Game 94, Rangers at Mariners

marc w · July 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Wilson, 7:10pm.

Is it bad that a non-negligible reason I’m tuning in tonight is to see/hear the King’s Court? Felix is always worth your time, but I think everyone’s feeling a bit numb after 26 straight scoreless innings. And after getting whitewashed by two good-but-flawed starters, they now face an excellent one – lefty CJ Wilson. CJ had good results in 2010, but a high walk rate and a low BABIP led many to think he’d regress this year. Instead, Wilson just decided to pitch a lot better – his K rate is up while his walks are down substantially, so even though his BABIP did increase, his results have improved.

Score a run, M’s. The Sounders got 4 today, and while that’s probably asking a lot, another shutout simply isn’t an option. The M’s honor their 2001 team tonight, then force several members of that history-making squad watch the 2011 iteration.

1: Ichiro
2: Ryan
3: Ackley
4: Olivo
5: Smoak
6: Kennedy
7: Gutierrez
8: Seager
9: Halman


114 Responses to “Game 94, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. groundzero55 on July 17th, 2011 3:58 pm

    All I can say is, thank goodness we have Walker and Paxton in the system coming up (and maybe Hultzen if he signs). This gives us some play in terms of moving some pitching around for pieces we need.

    I absolutely love the idea of trading for Justin Upton. I’d like to see what we would have to add for them to throw in Miguel Montero as well.

  2. groundzero55 on July 17th, 2011 3:59 pm

    We got our wish.

    According to the Mariners, Peguero down to Tacoma, Carp back up.

  3. FelixFanChris420 on July 17th, 2011 4:01 pm

    Ichirolling, no way that offer would be anywhere close to landing Bautista. Toronto fans would lynch their GM if he took that. Not that either team would be interested, but it would probably start with Pineda or Ackley

  4. groundzero55 on July 17th, 2011 4:06 pm

    On the contrary, if I were GM of the B-Jays I would be looking to move Bautista for as much as I could possibly get. The Jays can afford to trade offense for pitching. They give up too many runs to survive in the AL East. As long as they got at least a decent offensive piece in return, they could probably do without Bautista.

    Unfortunately I don’t think the M’s can afford to give up the necessary pieces to get him. There are definitely cheaper options available.

  5. SonOfZavaras on July 17th, 2011 4:10 pm

    Not that either team would be interested, but it would probably start with Pineda or and Ackley

    Fixed. The price would start at the moon for Bautista. But I agree when you say those trade talks probably don’t get too far.

  6. TumwaterMike on July 17th, 2011 4:20 pm

    I was at the game today. Was I the only one who wanted to leave as soon as Moreland hit a 3 run HR? I only stayed because I took the train and had to wait for it anyway.

  7. Ichirolling51 on July 17th, 2011 4:50 pm

    Just saw on Baseball Tonight, that Mariners hitters are 0-33 all time against Feliz, I knew we didn’t hit him well, but I didn’t think it was that bad….

  8. groundzero55 on July 17th, 2011 4:53 pm

    We’ve done far better against Mariano. I can remember a few comebacks against Rivera. Neftali on the other hand…is just sick. One of the top 3 or 4 closers in baseball in my opinion.

  9. pinball1973 on July 17th, 2011 5:24 pm

    Wow. Not even a thread for today’s game. Which stunk to the ionosphere anyway.

    This is the team everyone knew we had, except that my beloved Ichiro seems unlikely to defy some bad luck as well as time.

    What an awful, awful team, however bright the few lights.

  10. spankystout on July 17th, 2011 5:35 pm

    Peguero is gone! Time to celebrate….let’s hope Carp shows up this time.

  11. scott19 on July 17th, 2011 6:01 pm

    If anybody still remembers the old Bugs Bunny take on Carmen from when we were kids, you can just see the tenor’s voice slowly fading away to a chorus of “Peguero…Peguero!” 🙂

  12. msfanmike on July 17th, 2011 6:26 pm

    0 – 0 -1 – 1

    The Mariner offense is like an old school “Basic” computer programming class. Here’s to hoping they advance to “Fortran” someday.

    For those not old enough to understand the reference, don’t worry … it’s really not all that funny – especially on a day old game thread.

    Maybe the bloggers have quit on Wedge, too. It sure looks like his team has.

  13. Marinerman1979 on July 17th, 2011 6:38 pm

    If this team is not a .500 ball club come ’12…Jack Z is a failure.

  14. scott19 on July 17th, 2011 6:57 pm

    especially on a day old game thread

    Which reminds me of yet another chorus which can be sung at the ballpark (while waiting for the M’s to put up some offense):

    Mariners suck…and we wanna go home!

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