Game 25, Angels at Mariners

marc w · April 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Aaron Harang vs. CJ Wilson, 7:10pm

Let’s be clear: CJ Wilson isn’t a bad pitcher; he’d look great in the M’s rotation. That said, he’s pretty clearly not the guy the Angels thought they signed (for $77.5m over five years). By RA9, he was worth over 5 WAR per year in his two seasons as a starter for Texas. By FIP, he averaged just shy of 5 WAR per year. By any measure, he was a great starter, and while he posted those two great seasons in somewhat different ways, he appeared to be growing and developing – perhaps into a true ace. His best attribute was keeping the ball in the ballpark; he gave up a freakishly low number of HRs in 2010 (especially considering his home park), and while that figure rose in 2011, it was still better than average. So, remove him from the HR-aiding Ballpark in Arlington and plunk him down in one of the league’s most underrated pitcher’s parks, a park that suppresses HRs, and you’d pencil him in for 3-6 WAR, conservatively, right?

Instead, Wilson was merely so-so, thanks to a home run rate that looked like the league average, not Wilson’s career average. Strikeouts were down, contact up, walk rate back up where it had been in 2010. As a 5-6 win pitcher in 2011, he had a long way to fall while remaining good, and he used nearly that entire cushion. A 2+ WAR season is nothing to be ashamed of, and given that he made only $10m in the first year of his contract, it was arguably a bargain. But as I discussed last year, Wilson’s in for a series of pretty big raises beginning next season.* At this point, it’s become more clear that his very different peripheral stats may not have been the sign of development, they were just the product of higher-than-normal volatility.

Every pitcher is volatile, of course, and it’s magnified in Wilson’s case because he was a good reliever, then a crappy one, then a good one again at the beginning of his career. But the Angels can’t be too happy that his walk rate, which had improved dramatically in 2011, became a problem again in 2012 and has been even worse through four starts this year. His strikeout rate fell back to its 2010 level last year, but it’s fallen well past that this season, even as the league-average figure has climbed (he’s faced only four teams, of course, but the teams he’s faced run the gamut from the high-K% Astros to the contact-happy Tigers). The HR rate is still concerning, and batters stubbornly refuse to chase pitches (he has an absurdly low swing% overall). Add in long-standing platoon splits, and I’d be nervous about paying him $20m in a few years time.**

Ok, so that’s the (mostly pessimistic) context. The good signs, for Angels/Wilson fans, are that his velocity is essentially right where it was in 2012, when his FB velo average hit a career high. And he’s still able to mix six pitches – two fastballs, a cutter, a slider, a curve and a change. His slider/cutter combo has been effective for years, and seems to be just as good now. His fastball seems like a real problem, despite its 92-mph-ness. He had good (read: few homers allowed) results with the four-seamer in 2010, and while it regressed a bit in 2011, it was still a good pitch, as he notched more K’s with it than walks and HRs, despite using it more often when behind in the count. That changed last year, as his ISO rose and his strikeouts dropped. So far this year, it’s more of the same, with a continued increase in his ISO and drop in K’s (tiny sample alert, of course). The M’s need to be patient and get themselves into good counts. No one – not even the Astros – went chasing too many of his pitches out of the zone, so the M’s need to be disciplined enough to avoid that too.

The M’s start Aaron Harang, who was just terrible in his last start. Just awful. C’mon M’s: let’s talk about another good night from Kyle Seager so we don’t have to focus on Harang’s HRs-allowed.

Line-up:
1: Jason Bay, !
2: Seager, 3B
3: Morales, DH
4: Morse, RF
5: Smoak, 1B
6: Shoppach, C
7: Andino, 2B
8: Chavez, CF
9: Ryan, SS
SP: Harang

Jason Bay is leading off a big league game in 2013. Huh.

The Day of Pitching Prospects last night went fairly well, with Victor Sanchez overcoming a rough 1st inning (and a dropped fly ball behind him) to cruise through six solid innings. Taijuan Walker worked out of a couple of jams early and similarly fell into a groove in a great start for AA Jackson, easily outpitching Zach Lee (though you could nitpick about the four walks). Unfortunately, the AAA prospect match-up between Danny Hultzen and Zack Wheeler didn’t happen, as Hultzen was scratched after not being able to get loose. Mike Zunino didn’t find Wheeler to his liking, as he started 0-4 with 4Ks, but the R’s came back from a 7-1 deficit, and a 10-6 gap in the 9th to win a classic PCL pitcher’s duel, 13-12. The Rainiers made five errors. On the positive side, Nick Franklin is nearly as hot in AAA as Kyle Seager is in MLB, going 5-5 last night with two doubles, and a single that slammed off the wall in right.

