Game 129, Mariners at Indians

marc w · August 24, 2011 at 8:13 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Felix vs. Tomlin, 9:05am (!)

Wake up! A very happy Felix Morning to you. Between the double header, the ROOT Sports replays, and a 9am game today, I feel like the Mariners have been playing Cleveland non-stop for 3 days.

* Obviously, the focus was on Kyle Seager and Trayvon Robinson, who had brilliant days for the M’s – both rookies had 3 extra-base hits and 6 hits each, with Seager notching his 2nd MLB home run. It’s amazing how much better Seager looks since his initial call-up. His swing suddenly looks capable of driving a ball into a gap, instead of being engineered to dunk singles just over infielders’ heads.

* Today, the Indians have to adjust from a guy with a change-up in the low 70s to a guy with a change-up in the low 90s.

* The M’s face Josh Tomlin, who’s sporting a walk rate of 3.1%, the best in the league. It’s like We’ve all been given a second chance to watch/appreciate Bob Tewksbury.

The line-up:
1: Ichiro
2: Ryan
3: Ackley
4: Carp
5: Wells
6: Olivo
7: Seager
8: Pena
9: Robinson (CF)

Gutierrez gets an off day, and so Trayvon Robinson gets another chance to show what he can do in center field.


52 Responses to “Game 129, Mariners at Indians”

  1. Westside guy on August 24th, 2011 3:39 pm

    I’d like to believe the Mariners can play roughly .500 baseball for the next 33 games. If they can do that, they will lose 89 or 90 games – which would be sort of a weirdly positive-ish note to end the season with.

    (Also, I’m so happy it’s now permissible to end sentences with a preposition…)

  2. ivan on August 24th, 2011 6:43 pm

    I think the M’s should bring Wily Mo back next season. I know that if my favorite manager of all time, Earl Weaver, was managing this team, that’s what he’d do — let Smoak, Carp, and Pena compete for those 1B / DH at-bats. Seattle would always have some bang coming off the bench, something the M’s have lacked recently.

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