Game 76, Mariners Sort Of At Marlins

Dave · June 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Nolasco, 7:10 pm.

Happy Felix Day.

National League baseball comes to Safeco, so the Mariners will wear their road grays tonight, there will be no DH, and the M’s will bat first. It will be different, but when the game ends 1-0, I’m guessing a lot of fans might hope that they go back to AL rules tomorrow.

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

Comments

259 Responses to “Game 76, Mariners Sort Of At Marlins”

  1. greentunic on June 24th, 2011 6:16 pm

    Here’s hoping Ackley and Smoak’s liners start falling! I swear Smoak had the most impressive bad day in Washington.

  2. Glen on June 24th, 2011 6:19 pm

    I predict Ackley will knock Ichiro in once and Smoak once. Peggy and Olivo will go a combined 0 for 8.

  3. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 6:20 pm

    M’s should be able to hit this guy.
    Maybe Felix will smack a grand salami!

  4. greentunic on June 24th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Felix only hits grand slams against the best major league pitcher at the time.

  5. Ibuprofen on June 24th, 2011 6:43 pm

    Pitchers’ BP can’t help but make me smile :D

  6. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 6:47 pm

    greentunic-

    And Felix CAN’T do that (hit a grand slam off the best pitcher) while that guy is in the batter’s box with him. Damn.

  7. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 6:51 pm

    Pitchers’ BP can’t help but make me smile

    Yeah, compared to REAL pitching, it’s like chewing bubble gum to prepare for bullfighting.

    Or, taking an aspirin before getting a tattoo (doesn’t really help much).

  8. Ibuprofen on June 24th, 2011 6:52 pm

    Or, taking an aspirin before getting a tattoo (doesn’t really help much).

    Aspirin huh? Don’t you think you’d rather take some…

  9. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 6:56 pm

    M’s better win. I’m sick of their weak ass offense. Drive in some f***in runs please.

  10. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 7:10 pm

    Ibuprofen–
    No disrespect intended! *laugh* (plus, I usually go with my own fave pain reliever- Scotch!)

  11. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:10 pm

    Poor Marlins…when they actually play in Miami, they only average about 12 fans per game…then, when they finally have a “home” game with a decent crowd, they get booed.

    And, on top of that, they hit the field to U2′s Where The Streets Have No Name. What are they…the Canucks?! ;)

  12. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 7:13 pm

    Well, Jack (Wilson)… You’ve been a helluva trooper… And we love the work you put in. But it’s time for you to move on…

    (this headline just in):
    Rangers’ Andrus exits early with sprained left wrist

  13. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 7:13 pm

    I hate Bono and the Razors Edge. Irish trash that should of been picked up in 1978.

  14. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 7:14 pm

    That’s insane. 1 earned run, in 3 games, by our starters– and they’re swept by the Nationals.

    Wow.

  15. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Not to mention, this is also no doubt the coldest, uh, “home” game in Marlins’ history as well…

  16. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:15 pm

    Blowers just said “professional at bat”. Everyone drinks.

  17. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 7:16 pm

    I hope Felix beans the lead off hitter in the head.

  18. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 7:16 pm

    Offensively Challenged-
    That’s too bad, ’cause I think Bono can actually outhit Figgins, and certainly make errors just as well… And he already makes plenty of money, so he’d probably play for cheap, between concerts.

  19. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:18 pm

    It was interesting hearing how Jack McKeon went to Philadelphia A’s games as a kid and saw Connie Mack managing.

  20. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 7:18 pm

    I’d take Bono over Figgins. I hate him but he would probably get hit with line drives so that would be fun to watch.

  21. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:21 pm

    Just when I didn’t think there’d ever be another manager older than Casey Stengel again in baseball, Jack McKeon comes back for his zillionth tour of duty on the bench.

  22. Ibuprofen on June 24th, 2011 7:24 pm

    Is it just me, or have there been a lot of pickoffs this year?

  23. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:25 pm

    Did they even draw 10k to this game?

    They sent me an email with some insanely cheap tickets.

  24. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 7:26 pm

    Is it just me, or has there been a lot of pickoffs this year?

    I’ve never seen Felix pick someone off. I can think of 3 m’s pick offs.

  25. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:27 pm

    Did they even draw 10k to this game?

    They sent me an email with some insanely cheap tickets.

    Doesn’t look like it. I would have thought there would be more people, with Felix pitching, ‘novelty night’ with NL rules, and not unpleasant weather.

  26. Dustbust on June 24th, 2011 7:31 pm

    Everyone went to Spokane for Hoopfest this weekend.

  27. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:32 pm

    ’80s night! I gotta find my Members Only jacket.

    OT: Davey Johnson?

  28. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:35 pm

    I think that we need to add Dave Simms mentioning football to the M’s drinking game.

