Game 17, White Sox at Mariners

Jay Yencich · April 22, 2012 at 11:28 am · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

Danks vs. Millwood, 1:10 pm

There was the perfect game yesterday and then Tacoma was one-hit. The report is that the Mariners wanted to go down swinging, but instead they went down check swinging. Technicalities can be kind of a bummer.

I didn’t mind it all that much. With how bad the offenses of recent years have been, it seemed like it was going to happen eventually, and thus an ordinary loss that I would have listened to anyway became a historic event. I probably will think about it now and then, just not too much in the coming weeks. I didn’t really think of Armando Gallaraga much before his almost perfect game and I certainly haven’t thought of him after it outside of that one particular context. Oh look, he’s a free agent. And was with the Diamondbacks last year. When did these things happen? All in all, I would have preferred that this would have happened two years ago before we had promising young players in the offense, but even with the perfecto and offense seemingly down in a lot of places, we’re still on pace to score 567 runs, which is eleven more than last year and fifty-four more than two years ago. Today is another game of baseball.

CF Figgins
2B Ackley
RF Ichiro
DH Montero
1B Liddi
3B Seager
C Olivo
LF Wells
SS Ryan


59 Responses to “Game 17, White Sox at Mariners”

  1. msfanmike on April 22nd, 2012 5:16 pm

    I don’t remember anybody anywhere saying tht this team would be a contender because we added a bat.

    In somewhat related news to “the bat” – Michael Pineda was removed from his first rehab start after 15 pitches. MRI tomorrow. I hope he can make it back quickly, but it doesn’t look good.

  2. Westside guy on April 22nd, 2012 5:33 pm

    When do they get to play the A’s again?

  3. groundzero55 on April 22nd, 2012 6:05 pm

    Honestly, we should have won two of these games. The White Sox aren’t sweep-good.

  4. JoshJones on April 22nd, 2012 7:08 pm

    why this hurts so bad is we shouldn’t have lost the series against Clevland.
    1st game: up 8-1 after 4 innings then blow it.
    2nd game: WIN
    3rd game: League blows it in the 9th.

    We honestly should have swept the indians then won 1/3 from the white sox.

    -Start Jaso over olivo.
    -Replace millwood with Iwakuma.

    Lastly, i’m starting a petition…Mune over Ryan 2012

  5. groundzero55 on April 22nd, 2012 7:27 pm

    I’m starting to feel that Wedge isn’t the right manager for this team.

    And I’ve stuck by him for a long time. He’s the kind of manager that wants to manage veterans. Our team is moving more and more quickly towards a younger roster. The two do not mix well as the old guys who underperform will still get preference over the young guys who are showing flashes of talent.

  6. gag harbor on April 22nd, 2012 7:34 pm

    Do I really need to start staring at prospect news to stay interested in baseball already? Either way, I’m going to take a break from paying attention to the Mariners. It’s a self-defense kind of thing.

  7. WTF_Ms on April 22nd, 2012 7:54 pm

    @JoshJones I agree…they tried to give an aging vet a chance. It didn’t work this time either!

    Thankfully, a team can recover from this kind of mis-step early in a re-building season.

    Nobody expected us to be contenders, but over .500 would be nice for a change!

  8. The_Waco_Kid on April 22nd, 2012 10:36 pm

    Dave, the M’s are sucking, and small sample size yadda yadda yadda, please write something inteligent about the M’s now. It’ll make us feel better!

  9. gag harbor on April 22nd, 2012 11:29 pm

    I don’t even mind if we’re under .500 but showing the kind of competitive effort worthy of an upper-tier organization should be expected. I wouldn’t want to lump this team in with some of the traditional saps but the people demanding more spending on free agents are starting to gain traction with their belief this organization just wants to cut costs and raise prices. Knowing the best chance for the team to be competitive is being put forth by the players and manager would be a good start. The front office is accountable for what the manager does if it affects putting the best team on the field for an MLB game.

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