Game 36, Mariners at Yankees

Jay Yencich · May 13, 2012 at 10:55 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

Pettite vs. Millwood, 10 am

It would feel weird to me if I was looking at this and didn’t put a lineup up even if I don’t expect much posting traffic. In short, Pettite was out of baseball for a while, and then he came back fairly recently. The Mariners are sending their left-hander lineup to hit against him and haven’t had good results through three. No one has had a hit! Shouldn’t they have a scouting report on this guy? Unbelievable! But Millwood didn’t allow anything until the bottom of the third either so…. something. I don’t know. I anticipate silly home runs later.

2B Ackley
LF Wells
RF Ichiro!
C Montero
1B Smoak
3B Liddi
DH Carp
CF Saunders
SS Ryan

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Comments

93 Responses to “Game 36, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:00 am

    Thanks Jay! Even if it’s just a few of us, we’ll try to make it entertaining, even if the Mariners don’t!

  2. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:00 am

    With those pink shoes, there is no way that Jesus does not get a hit today … Or at least on Sportscenter.

    Hey, he walked. HE WALKED!

  3. Jay Yencich on May 13th, 2012 11:01 am

    He’s been doing that more lately!

  4. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:01 am

    Wow! Smoak!!!

  5. Jay Yencich on May 13th, 2012 11:02 am

    Smoak dinger? Well now I’m justified in putting something up.

  6. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:02 am

    Happy freaking Loola!

  7. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:02 am

    There ya go Jay, silly homer number one!

  8. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:03 am

    I assume you are referring to the game thread, Jay. It’s better if I assume that

  9. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:03 am

    Smoak showing real signs of life, Ackley coming into the game with a hitting streak, Carp also hitting well recently…. maybe we’re on to something?

  10. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:04 am

    Smoak!

    We’re not going to brunch for another hour, so I feel justified in having the game on… while I’m ironing my shirt. :-D

  11. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:07 am

    Jay, I saw that Carraway had a great game in AAA and that Proscia had a HR in Jackson. I missed the call up info, but am sure we will be reading more about it tomorrow, so consider this a coming attraction of some sort. I sure like those weekly updates. Everyone does.

  12. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:09 am

    Burn a hole in the shirt and buy yourself another hour. Took wife to dinner last night. Mom tomorrow. I always have to plan special occasions around games. Both ladies are very understanding, that way

  13. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:10 am

    BTW I felt compelled to post a comment on Greg John’s recent item about Wedge and the veterans “not getting it done”. Ichiro is a veteran – more of a vet than any of the rest of them – and he’s been doing all that can be expected of him.

    Call out the individuals, Wedge. Let’s hear you call out OLIVO when he’s back and hacking away, yet getting the majority of the starts behind the plate.

    Hehe Mike, no I like getting to sleep in the bed rather than on the couch…

  14. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:11 am

    Carraway did have a great game. Ramirez went 5 last night, 3 hits, 0 walks, 0 ER. Rainiers pitching had looked pretty bad prior to the arrival of those two.

  15. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:18 am

    Yes, the Tacoma staff definitely needed a boost.

  16. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 11:23 am

    If Pettite continues to get that pitch a foot outside on both RHPs and LHPs called a strike, it’s going to be another long day for the offense.

  17. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:29 am

    That was a ball – but the umpire needs to be consistent. It’s not as if the Yankees need charity.

  18. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:30 am

    DP!

  19. Edgar4Hall on May 13th, 2012 11:30 am

    So Ramos just tore his ACL. Think we could swing a deal to them for Olivo and get something useful (like a hug when we have a bad day or some oranges for snack time) out of it?

  20. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:31 am

    Yep, that’s why Ryan is playing!

  21. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:33 am

    Wow… Gotta feel for Ramos. First the kidnapping, now the tear? But yeah, that is a picture-perfect trade situation!

  22. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:34 am

    ^^ It would be… if Olivo was healthy. :-(

  23. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:35 am

    HOME RUN!!!!

  24. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:35 am

    Wells!!!

  25. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:36 am

    Yay – and not all that cheap, either!

  26. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 11:37 am

    Shoes!!!!!

  27. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:38 am

    Maybe these guys should use pink bats and wear pink shoes more often…

  28. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:41 am

    Olivo isn’t on the 60 day though, he was on the 15, right? Any word on rehab starts?

  29. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:43 am

    Never mind…. just found the info. Expected to start his rehab assignment on the 21st. So he wont be a realistic trade candidate.

  30. wolfman420 on May 13th, 2012 11:44 am

    Levine just called out rizzs on calling liddi the Italian stallion.

