Mysterious happenings

Mike Snow · September 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

In a duel with fellow trade deadline acquisition Ubaldo Jimenez, Doug Fister struck out 13 Cleveland Indians today. That’s just crazy.

Before this, Fister had never even reached double digits in strikeouts before. He only had more than 7 once in his whole career: that was 9 Orioles on May 30, which happens to be last time he was awarded a win as a Mariner. Let’s just say the Tigers can never complain about the Jarrod Washburn implosion ever again.


9 Responses to “Mysterious happenings”

  1. wabbles on September 6th, 2011 12:20 am

    I’d commented to someone that I hoped the players we sent to the Tigers this year turned out well because the players they sent to us sure have.

  2. Westside guy on September 6th, 2011 1:54 am

    It remains to be seen what we’ve got with Trayvon Robinson and Casper Wells. I’m especially rooting for Trayvon because he comes across as this great genuine guy who’s out there having a lot of fun. But his current numbers with the Mariners have more than a little luck included in them…

    I realize it’s SSS and all that, but – I find it interesting that both guys come here and their strikeout rates immediately jump 10+%.

    At the other end… I’m rooting for Doug Fister. He was such a hard-luck case with our team this year. It’s nice to see him succeed and get to enjoy a pennant race.

  3. The Ancient Mariner on September 6th, 2011 4:43 am

    Trayvon Robinson has nothing to do with that equation — he was part of the return for Bedard. Fister brought us Wells, Charlie Furbush, Chance Ruffin and AA 3B Francisco Martinez.

  4. Westside guy on September 6th, 2011 10:04 am

    Oops – I don’t know why, but for some reason I kept linking Wells and Robinson together in my head trade-wise.

    However I would still say “it remains to be seen” what we’ve got. And I’ll keep rooting for Trayvon – loved it when he high-fived the kid in the Sox jersey. 😀

  5. tylerv on September 6th, 2011 10:16 am

    John Garland? Isn’t that the best comparison?

    Anyway it’s nice to watch Fister do well, even with another club. Of all the touted pitchers that flamed out for the M’s the last 10 years, Fister was just another arm without much expectations, seemingly competing w Olson. Just some that come to mind, maybe someone else can add on:

    Garrett Olson
    Ryan Feierabend
    Jake Woods
    Clint Nageotte

    God it seems like there have been alot more. May Doug have a fine MLB career.

  6. Benderfan24 on September 6th, 2011 10:59 am

    Yeah but at least we have Anthony Vasquez.

  7. jordan on September 6th, 2011 11:52 am

    Doug Fister could be a CY candidate if he played in DET all year.

  8. Breadbaker on September 6th, 2011 1:13 pm

    Eric O’Flaherty is doing fine with the Braves this year.

  9. lokiforever on September 6th, 2011 1:53 pm

    Fister got a game score of 80 yesterday, I believe only Erik Bedard has a higher score this year among Mariner starters with an 83 in May against the padres.

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