Game 146: Royals at Mariners

marc w · September 11, 2011 at 11:34 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Anthony Vasquez vs. Everett Teaford, 1:10pm; 9/11 memorial before the game at 12:45pm.

Everett Teaford’s a great name; I had to check baseball-reference to make sure there wasn’t an Evertt Teaford who played in the ’30s with Burleigh Grimes and Bobo Newsom. Other than that, though, he’s not terribly special. He’ll be making his starting debut today after making 23 appearances in relief.

The lefty has a 91 MPH fastball and a curve/slurvey-slider that he throws frequently to lefties or righties. That arsenal sounds like it’d produce some big platoon splits, but thus far, he’s been terrible against both. You’d expect a decent amount of strikeouts/whiffs of lefties with a good FB and a slider, but instead, he’s given up 9 free passes against 8 strikeouts against them. He’s got a better K:BB against right-handers, but he’s given up a lot of hits and 4 HRs in 57 batters faced. The samples here are tiny, as you’d expect, but he had similar problems at times in the minors.

Anthony Vasquez gets the ball for the M’s. Wooooo.

The line-up features a DH with a wOBA of .273. Adam Kennedy, you have been upstaged. Wedge clearly wanted righties, and he wanted dingers, so we’ve got Casper Wells in center, Olivo at DH and Alex Liddi at 3B.

1: Ichiro
2: Ryan
3: Ackley
4: Carp (LF)
5: Smoak
6: Olivo (DH)
7: Wells (CF!)
8: Bard (C)
9: Liddi

Comments

9 Responses to “Game 146: Royals at Mariners”

  1. Dennisss on September 11th, 2011 12:58 pm

    On a 10-year anniversary type of day, I observed this: Philadelphia has by far the best record in baseball, and they have won their last 6 straight. And if they win all of their remaining 20 games, they will end the season with 114 wins.

    The 2001 Mariners were awesome.

  2. kenshabby on September 11th, 2011 1:34 pm

    So…Doug Fister. Yeah.

  3. SadPanda on September 11th, 2011 1:49 pm

    lol sun double. I thought those were called errors.

  4. lalo on September 11th, 2011 1:59 pm

    I hope Jack Z won´t regret about this trade…

  5. henryv on September 11th, 2011 2:46 pm

    0-16 looks inevitable for the Seahawks.

    God damnit it sucks to be a Seattle sports fan.

  6. henryv on September 11th, 2011 2:51 pm

    The 2001 Mariners were awesome.

    Sad to note that there really hasn’t been any team really worth watching since. We are in a 4 team division, and can’t make a single playoff in 10 years.

  7. henryv on September 11th, 2011 3:49 pm

    M’s fight hard to earn a draw with the Sounders.

  8. Jordan on September 11th, 2011 5:12 pm

    Thanks Henry :)

    I wondered how many chances for free haircuts would be earned in a 162 game season. (if the Sounders score 3 you get a haircut)

    Then, I got confused when I realized the anemic offense somehow still averages 3.4 runs / gm.

  9. henryv on September 11th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Then, I got confused when I realized the anemic offense somehow still averages 3.4 runs / gm.

    Well, that is the problem with non-normally distributed data sets.

    The M’s are a 2-3 runs per game team, but have had a few games where they have poured it on.

    Not many, though.

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