Game 24, Mariners at Rays

Dave · April 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Hellickson, 4:05 pm.

Happy Felix Day!

M’s go back to the standard line-up against a righty, so you can probably guess the order below by now.

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


232 Responses to “Game 24, Mariners at Rays”

  1. csteavens on April 30th, 2012 7:47 pm

    Yeah, but who does hit extra base hits with any regularity? As far as I can tell, they all hit mostly weak singles.

  2. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 7:47 pm

    Olivo hurt his groin? What’s Wedgie going to do? We have no other catcher!!

  3. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 7:49 pm

    Yup, Olivo’s definitely been mentoring Jesus.

  4. csteavens on April 30th, 2012 7:53 pm

    The bright side is that if Saunders drove in that run, then they would have probably brought in League who would have tied it up and then blown it anyway.

  5. marcus_andrews on April 30th, 2012 7:53 pm

    My signal is still not working. This is killing me. Only channel that isn’t working for me!

  6. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 7:53 pm

    Well, that was an interesting 10 minutes.

  7. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 7:53 pm

    Paging Mr Kelley – please lack a bag for Tampa.

  8. CountvonCount on April 30th, 2012 7:54 pm

    The pregame “what do you think of Felix?” Roundabout noted Jaso as “Mariner’s Designated Hitter” which I guess was a better description than “pine-rider”

  9. seahopp on April 30th, 2012 7:54 pm

    Does Carp have any arm on him? Could he have conceivably made that throw?

  10. marcus_andrews on April 30th, 2012 7:54 pm

    Wow, what a crushing loss. This April has not endeared Brandon League at all. I’m ready to trade him to the Red Sox right now

  11. pdxMsfan on April 30th, 2012 7:55 pm

    Looked like a decent throw to me.

  12. FELIXisKING on April 30th, 2012 7:57 pm

    Yeah well Upton is capable of a base hit. Rodriguez is not. Seems foolish to play career numbers when a guy is Hutton near .350 THIS YEAR. By your logic, Figgins is a stellar on base guy.

  13. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 7:58 pm

    “pack” … Although “lack” almost works, too.

    Paging Mr carp and mr Kelley. See ya Chone. See ya later, Iwakuma.

  14. The Nickster on April 30th, 2012 7:59 pm

    Well, Mike and Marcus et al, I know that yer not HAPPY that he got hurt. On the other hand, it ends up being the same thing, doesn’t. He stops playing. Highly convenient. Jaso and Montero get more starts, experience, etc. Miggy sits down. Everybody wins.

  15. marcus_andrews on April 30th, 2012 8:00 pm

    Woah woah woah… Upton has been back for three days. So to use his season numbers is beyond using small sample size.

  16. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 8:01 pm

    Figgins actually has a decent arm. He probably made a stronger throw than carp would have. The hit lost the game, not the throw.

    The lack of hitting, actually lost the game.

  17. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:02 pm

    I admit to having ragged on Olivo, but – it’s not his fault his manager is an idiot.

    I’m sorry to hear he got hurt.

  18. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 8:06 pm

    Westy, do you work in downtown Seattle and commute to sumner every day? If so, I feel your pain. A friend of mine teaches in Sumner and it is a nice area, but my 9 minute commutes to work are something I am not willing to part with. When I retire, it will be condo city in issaquah or somewhere near the park, assuming i Can convince the Mrs. But I could not do that Seattle area commute for even a day. Life is tough enough already.

  19. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:13 pm

    It’s even worse – I work at UW. 😀 Normally I take the Sounder to King Street, then catch a bus to the UW.

    I do get to telecommute one day a week, which is great! Wish it were two or three days a week though. 😉

  20. marcus_andrews on April 30th, 2012 8:18 pm

    Woah Westside, what do you do at UW? I’m a student at that fine establishment.

  21. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:25 pm

    I’m the webmaster for the Department of Electrical Engineering.

  22. marcus_andrews on April 30th, 2012 8:27 pm

    Ahh well that only completely guarantees that I will at no time bump in to you

  23. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 8:29 pm

    Long day for you, Westy. God speed.

    I had a chance to move up there in ’91, but elected to not go. I scouted it out thoroughly and just couldn’t pull the trigger and was single at the time. Met wife shortly therafter and we both had a chance to go again in late 90’s, but passed again. Summer was calling, and it was a fairly close call, but we stayed put. Too old for the aggravation by that point. Sorry if I blew your cover. I hope you didn’t flunk any of the other bloggers. Actually, you are in a research field, correct?

  24. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 8:31 pm

    Web-master Westy. Someone’s gotta do it.

  25. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:32 pm

    I used to work in a geophysics research lab until the director retired and the place shut down. Now I’m doing web support for the entire EE department – so not much research anymore.

    Unless you consider my gardening to be research. hehe

    Hey I think the web stuff is fun, most of the time! One nice thing about being at the university – I get to do a lot of different stuff. In the corporate world I’d be doing one thing most of the time.

  26. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:35 pm

    Hehe Marcus.

  27. msfanmike on April 30th, 2012 8:39 pm

    I work for big brother and it is the same thing all of the time. A relentless seige of political crap on a bozo stick. Not fun, but not a perpetual thing to have to do. I should be retired by the time the mariners win it all. In the meantime, the 3 hours of daily vacation for six months out of the year shall carry me through.

  28. Westside guy on April 30th, 2012 8:48 pm

    BTW I didn’t mean all private sector jobs were “doing the same thing all the time” – it was just about the nature of most computing/web jobs anymore. In the university environment you have to wear lots of hats out of necessity – but it makes the work more interesting (in my opinion).

  29. UnderTheClouds on April 30th, 2012 9:49 pm

    Tomorrow’s headline, if Seattle had a tabloid:

    This is his second blown Felix win and we’re not even out of April. (Ok, tonight he blew Wilhelmson’s win, if you wanna get technical). I’m glad he was kept out on the mound for the 12th–it was appropriate that his pitch let the winning run cross the plate.

    Whenever I read “Happy Felix Day! ” on this site, I just want to pull the shades and crawl back in bed. I’m taking no joy in watching his outings wasted by this sad-sack organization. I find myself hoping he doesn’t stay with Seattle. He deserves better and the losing would be much easier to take.

  30. stevemotivateir on April 30th, 2012 10:57 pm

    I left for the movies with my lady as it went into extra innings. Got home to find the game being replayed, right where I left off. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed to see it end the way it did. Really hope we don’t see much (any) more of these with Felix. Two runs over 12 innings. Nuts.

  31. mossi on May 1st, 2012 1:28 am

    @UTClouds : Hoping Felix leaves the team? you’re joking ? or is there a statistical analysis somewhere that supports this too ? That would sure be a “more fun” team to watch. But maybe not quite as much fun as watching last year’s team. Count your blessings.

  32. UnderTheClouds on May 1st, 2012 8:16 pm

    I have a lot of contempt for the Mariners. I could care less about how the team fares. I hope Felix leaves so he can have a chance to pitch every five days for a team with a competent offense, for once in his career.

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