Today, Tyler Pike pitches for Clinton, and sinkerballer Brett Shankin makes his second start for Jackson. Andrew Carraway get the ball for Tacoma in their second game in Las Vegas.

* It’s not just Wilson, of course. The Angels back-loaded many of their free agent deals. They have five players under contract right now for the 2016 season, and they owe those five players *$107 million.* The M’s have one player under contract for 2016, and he is just the dreamiest dreamboat that ever sailed. This is certainly manageable in the era of the irrationally exuberant TV contract, but it’d be even more manageable with an influx of cost-controlled players to replace the current group who’ll hit arbitration when the big free agent bills start coming due. Unfortunately, the Angels prospect cupboard is freakishly bare right now, with #1 prospect Kaleb Cowart off to a slow start in AA, and #2 prospect LHP Nick Maronde getting a rude welcome to the big leagues last night courtesy of Kyle Seager. Their willingness to spend, and their good fortune/good work developing a Mantle-like talent in Mike Trout make all of these challenges concerning, and not insurmountable. The Angels have been in similar positions before, and they always seem to figure out a way to grind out 85-93 wins, but I’ll admit to a few grins when I look at Wilson/Hamilton/Pujols production and what they’re owed.

** Of course, before I *got* to that, I’d be looking at the fact I owed Vernon Wells nearly $19m next season, even after the offsetting payment from the Yankees.

Comments

124 Responses to “Game 25, Angels at Mariners”

  1. ivan on April 26th, 2013 5:21 pm

    Excellent post, Marc. Thanks.

  2. gopilots70 on April 26th, 2013 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the perspective on Wilson, Marc.

    Oh, Seager has been just a joy to watch these last few weeks. Makes the argument to stop skipping High A, High Desert with our top hitters. Let’s see if this works for Romero.

    How about a “Big Three Redux–Prom Night” starring Victor Sanchez, Tyler Pike, and ___________. ?

    Go M’s.

  3. MrZDevotee on April 26th, 2013 5:24 pm

    A good PR move by the M’s might be to just replay last night’s game again on Root Sports, and see if anyone notices or complains.

    I mean, let’s face the facts. Mariners haven’t won back to back games since the first 2 games of the season. (True story.)

    If Root can fake their way through tonight (I mean, what, maybe 7000 people will even know– ’cause they were at Safeco today), then they’ve got a better chance to show tomorrows game, and trick us into believing we’ve won 3 in a row.

    A really good CGI guy could superimpose Harang and CJ Wilson over last night’s starters, couldn’t they?

    I’d watch it. I’d LOVE to rewatch a game I knew we were gonna win. That’s why I love Mariner Mondays on Root in the offseason– I already KNOW it’s a good game, and we’re gonna win.

    Not nearly as confident about the real game tonight.

  4. The_Waco_Kid on April 26th, 2013 5:35 pm

    They should do a greatest hits. Mariners in syndication!

  5. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 5:40 pm

    Bay leading off…..not sure what to say about that…..unbelievable

  6. jordan on April 26th, 2013 5:59 pm

    Is Wedge actively trying to get fired. WHAT THE FUDGE?!

    He has to be. No sane person is running out a lineup with Bay leading off. I’m thinking Wedge and Pacific Mayor Cy Sun were hanging out too often this off-season. The is no explanation for their insanity.

  7. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 6:01 pm

    It seems that Chavez has been doing a decent job leading off, I see no reason to drop him to 8. Wedge is a blooming idiot…I wish he would get canned immediately. This is ridiculous….

  8. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 6:06 pm

    Michael Saunders begins his rehab stint tonight. He’s leading off and playing DH.

    Hurry back, Condor!

    Perhaps Chavez is being punished for breaking one or another of Wedge’s commandments. Maybe #4, Thou shalt always hustle in a gritty manner.