  29. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 7:36 pm

    Just came in – Ryan’s in the #2 hole? Wedge think the pressure was too much on Ackley?

    Did he somehow not notice most of the other guys didn’t hit either?

  30. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:37 pm

    Felix has no control tonight…

  31. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 7:39 pm

    Wow, he really doesn’t.

  32. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:39 pm

    Felix has no control tonight…

    It seems like he’s overthrowing. Might be a little over amped from the “Kings Court” and NL rules thing.

  33. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:40 pm

    “eeeeh… oww”- Felix Hernandez

  34. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 7:40 pm

    Felix is always infuriating the first couple innings

  35. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:43 pm

    He has thrown more into players than into the strike zone this inning.

    He may get plunked later this game.

  36. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:43 pm

    This is worse than the usual “couple innings”. He can’t throw a strike when ahead in the count.

  37. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:44 pm

    The ball clearly hit the end of the bat first.

    If they give him first base, then McKeon is getting a senior discount.

  38. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:45 pm

    If they give him first base, then McKeon is getting a senior discount.

    LOL!

  39. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Home base umpire looks like a 20 year old kid who is out of his league by far.

  40. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:47 pm

    This is 100% bullshit.

    When Infante comes up later in the game, you’ve gotta put a pitch right between the numbers to remind him of what a real HBP feels like.

  41. TherzAlwaysHope on June 24th, 2011 7:47 pm

    I watched it slo-mo on their slo-mo. No doubt. It hit the bat.

  42. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 7:48 pm

    What a BS call. Yeah…lets change our call based on someones reaction…

  43. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:48 pm

    ugh… there pitcher’s BA is higher than Chone Figgins…

  44. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:48 pm

    “Now Felix has to throw some strikes here.” – pitching advice from Dave Simms

  45. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:48 pm

    Wedge also needs to get thrown out. You can’t have these half-wits doing whatever they want out there, and not get an ear and a half full.

  46. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Nolasco comes into the game batting .091…

    Hey, that’s almost better than Figgins!

  47. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:50 pm

    Nolasco comes into the game batting .091…

    Hey, that’s almost better than Figginns!

    I heard it wrong…

  48. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 7:52 pm

    I know Peguero has 5 homers but he’s struck out a thousand times and is bad on D. Give Carp and Halman more time.

  49. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:52 pm

    No worries, Andrew…the way Figgy’s downward spiral is going, he’ll be there soon enough!

  50. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:53 pm

    So, is that rain coming in from the train tracks? Seems like that it would be pretty weird direction.

    Also, it’s beautiful and sunny here in Tumwater.

  51. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 7:53 pm

    Come on Carlos… Discipline.

  52. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:54 pm

    I know Peguero has 5 homers but he’s struck out a thousand times and is bad on D. Give Carp and Halman more time.

    Would you like to see Carp’s throw from last game again?

  53. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Guti may have been hit by that pitch. Better take a look at his ear?

  54. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 7:55 pm

    What a BS call. Yeah…lets change our call based on someones reaction…

    Umps are just giving the Marlins the full home field advantage with homer calls…..

  55. Phightin Phils on June 24th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Has Peggy swung at every pitch he’s seen this game?

  56. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    This offense has been entirely putrid over the last week

  57. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Oh come on, you’re gonna judge his D on one throw? At least he takes better routes than Peguero and had a great sliding catch in foul territory a few games back. He was hot in Tacoma and has come up here and sat on the bench losing any hotness he had.

  58. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Okay, that was one situation where the home field did not benefit the “home” team. Not knowing where the tarp is.

  59. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Love to see Felix go yard here…

  60. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Did the Marlins catcher beat up a 14-yo skateboarder for his helmet?

  61. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Felix – Double to RF for his first at bat… #comeonking

  62. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Base hit!

  63. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    FELIX!!

  64. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Good job, King!

  65. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    FELIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Single to right works too

  67. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    See how easy it is to hit M’s, even our pitchers are better

  68. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Felix and Pineda now have better batting averages than most of this team.

  69. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 7:57 pm

    Idiots are in foul territory…

  70. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 7:58 pm

    atta boy Felix show your teammates up! They deserve it.

  71. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 7:58 pm

    Wow! See the ball hit the ball….maybe 3/4 of our lineup needs to adopt Felix’s approach at the plate

  72. henryv on June 24th, 2011 7:58 pm

    Felix with a steal?

  73. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 8:00 pm

    No worries, Andrew…the way Figgy’s downward spiral is going, he’ll be there soon enough!

    If he ever gets to .091 he’ll have to start calling Pony League teams…

  74. henryv on June 24th, 2011 8:00 pm

    Felix still looks like a linebacker or a power foward more than a hitter.

  75. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 8:01 pm

    I can just see Felix in the dugout between innings as he’s getting his glove…

    “See guys, that’s how you hit the f*****g ball… remember that so you can do it too….”