  31. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:45 am

    ^^ hahahahaahaha

  32. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:45 am

    ^funny!

  33. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:46 am

    Geez, please don’t let Montero be injured.

  34. Edgar4Hall on May 13th, 2012 11:51 am

    I don’t have the game right now. What happened to Jesus?

  35. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:52 am

    Nice DP

  36. Rick L on May 13th, 2012 11:52 am

    I don’t care if Ryan doesn’t hit.

  37. seattlesonsofbaseball on May 13th, 2012 11:53 am

    I think we should all call Alex Liddi…. “Little Italy”. Kinda like the “Little John” of Robin Hood.

  38. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:53 am

    Play at the plate, grabbed his leg, as if he had strained it. Should be fine though, he’s catching right now.

  39. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:54 am

    Nice! Cano caught looking.

  40. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:56 am

    I think Montero’s problem was he got tagged in the balls (seriously).

  41. Edgar4Hall on May 13th, 2012 11:56 am

    Couldn’t we just have the pitchers hit and give the DH to ryan so we can still have his D?

  42. seattlesonsofbaseball on May 13th, 2012 11:57 am

    Anyone else take a look at the replay of Montero sliding into home and wonder if he got under the tag??? The throw was there but it looked like Martin’s tag was on top of Montero… WHILE he was on the plate. That’s at least what I saw.

  43. Westside guy on May 13th, 2012 11:58 am

    Okay, brunch time – cya’ll later.

  44. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:58 am

    Designated Defense?

  45. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 11:59 am

    Bon Appetite Westy

  46. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:04 pm

    Martin’s tag on Montero did look late. But with the ball there, and the plate blocked (poorly), I can see how/why he was called out.

  47. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:12 pm

    Millwood has looked great today

  48. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:23 pm

    Lost opportunities again today. Probably gonna be a white knuckle ride til the end.

  49. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 12:36 pm

    Montero did look safe, but we are not going to get a call like that today.

    Nice pitching by Luetge there. Not sure I wouldn’t have left him in there to pitch to Arod with Cano and Texiera on deck.

  50. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:36 pm

    Please strike this fuck, out.

  51. juneau_fan on May 13th, 2012 12:39 pm

    Can’t strike him out when he’s got the Very Special Yankee Magic at the plate.

    Blah.

  52. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Crappity crap crap. Furbush to face Cano with bases loaded. Knuckles getting whiter.

  53. juneau_fan on May 13th, 2012 12:44 pm

    Just ‘walk’ him. One run is better than four.

  54. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 12:44 pm

    Getting squeezed bad now.

  55. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:44 pm

    Getting squeezed while gagging. Crap!

  56. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:45 pm

    Home plate umpire hasn’t been too sharp today.

  57. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:46 pm

    Nice! Furbush!!

  58. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:47 pm

    That was a bad pitch, but Teixeria got greedy, and he paid for it.

  59. texasmarinerfan on May 13th, 2012 12:47 pm

    I really hate these Activia commercials.

  60. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:47 pm

    SWEEET!!!

    Teixiera swung at the shit in the dirt.

    He got a facial by Furbush, so to speak.

  61. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:49 pm

    Liddi!!

  62. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 12:49 pm

    Bolisima’

  63. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 12:49 pm

    Let’s get a couple more runs here.

  64. groundzero55 on May 13th, 2012 12:53 pm

    Carp, why would you ever attempt to bunt? Don’t do that.

  65. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 12:53 pm

    I guess Carp isn’t playing tomorrow.

  66. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:54 pm

    The question is why would Wedge be dumb enough to have him bunt.

  67. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:56 pm

    Ugly Ryan… ugly.

  68. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 12:59 pm

    Wow, way to make up for that ugly cut!

  69. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:01 pm

    Wells now has an opportunity to really punish them.

  70. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:02 pm

    He’s due for a GS, right?

  71. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:03 pm

    That will due!

  72. Breadbaker on May 13th, 2012 1:03 pm

    The two-run infield hit!

  73. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 1:03 pm

    Not sure what Rapada was thinking there.

  74. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 1:04 pm

    The ump took a pitch away from Carp. Then Wedge took a pitch away from him. Eventually, Carp swung at a breaking ball a foot outside for strike three. I am not sure who to blame for that crap at bat, actually.

    Back to the action: giving up walks and making errors are sweeter when the Yankees do it!

  75. djw on May 13th, 2012 1:04 pm

    Ah, the “infield single to pitcher” for two runs. I’ll take it.