  9. make_dave_proud on April 26th, 2013 6:11 pm

    What is Franklin’s status re: super two? Is there a threshold date we care about?

    Note: I’m not advocating to bring him up, although if he keeps up this pace (and Ryan and Andino keep up theirs) I can imagine the idea will cross the minds of a few people.

  10. bseblfevr on April 26th, 2013 6:20 pm

    So Chavez gets 3 hits and sparks the team to victory last night and then he moves him down to 8th?? Maybe Wedge IS the problem??

  11. killeverything on April 26th, 2013 6:21 pm

    I’m going to try to think positive about tonight’s game. Sure Harang is pitching and Bay is leading off ( again WTF?!?! ), but maybe just maybe this is the move/lineup that finally gets Wedge fired.

    I have to believe that. I have to.

  12. terryoftacoma on April 26th, 2013 6:33 pm

    Lifetime Chavez basically has no difference in his splits. However, this year he’s batting poorly against lefthanders.. If you were Wedge and wanted a right hand bat to lead off who would you choose? Ryan? Andino?..Maybe Morse?

    Personally, I would have gone with Seager if I wasn’t going to leave Chavez at the top. But hey, I’m not the manager..

  13. jordan on April 26th, 2013 6:35 pm

    Somebody paid someone to destroy this team. Is the 1919 World Series all over again.

  14. casey on April 26th, 2013 6:39 pm

    career Chavez actually hits lefties for better average but less power. Don’t think Wedge knows this. Kind of up there with taking our second hottest hitter out of the lineup so he can get both hot hitting Andino and Ryan in the game. Personally I think Wedge is more of a problem than Z.

  15. terryoftacoma on April 26th, 2013 6:40 pm

    I love to complain as much as anyone but everyone should realize we are a half game behind the Angel’s and would be a half game behind the Blue Jay’s if they were in the West. Both teams were picked to WIN their division by many. Talk about disappointed fans.

  16. Bodhizefa on April 26th, 2013 6:43 pm

    Seager generally struggles vs. lefties. Let’s hope his hot streak somehow negates that!

  17. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 6:43 pm

    The more I look at it the worst it gets. What a putrid lineup….Wow! Don’t think this game will be worth staying up for…..

  18. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 7:00 pm

    Quit complaining about the line-up. This is how it works when you’re an expansion team – you get all the crap cast-offs from the real teams.

  19. bookbook on April 26th, 2013 7:16 pm

    Don’t look now, but Matt Tui just got 5 rbis playing SS for Detroit. On the one hand, we can trade for him now that he’s left Seattle and learned how to hit. On the other and, Tui at SS, and Cabrera at 3b? No wonder Sanchez felt compel Ed to strike everybody out!

  20. juneau_fan on April 26th, 2013 7:18 pm

    Not to pick on a guy’s looks, but Harang has the sort of features that do not instill confidence. Permanent hounddog.

    On a related note, the beardhat will make a nice disguise for devoted Mariners’ fans.

  21. californiamariner on April 26th, 2013 7:33 pm

    How far are we from replacing Harang?

    Hulten is out 2 weeks, where is Erasmo at on his return?

  22. jordan on April 26th, 2013 7:35 pm

    When your team has to choose between Blake Beavan and Aaron Harangatang you know you’re in for a long season.

  23. GhostofMarinersPast on April 26th, 2013 7:37 pm

    How has no one mentioned this?! Ack is showing signs of coming out of his funk, and what does wedge do?! Benches him. COME ON!!! What the F**K??! This is a bunch of horseshit…..this has to change. Way to go Wedge. You are managing!!!

  24. djw on April 26th, 2013 7:40 pm

    Aaand a rotator cuff strain for Hultzen. DAMMIT.

  25. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 7:42 pm

    Erasmo went on the AAADL to start the season and was left in AZ for extended ST and apparently has been swallowed up by a black hole as not even Mike Curto has mentioned his name since then.

  26. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 7:44 pm

    Tui’s had 22 plate appearances in 2013, is hitting for no power (.056 ISO), and has an average of .278 despite running a BABIP of .417.

    Yeah, he’s learned to hit. Good thing he’s so good on defense…

  27. argh on April 26th, 2013 7:51 pm

    I can’t believe how we managed to get hold of a gem like Harang for virtually *nothing*.