  76. scott19 on June 24th, 2011 8:04 pm

    If he ever gets to .091 he’ll have to start calling Pony League teams…

    Or, maybe that rec-league softball team Eric Byrnes is playing on these days… :)

  77. Andrew34 on June 24th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Peguero’s routes are like a blind, drunk, person, on a Moped, with the back wheel coming off, on the middle of an icerink, on a slope- Meaning they’re all over the place.

  78. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:10 pm

    What a freaking awful funk our offense is in. Ugh. Someone hit a stinking dinger!

  79. Sports on a Schtick on June 24th, 2011 8:11 pm

    Take some f’ing pitches and draw some walks.

  80. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 8:16 pm

    Free Mike Wilson!!!!

  81. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:19 pm

    CRAP.

  82. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 8:19 pm

    We can’t buy a break.

  83. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:20 pm

    GD Olivo. That happens way too often.

  84. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Olivo sucks

  85. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:25 pm

    This team has not been fun to watch of late

  86. wilchiro on June 24th, 2011 8:25 pm

    Come on Olivo, catch the ball! I just have a feeling we’re going to look back on this game and this is going to be the difference.

  87. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:26 pm

    Man. Felix has the only hit, and Olivo allows the only run.

  88. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:27 pm

    I just have a feeling we’re going to look back on this game and this is going to be the difference.

    So, all the one run games and extra inning games this year are, what exactly?

  89. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:27 pm

    Hey, Chambliss: Peguero’s basic problem isn’t that his swings are technically poor – it’s that he takes way too many of them.

  90. lalo on June 24th, 2011 8:27 pm

    Peguero is terrible… i hate Wedge, he needs to be in Tacoma

  91. wilchiro on June 24th, 2011 8:27 pm

    Jack, reserve a spot on the bus for Peguero’s trip to TACOMA.

  92. Phightin Phils on June 24th, 2011 8:28 pm

    Another at bat where every pitch was hacked at. Inning over.

  93. Sports on a Schtick on June 24th, 2011 8:28 pm

    The lineup sucks but Nolasco is straight dealing.

  94. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:29 pm

    Where are the people who were arguing with Dave when Dave said Peguero shouldn’t be in the majors?

  95. Carson on June 24th, 2011 8:30 pm

    Thank God for the King’s Court. Something has to make this exciting.

  96. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:31 pm

    Where are the people who were arguing with Dave when Dave said Peguero shouldn’t be in the majors?

    They apparently tune out all these crappy at bats – somehow they only notice the once-in-a-blue-moon times he manages to make contact.

  97. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:32 pm

    This team does seem to go through multi-game stretches where nobody is hitting.

    Maybe that is a direct result of only having a few decent hitters on the team, I dunno.

  98. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:32 pm

    Kennedy looks so much more competent at 3rd than fig newton

  99. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:34 pm

    The Marlin pitchers have to all be hoping that they’ll get to pitch against the Mariners.

  100. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 8:35 pm

    Why focus on Pequero? He’s not the only offensive problem on this team at this point.
    I don’t see anyone else lighting up the scoreboard.

  101. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:37 pm

    His at bats have been particularly unrefined. I appreciate the effort he’s shown at the major league level and he has helped the team win a couple games, but he needs a work in Tacoma.

  102. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 8:37 pm

    Five infielders and two outfielders would pretty much take care of the M’s right now.

  103. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:39 pm

    Why focus on Pequero? He’s not the only offensive problem on this team at this point.

    Ichiro, will start hitting again
    Ryan, he’s really there for his fielding
    Kennedy, meh, he’s OK until something better comes along
    Smoak, he’ll start hitting again
    Ackley, he’ll hit
    Olivo, he’ll hit OK for a catcher, wish he was better fielder
    Guti, will start hitting again eventually, we all hope

  104. kenshabby on June 24th, 2011 8:40 pm

    Nolasco was pretty awful in what, 6 of his last 7 starts? Great team to rebound against.

  105. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 8:40 pm

    It will be different, but when the game ends 1-0, I’m guessing a lot of fans might hope that they go back to AL rules tomorrow.

    Not only will the Peggy apologists have to start eating crow soon, Dave may have been downright prophetic about tonight’s game as well. :/

  106. kenshabby on June 24th, 2011 8:42 pm

    Two games in a row that our frickin’ pitcher gets the first hit of the game. Wonder what the MLB record is for such a streak?

  107. KiWiNiNjA on June 24th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Why focus on Pequero? He’s not the only offensive problem on this team at this point.
    I don’t see anyone else lighting up the scoreboard.

    Wait, what?

  108. wilchiro on June 24th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Is that no runs in the past twenty innings? Texas beat New York so we better hope they can muster across something, maybe even a hit out of a position player?

  109. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:46 pm

    Wow, that kid’s 14? I was guessing 10.

