Game 150, Orioles at Mariners

marc w · September 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Joe Saunders, 7:10pm

Ok, admit it: who here predicted that Joe Saunders would be an “important trade deadline acquisition” in 2012? By the Orioles?

Felix could use a solid game after a couple of comparative clunkers.

Saunders is a lefty, so that explains Wells reappearance as well as Olivo “DH”ing.
The line-up:
1: Ackley
2: Gutierrez
3: Seager
4: Montero (C)
5: Smoak
6: Saunders
7: Olivo (DH)
8: Wells
9: Ryan
SP: El Rey

Comments

77 Responses to “Game 150, Orioles at Mariners”

  1. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 7:30 pm

    So the Mariners personnel in charge of the visiting clubhouse apparently tried to kill one of the Orioles pitchers by putting peanuts in a spread?

  2. stevemotivateir on September 19th, 2012 7:38 pm

    First I’ve heard of that. Did it work?

  3. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 7:39 pm

    Felix seems to have settled down… it’d be nice if the Mariners hitters would do something besides make an out on 3 or fewer pitches.

  4. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 7:39 pm

    Haha, no. Sims was saying Showalter was at the hospital with him until about 5am though.

  5. NorahW on September 19th, 2012 7:42 pm

    Westside guy, what happened? I hadn’t heard about that.

  6. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 7:47 pm

    One of the foods that was in the visitor’s clubhouse was a spread that contained peanuts, but apparently was not labelled. One of the Orioles’ pitchers (don’t remember which one) ate some of it. Unfortunately the guy has a peanut allergy – he had breathing problems and they had to take him to the hospital.

    They said he is doing fine now, fortunately.

  7. stevemotivateir on September 19th, 2012 7:52 pm

    It’s common for trays and spreads to have foods that have been processed in/on the same equipment as other foods and not get the warning label, though they’re suppose to have them. Glad he’s doing fine. Having said that, he wouldn’t be the first ballplayer to choke at Safeco.

  8. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 7:53 pm

    ^ *rimshot*

  9. stevemotivateir on September 19th, 2012 7:58 pm

    Yeah, it seemed like that throw-in was a little too casual. Orioles made him pay for it.

  10. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 7:59 pm

    No way that guy should have scored there

  11. stevemotivateir on September 19th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Guti!!! Nice to see him get into one.

  12. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 8:04 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great to have Guti for a full season again

  13. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 8:11 pm

    I’d be supremely happy if we could see Guti for a full season.

  14. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 8:12 pm

    BEAUTIFUL play by Ryan there!

  15. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 8:25 pm

    McClouth continues to administer a thorough ass-whooping on Mariner pitching. That guy has made a great career comeback (I guess). He fell awfully hard and fast, but has apparently “found it” again.

  16. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Ya know, Sims, Seager’s “automatic 2-out RBI” run ended long ago…

  17. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 8:57 pm

    How does the umpire miss that? But, maybe a better question, why is Seager even picking it up unless it is 100% without a doubt in foul play?

    Edit: Ok, after seeing the replay, maybe the ball was rolling back, and Seager had to try to stop it.

  18. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:01 pm

    Quiet on here tonight but it looks like Felix has been dealing. He sure has had a great year but all the innings/pitches have got to be wearing on him a bit. Just seems to me like it would anyway. He is sure a stud though and I hope he re-ups with Seattle….

  19. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:11 pm

    Well, I had to gargle six times today in order to get the putrid taste of yesterday’s game out of my mouth, so maybe others are experiencing something similar and staying away, accordingly.

  20. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:16 pm

    Yeah I understand that. Glad I left it when I did. What a mess that was…hoping this one does not turn out the same but we did end up with Olivo as a DH which is the biggest oxymoron I have ever heard. I don’t guess I will ever understand the way Wedge thinks….

  21. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:18 pm

    Man, I hope this game doesn’t go as long as last night’s game…

    Let’s see if Wedge refuses to pinch-hit Jaso at any point because he’s worried about losing the DH in extra innings.

    Practically speaking, most of our pitchers could probably come within shouting distance of “DH” Olivo’s batting average.

  22. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:21 pm

    I can’t believe he didn’t start Jaso tonight…his refusal to give Jaso a shot against lefties drives me crazy. I have to quick thinking about Wedge or I will have nightmares again…lol.