  28. juneau_fan on April 26th, 2013 7:52 pm

    Of all the bottom of the barrel, why did you have to walk into mine, Harang?

  29. californiamariner on April 26th, 2013 7:52 pm

    I have a feeling Hultzen was about to take Harang’s spot. Darn injuries man

  30. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 7:55 pm

    Hey maybe we get to see a no hitter tonight….

  31. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 7:57 pm

    So much for that…

  32. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 8:07 pm

    I don’t think Harang needs to get to serious about finding a permanent house in Seattle…..I am thinking his days are numbered there…

  33. jordan on April 26th, 2013 8:09 pm

    Might as well just start Noesi. Who gives a shit

  34. Paul B on April 26th, 2013 8:11 pm

    Feel for the players, but the Mariner organization really deserves to lose this game.

  35. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:18 pm

    How long until they swap Noesi and Harang’s role? Noesi the designated punching bag and Harang the long relief?

  36. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 8:23 pm

    I like how they showed Smoak’s career numbers there – his season numbers are apparently too embarrassing.

  37. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Smoak failure

  38. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Nice AB by Smoak……

  39. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 8:24 pm

    And that’s why Wedge has confidence in him?

  40. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Pretty bad when .223 is the better number…

  41. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 8:25 pm

    Well, any old RBI will do.

  42. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:25 pm

    Atta boy Shoppach! Take one for the team.

  43. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:27 pm

    Andino failure – what a killer lineup we have

  44. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 8:27 pm

    Actually Smoak’s hitting .220 this year, so he’s right at his career number.

    2013 OPS is .599

  45. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 8:27 pm

    Nothing like watching two straight strikes….swing the bat…

  46. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 8:28 pm

    Andino is an ancient Indian word which loosely translated means: are you fucking kidding me??!!

  47. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 8:29 pm

    OH MAN!

    I made the mistake of looking at Brendan Ryan’s OPS this year.

    I’ve seen them; now I can’t un-see them…

  48. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 8:30 pm

    7 of 9 outs are by strikeout…..great aggressive baseball…

  49. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 8:30 pm

    Way to put the ball in play, guys. NOT.

  50. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 8:34 pm

    The M’s could save money by not buying bats these guys don’t need them.

  51. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:36 pm

    Setup: bases loaded, no outs. Follow up: 1 hit by pitch and 3 strikeouts. That, folks, is a perfect summary of the Mariner’s offense.

  52. MissouriMariner on April 26th, 2013 8:39 pm

    I’ve had enough….going to bed….

  53. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 8:39 pm

    BATS we don’t need no stinkin’ BATS

  54. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 8:42 pm

    Left turns from here Brendan … In case you have forgotten.

  55. TomC on April 26th, 2013 8:42 pm

    MissouriMariner – isn’t that the M’s lineup slogan?

  56. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 8:45 pm

    Carraway is pitching a no-hitter through 5. There is a good game in Vegas tonight. I guess there a good game in Vegas every night. Two on nobody out. Quid tum.

  57. Jake on April 26th, 2013 8:46 pm

    2 on, nobody out. How will they dick it up now? The team is actually fun to watch when you think of it in those terms.

  58. Jake on April 26th, 2013 8:49 pm

    This season went from “more dingers” to “more strikeouts (hitters!)”, rapidly.

  59. hidalgo on April 26th, 2013 8:53 pm

    Time for our best play – the HBP.

  60. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 8:53 pm

    Carraway 6in, 5SO, 1 BB 0 Hits

  61. juneau_fan on April 26th, 2013 8:53 pm

    As you were saying, Jake.

  62. Jake on April 26th, 2013 8:57 pm

    Smoak stranding 3 base runners TWO innings in a row. That is a very rare feat indeed. Wonder when the last time that was done.

  63. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 8:57 pm

    Pathetic.

  64. Swungonandbelted on April 26th, 2013 8:57 pm

    Wah-waaaahhhhhhhh…

  65. hidalgo on April 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    Bases loaded – K, HBP, K, K, popup, K. Arrgh.

  66. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    Smoak K’s again. I knew he’d swing, and I am hardly surprised it was a ball.

  67. RaoulDuke37 on April 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur

    FIRED!