  110. wilchiro on June 24th, 2011 8:47 pm

    I have a feeling we’ll be meeting third place again within the next hour or so.

  111. Paul B on June 24th, 2011 8:47 pm

    Westside, everyone looks young to me.

  112. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:49 pm

    That may be my problem as well, Paul!

  113. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:53 pm

    Leadoff walk! OMG, something is percolating

  114. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 8:54 pm

    Was that a base hit by a fielder?

  115. lalo on June 24th, 2011 8:54 pm

    Come on Smoak!!

  116. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 8:54 pm

    3-run Smoak bomb. I’m calling it (fingers crossed).

  117. King.Dome on June 24th, 2011 8:55 pm

    Needless to say, but I’ll say it anyways – love Ryan’s wheels & decision-making there. Let’s get Felix some runs.

  118. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 8:56 pm

    Come to think of it, I’m happy Ackley’s up next.

    But they may walk him.

  119. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 8:58 pm

    Hey Olivo, they just intentionally walked a guy who is playing in his 7th ML game to get to you….

  120. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 8:58 pm

    Cust! Master of the bases loaded walk.

  121. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 8:59 pm

    He hit that good. Wish it would of got through.

  122. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 8:59 pm

    Holy crap, is that Greg Dobbs? Thank you, former Mariner!

  123. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:00 pm

    Boy they were stupid to throw a strike to Peguero in that situation…

  124. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:00 pm

    Infield hit by the big guy, you Peggy haters can suck it. LOL

    By the way, I think they should send him down too.

  125. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 9:00 pm

    That ball had a lot of English on it coming off the end of Peguero’s bat…

  126. henryv on June 24th, 2011 9:00 pm

    Jack McKeon was playing high school basketball the year my dad was born.

    Jesus. If I’m working when I’m 80, someone tell me to stop and go home.

  127. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:00 pm

    Cust!

  128. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:01 pm

    Hey, Islets I just now noticed the catcher’s helmet. Looks to me like he should be on a BMX bike.

  129. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:01 pm

    Peggy’s been working on his English!

  130. G-Man on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Any chance they PH for Felix if Guti does anything? We’d be ahead.

  131. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Holy crap, FINALLY a clutch hit!

  132. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    GUTI!!

  133. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Nice Franklin!!! I was starting to doubt you.

  134. Swungonandbelted on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Guti!!!!!!

  135. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    YEAH!

  136. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    GUTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Guti!!

  138. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Oh hell yeah! :-)

  139. G-Man on June 24th, 2011 9:02 pm

    That’s “anything” all right.

  140. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:03 pm

    Nice swing, Franklin.

  141. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:03 pm

    Come on, three-run homer for Felix!

  142. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:03 pm

    Olivo, were you going for the worst slide ever there?

  143. wilchiro on June 24th, 2011 9:04 pm

    Awesome inning. This has to be a confidence booster.

  144. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:04 pm

    Good inning. Now the King can drive it on home.

  145. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:05 pm

    Olivo, were you going for the worst slide ever there?

    lol, his slides are ugly. He’s going to kill himself one of these days.

  146. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:07 pm

    OK Jack time to get Hultzen signed, they are done. Ask him what he wants to sign and give it to him. Get him in an M’s uni and a trip around all the teams. This is a big part of the rebuild, so get it done.

  147. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:07 pm

    lol…poor Buck

  148. henryv on June 24th, 2011 9:08 pm

    Pegeuro frightens me.

  149. G-Man on June 24th, 2011 9:08 pm

    Dobbs isn’t enough – now they are throwing Jose Lopez at us!

  150. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Ugly catch by Fig.

  151. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Man that Peggy is gonna give me a heart attack one of these days watching him in left.

  152. henryv on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Ha ha… Mike Blowers: “JOSE Lopez!?!”

  153. kenshabby on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    That elusive third June win just scurried back into the mouse hole.

  154. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Lopey is a Marlin evidently.

  155. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Seriously, I could do better than that in left. Dude…

  156. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:09 pm

    HEY LOPEY, WHY DIDN’T YOU SWING AT THAT?

    You always did when you were a Mariner…

  157. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:13 pm

    A fan went on the field to get out of Peguero’s way. The anti-Steve Bartman.

  158. bostock4ever on June 24th, 2011 9:13 pm

    Peguero all three outs!!!

  159. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:13 pm

    That was security.

  160. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:13 pm

    Hehe, Peggy must be reading USSM between in the dugout, and he wants to make us look bad…

  161. Idaho M on June 24th, 2011 9:13 pm

    All three outs by the batting practice goof ! Go Peggy !

  162. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:14 pm

    The last two looked fine – that first out was definitely Adventure Time though.

  163. Phightin Phils on June 24th, 2011 9:21 pm

    Lopey’s approach at the plate looked “professional hitter”, “seasoned vet”, like, when compared to Peggy.

