Cactus League Game 10, Mariners at Rangers

marc w · March 3, 2013 at 11:49 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Joe Saunders vs. Justin Grimm, 12:05

Just because it’s not predictive doesn’t mean it’s not fun. Today brings a real test of the M’s-as-juggernaut theory as Joe Saunders and Hector Noesi get set to face the Rangers. Of course, everyone laughed when Saunders got the start for Baltimore against Texas in the one-game Wild Card playoff last year. Riding an eight game winning streak, the stakes may be even higher today. Experience in high pressure situations is one of the reasons the M’s acquired the lefty.

Jason Bay gets another start today. Yesterday, people were shocked at the factoid that the 2013 NY Mets highest paid outfielders are Jason Bay and Bobby Bonilla. I laughed too, but the M’s highest paid infielder in 2013 will be Chone Figgins, so, uh, yeah.

1: Ackley, 2b
2: Bay, LF
3: Morales, 1B
4: Morse, RF
5: M Saunders, CF
6: Montero, C
7: Liddi, 3B
8: Zunino, DH
9: Ryan, SS
SP: J. Saunders


17 Responses to “Cactus League Game 10, Mariners at Rangers”

  1. stevemotivateir on March 3rd, 2013 12:11 pm

    So the Rangers run out their top prospects today and try to fool us with a different Beltre?

    Nice job Morales! Make ’em pay for their ill-attempted trickery.

  2. stevemotivateir on March 3rd, 2013 12:36 pm

    What’s up with all these doubles? Didn’t these guys get the flyer on dingers? Just because Morales hit one out, doesn’t mean the team can relax.

  3. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 12:40 pm

    It’s the dreaded “dead arm” syndrome… They’re tired from hitting so many dingers.

    Oh wait, that’s supposed to be pitchers who get dead arms in Spring Training.

    Hmmm? Maybe they just don’t have their heads in the game today?

  4. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 12:48 pm

    Our power guys are taking walks too. Now it’s just getting embarrassing. It’s like they’re afraid to swing all of a sudden?!


    Time to put Peguero in?

  5. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 12:53 pm

    That’s better. Montero with his head in the game!

  6. stevemotivateir on March 3rd, 2013 12:54 pm

    Wonder how long the Rangers are going to let Grimm hang out to dry? Nice AB by Montero.

  7. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 12:56 pm

    (Given recent seasons, in case another commenter jumps in here sometime, I feel the need to point out that I’m being ridiculously facetious. Just to be clear. *laugh*)

  8. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 12:57 pm

    Yeah, Montero had what 4 fouls there in a row, took a ball (!), then launched one. Last year he would have struck out on that ball, most times. Very nice at bat.

    (Ironically, I wrote that just as Blowers was saying “That’s what happens, they get 2 strikes on them and they start to panic and start hacking away… That’s the difference between a veteran and a young guy.”

  9. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 1:04 pm

    Nice first stab at Spring by Joe Saunders today, too. Against the Rangers. Worth pointing that out.

  10. MrZDevotee on March 3rd, 2013 1:06 pm

    “Now pitching… Hector Noesi, ladies & gentelmen!!!”

    (two batters- 1 run)

  11. stevemotivateir on March 3rd, 2013 1:36 pm

    Wonder what the Mariners record for most runs in a spring is?

  12. ppl on March 3rd, 2013 3:02 pm

    Right now ST is what we have, and as a fan I like what we have. But I still would not want any part of Peguero and Jacobs during the regular seaason.

  13. taylor.mariner on March 3rd, 2013 8:01 pm

    I’m listening to the archive radio stream of today’s game and I have to be honest (Morales just hit a homer in the first!) that without Rick Rizz and the play by play being done by Goldsmith(Goldsmit?) that this is terribky boring to listen to.

    By the way I watched Figgy play for Miami for three at bats the other day and he had two errors playing third. It was good to see him in mid season form.

  14. Westside guy on March 3rd, 2013 11:23 pm

    Miami deserves Figgins.

  15. taylor.mariner on March 4th, 2013 5:52 am

    And in all fairness I think Figgins deserves Miami 😛

  16. Mike Snow on March 4th, 2013 8:56 am

    Depending on what position you assign him to, Figgins would also be the 2013 Mariners’ highest paid outfielder as well.

  17. Jordan on March 4th, 2013 9:22 am

    Fortunately, he wouldn’t be the highest paid pitcher. He is ours and you can’t have him.

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