Cactus League Game 12, Brewers at Mariners

marc w · March 6, 2013 at 11:00 am · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

Blake Beavan vs. Mike Friers, 12:05pm

:Attenborough Voice:
The pride’s fearsome hunting skills take many forms. Armed with a plethora of strategies, each seemingly tailored to the prey, the 2013 Seattle Mariners are truly remarkable predators. Most of their attacks are ambush strikes, or the product of stalking animals like Rangers and Angels. For whatever reason, many prey animals have not yet developed a flight response to the Mariners’ prominent crest or ‘hat’ with its emblematic ‘S’. This may be the result of the Mariners moving into new territories, so local animals have yet to develop a healthy respect for the interlopers. Indeed, surprise or sneak attacks do not play to the Mariners strengths, as several members of the pride are extremely tall and unskilled in crouching for long periods of time. Blake Beavan is one of these, a truly massive specimen who seems to lack the requisite genes for subterfuge.

That’s what makes today’s hunt all the more remarkable. Instead of lying in wait for prey to wander by (and risking exposure when Blake decides to ‘hide’ behind a tiny sapling, or when Carlos Triunfel begins manically laughing at a small bug), they have lured a pack of brewers to the pride’s domain. Unaware of the pride’s taste for flesh as well as ale, the beer distributors have walked into Peoria, undoubtedly drawn by tales of the mountainous giants with an unquenchable thirst for beer – tales spread, no doubt, but some members of the pride. Watching the pride now, one can sense their excitement at the prospect of such a feast. Brendan Ryan is even more energetic than normal, the elder, Raul, taps his foot impatiently, as if he was one of the cubs. Behind the hill, the beer distributors blithely discuss golf, vacations, and sales reports.
:/Attenborough voice:

Today’s line-up:
1: Gutierrez, CF
2: Ackley, 2B
3: Morse, RF
4: Morales, 1B
5: Bay, LF
6: Ibanez, DH
7: Montero, C
8: Catricala, 3B
9: Ryan, SS
Sp: Blake Beavan

Charlie Furbush and Erasmo Ramirez will follow Beavan today.


12 Responses to “Cactus League Game 12, Brewers at Mariners”

  1. DarkKnight1680 on March 6th, 2013 11:15 am

    No Smoak…boo. He’s easily the most interesting man in the Mariner world right now.

  2. Paul B on March 6th, 2013 11:51 am

    Broadcast is going to be delayed on 710AM, according to the Mariner website. By delayed, do they mean 7 PM Pacific delayed?

  3. Westside guy on March 6th, 2013 1:46 pm

    I’m not looking forward to watching some of these outfields during the regular season – assuming Wedge keeps most of his veteran toys.

    But I’m also not going to worry about it too much since it’s spring training, and his lineups have more to do with getting looks at people than anything else… or so tell myself.


  4. marc w on March 6th, 2013 2:24 pm

    Yes, 7pm pacific, I believe.

    Beavan’s looked decent this spring, and is, against all odds, getting both Ks and ground outs. On the other hand, his mechanical changes haven’t done much to prevent HRs.

    Erasmo Ramirez is good, and his change-up is nasty. I love that little guy.

    I’m going to be a guest on KGA am in Spokane this afternoon, so if any of you live in Eastern Washington, tune in. It’s my first radio ‘hit’ so be gentle. Nervousness!

  5. zeebfan on March 6th, 2013 2:24 pm

    According to the News Tribune, delayed until 9 pm.

  6. deadmanonleave on March 6th, 2013 2:32 pm

    Whoever’s doing the DJ’ing on the broadcast loves their British pop…

  7. vztaxes on March 6th, 2013 3:21 pm

    Marc – what time will you be on KGA?

  8. marc w on March 6th, 2013 4:17 pm

    I’m not…I think my computer’s busted. It’s saying that they lost. This can’t…I don’t understand this.

  9. vztaxes on March 6th, 2013 4:41 pm

    That’s it, the season’s done. 🙁

  10. Westside guy on March 6th, 2013 5:08 pm

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!! The magic is over!

  11. heyoka on March 6th, 2013 7:05 pm

    There’s always next year.

  12. mauimsfan on March 6th, 2013 9:44 pm

    It was a good run, the gritty vets really showed how to play some good old fashioned gritty professional baseball. Maybe the young cubs can get the winning streak back on track..

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