  164. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:24 pm

    Hey, where’s all the Peguero haters when he hits in the go ahead run and makes a sweet catch based on being 6 inches taller than a guy in the stands…???

    (I’m funny, huh? *laugh*)

  165. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:25 pm

    Felix has got to be THE most dominating pitcher late in games

  166. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:25 pm

    BTW, that was REALLY FRICKIN’ WEIRD to see Lopez in a Florida Marlins jersey… But then really “bring back the memories” haunting.

  167. Dustbust on June 24th, 2011 9:27 pm

    The more I see/hear about Danny Hultzen the happier I am Dr. Z drafted him. Looks like he may be a huge addition.

  168. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:28 pm

    (BTW, part 2, since we’re at that point in the war of making qualifications… I think North Korea (Peguero) needs to go away too, now, I just find his approach to world peace fascinating… And frightening… And somewhat drunken.)

  169. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:29 pm

    Hey, where’s all the Peguero haters when he hits in the go ahead run and makes a sweet catch based on being 6 inches taller than a guy in the stands…???

    1) I know you’re kidding.

    2) I like the kid, and it’d be great if he somehow goes against the odds and learns how to be a decent batter. I just don’t think it’s going to happen, and trying to accomplish that at the major league level is absolutely the worst place to try.

  170. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:30 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to let folks in on my joke– I call them the “Axis of Evil” now, based on people’s hysteria about them- Peguero, Figgins, and Cust…

  171. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:31 pm

    MrZ – I respectfully suggest an alternative name: “The Axis of Feeble”.

  172. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:32 pm

    Love the at bat by Ackley. 0-2, draws a walk.

  173. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:32 pm

    Peguero = North Korea = the crazy, goofy one
    Figgins = Iran = hiding weapons of mass destruction
    Cust = Afghanistan = seems like he’s good for the team, but sometimes not so much

  174. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Oooooh!!! Olivo sucks! Ooooooh!!! Olivo sucks!

  175. dallin on June 24th, 2011 9:33 pm

    So if Felix gets up to the plate this inning do they let him bat, even if he isn’t pitching next inning? :D

  176. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Westy-
    LOVE IT… “the Axis of Feeble”

  177. Phightin Phils on June 24th, 2011 9:34 pm

    What a refreshing at bat by these Mariners, courtesy of Mr Ackley!

  178. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:34 pm

    Oooooh!!! Olivo sucks! Ooooooh!!! Olivo sucks!

    Hahahahaha… I was thinking that (the real one) is, like, the worst chant ever.

  179. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:36 pm

    Really weird to fight the “Why are we batting in the 9th at Safeco with a lead” impulses… NEVER seen that before.

  180. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:36 pm

    Christ that chant is ANNOYING. Strike out already, Olivo, so we don’t have to hear it anymore!

  181. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    How bout bringing Bard up to start some games vs. Righty pitchers and give Miguel more time off.

  182. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    Olivo!!!!!!!!

  183. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    ATTA BOY!

  184. Islets of Ryan Langerhans on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    Dammit, now we’re going to hear that chant for the rest of Olivo’s contract.

  185. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    That was bad ass

  186. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    Brandon League just let out a sigh of relief… *laugh*

  187. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 9:37 pm

    HAHAHAH, then Olivo goes deep right after I say that

  188. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    MIGGY!!!!!!!!!!! OOO-OH! OLIVO! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  189. Diehard on June 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    O-Olivo SEX FUNK BLAST!!

  190. scottobot79 on June 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    Another home run for Olivo at the stadium where home runs go to die. It’s so nice having a power hitting catcher for once.

  191. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    I have two words for anyone complaining about Olivo:
    Rob Johnson.

  192. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    SODOMOJO-
    Hmmm… I’m gonna vote “no”. (laugh)

  193. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:39 pm

    I swear that’s one of those chants that is only catching on because the guys doing it are drunk out of their gourd.

  194. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:40 pm

    I have two words for anyone complaining about Olivo:
    Rob Johnson.

    People have short memories evidently. There ain’t too many good hitting catchers. I’ll take Olivo any day.

  195. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:40 pm

    Love Felix coming out on deck!

  196. scottobot79 on June 24th, 2011 9:40 pm

    Hmm. 5-1 lead on the “road”, starter pitching great, League waiting in the wings. Hmm.

  197. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:40 pm

    5-1 lead. League warming up. Bottom of the ninth. It all seems eerily familiar.

  198. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:40 pm

    Perhaps Peguero should add a bunt to his arsenal if he’s gonna stay here the rest of the year… He has speed, and you know damn well the two guys at the corners are terrified when he’s up to bat… (from the ball, from the bat, splinters, wind tremors, etc.)…

    His new approach:
    Swing like hell…
    Swing like hell…
    (tap) bunt single.