  23. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 9:22 pm

    I’m not in the mood to look it up, but I swear this year Felix has to have the most games pitched going 8 or more, giving up 1 or less run, and not getting a win. But, then again, it isn’t like that is just this year.

  24. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:24 pm

    Great catch by Endy (unfortunately).

  25. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:24 pm

    I think Wedge is going to insist that Olivo returns next season. And that is sad commentary. Zunino probably gets 50 games or so in AA to start next season and then maybe a promotion to AAA. Sucre is around – and he is good defensively. He could be a third catcher stop gap, but Montero is not really a #2 catcher, so there is that unknown. Someone reliable needs to be around. Sucre won’t knock Olivo off the perch, so He is probabky coming back. Maybe under different terms than his option year suggests, but I just have a bad feeling.

  26. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:25 pm

    Okay, Smoak gets to hit.

  27. Jordan on September 19th, 2012 9:25 pm

    Come on guys, you know nOlivo fits the the very definition of Designated Hack..er quite well.

    Jaso is going to pinch hit for Liddi tonight. It’s only fair.

  28. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 9:26 pm

    You are probably right msfanmike, but my hope is that the front office doesn’t care that Wedge insists on bringing Olivo back.

  29. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:26 pm

    Mike, I really hope you’re wrong.

    I’m afraid you’re right, though.

  30. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:29 pm

    I sure hope he takes his strikeouts and passed balls somewhere else…

  31. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:30 pm

    I am on a Billy Butler quest for some reason. If the offer was Paxton, Stefen Romero and Smoak to KC – who hangs up first?

  32. californiamariner on September 19th, 2012 9:35 pm

    I don’t think the Royals would hang up there.

  33. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:36 pm

    Oh, PLEASE don’t have No-livo try to bunt again.

    WEDGE WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

  34. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:38 pm

    Yeah Olivo would’ve just bunted into a double play if it hadn’t gone foul.

    DAMMIT WEDGE.

  35. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:39 pm

    Oh come on. TRAYVON ROBINSON, not Jaso??

  36. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:40 pm

    Was that a foul bunt? WHEN IS THAT IDIOT GOING TO STOP MAKING THEM BUNT……arggggghhhhh

  37. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:40 pm

    Atta boy, Wedge, stick to your guns.

  38. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:43 pm

    Time for a hit, Tray!

  39. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:44 pm

    Time for a hit, Carp!

  40. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:44 pm

    So if Wedge continues with his intelligent decision making, he’ll do the opposite of last night and let Carp bat against the lefty Showalter is now bringing in.

  41. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:45 pm

    so is Carp bunting?

  42. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 9:46 pm

    No, Carp will not be bunting. Not with one out, anyway.

  43. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:47 pm

    So Wedge won’t let Jaso – his best hitter – face a same-handed pitcher… but he’ll let Carp do it.

    Makes sense.

  44. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:47 pm

    What? No Liddi?

  45. bookbook on September 19th, 2012 9:47 pm

    Are we sure Wedge doesn’t have a few samoleans on the O’s to win the WS?

  46. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:48 pm

    I thought we would see another 3 pitch K for Liddi

  47. MissouriMariner on September 19th, 2012 9:49 pm

    So I guess Carp got to K instead…

  48. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:50 pm

    I propose we hereafter refer to Matutz as “Mr. Peanut”.

    (In honor of his peanut allergy, for those of you who aren’t watching on ROOT)

  49. bookbook on September 19th, 2012 9:53 pm

    Yes. Because making fun of some one for their near-fatal experiences by calling them the allergen in question is always freaking hilarious.

  50. bookbook on September 19th, 2012 9:54 pm

    That would be like calling Figgins, Mr. 85 MPH fastball straight down the middle.

  51. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 9:58 pm

    Okay I’ll give up on the nick I proposed if we can really call Figgins “Mr. 85 MPH fastball straight down the middle”.

    Crap, right now I blame Wedge for the lack of a win that inning.

  52. bookbook on September 19th, 2012 9:59 pm

    Fair deal

  53. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:00 pm

    Figgins is allergic to 85 mph fastballs down the middle:

    This line made me smile. Nicely done.

