baseball Tonight: “after an intentional walk to Willie Bloomquist, the silent assassin.”

  15. ndrfx on May 20th, 2011 9:44 pm

    So running gaff made it a tag play at second. Not a force.

    Ahh makes sense.

  16. SonOfZavaras on May 20th, 2011 9:46 pm

    It’s 9:45p.m., May 20th, 2011…and I am utterly bewildered by Carlos “Pequeno” Peguero.

    What do we have in this guy? I don’t know.

  17. msfanmike on May 20th, 2011 9:47 pm

    Is it time to start worrying about Ichiro… it’s almost end of May and he is still not hitting…

    I don’t think it is time to start worrying. He simply swapped his traditional April with his traditional May this season. May still has 10 days left to reboud too. I think he will get it going.

  18. leon0112 on May 20th, 2011 9:49 pm

    2.5 games out. In last place. What a close division.

  19. camerod on May 20th, 2011 10:00 pm

    I predict a winning road record before this trip is over!

  20. fremont on May 20th, 2011 10:02 pm

    The Ludwig call in the bottom of the 9th makes no sense. Where in the ORB does it say that a PLAYER can’t touch another player. The two players did NOT pass one another. Also, if there was an interference call, the ball is immediately dead and no runners may advance past the last base to which they’re legally entitled.

    C’mon, McClelland.

  21. Liam on May 20th, 2011 10:02 pm

    Ichiro’s wRC+ is 103, not too far off from his 109 in 2005 and 2008.

  22. G-Man on May 20th, 2011 10:15 pm

    I’ll be interested to hear if there is a follow-up from MLB about that funny play, saying it was called wrong, or at least that the ump had to call interference more quickly.

    McClelland is one of the best umps, at least behind the plate, but he could still be wrong. Thank God we didn’t have Joe West trying to sort that one out.

  23. fremont on May 20th, 2011 10:23 pm

    CB Bucknor would have nailed it.

  24. Kazinski on May 20th, 2011 10:27 pm

    The call on Ludwick was for assisting the runner, if there is incidental touching it’t not a problem, stopping him and giving him a shove toward 2nd, that’s an out.

  25. fremont on May 20th, 2011 10:37 pm

    Okay, it was Bartlett in the lead, not Ludwick.

    Secondly, they called Ludwick out for passing a “preceding runner,” i.e., Bartlett. This is laughable. Not even close.

    Then, since they erroneously called Bartlett out at 2B (the force is off when Ludwick is out), they let Bartlett go back to 2B. Which makes sense.

    What doesn’t make sense is saying Ludwick passed Bartlett. The 2B ump was literally on top of it and hosed it.

  26. fremont on May 20th, 2011 10:39 pm

    It is not an out for touching, pushing or shoving a runner (unless you’re a base coach). Please cite where in the rulebook you find that.

  27. Kazinski on May 21st, 2011 12:05 am

    Bedard had thrown only 92 pitches through eight and could have gone for the complete game. Wedge was open to it, but had a conversation with Bedard and everyone decided he’d had enough.

    “That was enough,” Bedard said. “I ran the bases, threw eight innings and that was it.”

    Got to love that from Bedard, no false bravado, take the win, give it to the bullpen, and come out ready to do it again in 5 days.

    I would love to resign Bedard in the fall, after we trade him and get a 3rd base, or catcher prospect in July. Maybe we can get Montero for Bedard, if the Yankees are desperate, they’re in 3rd place now after losing to RA Dickey and the Mets.

  28. sexymarinersfan on May 21st, 2011 6:17 am

    Frankly, I like the thought of keeping Bedard around, unless of course someone does come calling and blows us out of the water with an offer. I just don’t see that happening though. So in the end resign him to a one-year fully guaranteed deal with an option for around $6-7 million.

  29. Jon Wells on May 21st, 2011 10:36 am

    Kazinski – hopefully that third base prospect problem will be solved in 2 1/2 weeks if we’re able to get Anthony Rendon in the draft. Then we can focus on finding that catching prospect!

    Other than Adam Moore, the top catching prospect in the organization is probably Steven Baron and he’s in low A, but hitting just .198 for Clinton this year. Interestingly (or not so much) there’s a catcher in High Desert (Trevor Coleman) with 4 HRs and 9 passed balls. Does their home ballpark lead to more passed balls?

    Speaking of catchers, I was excited when last night’s game began that the Padres were starting Rob Johnson. I didn’t realize at the time that he’s now their #1 catcher with Nick Hundley on the DL. It was great to watch him missing all those balls for the other team for a change. And he’s really blossomed as a hitter in San Diego, with that wonderful .207/.270/.293 line! Hopefully we’ll see Rojo in there again tonight trying to hit Pineda! Or if not, then he’ll have to face Felix tomorrow…

  30. Westside guy on May 21st, 2011 11:32 am

    And he’s really blossomed as a hitter in San Diego, with that wonderful .207/.270/.293 line!

    Oh, why do they always get better after they leave Seattle?

  31. Westside guy on May 21st, 2011 11:35 am

    I would love to resign Bedard in the fall

    I wouldn’t. Nothing against Bedard – I think it was a good decision to sign him this year (and he was worth last year’s flier, too, although that didn’t pan out); but unless he gives us a “hometown” discount, he may very well cost more than he’s actually worth.

    This is assuming he keeps pitching well and winning. If he pitches well but gets unlucky… we might get him for a reasonable contract.

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