  199. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:41 pm

    LET FELIX HIT!!

    LET FELIX HIT!!

  200. Sports on a Schtick on June 24th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Miguel, your earlier sin is forgiven!

  201. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Now batting: JERRY BERNANDEZ! (Nice try Felix)

  202. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Isn’t this when that Larry Bernandez guy should pinch hit?

  203. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    gmta, McZ

  204. Diehard on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    I can see why the kings court is booing Wedge, they have to watch Cust walk or strikeout instead of watch felix pitch.

  205. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    Is Cust really an upgrade over Felix, ha

  206. Edgar4Hall on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    And for twelve seconds, Cust replaces Figgins as the most hated player on the team lol

  207. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    Cust! (Third times a charm.)

  208. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:42 pm

    Whoa is that Cust? Totally forgot what he looks like..

  209. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:43 pm

    Cust & Figgins…I just love watching your at bats. Inspiring.

  210. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 9:43 pm

    Swing the f%%^ing bat Cust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  211. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:43 pm

    Why League?? Rather see Pauley here.

  212. groundzero55 on June 24th, 2011 9:44 pm

    They’ve kept Cust in the dungeon so long he forgot how to swing the bat

  213. SODOMOJO360 on June 24th, 2011 9:44 pm

    Jesus, you’re not a lead off man, you are up there to hit homers and you can’t do that with the bat on your shoulder

  214. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:44 pm

    People have short memories evidently. There ain’t too many good hitting catchers. I’ll take Olivo any day.

    Over RoJo? No question at all!

    Olivo’s better than I expected – just after watching RoJo for so long, it’s frustrating to see a somewhat similar defender behind the dish. But Olivo definitely is worth two RoJos at the dish.

  215. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 9:45 pm

    5-1 lead, bottom 9, NL park, League coming in… rerun?

  216. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 9:45 pm

    Does anyone like those messin’ with Saquatch commercials?

  217. Idaho M on June 24th, 2011 9:46 pm

    Cust and Figgins have made a pact that they will never swing the bat again for the Mariners just to piss Wedge off.

  218. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:46 pm

    Whoa is that Cust? Totally forgot what he looks like..

    See, Cust = Afghanistan, in the Axis of Feeble

    Now that we’ve got what we need from them, we totally forgot about them, and are “pulling out” soon (that’s military speak for “DFA”)…

  219. Louie Louie on June 24th, 2011 9:46 pm

    Where would we be without Olivo!?!?

  220. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:47 pm

    Cust thought the bases were loaded and he was looking for the walk.

    Or he has the I want out of Seattle Figgy approach, watch 3 strikes and i have really good seats to watch me some baseball. Plus have you seen the banquet spread in behind the dugout?

  221. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:48 pm

    Does anyone like those messin’ with Saquatch commercials?

    (raises hand) Yep, they crack me up.

  222. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    League is not fraking around tonight… :-) Nice to see!

  223. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Does anyone like those messin’ with Saquatch commercials?

    (shakes the Magic 8 Ball)

    “My sources say no”

  224. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Where’s Lopey I want to see a 97 MPH fastball in the hip just because.

  225. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Louie Louie

    Where would we be without Olivo!?!?

    Uh, up 3-1?

  226. Daron Andrew on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    ACKLEY FTW!!!

  227. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    ACKLEY!!

  228. Jimmie the Geek on June 24th, 2011 9:49 pm

    AK ATTACK!

  229. scottobot79 on June 24th, 2011 9:50 pm

    I’m head over heels in love with Dustin Ackley.

  230. lalo on June 24th, 2011 9:50 pm

    Well done League!

  231. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2011 9:50 pm

    Nice play, Dustin. I’ve seen no evidence you can’t play second base just fine (and that includes Tacoma games last year).

  232. OffensivelyChallenged on June 24th, 2011 9:50 pm

    Good game, lets get those bats going.

  233. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:51 pm

    Westy-

    I only like the Sasquatch commercials ’cause Peguero reminds me of Bigfoot when he’s chasing down fly balls… They remind me OF EACH OTHER.

    Good win, boys!

  234. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:52 pm

    Maybe that should be Peggy’s nickname. Squatch, I like it.

  235. Louie Louie on June 24th, 2011 9:53 pm

    MrZ

    Look back on the season and take into account Olivo’s contributions at the plate, then think about how he’s handled the pitching staff, and take a calming breath when he goes to smother a ball in the dirt or making a throw to second from his knees.

    I think he can improve his defense, but I love everything else he’s doing.

  236. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 9:54 pm

    Whatever his skill level – Peguero is probably as strong as a sasquatch!

  237. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:54 pm

    re: Messing with Sasquatch

    Can’t you just see Peguero’s teammates in Little League tricking him into licking the aluminum bat on a cold day… or putting his hand in a bucket of warm water during a weekend tourney sleep over?

