Game 109, Mariners at Yankees

Mike Snow · August 4, 2012 at 10:33 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Happy Felix Day! Hernandez vs. Kuroda, 10:05.

2B-L Ackley
CF-L Saunders
DH-R Montero
C-L Jaso
3B-L Seager
LF-R Wells
1B-L Carp
RF-L Thames
SS-R Ryan

It’s not a huge deal, but it’s curious to have Wells in left and Thames in right. Conventional wisdom is to put the better defender in right, or especially the guy with the better arm, which in this case is Wells. However, which corner outfield position should emphasize defense can often depend on how the park you’re in plays as well. For another curious thing, Wells is hitting higher in the order than Thames, despite Thames being the guy with the platoon advantage, but that’s probably mostly Eric Wedge’s managing style of using guys conservatively when he isn’t familiar with them yet.

Comments

35 Responses to “Game 109, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 10:28 am

    Great AB by Carp! Just excellent.

  2. Section329 on August 4th, 2012 10:51 am

    Perfect-Ichi gets a hit and is erased on a double play. Only 1 hit per game Ich, so you are done for the day. Go Felix!

  3. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 10:52 am

    Yesterday’s completed game marked the 2/3 point of the 2012 season. The Mariners have identical home/road won-loss records. Identical.

  4. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 11:10 am

    The subjectivity of the official scorer … Carp credited with a double for the ball Texiera whiffed on. I am sure he will take it, but what a “gift” that was.

  5. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 11:25 am

    Felix’ pitch count is in great shape after 5.

    Gotta find a way to scrape out a couple more runs for him.

  6. taylor.mariner on August 4th, 2012 11:27 am

    Hey! If we can just keep this score for a few more innings we’ll win! Just keep New York in the park.

  7. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 11:32 am

    Yes!

    Come on Seags!

  8. Mike Snow on August 4th, 2012 11:34 am

    Carp credited with a double for the ball Texiera whiffed on.

    That’s the Yankee scorer protecting Teixeira’s record for career fielding percentage. (Depending on where you put the cutoff for games played, otherwise Casey Kotchman and Kevin Youkilis might beat him.)

  9. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 11:35 am

    Drive off your back foot and hit a ball hard, Wells. Please.

  10. taylor.mariner on August 4th, 2012 11:50 am

    Alright! Lets get another run Thames!

  11. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 12:04 pm

    Sooo many missed opportunities today. Frack!

  12. Section329 on August 4th, 2012 12:07 pm

    You are the man, Felix!

  13. wilchiro on August 4th, 2012 12:08 pm

    I love Felix so much. Hasn’t struck out a ton of guys (4 K in 7 IP) but he’s 2-hitting the Yankees. He’s so good.

  14. wilchiro on August 4th, 2012 12:12 pm

    Did anybody else know that Leon Landry hit for the cycle last night? Now 6-14 since the trade, raising his OPS on the season to .941.

  15. kuptain on August 4th, 2012 12:19 pm

    Games like this I feel bad for Felix. One mistake and he loses the win. Glad he can handle the pressure, just wish our offense who take some of the burden too!

  16. kuptain on August 4th, 2012 12:32 pm

    Common Felix! You can do it!!

  17. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Felix !!!!!!!!!!

    What a talent!

  18. Section329 on August 4th, 2012 12:40 pm

    FELIX is awesome!!!! and he is ours, not the Yanks!

  19. cbrody on August 4th, 2012 12:48 pm

    The King dominated once again in NY. Give him the Cy Young!

  20. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 12:51 pm

    Missed the game, but it’s obvious the Saunders’ synergy is driving this team right now. It goes beyond the box score – it’s all about the intangibles. If he’s in the line-up, they win.

    It’s obvious, right? The one game he sat, they lost. There’s no other possible explanation.
    :-D

  21. Mid80sRighty on August 4th, 2012 1:01 pm

    Saunders must have that “it” factor. Like a grizzled veteran, somehow, someway he’s just willing this team to win (i.e. Tebow).

  22. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 1:21 pm

    We need a new proxy stat – like cERA, but for center fielders.

    How about cfERA? Saunders is off the charts in cfERA.

  23. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 1:28 pm

    Sounds about righ

  24. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 1:45 pm

    Looking back through the last several times Wells played center – his cfERA isn’t nearly as impressive.

    It’s an unscientific approach, to be sure – but sometimes you nerds have to get your nose up out of the spreadsheet and actually watch the game.

  25. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 1:50 pm

    Being serious now – the Mariners are going against Freddy Garcia tomorrow. We’ve actually got a chance to win this series!

    Hopefully “good” Iwakuma will show up…

  26. Paul B on August 4th, 2012 2:49 pm

    Now if Tampa can score some runs against Oakland…

    I don’t care if they have Ichiro, I’d still enjoy seeing Yankee fans react to their team losing the East.

  27. pgreyy on August 4th, 2012 3:04 pm

    U.S.S. Mariner
    Seattle Mariners blog for analysis, commentary, and…King Felix! appreciation.

  28. Bremerton guy on August 4th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Westy,

    I think you’re on to something.

  29. Bremerton guy on August 4th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Westy,

    I think you’re on to something.

  30. Bremerton guy on August 4th, 2012 3:21 pm

    Sorry, I have no idea why that (double post) happened.

  31. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 3:27 pm

    I am so onto something, it deserved a double post!

  32. msfanmike on August 4th, 2012 3:48 pm

    That sounds about right.

    I also like Pete’s suggestion ^

  33. Westside guy on August 4th, 2012 3:54 pm

    I do too.

  34. wfan99 on August 4th, 2012 4:04 pm

    It was a pleasure to attend the game today. My goodness Felix was great. Not sure if this game or the 3 H 11K game from 2 years back was better.

    Props to Carl Willis to toss me a ball during BP

  35. henryv on August 4th, 2012 5:46 pm

    Felix is ours, and I WILL FUCKING CUT YOU.

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