  76. G-Man on May 13th, 2012 1:07 pm

    As soon as the pitcher fielded it and went to throw I knew, no chance to get him, you’re just risking throwing it away and giving up an extra run or two.

    A decision so terrible, I am deliriously happy that it wasn’t by us.

  77. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:08 pm

    WOWWW!!!

  78. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 1:09 pm

    That was some suck base running right there. What a moron.

  79. G-Man on May 13th, 2012 1:09 pm

    Call might not be right, but that was even DUMBER that the pitcher’s throw.

  80. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:09 pm

    Liddi had great speed to turn around and get him too. But Wells…. Great throw!

  81. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 1:10 pm

    I guess swisher did not know that wells was drafted as a pitcher/outfielder. Home plate umpire can miss calls no matter where he is. Cool

  82. Jack Howland on May 13th, 2012 1:10 pm

    There is nobody to blame for the Carp at bat except for Wedge. I still think he’s going to sit tomorrow thought.

    Home plate ump finally gave us one. Called him out for being stupid.

  83. stevemotivateir on May 13th, 2012 1:10 pm

    Yeah, he was safe. I wont lose any sleep over it though.

  84. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 1:12 pm

    It’s nice having quality defensive outfielders on staff.

  85. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 1:17 pm

    I think carp will DH tomorrow with wells in LF to field balls off the wall and hold runners to singles. As long as carp gets into an “h” groove and if Smoak can continue to provide hope, we might have a fighting chance in Fenway. Two game series … Weird.

  86. groundzero55 on May 13th, 2012 1:44 pm

    Except Carp hasn’t hit since he came back. Two home runs and not much else. Olivo-esque. It wouldn’t be so bad, except it seems like every time he makes an out, it’s GIDP.

  87. paracorto on May 13th, 2012 2:39 pm

    No Liddi in Boston ?

  88. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 2:57 pm

    Did they leave him behind in New York?

    I would love to see Liddi, Seager, productive wells productive Smoak productive Carp in the lineup, but yeah – go with whomever is hot and with best matchups available. Wells can also play CF, too. Carp only has 33 ab’s but a cold September, bad spring, bad rehab numbers and slow start to the season certainly aren’t helping his case to solidify anything. He followed up a great game with a bad game, and if he had been in LF today, it likely would have been a much different game with a different result.

  89. paracorto on May 13th, 2012 3:10 pm

    “Did they leave him behind in New York?”

    I don’t know, perhaps they left him in NY the same way they left him in Detroit. Matchups ? Do you know Liddi’s hitting .321 vs RHP and .269 vs LHP and that his minor league splits have been quite similar? Productive ? He’s currently leading in .AVG and .OBP and second in .OPS
    Pitch selection ? Ask Pettitte. Defense at 3B ? It’s no contest.

  90. msfanmike on May 13th, 2012 3:49 pm

    I like Liddi, too and would like to see him play consistently. Can’t keep Seager out of the lineup, and LF, DH and to a logical extent 1B are still in flux. I think we agreeing on the same things. If wells is not playing LF tomorrow, I will be surprised. It would be surprising to not see a young player who just had two hits, not play tomorrow too (Liddi) but Wedge has surprised us before in that way. Seager probably won’t sit tomorrow and if Wedge went with Liddi at DH instead of Carp, nobody could find fault with that. I don’t know who Boston will be pitching tomorrow, but there will be plenty of time to question his choices tomorrow

  91. Kazinski on May 13th, 2012 9:19 pm

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see Wells and Liddi in the lineup tomorrow. Lester is pitching for Boston, so I would expect to see a RH heavy lineup.

  92. henryv on May 13th, 2012 9:41 pm

    Home plate ump finally gave us one. Called him out for being stupid.

    Swisher: I was SAFE!
    Ump: Yeah, but that was stupid.
    Swisher: But that doesn’t matter.
    Ump: Sure, it does. In fact, if I could get away with it I’d eject you for that play. Going for a triple down the left field line with no outs?!? Really? If you were any dumber, I’d call you Yuni.
    Swisher: That’s fair.

  93. Paul B on May 14th, 2012 6:12 am

    Two comments this morning, one positive and one perhaps not so much:

    First, this morning the Mariners have 7 hitters with an OPS+ over 100. I don’t recall the last time that happened, it always seems like they only have about 2 hitters that high. Liddi, Seager, Jaso, Wells, Ichiro, Saunders, Montero. Ackley is at 95 and hopefully will join them soon.

    The second point is that Ryan is leading the team in walks. In fact, he has more walks than hits. Good on him for the walks, but it seems like there is something wrong with your hitters when Ryan is leading in walks.

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