  238. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:55 pm

    Louie Louie-
    Sorry, I was just being Daft… I’m an Olivo fan, definitely! *thumbs up* Just giddy at a win over a crappy National League team finally.

  239. Louie Louie on June 24th, 2011 9:56 pm

    indeed

    we gotta get our road woes figured out

  240. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 9:56 pm

    Auggey-
    Love it. “Squatch”. Too bad the Sonics are gone, he could moonlight in the offseason as the Sonics mascot… Imagine the dunks off the mini trampoline!!!!!!!

  241. Louie Louie on June 24th, 2011 9:56 pm

    ironic that this will improve our road record

  242. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 9:59 pm

    He would break the backboard and probably not need the trampoline. I think Squatch it is, that is pretty funny.

  243. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 10:01 pm

    If the report is right and Hultzen wants a $13 mill signing bonus do we give it to him? I think Jack has to know what it will take to sign him, or is willing to give him the money. Why would they waste a pick on him if not. I hope they get it done sooner than later.

  244. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 10:06 pm

    Man, Felix doesn’t golf any better than I do…

  245. Edgar4Hall on June 24th, 2011 10:10 pm

    So for Olivo I have a small theory that I would like to propose about his defense. First, yes he does stab but when has he needed to upgrade his catching ability? No other team that he has been on (including ours years ago) has been close to our stuff this year. Also could it be that pitchers like League have the confidence to throw their best nasty stuff more often than with Rojo leading to the same amount of passed balls but with more effective pitches?

  246. henryv on June 24th, 2011 10:14 pm

    If the report is right and Hultzen wants a $13 mill signing bonus do we give it to him?

    I want a $13 bazillion dollar signing bonus for my next contract. Hultzen won’t be getting his demands, and I won’t be getting mine.

    But, yeah, he won’t be cheap with Boras representing him. But hey, he ought to be cheaper than a free agent, for sure.

    I’m just wondering if he can be ready to pitch by late/mid 2012, seeing as how this team doesn’t really look to have a 5th starter for next year.

  247. Dave Spiwak on June 24th, 2011 10:19 pm

    Yeah, holding out has really helped Josh Field’s career! When will they learn? Boras gets his money. He doesn’t care about his client’s careers.

  248. Auggeydog on June 24th, 2011 10:19 pm

    Never know Bedard seems to like it here, even if we trade him he could be back next year. If he stays healthy I would not mind having these 5 guys go next year, and if Hultzen is good enough to call up trade Fister or Vargas. It would be a nice spot to be in.

    As for the contract, he will inherit $20 mill if he goes to Med School, so it will take some cash to get him here. I guess it depends if he wants to be a Dr or an MLB pitcher. Either way the guy is set. He seemed pretty surprised and happy to be picked #2. Hopefully that will help too.

  249. Westside guy on June 24th, 2011 11:10 pm

    As for the contract, he will inherit $20 mill if he goes to Med School, so it will take some cash to get him here.

    An amount he will earn rather quickly once he enters his prime earning years as a major league pitcher.

    Going to med school will likely end up costing him money – it’s a bluff.

  250. MrZDevotee on June 24th, 2011 11:35 pm

    I think with Hultzen we call his bluff…

    “Look kid, you want to spend your life making millions playing baseball, retire at 40, and fulfill a dream you’ve had since you were, what, 8 years old? Yeah, or do you wanna look at x-rays for the next 40 years, sticking tongue depressers in sick faces, with $20 million you’ll never get to spend because you work 12 hour shifts and you’re on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…? Oh, and don’t forget, you’ll constantly be getting sued, and have Healthcare companies nickling and diming you, day in and day out?

    So which is it?”

    Although, I’ve seen folks saying both Cole and Hultzen will probably get around $10 million, so we’re already not far off the estimates. And I believe we get to stretch the bonus over the life of the contract, don’t we?

    ***********

    Nice little tidbit from the College World Series game today– Hultzen only went 3 innings, ’cause he was sick, but was lights out while he was in…

    “We get in the box and it’s strikeout, strikeout, strikeout, and the shadows are coming in,” South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said. “I’m thinking: ‘Wow, he’s outstanding.’”

    His final line for the game:
    3 Innings, One hit, EIGHT STRIKEOUTS (K’d the first six hitters he faced), on 40 pitches (32 for strikes).

    Against the defending NCAA Champs, who are leading the College World Series with a .311 batting average.

    ******************

    (Shaking my head) Holy CRAP! I’m okay with that pick, Z!

