Game 9, Astros vs Mariners

marc w · April 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Brandon Maurer vs. Erik Bedard, 7:10pm

Quick one while I attempt to cook some dinner.

Game two of the series, and the M’s face the second SP who was DFA’d at some point in 2012. So far, so Astros.

Brandon Maurer’s pitch selection in his first game was Madison Bumgarner-like. Pitching at home, and facing a team who’s striking out like Mark Reynolds in an eye patch, I don’t expect that pattern to change. I do expect better results, though.

1: Gutierrez, CF
2: Saunders, RF
3: Morales, DH
4: Morse, LF
5: Smoak, 1B
6: Montero, C
7: Ackley, 2B
8: Andino, 3B
9: Ryan, SS
SP: Maurer

The minor league rotations have turned over, so Danny Hultzen starts tonight in Sacramento. And I can report that Reds lefty Tony Cingrani is now up to 12 1/3 IP with no runs allowed on three hits, one walk and 21 Ks. Not too bad. Would love to see him face Mike Zunino right now.


115 Responses to “Game 9, Astros vs Mariners”

  1. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 9:20 pm

    Why the &*%#!?~ is Jason Bay pinch hitting for Guti!?

  2. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 9:24 pm

    Oh, that’s right, we’re down by 11… never mind.

  3. Dennisss on April 9th, 2013 9:28 pm

    They should play John Belushi’s speech from Animal House on the super-big screen.

  4. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 9:37 pm

    The reason only 10,000 people showed up is everyone else had a mass premonition about this game.

  5. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 9:41 pm

    Montero is the slowest runner I have ever seen.

  6. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 10:04 pm

    If Jason Bay hits a home run, but nobody sees it… did it really happen?

  7. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 10:12 pm

    Well, the old guys are hitting homers anyway.

  8. californiamariner on April 9th, 2013 10:12 pm

    It counts, because it gives Wedge the idea that he needs to play more.

  9. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 10:13 pm

    This Astros pitcher must’ve been taking advice from Brandon Maurer.

  10. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 10:14 pm

    Felix appears to be regaling Raul with tales of his grand slam off Johan Santana.

    CM, that was worrying me actually.

  11. californiamariner on April 9th, 2013 10:16 pm

    Do the Astros have an evil scheme going? Allow Bay and Ibanez to hit HRs in a meaningless game, so that Wedge will play them more?

  12. absolutsyd on April 9th, 2013 10:17 pm

    What the hell? Monterrible even looks horrible jogging! What is wrong with him?

  13. Westside guy on April 9th, 2013 10:38 pm


  14. mrakbaseball on April 9th, 2013 10:49 pm

    How about a Zunino for Montero swap! Too early?

  15. wilchiro on April 9th, 2013 11:18 pm

    Completely embarressed for this team tonight. Allowing 16 runs to HOU is unacceptable, and Maurer needs to be sent down (yes, even after 2 starts). He’s way over his head.

    Only 10,000 fans showed up as well on the 2nd home game of the year? Yikes.

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