Game 68, Angels At Mariners

Dave · June 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Weaver vs Fister, 7:10 pm.

The Mariners are going to need Doug Fister to be excellent tonight, though Jered Weaver does have some of the most extreme home/road splits in baseball, and Safeco isn’t as friendly to flyballing RHPs as Anaheim’s stadium is. Maybe the M’s can get one or two up in the air and out to right field.

Oh, and we get our first look at Mike Carp in left field tonight.

Ichiro, RF
Ryan, SS
Smoak, 1B
Kennedy, 2B
Cust, DH
Olivo, C
Carp, LF
Halman, CF
Figgins, 3B


76 Responses to “Game 68, Angels At Mariners”

  1. Dave Spiwak on June 14th, 2011 8:26 pm

    I certainly don’t want to know what you think about Weiner. Hopefully there’s no naked pictures of Norm Dicks!

  2. Ibuprofen on June 14th, 2011 8:30 pm

    Yay Fishy keeps hitting.

  3. mrnostalgia on June 14th, 2011 8:32 pm

    Carp is a bright spot tonight.

  4. henryv on June 14th, 2011 8:36 pm

    Figgins made a routine play!


  5. KiWiNiNjA on June 14th, 2011 8:38 pm

    Figgins to lead of the 6th inning. He can’t be horrible if he leads off…..

  6. bostock4ever on June 14th, 2011 8:46 pm

    Think Ichiro and Figgins on the same team like oil and water…bad feng shui or whatever.

  7. Edgar4Hall on June 14th, 2011 8:49 pm

    You know what could make it safer for the umps? taking them out of the game

  8. KiWiNiNjA on June 14th, 2011 8:50 pm

    42 pitches in the 1st inning
    66 pitches the next 6 innings

  9. bostock4ever on June 14th, 2011 8:56 pm

    c’mon Bust!!

  10. henryv on June 14th, 2011 8:59 pm

    Can we trade Figgins, Cust, and Kruger for a half dozen eggs and an avocado?

  11. Kazinski on June 14th, 2011 9:10 pm

    I don’t think Ichiro is going to hurt his UZR tonight, he’s made a couple of great plays.

    Carp hasn’t been as bad as I thought, and as tough as that last play was I won’t hold it against him, but he doesn’t get any credit for being close either.

  12. Carson on June 14th, 2011 9:12 pm

    Carp better be out there again tomorrow. Another hit should seal it.

  13. sexymarinersfan on June 14th, 2011 9:23 pm

    Sustitute Peguero for Cust and that’s what the lineup should look like on a regular basis.


    Hopefullly the #9 hole is eventually replaced by Ackley.

  14. OffensivelyChallenged on June 14th, 2011 9:28 pm

    Good to see Ichi hitting it!

  15. Carson on June 14th, 2011 9:29 pm

    Ichiro! Four consecutive multi-hit games.

  16. Ibuprofen on June 14th, 2011 9:30 pm

    Ichiro! is back 😀

  17. Kazinski on June 14th, 2011 9:35 pm

    Nice to see see the Yankees tag Ogando with 6 earned runs, another outing like that it may open the door for Pineda to mad the All-Star team.

    That and allowing the M’s to stay within 2 of the Rangers almost makes me happy the Yankees won.

  18. OffensivelyChallenged on June 14th, 2011 9:35 pm

    FFS. Never gain a game on Texas. Wish the bats would heat up a bit. At least Ichiro is looking better. I wish we had a 3rd baseman who could hit .250.

  19. groundzero55 on June 14th, 2011 10:10 pm

    More than not gaining on Texas, it bothers me that we are letting the Angels get close. Not that I’m really surprised, we were thrown up against Haren and Weaver…yet somehow there was talk about a Seattle sweep. It was never a likelihood.

    Oh…and back to .500

  20. Paul B on June 14th, 2011 10:40 pm

    im done

    What’s an imdone?

    Cust has to go, he has been awful since the first game of the season, a completely black hole in the cleaunup spot

    I also think Cust has no future with this club, but if you are going to propose a change, at least use some facts, preferably ones that are true. True facts are the best kind.

    Cust has been right around league average OPS+ all year long. Unless you are saying half the hitters in MLB have been awful?

  21. SodoJoe on June 14th, 2011 11:06 pm

    Darn Angels! If we won the last two we would be tied for first place right now and our offense looks as though they could care less. This team can be really frustrating.

  22. Auggeydog on June 14th, 2011 11:38 pm

    Missed the game tonight, but you guys complaining about the Ump, we get Angel Hernandez behind the plate tomorrow . Talk about horrible.

  23. Breadbaker on June 15th, 2011 2:03 am

    The only fun part of the game tonight, other than spending it with some really good friends we hadn’t seen in awhile, was the scoreboard breaking and at one point flashing that the batter was “Catcher Peguero”. I even have a picture of it.

  24. samregens on June 15th, 2011 7:56 am

    The ray of light for me among the losses was Ichiro starting to look like Ichiro again.
    The sharp sense of joy and relief made me realise again how much a fan of Ichiro I am.

    And some media types might gripe that Ichiro is playing well again but the team looks a bit sucky (as if somehow that was his fault, jeezus!), but the phenomenon can be easily explained.

    This is simply due to the fact that we faced some ace quality pitchers (Haren, Weaver). When Ichiro is on, it seems he can get hits off any pitcher, no matter how good. For the other Mariner batters it’s not so easy, and hence the gap in performance.

    If we get a win today, the momentum is easily back. Hope everybody tees off Santana.

  25. samregens on June 15th, 2011 8:03 am

    To illustrate a bit of the above, I still remember the “Buehrle no hits Mariners, 3 hits Ichiro” headline.

    Well anyway, Santana’s going down in flames today!

  26. MrZDevotee on June 15th, 2011 4:56 pm

    I like your point there… Against the top two guys in the 2nd best rotation in the American League, Ichiro is averaging 2 hits a game…

    While the OTHER EIGHT GUYS in the lineup are averaging 4.5 hits combined per game.

    This series:

    Ichiro – 4 hits
    Everyone Else – 9 hits

    In other words: “He’s back!”

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