  251. MrZDevotee on June 25th, 2011 2:18 am

    Brendan Ryan rules…

    (Ryan talking to reporters after the game, about the rundown he was in that got Kennedy to 3rd and Smoak to 2nd):

    “I guess it lasted a minute and a half or so, ’cause that’s about how long it takes for Smoaky to get to second…”

    Almost as good as Jack McKeon commenting the Marlins’ offensive woes:

    Marlins drop record 21st game in June

    By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com | 6/25/2011 2:03 AM ET

    * Comments (7)
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    SEA@FLA: Ramirez scores on wild pitch in the fourth

    * 72 wins
    * 68 wins

    SEATTLE — Changing venues couldn’t reverse the Marlins’ misfortunes in June.

    Not much has worked in the month for Florida.

    Felix Hernandez scattered two hits while striking out 10 in eighth innings, and Miguel Olivo homered and drove in three runs as the Mariners toppled the Marlins, 5-1, on Friday night in front of 15,279 at Safeco Field.

    Franklin Gutierrez delivered a two-run single in the seventh, and Olivo, a former Florida catcher, provided some insurance with a two-run homer in the ninth off Mike Dunn.

    Hernandez (8-6) and Brandon League combined on the two-hitter on a night the Marlins had three batters struck by pitches.

    “You can’t very well win too many games with two hits,” McKeon said. “We had more hit batsmen than we had hits.”

  252. MrZDevotee on June 25th, 2011 2:25 am

    (Sorry guys, that was just supposed to be the last line there… The “more hit batsmen than we had hits” bit. Cut and paste tripped me up, there.)

  253. spankystout on June 25th, 2011 2:25 am

    As much as I disliked Hultzen being picked…he was really nasty tonight in his short stint. He was hitting 94-95, and throwing some awesome offspeed stuff.

  254. Breadbaker on June 25th, 2011 2:27 am

    I doubt there are many reporters who are unhappy Jack is back in the majors.

  255. Auggeydog on June 25th, 2011 3:03 am

    Hultzen strikes out 8 in 3 innings including the 1st 6 he faced, he leaves after 3 sick. He also started the game sick, just could not finish it. Jack Z better get on the plane, we need him in a uni and figuring out how much mnore he will throw for the rest of the year soon. After we give him a butt load of money I think it is OK for him to take a couple weeks of vacation though. Then come back and be ready to work, we will need him in the lineup next year.

    If he is ready to play, and Bedard decides he might want to do a 2 year contract because he wants a Cheese Head corner or something, do we sign him? If we do is it Fister or Vargas that goes? Who would we get the most for. If we had this 5 guys we could wait until we are positive Hultzen is ready and use one of them for trade bait. We would have a staff as good or better than the Phillies. Felix Pineda Hultzen Bedard Vargas/Fister. Or maybe a differnt ordeer we don’t want all lefties in a row. We do something with the LF and C spot. We decide who will be the DH, maybe Carp can do it and get better on the fly. Then we try and get Figgy to retire and we pay him 50% o his contract. Then we need a 3rd basemen. So Jack has 3 holes to fill, and maybe a 4th. in the offseason. Then we are a contender and have enough youth to carry this for many years to come. As the kids in the minors grow up we can replace some of the guys that are getting older and keep the youth movement going. Sorry if I missed much with spelling and such. I am a bit loopey with the pain killers I am on. I really can’t read the screen. Anyway is there anything I missed, besides hiring a hit man to snuff out out 3r bas wait foget that it is illegal, sorry,

  256. MrZDevotee on June 25th, 2011 9:28 am

    re: Hultzen,
    Despite ESPN guys saying he could be in the majors within a year, based on talent– he won’t be.

    He had discussions with every team considering drafting him (including the Mariners) before the draft, informing them that he intends to finish college and get his degree.

    He’s a junior but he’ll be able to finish after the fall semester. So don’t expect him playing any pro baseball till Spring 2012.

  257. seattlesonsofbaseball on June 25th, 2011 11:55 am

    But MrZDevotee… that was probably before he was picked #2 overall. I’m not disagreeing in what you said or disbelieve his intentions on finishing school, but I wouldn’t be surprised that he signs and decides to finish school at another time. Or, can one sign, finish school, then play? Not sure the logistics on the whole thing. I doubt he expected to go #2, so finishing school seemed the logical plan. Now he’s got a chance at some serious money. Don’t know, we’ll see.

  258. Edgar4Hall on June 25th, 2011 12:08 pm

    Also if he wants to finish school as long as he doesn’t have a ton of labs to finish he can work with teachers on timing. Most schools would have to do that with football players in the fall and he probably could get a schedule of online classes as well or work out something with Virginia and UW

  259. msfanmike on June 25th, 2011 5:34 pm

    Going to med school will likely end up costing him money – it’s a bluff.

    I think so too. Besides, go to med school when you are 36-38 years old and your major league career is either winding down or is done. That way, everybody wins. Dr. Dan Doornink, anyone?

    A baseball player who is bright enough to be able to think about going to med school … that’s the real story. At least it would have been based on the college I went to and the guys I played with. Some of those guys are probably still looking for that 25th year of College eligibility.

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