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

Comments

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

  1. terryoftacoma on April 28th, 2012 1:10 pm

    Jay, you’re probably right on that one.

  2. CountvonCount on April 28th, 2012 1:12 pm

    Here’s to hoping we see Texas Millwood and not Safeco Millwood. Go Ms!

  3. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 1:13 pm

    I’m going to attempt to be positive, and interpret Wedge’s recent comments to mean Olivo’s playing time (and probably Figgins) will dry up soon.

    Unless they start doing well, which would be a pleasant surprise.

    Also – Ichiro! is still amazing…

  4. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 1:16 pm

    That was actually a somewhat clever commercial for Majestic Jerseys.

  5. jordan on April 28th, 2012 1:21 pm

    What has Jaso done to earn any playing time?

    Its not like he has gotten any big hits lately.

    Oh wait.

  6. jordan on April 28th, 2012 1:57 pm

    That guy getting over exciting after every ball is driving me nuts.

  7. lalo on April 28th, 2012 2:02 pm

    Millwood is awful, I can´t understand Wedge, Erasmo or Iwakuma would be better options, even Furbush… Olivo and Millwood shouldn´t be playing…

  8. Jay Yencich on April 28th, 2012 2:03 pm

    But…! But…! But…! VETERANS!

  9. jordan on April 28th, 2012 2:11 pm

    Hold up.. who is Iwakuma?

  10. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 2:27 pm

    Good job Saunders. Let’s get something going.

  11. Swungonandbelted on April 28th, 2012 2:28 pm

    Oopsie….

  12. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 2:29 pm

    That blast by olivo should help! Nice D by Toronto this series

  13. djw on April 28th, 2012 2:29 pm

    ‘Olivo safe on error’ is an ideal outcome given my short and long term interests…

  14. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 2:31 pm

    Another check swing K by Ryan. Man he does that a lot.

  15. WTF_Ms on April 28th, 2012 2:31 pm

    I do believe that we are getting squeezed again, seeing some of Morrow’s pitches getting called strike, and the same pitch by Millwood (even as bad as he is), are not.

  16. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 2:34 pm

    It’s really too bad we didn’t have a lefty-hitting catcher available to start against Morrow. Jack Z should try to rectify that…

  17. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 2:39 pm

    1-2-3…about time.
    Now the heart of our order…

  18. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 2:42 pm

    ICHIRO!!!!

  19. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 2:48 pm

    We need a 3-run jack here…

  20. WTF_Ms on April 28th, 2012 2:48 pm

    The rest of the lineup will whimper away as usual…how many times this year has Ichiro been stranded?

  21. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 2:58 pm

    Poordispathcher sighting! I hope you brought some late game rally offense with you.

  22. lalo on April 28th, 2012 3:04 pm

    Wow! Olivo is the worst hitter I´ve ever seen, not even close…

  23. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:07 pm

    Thought I heard Blower say there was somebody named “Iwakuma” warming up in our bullpen. Did we pick up some new guy recently?

  24. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:07 pm

    Check check .145 is up to bat . That is a Nightmare hole to dig out of.

    Geez. Nice AB

  25. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:09 pm

    Hopefully Iwakuma can finish it out. The pen needs a day off

  26. marinerbullpen on April 28th, 2012 3:11 pm

    What a HUGE black hole. 8,9,1
    Olivo, Ryan, Figgins

    Man, I can live with the rest, but those 3, get out.

    Bur remember, as Sims just mentioned, Olivo has a hit streak, he’s warming up. Jeez.

  27. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:11 pm

    Nice little shovel pass by the Jays there.

  28. WTF_Ms on April 28th, 2012 3:12 pm

    A hit every other day is a “streak”….

  29. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:13 pm

    Why is Millwood coming out of the dugout?!
    And mike, I got back on the forum last night, right after that little fiasco :) Couldn’t stop giggling…

  30. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:14 pm

    I can’t blame Millwood for this – if we can’t score against Morrow, it doesn’t matter who’s on the mound. It’s not like three runs should be an insurmountable hurdle…

  31. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:14 pm

    There’s that “Iwakuma” mention again…

  32. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:15 pm

    Well, welcome back. Glad they found a game time that doesn’t interfere with your sleep schedule. If milk wood can keep going, let him go. They need him to eat as many innings as he can today.

  33. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Ryan must be guessing fastball on every pitch and “cheating” on it. His timing is off on nearly every breaking pitch.

  34. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:20 pm

    Did Saunders just make a straight throw? Who knew!

  35. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:23 pm

    I’m off today and wanted to do a double header…but since the M’s is at 3PM CT I can’t go to the Redbirds game…

  36. justdave on April 28th, 2012 3:27 pm

    Darren Oliver is still around. Amazing!

  37. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:27 pm

    Man, it’s just so hard to fathom why Wedge won’t let Jaso catch. Wedge doesn’t seem to have a problem with drawing conclusions based on a handful of at bats – well, Jaso’s hitting .308/.357/.692 with a ridiculous ISO of .385 (Saunders is second, way below that at .254).

  38. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:30 pm

    OW.

  39. WTF_Ms on April 28th, 2012 3:31 pm

    Sims’ quote…”The Mariners go 1-2-3″….I’m sooooo tired of hearing that…

  40. CountvonCount on April 28th, 2012 3:33 pm

    Who is this guy on the mound for us???

  41. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Watching this game on MLB.TV…love having the video feed and radio broadcast as audio. Not having to listen to Sims is nice.

  42. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Louisville Redbirds? AAA team for who, now

    Regardless, you probably should have gone there. I was outside listening on radio headset until about the 6th inning but needed to “see” the action. Still waiting to see some.

  43. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:36 pm

    My dad used to kick his leg just like iwakuma before delivering one of his 60 mph batting practice heaters. With similar results

  44. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:37 pm

    Iwakuma is not helping his case today.

  45. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:37 pm

    Ouch. Such is Karma.

  46. WTF_Ms on April 28th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Oh, NOW we know why Iwakuma hasn’t pitched so much.

    Still wondering why we have him up, if we aren’t going to use him, or if he sucks so bad that he never pitches.

  47. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Memphis Redbirds. AAA for the Cardinals. The bird looks the same except it’s all red.

  48. msfanmike on April 28th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Time to take the dog for a run! Tomorrows game will be a nice win to get. It’s tough to win 5 in a row for anybody.

  49. Westside guy on April 28th, 2012 3:42 pm

    This commercial… they should call themselves “The Remaining Jacksons”.

  50. poordispatcher on April 28th, 2012 3:43 pm

    See ya mike. I’ll see if I can get it streamed at work ;)

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

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

  52. 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”.

  53. 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”

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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

    @marinerbullpen

    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.

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

    M’s got the Saturday voodoo.

  58. 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.

  59. 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. :-D

  60. 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.

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

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

  62. 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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