Game 151, Rangers at Mariners

marc w · September 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Anthony Vasquez vs. Colby Lewis, 1:10pm uh, 4:10pm? Wha?

I’m out today and posting this on my phone, so this will be brief. The M’s celebrate their fans with Vasquez on the hill and Adam Kennedy at DH. Thanks for your support!

I was happier after last night’s shutout than I had any right to be; there’s something about stealing a win like that, and about getting an unlikely pitching performance, that makes for great TV. I think it’s because it so often happens against the M’s, but in any event, I’d love to see the M’s make it two today.

The line-up:
1: Ichiro
2: Seager
3: Ackley
4: Carp
5: Kennedy (DH)
6: Bard
7: Ryan
8: Robinson
9: Wells (CF) scratched, Saunders instead


13 Responses to “Game 151, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. Adam S on September 17th, 2011 1:19 pm

    Adam Kennedy at DH

    Why? Setting aside the analytical “view we” have, what does Eric Wedge (et al) see that makes him think Kennedy is his best option and should hit 5th? Kennedy is hitting .233 and slugging less than .400. There’s no way to see him as a good hitter. (At this point, he’s not even a good hitter for a 2B.) Injuries to Guti and Smoak limit his options but why not Pena or reward Luis Rodriguez for his great game a couple nights ago?

    Is Wedge simply convinced he has to have a lefty at DH? What about Saunders in that case? Does he believe out of “respect” for the game and the Angels he should play a veteran against the first place Rangers?

  2. NODO Dweller on September 17th, 2011 1:43 pm

    Correction – game today is at 4:10, not 1:10. 🙂

  3. Westside guy on September 17th, 2011 3:27 pm

    Kennedy, then Bard, then Ryan, then Robinson. In the past I’ve argued the Mariners should just put all their bad hitters in a clump, so I suppose I should be happy about this – but it’s sure gonna be painful to watch every time they come around.

    Oh, wait! I’m going to a birthday party! I can just fast forward through those at-bats when I watch the game later! Yay!

  4. Mike Snow on September 17th, 2011 4:18 pm

    Now with Saunders in there, we’re a Luis Rodriguez away from the all-lefty lineup.

  5. SODOMOJO360 on September 17th, 2011 4:26 pm

    Who’s the TV announcer with Blowers. I like him much better than Sims.

  6. Mike Snow on September 17th, 2011 4:56 pm

    we’re a Luis Rodriguez away from the all-lefty lineup

    And it looks like I got my wish.

  7. pgreyy on September 17th, 2011 4:57 pm

    Woof. We can’t have nice things.

  8. pgreyy on September 17th, 2011 5:02 pm

    Or, with apologies to the movie “Airplane!”….”Looks like I picked the wrong day to go back to Safeco Field.”

    (This is my first game I’ve been to since Mother’s Day. I’m here for the much, much, more…)

  9. pgreyy on September 17th, 2011 5:48 pm

    Any word on why Ryan was pulled?

  10. groundzero55 on September 17th, 2011 6:39 pm

    Even more than seeing Kennedy at DH, I’ve gotten sick of people predictably complaining about it.

    The guy is on the team, and he’s going to get at-bats. Deal with it and drop the subject, please.

  11. Dave Spiwak on September 17th, 2011 6:48 pm

    Wazzup with these moves? Washington brings in a righty to pitch to a lefty. Wedge brings in righties to bat against the righty????

  12. Westside guy on September 17th, 2011 8:48 pm

    Didn’t watch the game, just read the recap. Glad that we scored some runs, but 11 more strikeouts and Condor with the only walk.

    Maybe we can trade Saunders for Jose Lopez – he’d fit right in with this team’s approach.

  13. GoMariners on September 18th, 2011 9:37 am

    Mike Carp now has 31 homeruns and 102 RBI combined with Rainiers and Mariners this season.

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