  68. Longgeorge1 on April 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    Unfuckinbelievable!!

  69. californiamariner on April 26th, 2013 9:00 pm

    Enough for me. Gonna go check out 42

  70. Jake on April 26th, 2013 9:00 pm

    Raoul: Was that Donald Trump’s “You’re Fired” or Vince McMahon’s?

  71. stevemotivateir on April 26th, 2013 9:03 pm

    So, let me see if I’m caught up to speed. We have Bay leading off, Andino starting in place of Ackley, and Haarang got lit up early.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d feel more comfortable with Ackley in there, even against a lefty, and leading off. He’s been hitting better lately too, so I don’t really get it.

    ‘Wedgedom’ I guess.

  72. djw on April 26th, 2013 9:09 pm

    Noesi actually looks like something vaguely resembling a pitcher tonight.

  73. MrZDevotee on April 26th, 2013 9:11 pm

    So, watching the Mariners load the bases and not score any runs, over and over again, is kinda like those kids who can stack and unstack cups really fast…

    It’s fascinating to watch, learning all the different kids’ styles, how they go about the process so skillfully, and if you blink your eyes you’ll miss it… but bottom line: nothing actually happens in the end.

  74. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 9:16 pm

    No, not 2 on, no outs again. I can’t take another tease.

  75. juneau_fan on April 26th, 2013 9:17 pm

    Sims just keeps talking about Shopach getting hit by that pitch! I realize it’s the only ‘highlight’ but jeez, getting into rambling old man territory.

    Oh there, something new to talk about!

    Now walk Chavez, Wilson, so the bases are full. You’re home free after that.

  76. Jake on April 26th, 2013 9:17 pm

    Where have we seen this before…

  77. Jake on April 26th, 2013 9:17 pm

    Holy shit.

  78. Jake on April 26th, 2013 9:22 pm

    So little faith in Brendan Ryan, that he was asked to put down a squeeze bunt while the team is down by 3. Sad.

  79. TomC on April 26th, 2013 9:23 pm

    The Mariners can actually get back into this game now.

  80. TomC on April 26th, 2013 9:25 pm

    Or not.

  81. Swungonandbelted on April 26th, 2013 9:27 pm

    Jake on April 26th, 2013 9:00 pm
    Raoul: Was that Donald Trump’s “You’re Fired” or Vince McMahon’s?

    Yosemite Sam’s

  82. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 9:40 pm

    Doesn’t the organization pretty much have to give Stefen Romero at least a few reps at 1B in Tacoma as well as some time in LF? I mean, wouldn’t that be a smart thing to do?

  83. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 9:40 pm

    Actually, I have a hard time NOT picturing Elmer Fudd or Porky Pig saying “you’re fired,” however, my money would be on Porky Pig.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19AUoeN4G-0 – watch around 2:35

  84. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 9:42 pm

    Hamilton looks like crap. Morse has out-produced him in April and for a hell of a lot less money. I guess that is the good news.

  85. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 9:47 pm

    So glad I didn’t waste my time watching the game thus far…

  86. WalterNeff on April 26th, 2013 9:49 pm

    I wonder if a player had ever been DFAed during a game

  87. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 9:54 pm

    How many do you have in mind Walter? There is probably a cap.

  88. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 9:55 pm

    I’ll take it for Smoak. Anything but another K.

  89. WalterNeff on April 26th, 2013 9:59 pm

    “Mariners have the tying run coming to the plate.”

    No they don’t

  90. spuuky on April 26th, 2013 10:03 pm

    All those bases loaded strikeouts are obviously because Wedge gave up and said “do anything, even strike out, as long as you don’t hit into another double play.”

  91. djw on April 26th, 2013 10:05 pm

    Justin Smoak found a new way to be terrible!

    Seriously, down by three? I wouldn’t send Chavez on that.

  92. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:05 pm

    Fuck me – throwing that slow shit out at the plate again. Can’t win with that guy. He can’t do ANYTHING.

  93. Jake on April 26th, 2013 10:06 pm

    Smoak has left 6 men on, 3 in consecutive innings, and then is thrown out at home. There’s one word that makes sense: shithead.

