Game 143, Mariners at Blue Jays

Dave · September 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Millwood vs Romero, 4:05 pm.

The last time the M’s faced Ricky Romero, Wedge rolled out a lefty heavy line-up, because Romero’s the odd LHP with a significant reverse platoon split; it was perhaps the most forward thinking thing Wedge has done all year. Romero actually pitched decently that night, though, so he’s scaling back a bit tonight, starting Olivo behind the plate and Robinson over Thames, which moves Saunders to RF for the night. He’s still starting the three regular left-handed everyday guys and Carp at first base, so it’s not totally abandoning the left-on-left match-up that Romero is so bad at, but it would have been nice to see Jaso in the line-up again.

Ackley, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Seager, 3B
Montero, DH
Saunders, CF
Olivo, C
Carp, 1B
Robinson, LF
Ryan, SS


59 Responses to “Game 143, Mariners at Blue Jays”

  1. stevemotivateir on September 12th, 2012 6:38 pm

    Funny about Ichiro, Snuffy. Can’t help but wonder what he does after the season.

  2. stevemotivateir on September 12th, 2012 6:48 pm


  3. msfanmike on September 12th, 2012 6:50 pm

    I am sure it is great and anything but bland, Steve. As long as it is wrapped in something that had parents, I would be fine.

  4. stevemotivateir on September 12th, 2012 6:55 pm

    Well, Olivo pretty much stuck to the script tonight, Westy!

    Lots of options more to your liking here, Mike. Just wont find them in our place!

  5. stevemotivateir on September 12th, 2012 6:57 pm

    Justin Smoak- defensive substitution. I don’t get it.

  6. justdave on September 12th, 2012 7:01 pm

    Bartender, I need a drink!

  7. stevemotivateir on September 12th, 2012 7:04 pm


  8. Westside guy on September 12th, 2012 7:51 pm

    Hehe, msfanmeat-a-tarian.

    If I’m ever in Sao Paulo, Steve, I’m gonna take you up on that. Can’t be too hard to find you, right? Small town like that… 😀

  9. Westside guy on September 12th, 2012 7:56 pm

    BTW Snuffy, as we all know – Ichiro was never about walking, he was about making lots of contact and speed. It worked very well for him, until he finally aged. It’s hard to argue with an approach that’s given him a career .322/.365/.418 line.

    If any of our current Mariners tried to follow Ichiro’s approach, they’d fail miserably. Actually a few guys try – Olivo and Peguero come to mind. Problem is, you need preternaturally great contact skills to pull it off.

    I’m glad to see Saunders getting back to what’s worked for him. Now that he’s weathered a slump and is back to his earlier level of production, I think I can stop worrying. I wasn’t sure how he’d deal with a slump… but he did just fine.

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