Game 39, Mariners at Indians

Dave · May 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Jimenez, 4:05 pm.

Happy Felix Day!

Saunders moves up… you know what, screw it. The line-up doesn’t matter. All this time being spent talking about batting order is just a giant waste of time. Batting order has a very small impact on a team’s performance over the course of the season. It just isn’t worth all this attention.

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

Comments

97 Responses to “Game 39, Mariners at Indians”

  1. msfanmike on May 16th, 2012 4:44 pm

    Zuninio … I suddenly changed my mind from the other day.

    And … Phookity phook phook and shit!

  2. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 4:45 pm

    What is it about this team? When we face the Indians, so many times the damnedest, goofiest stuff on the field happens.

  3. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 4:46 pm

    ^yeah, no kiddin’

  4. absolutsyd on May 16th, 2012 4:46 pm

    He’s a rookie, he’s a rookie, he’s a rookie… I’ll just keep saying this to my self.

  5. jase411 on May 16th, 2012 4:46 pm

    The damndest goofiest stuff happens to this team period. The opposition is irrelevant.

  6. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 4:47 pm

    Also…Montero is 22. I’m not gonna rip him a new one for that play… although that was just bonehead baseball, throwing it to third.

  7. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 4:49 pm

    Speaking of goofy things, anyone see that at-bat by Lowrie last night? Looked like something out of “The Naked Gun”.

  8. msfanmike on May 16th, 2012 4:50 pm

    Jose Lopez: that’s just uncalled for.

  9. msfanmike on May 16th, 2012 4:53 pm

    I am sensing a need for an attitude adjusting workout, but I will do it with the game on in the background. I will defer judgement on its success, accordingly.

  10. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 4:55 pm

    ^Sounds good, but don’t lose the humor.

  11. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 4:56 pm

    Watch, they convert Figgins to pitcher, after that weird throw-in.

  12. Westside guy on May 16th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Maybe he’d have a good knuckler…

  13. Westside guy on May 16th, 2012 5:03 pm

    Ackley!!!

  14. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:04 pm

    Ackley! One step closer to that cycle!

  15. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 5:06 pm

    I’m amazed that one went out. It almost looked like the most defensive, “excuse-me” swing I’ve ever seen from Ackley.

    Still, nice job. This is a game now.

  16. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:07 pm

    Nice to see Saunders swipe 2nd, flash his speed in that two-hole.

  17. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:12 pm

    Kind of ironic that if Saunders hadn’t stolen that base, he would probably be safe at 1st, and the inning would continue.

  18. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:19 pm

    That pitch was seriously not close haha

  19. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 5:26 pm

    You know you’re a slow runner when Jose Lopez can range to his left, snag ball, get up…and throw you out.

  20. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:28 pm

    Remember when we thought Alex Liddi had figured out his K problem? Those were the days..

  21. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:35 pm

    Trying your hardest to be impartial, who would you rather have as your second baseman for the next few years, Kipnis or Ackley?

  22. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:38 pm

    Trick question? I’d say Kipnis, if it meant putting Ackley in left.

  23. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:40 pm

    It wasn’t intended to be a trick, more just genuine curiosity as to who everyone thought was the superior player

  24. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:40 pm

    I know, I was kidding πŸ˜›

  25. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:41 pm

    Honestly, I like Ackley.

  26. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:42 pm

    Yeah I think they’re pretty close. I think Ackley’s faster and has a little more pop, but I think Kipnis is as good or better in terms of batting average and probably a slightly superior fielder.

    Wow Felix is getting shelled.

  27. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:44 pm

    Geez…. would be nice to see him get out of the inning on a positive note.

  28. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:46 pm

    nuts

  29. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 5:48 pm

    Well, let’s see.

    We’ve lost 4 of the last 5, and are 5 runs behind on this one. Our ace just got hammered as if he just got called up- and just got told to take a shower. In the fourth inning.

    Fuckin’-A lovely.

  30. marcus_andrews on May 16th, 2012 5:50 pm

    Heaven forbid Iwakuma come in..

  31. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 5:50 pm

    [forehead pounding kitchen table]

    Anyone else get the idea this isn’t a Seattle Mariners kinda day?

  32. pgreyy on May 16th, 2012 5:50 pm

    MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT S–oh, it’s stopped!

  33. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:52 pm

    Iwakuma for long relief? Why on Earth would Wedge put him in? He’s already had a couple of appearances this year.

  34. pgreyy on May 16th, 2012 5:52 pm

    “Welcome back, everybody,” said Dave Sims, undeniably overestimating the masochism of “everybody.”

  35. absolutsyd on May 16th, 2012 5:53 pm

    I wonder if Nintendo knows that the Indians use the Mario coin sound when they score runs.

  36. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:56 pm

    Damn, Ackley was suppose to get his triple there. He can still pull-off a cycle though.

  37. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 5:57 pm

    Well, looking at the positives, at least the top of the order is producing.

  38. SonOfZavaras on May 16th, 2012 6:21 pm

    Okay, that’s it. Done with this game. I’m going to go out and do gardening.

    And I HATE gardening.

    My guess is that a lot of you guys are right there with me in being done watching.

  39. Westside guy on May 16th, 2012 6:23 pm

    We will be seeing Saunders in the second spot for the next two months now.

  40. argh on May 16th, 2012 6:26 pm

    Maybe it’s just me but Felix has not been totally Felix-ish this year. He’s worrying me.

  41. msfanmike on May 16th, 2012 6:36 pm

    Saunders has had a nice game and also had 3B stolen with ease, earlier – but Montero swung at an 0-0 pitch and Saunders got doubled off. He had a good lead, a great read and a good jump.

    Montero on the other hand looked like a 22 year old rookie today. To his credit, he has not yet looked that way on both sides of the ball in the same game – until today. At least not to any glaring level that I can recall.

    Felix just did not have it today. Cleveland owned him. It happens. That’s the good news. The other “good news” – Noesi pitches tomorrow and will probably hold the Indians to less than 10 runs.

    Shit-sloppy crap game. Not even Tony Horton could help me completely overcome the Mariner Malaise virus, but he got close.

  42. msfanmike on May 16th, 2012 6:44 pm

    @pgreyy: where are you plying your craft this week? For anybody who doesn’t know, Pete is a stand-up comedian in real life.

    Shameless plug for a fellow Mariner fan.

  43. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 6:45 pm

    Our buddy “dantheman” is at it again. I swear, some people just don’t know when to shut-up.

  44. Westside guy on May 16th, 2012 8:16 pm

    Well, you see Steve – Ichiro’s RBI wasn’t on a hit so it didn’t count. πŸ˜›

    I was really amazed that anyone could’ve looked at Rod Carew’s line from his final season and apparently not find it the least bit odd that a guy hitting .280 wasn’t offered a contract. It is quite apparent attention to detail isn’t dantheman’s strong suit.

  45. stevemotivateir on May 16th, 2012 9:33 pm

    Yeah, no kidding Westy!

  46. pbk13 on May 16th, 2012 11:40 pm

    Time to get really pissed off folks.

    I realize you can’t blame this loss on Figgins. But when he is playing, it means Wedge is not doing the minimum of what he must do to win. We’ve seen this story time and again.

    Remember when Jose Vidro played, batted cleanup, as Adam Jones sat? Jones now has 11 dingers. WTF.

    And now another losing season. Why does this team still have any fans?

  47. pgreyy on May 17th, 2012 2:35 am

    @msfanmike I’ve got a week off here at home before hitting the road again.

    (Thanks for the plug!)

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