  54. vetted_coach on September 19th, 2012 10:04 pm

    Guti may drive in the winning run, but it takes some effort to manage a game more poorly than Eric Wedge. Does he know anything about his team at all? 0-17 w/risp…you do not waste an out with a bunt, especially with the batter ahead 2-0. And Olivo clearly does not care to bunt nor does he know how. Carp vs. Matusz is called getting out managed. Hitting Robinson for Wells makes no sense, really. It is embarrassing. Did I miss an appearance earlier by Jaso? If not, he was clearly the best choice for an AB in that poor excuse for an inning. If Wedge does not have an undiagnosed brain tumor, he is perhaps the biggest buffoon to manage this team since Maury Wills, who intentionally threw at his own son.

  55. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:05 pm

    Our pen could use the extra work, anyway.

  56. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:08 pm

    Hehehe Mike.

    I can imagine what 50%-75% of the words are out there in the ‘pen right now.

  57. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:11 pm

    Ugh.

  58. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:11 pm

    Yay, friendly fire! I still love Bill Bavasi.

  59. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:14 pm

    Oh man, I hope Monty’s throat is okay.

  60. G-Man on September 19th, 2012 10:15 pm

    Montero closes his eyes when there’s a swing.

  61. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:21 pm

    29 straight innings of closely contested games, and Jaso has yet to get an at bat. Yeah, that’s just stupid.

  62. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:22 pm

    Smoak is super clutch. And fast.

  63. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:22 pm

    They can just walk Saunders without repercussions, really.

    WHAT?? I just saw Jaso holding a bat! Wedge has a sudden outbreak of common sense!

  64. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:24 pm

    Oh Condor. That was dumb.

  65. Bremerton guy on September 19th, 2012 10:26 pm

    Wow. Whose idea was that?

  66. msfanmike on September 19th, 2012 10:26 pm

    Oh my God!

    There are not enough WTF letters in the world to describe the ending to that game. Pure horseshit.

    Terrible, putrid, obnoxious … Yet surprisingly filling.

    Go eat another bag, Wedge. You earned it.

  67. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2012 10:26 pm

    So we can’t have him steal in a tie game without trying the bunt first (because we have to keep bunting until we get it right!) but he can steal to END THE GAME?

  68. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:27 pm

    Well, we’re going to go visit some friends tomorrow – so I hope you guys get to see some nice, quick, 9-inning games tomorrow and Friday.

    Me, I think I’m looking forward to an excused absence from a couple games.

  69. vetted_coach on September 19th, 2012 10:31 pm

    Nice, Wedge. Compound your stupidity by taking the bat out of Jaso’s hands. Guy never got a swing. New limits for dumb.

    And does anybody on the broadcast crew have an ounce of intellectual honesty? These guys watch night after night of stupid, and duh their way through their analysis like a couple of mules.

    Any other mlb broadcast crew would be embarrassed to ignore this kind of abject stupidity without some sliver of honest critique.

  70. James H on September 19th, 2012 10:56 pm

    Anyone else think Buck walks Jaso if Saunders is safe. I know it’s putting the winning run on and setting up a situation where Johnson can potentially walk in the winning run but..Jaso with two in scoring position or Trayvon and Muni or pinch hitter if Trayvon gets a hit. I’d rather face Trayvon and Muni/Pinch hitter. What do you guys think?

  71. Westside guy on September 19th, 2012 10:58 pm
  72. jephdood on September 19th, 2012 11:08 pm

    I want a whole new fucking team. Seriously.. when was the last time the Mariners had a legit offense? Pitching and defense can suck it.

  73. stevemotivateir on September 21st, 2012 7:38 pm

    So, it’s Friday night, the game’s on, and nobody’s around? Was the game the other night THAT flattening?! Glad I missed it! Still hopeful for a game-thread tonight.

  74. stevemotivateir on September 21st, 2012 7:41 pm

    Holly crap, you’re all missing history! Smoak just hit a DOUBLE!!! That’s more rare than a walk!

  75. stevemotivateir on September 21st, 2012 7:49 pm

    Another rarity… Wells gets a start. He just ripped a double, scoring Smoak. Saunders to third. Fun game so far :)

  76. msfanmike on September 21st, 2012 8:37 pm

    Uh-oh … Wells has two hits in two AB’s. It means he is probably going to have to sit for the next few games or until there is an updated game thread – whichever comes first.

  77. stevemotivateir on September 21st, 2012 8:45 pm

    The off-season will come first!

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