  94. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 10:07 pm

    Jake, you just described 90% of the current roster with that word…

  95. tmesis on April 26th, 2013 10:07 pm

    Mr Z at 9:11: All I know about baseball is what I read on this list: I just repeat back what I hear. Reference your reference to a song from our childhoods: “Sing it over and over and over again, Frosty Morn, Sing it over and you’ll sing it over again, Frosty Morn: The height of a piggy’s ambitition, from the day he is born, he hopes that he will be good enough, to be a Frosty Morn.” Now this is, obviously, a very sick expression. Very. Sick. I grew up with this, and it probably explains a lot about me.

  96. djw on April 26th, 2013 10:07 pm

    So it wasn’t Smoak, it was the third base coach who found a new way to suck.

  97. Kazinski on April 26th, 2013 10:09 pm

    That is not Smoak’s fault. He is not going to score from second on an infield hit, so he shouldn’t be sent.

  98. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:09 pm

    Ackley with a clutch (high leverage) hit off a tough lefty kinda got overlooked with my Smoak related venom. Fuck it all anyway. I hate Smoak.

  99. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:11 pm

    Yeah, I know – but I hate Datz, too – except he isn’t hitting .220.

  100. juneau_fan on April 26th, 2013 10:17 pm

    I’m not even watching the game anymore, but wasn’t Smoak sent home a week ago with no hope to end the game?

  101. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:18 pm

    Hey, i’m finding these games are much less aggravating if I keep getting up and doing other stuff!

    I just went grocery shopping – much better use of my time.

  102. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:19 pm

    As long as you didn’t mow your lawn, I guess that is okay.

  103. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:22 pm

    A little dark for that now, Mike.

  104. Jake on April 26th, 2013 10:23 pm

    God damnit, 2 on and nobody out AGAIN? I’m depraved, I really want to see how they screw this up.

  105. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:24 pm

    Do you have your answer now, Jake?

  106. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:24 pm

    WOO HOO! GIDP!!

  107. G-Man on April 26th, 2013 10:24 pm

    Room service double play.

    “wasn’t Smoak sent home a week ago with no hope”

    yes, and he just got there tonight.

  108. Jake on April 26th, 2013 10:25 pm

    Mystery solved.

  109. spuuky on April 26th, 2013 10:25 pm

    Oh for god’s sake. Another double play from the animated corpse that used to be Jason Bay.

  110. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 10:28 pm

    Instead of “true to the blue” we should be “true to the double play”

  111. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:30 pm

    Who is this pitcher? Medina?

  112. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 10:34 pm

    Sure is, Westy.

  113. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 10:35 pm

    Also, what are the chances Wedge blows a gasket tonight?

  114. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:38 pm

    I didn’t know we had a pitcher named Medina.

    Ha! Trout made a boo boo!

  115. Westside guy on April 26th, 2013 10:39 pm

    Morse thought maybe all the Angels would start dropping pop ups, apparently.

    Hey, it’s Smoak.

  116. msfanmike on April 26th, 2013 10:41 pm

    Man, so many opportunities ….

  117. Jake on April 26th, 2013 10:42 pm

    Groundhog day! 4th or 5th time this game!
    How will it be ruined this time? Can’t wait!

  118. Jake on April 26th, 2013 10:45 pm

    Good night boys and girls. Bearded hat night was another rousing success.

  119. nvn8vbryce on April 26th, 2013 10:46 pm

    A comedy of errors…

  120. killeverything on April 26th, 2013 10:47 pm

    Since they had 12 LOB I hope this doesn’t make Wedge think “hey my lineups will start working soon! I’m gonna keep at it.”

    This makes my brain want to eat itself…..

  121. jephdood on April 26th, 2013 10:51 pm

    Hahaha… Mariners… You slay me. I’d be pissed if I actually gave a shit any more.

  122. RaoulDuke37 on April 26th, 2013 11:01 pm

    @Jake

    Vinny Mac all the way!

  123. MrZDevotee on April 27th, 2013 1:16 pm

    Note to Mariners-
    Bearded Hat Night was a huge success… (31,000+)

    You should try to outdo yourselves with “Blacked Out Glasses” Night!

    I might even go.

  124. nvn8vbryce on April 27th, 2013 3:30 pm

    MrZ, I think we should do something like the Disco Demolition Night in Chicago…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=behrens/040809

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