Game 129, Mariners at Twins

Dave · August 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hernandez vs Hendriks, 5:05 pm.

Happy Felix Day!

On a day to day basis, baseball is fairly unpredictable. The spread in talent even between good and bad teams is small enough that the result of any match-up can go either way without it being too much of a surprise. The Astros have beaten the Rangers this year. They’ve beaten the Nationals too. They won two out of three from the White Sox. The Astros are baseball’s very worst team, and they’ve got a bunch of wins against playoff teams. On any given day, any team can beat any other team.

That said, this is a game the Mariners really should win. The difference in quality of pitchers is astounding, with Felix being among the very best in the game and Liam Hendriks being among those who are never mentioned as being the very best in the game. The Mariners are a better team than the Twins even without considering the pitching match-ups, but when it’s Felix vs Hendriks, the odds move pretty significantly to the Mariners side.

So, yeah, losing three one run games in Chicago? I’m okay with that. Losing tonight would be a bit more of a letdown, though. This is one they should win, and probably win pretty easily.

Ackley, 2B
Glass, CF
Seager, 3B
Montero, DH
Jaso, C
Smoak, 1B
Thames, RF
Robinson, LF
Ryan, SS


56 Responses to “Game 129, Mariners at Twins”

  1. msfanmike on August 27th, 2012 7:18 pm

    Well, that was stupid.

  2. stevemotivateir on August 27th, 2012 7:19 pm

    Hard for me to tell what happened there. Was it a tag-up, or a base-running error?

  3. Westside guy on August 27th, 2012 7:21 pm

    Guti decided to tag up and try for third after Montero’s fly out to center field.

    There were two outs already – it was a bad percentage play without a whole lot of potential payoff.

  4. Westside guy on August 27th, 2012 7:22 pm

    BUT WE WON!! So all is forgiven… (well, not really – it was still a dumb move by Guti)

  5. stevemotivateir on August 27th, 2012 7:24 pm

    Add another complete game to Felix’s resume. Gotta feel for Hendriks a bit. We’ve been on that side of the fence plenty-o-times.

  6. californiamariner on August 27th, 2012 8:28 pm

    Push for that Cy Young Felix!!

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