Game Thread! It’s a Charity Game, but Hey, Baseball!

marc w · February 22, 2013 at 9:35 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I’m going to level with you. This is a game taking place before the regular cactus league ‘season’ and the pitching match-up pits Hector Noesi against Sean O’Sullivan. I’d love to see Dustin Ackley’s new swing against live pitching, but he’s not playing today. That said, if you tune your radio (710am) or smartphone/computer (mlb at-bat app) at 12:05 you’ll hear actual professional baseball today.

Here’s the line-up the M’s are trotting out against their hated rivals, the San Diego Padres:
1: Mike Saunders (CF)
2: Kyle Seager (3B)
3: Kendrys Morales (DH)
4: Michael Morse (RF)
5: Raul Ibanez (LF)
6: Jesus Montero (C)
7: Mike Jacobs (1B)
8: Robert Andino (SS)
9: Carlos Triunfel (2B)
SP: Hector Noesi

I know they used Eric Thames in RF fairly often last year, but somehow Mike Morse feels like even more of an anti-Ichiro – both physically and in terms of his overall game.


58 Responses to “Game Thread! It’s a Charity Game, but Hey, Baseball!”

  1. marc w on February 22nd, 2013 2:23 pm

    Yeesh, PB from Zunino.

  2. stevemotivateir on February 22nd, 2013 2:29 pm

    He had quite a few in his limited time between Everett and Jackson last year. I’m sure part of it’s getting used to a little more heat and movement from college, but it’s still a little surprising.

  3. Westside guy on February 22nd, 2013 2:30 pm

    Ah, spring training games…

    Ah, Peguero…

  4. marc w on February 22nd, 2013 2:32 pm

    Yes,a lot of the defensive reports haven’t been great, particularly in pitch blocking. THat’s not the end of the world or anything, but it’s something to work on.

  5. stevemotivateir on February 22nd, 2013 2:34 pm

    Wow, two walks for Peguero. Nice to see a little plate discipline from him, even if it’s short-lived.

  6. stevemotivateir on February 22nd, 2013 2:37 pm

    Wells! Good to see him do that with two strikes.

  7. patnmic on February 22nd, 2013 4:16 pm–mlb.html
    I liked the Yahoo! Sports article. Only because in the 3rd to the last paragraph they gave Noesi a nickname that should probably stick.
    “Noesi, the loser, allowed six runs – four earned – four hits and four walks while retiring just two batters.”
    Weird, they forgot to capitalize it.

  8. stevemotivateir on February 23rd, 2013 9:03 am

    ^Too funny! Seriously though, I hope Noesi gets everything figured out and produces something positive, even it’s just trade value.

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