Game 88, Rangers at Mariners

marc w · July 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Kevin Millwood vs. Derek Holland, 7:10pm

Welcome back, M’s. It’s warm (it’s been above 70 in Seattle for nine straight days), so let’s put the whole marine layer thing behind us, shall we?

Kevin Millwood will again attempt to get through a game or two with his groin muscles still attached, and Derek Holland is going to try his best to live down the ignominy of being the starting pitcher in a game in which the 2012 Seattle Mariners scored 21 runs.

The line-up looks like this:
1: Ackley
2: Ichiro
3: Wells
4: Montero (DH)
5: Seager
6: Smoak
7: Olivo (C)
8: Saunders
9: Ryan
SP: Millwood

Not sure why Saunders is down at #8, but can’t say I care too much. If he’s more comfortable there, or if they want to give Wells some more at-bats at #3, so be it.

The M’s re-acquired David Pauley over the break; the ex-Mariner and the “other guy” in the Doug Fister trade had been with the Angels organization. He’s now with Tacoma.

Spearking of the minor leagues, it’s a big night for the system. Danny Hultzen starts tonight at Cheney (it’s absolutely gorgeous out – you should go), and Mike Zunino makes his system debut for Everett (it’s absolutely gorgeous out – you should go). Clinton LHP Jordan Shipers tossed a complete-game no-hitter the other day, and they’re in action today against West Michigan. Uh, no repeat tonight. Seon Gi Kim’s day is done after he gave up 7 runs (including 2 HRs) and failed to record an out. It’s now 10-0 in the 2nd. Wander Marte is starting for Pulaski, but they appear to be in a rain delay – Jackson’s game was postponed, so a lot of the east is dealing with wet weather. Marte’s start was interesting in that in 1 1/3 inning, he’d struck out four, but given up a couple of hits, a HBP< a wild pitch and a balk. That's filling the scorebook.

Go M's!


209 Responses to “Game 88, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 1:07 pm

    Well, this thread worked so well for the last two games – I guess we can use it for Sunday’s game as well.

  2. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 1:09 pm

    Today’s bizarre lineup:

    Ryan SS
    Ichiro RF
    Wells LF
    Montero DH
    Smoak 1B
    Seager 2B
    Olivo “C”
    Saunders CF
    Figgins 3B

    Wedge states he’s sitting Ackley because the Texas pitcher, Harrison, is so hard on lefties and he doesn’t want to see Ackley’s recent progress derailed.

  3. msfanmike on July 15th, 2012 1:25 pm

    A lineup that will certainly put fear into the heart of its opponent.

  4. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 1:25 pm

    Iwakuma doesn’t look like he’s going to go very far in this game – good thing the bullpen is rested.

  5. msfanmike on July 15th, 2012 1:28 pm

    How can Saunders be hitting 8th – with Smoak hitting in the middle of the lineup? AGAIN.

    WTF. I am out of four letter words to use.

  6. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 1:32 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if opposing managers chuckle to themselves, or have a good laugh with the other coaches, when they see some of Wedge’s lineup decisions.


  7. msfanmike on July 15th, 2012 1:37 pm

    Smoak comes through again!

    Do they make ass-clown Crowns … And where might a person procure one large enough to fit Wedge’s bucket head?

    I will purchase and mail it if someone can steer me in the right direction.

  8. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 1:49 pm

    Haha, he walked Chone Figgins!

  9. Westside guy on July 15th, 2012 2:01 pm

    Oh, there’s a game thread now.

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