Game 10, Astros at Mariners

marc w · April 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Blake Beavan vs. Brad Peacock, 7:10pm

Well, it’s almost certainly going to be better than last night’s game. Blake Beavan is going to try and spare the bullpen, and newly minted Mariner Bobby LaFromboise is on hand if he can’t.

Brad Peacock was traded from Oakland in the Jed Lowrie deal, a year after being acquired from Washington in the Gio Gonzalez trade. He’d posted great results in AA with the Nats organization, but hit a wall in the hitter-friendly PCL last year, posting a full-season ERA over 6. He’s an over-the-top right-hander with an extremely straight fastball – it’s almost a cutter. He throws that four-seamer around 93, and mixes in a curveball and a change-up. Thanks to his delivery and arsenal, he never showed much in the way of platoon splits, so if Mike Morse would like to continue hitting homers, he should go right ahead and feel free..wait, he’s not in the line-up?

Blake Beavan’s transformation into a ground-ball pitcher didn’t really work in his first start. Second time’s the charm?

1: Saunders, RF
2: Gutierrez, CF
3: Morales, DH
4: Ibanez, LF
5: Seager, 3B
6: Smoak, 1B
7: Ackley, 2B
8: Shoppach, C
9: Ryan, SS
SP: Beavan

Nick Franklin’s in the line-up today for Tacoma. He’d been out the first week with the flu or something.
Taijuan Walker’s pitching right now for AA Jackson, and Andrew Carraway goes tonight for Tacoma in Sacramento.


170 Responses to “Game 10, Astros at Mariners”

  1. Hammy57 on April 10th, 2013 10:04 pm

    I don’t think I have ever lost interest in the Mariners this early in the season. I love baseball, but a decade of this is hard for even a diehard fan like me to take.

  2. pgreyy on April 10th, 2013 10:09 pm

    But…but…DINGERS?!?! Right?

  3. Westside guy on April 10th, 2013 10:11 pm

    Tonight it has looked to me like Guti isn’t really been Death to Flying Things. More like Make Flying Things Somewhat Ill.

  4. MrZDevotee on April 10th, 2013 10:11 pm

    “Remember that the Astros were the laughing stock of the league before this series? What does this now make the Mariners?”

    Uh, the team that STILL has a better record than the Astros? And the Angels? And Toronto… And… (Houston lucked into Beavan and Maurer… AA vs AAA…)

    But here, everyone, borrow my razor blade, hack away at those wrists. *laugh*

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

    That was still an awesome attempt, even if Ryan’s throw was slightly off line.

  6. WalterNeff on April 10th, 2013 10:25 pm

    Gene Kranz: Let’s look at this thing from a… um, from a standpoint of status. What do we got on the spacecraft that’s good?

  7. jordanwlee on April 10th, 2013 10:29 pm

    I wish Wedge would stick to a consistent lineup for these young guys.

  8. Hammy57 on April 10th, 2013 10:32 pm

    A fan catching the ball in his beer is the most exciting thing that has happened this series!

  9. The_Waco_Kid on April 10th, 2013 10:37 pm

    So I turn on the radio and immediately: “Saunders is down.” Getting blown out by the Lastros once is infuriating. Twice is just…baffling…

  10. djw on April 10th, 2013 10:38 pm

    Yes, but it’s rather expensive. Would you pay for him?

    The nice thing about a club option is you can wait until the end of the season to make the call. If he stays healthy and has a good year, probably.

  11. taylor.mariner on April 10th, 2013 10:44 pm

    That guy dancing sucks as bad as we do.

  12. tmesis on April 10th, 2013 10:47 pm

    Veras v Ackley: the resistible force meets the moveable object.

  13. Westside guy on April 10th, 2013 10:49 pm

    Shoppach, at least, is getting hits…

  14. The_Waco_Kid on April 10th, 2013 10:51 pm

    Good lord, we may be adding “Ackley is a bust” to the list of Mariner Misfortunes Zero People Predicted.

  15. gag harbor on April 10th, 2013 10:57 pm

    I’m resorting to checking minor league stats already.

  16. MrZDevotee on April 10th, 2013 11:08 pm

    Is this a Figgins thing? Was he contagious? Is there a vaccine?

    Or maybe Lopez? Betancourt?

    Somebody infected this team with suck at some point. We need scientists and a lab to get to the bottom of this.

  17. TheKidWouldGo on April 10th, 2013 11:27 pm

    @MrZ: It seems pretty clear Figgins caught the bug in Seattle… not brought it to Seattle.

  18. tmac9311 on April 10th, 2013 11:28 pm

    10 games is too early to quit on any players, but is it too early to quit on this team?

  19. MKT on April 11th, 2013 12:00 am

    “Does anybody else remember what the Sonics record was when they hired Lenny?

    I think it was 5-17.

    Side note: my dad was recently diagnosed with dementia, but every day he tells me how the Mariners won, how good they will be and that they have a player that I have not yet seen who hit two home runs (one from each side of the plate).”

    This is a late reply but yes, 5-17. Lenny Wilkens is made head coach and with the exact same players proceeds to win 70% of the remaining games so the Sonics finished 47-35. Perhaps the most amazing in-season turnaround by any team in any of the major sports. And then they made an incredible Cinderella run through the playoffs, all the way to Game 7 of the finals. To imagine what it was like, imagine if the Mariners in 1995 had managed to make it to Game 7 of the World Series.

    I relate to the father stuff too. My father had a devastating stroke, his memory and cognition were affected but his speech was almost totally destroyed. But whenever somebody mentioned the Mariners, his face would light up and he’d actually be able to say a word: “Ichiro!”.

    But he didn’t have the delusions that your father had. When my mother was watching the news and would say “oh the Mariners lost again” he would grimace and grunt.

  20. groundzero55 on April 11th, 2013 4:22 am

    This Mariners team eerily resembles those teams of the mid-90s. Guys who hit a lot of dingers but little else, fantastic pitching at the top of the rotation but poor pitching at the bottom, bullpen vulnerabilities, a few great defenders covering up mediocre defense by others.

    We need to shore up our rotation, stat. We can almost count on losing 2.5 out of every 5 games.

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