Game 22, Mariners at Blue Jays

Jay Yencich · April 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

Morrow vs. Millwood, 1:07 pm

Probably the only thing that I don’t like about baseball’s rigorous schedule is that we don’t get much time to sit around and marvel over how awesome last night’s performance was. We only got seventeen hours or so and then it’s on to more baseball which does not carry with it the promise of similar fulfillment. Baseball, you are such a chore. I have things I should probably be doing and you won’t let up. And day games? Where do you get off? I bet Wedge won’t even let us see Jaso tomorrow.

LF Figgins
2B Ackley
RF Ichiro!
1B Smoak
3B Seager
DH Montero
CF Saunders
C Olivo
SS Ryan


62 Responses to “Game 22, Mariners at Blue Jays”

  1. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:45 pm

    Oh, yeah, bring out Jaso for the ninth – that’s a good idea, Wedgie.

  2. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:54 pm

    Yeah, Wedgie, it was a good thing you made sure Olivo stayed in the game.

    And henceforth I resolve to always refer to him as “Wedgie”.

  3. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 4:22 pm

    I wonder if smoakamotive night would be moved to Tacoma if the player was. Carp and Liddi can cover 1B and Seager and Liddi can cover 3B. I don’t think smoak is too far away from another confidence building tour through T-Town. The team cannot let the gaping 4-hole problem linger much longer. Also, Kelley needs a call up. He has much better stuff than Iwakuma. Not even close in terms of “stuff”

  4. marinerbullpen on April 28th, 2012 4:49 pm

    11-11. just saying.
    I may not agree with everything Wedge does, but the majority here give him credit for nothing.

    Whenever you coach, you anger 25% (approx) of participants, fans, family, etc.

  5. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 5:13 pm

    I’m not sure what your point is. If you saying Wedge is the reason we’re 11-11, I assume you’re claiming they’d be worse than that without him. If so, please provide some supporting evidence.

    From what I’ve seen, there’s reason to believe they’d be better than 11-11 if, for example, they weren’t running Olivo out there to catch even against right-handed pitchers – which is the sort of thing that’s directly attributable to Wedge.

  6. stevemotivateir on April 28th, 2012 5:49 pm


    We went through a related argument about a week ago… There shouldn’t be much of a difference between managers. Maybe the batting order changes slightly, but the line-up should almost always be the same no matter who’s in charge. You put the best team you have on the field. Wedge isn’t doing that. And he’s failing to do that on a regular basis. That’s why people here are so critical of him. It’s not just that he’s made a few mistakes, it’s that he repeats them -almost daily! Wedge has done more to warrant criticism than he has to warrant credit.

  7. hidalgo on April 28th, 2012 6:23 pm

    M’s got the Saturday voodoo.

  8. NV M's fan on April 28th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Robles is getting LIT UP here in LV. Encouraged by Carp. Line drive off the wall.

  9. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 8:28 pm

    On a tangent – if you’d asked me going in “would you be happy if the Mariners are at .500 after 22 games?” – I would’ve said yes.

    But now they’ve got me wanting more. 😀

  10. NV M's fan on April 28th, 2012 9:15 pm

    Then he struck out and hit into a DP – ugh. Triunfel put a good swing on.

  11. NV M's fan on April 28th, 2012 9:19 pm

    Carp ugly play in LF – played an ez catch into a double.

  12. Westside guy on April 29th, 2012 2:23 am

    Carp really has no business being in the field. Even if his bat gets back to the level he was at in 2011, he gives too much value back on defense.

    But before this really can become an issue, Guti needs to get better. Hopefully his foot issue won’t linger.

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