Game 44, Mariners at Indians

Dave · May 20, 2013 at 9:06 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Iwakuma vs Kazmir, 9:05 am.

Scott Kazmir is healthy again, and is currently throwing as hard as he did when he was a top prospect. Don’t think of Kazmir as the broken terrible pitcher of the last few years. His fastball has been up to 96 and his slider has some bite again, so the M’s will have their work cut out for them today. As always, the key with Kazmir is to not give him free outs, and make him throw strikes consistently. Patience, not aggressiveness, should be the trait of the day.

1. Saunders, CF
2. Bay, LF
3. Seager, 3B
4. Morales, DH
5. Morse, RF
6. Smoak, 1B
7. Shoppach, C
8. Andino, 2B
9. Ryan, SS

Comments

67 Responses to “Game 44, Mariners at Indians”

  1. marc w on May 20th, 2013 9:19 am

    Two weekend games at 10am aren’t enough, they need to start the getaway game at 9am?

    At least the M’s are winning.

  2. globalalpha on May 20th, 2013 9:47 am

    Isn’t this actually game 45?

  3. marc w on May 20th, 2013 9:49 am

    This series needs to end.

  4. Jay R. on May 20th, 2013 9:52 am

    Sigh. And here I thought it would be fun to have a game to watch with my coffee as I do a little work from home.
    Seeing Swisher and Bourn all weekend has been stomach turning.

  5. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 9:57 am

    It is game #45, but game #42-44 results are probably the expectation.

  6. Bodhizefa on May 20th, 2013 9:59 am

    Can we leave Cleveland now?

  7. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 10:17 am

    Geoff Baker just used the W-word (Widgets).
    Yes, you can leave Cleveland now.

  8. globalalpha on May 20th, 2013 10:18 am

    At least none of these games got rained out, forcing the Ms to travel back to squeeze in a doubleheader in between road series sometime in July.

  9. Jay R. on May 20th, 2013 10:36 am

    Cleveland is fun to watch. Think I am going to carve out a seat on their bandwagon so I can be invested in some games in late summer for a change.

  10. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 10:40 am

    Saunders FC CS poop poop e doop

  11. djw on May 20th, 2013 10:41 am

    That play is why I still love Brendan Ryan, and I want him in the lineup every day.

  12. The_Waco_Kid on May 20th, 2013 10:50 am

    Condor is slumping

  13. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 11:24 am

    Saunders was just playing possum while readying himself to knock one out of the yard.

    At some point.

  14. Jay R. on May 20th, 2013 11:28 am

    Wow, I never get tired of watching Wedge waste base runners.

  15. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 11:29 am

    Break out the bands! … And shove that bunting idea right up your Wedge.

    I’ll show myself out now.

  16. jmfujii on May 20th, 2013 11:33 am

    Holy crap those were just 2 horrible calls by Wedge

  17. The_Waco_Kid on May 20th, 2013 11:35 am

    Gameday says this ump sucks

  18. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 11:37 am

    Some of you might think that was a passed ball. It was actually a new Wedger Sneak Defense Play. To confuse the opposition.

  19. Westside guy on May 20th, 2013 11:40 am

    Shoppach is just tired of all the attention Montero’s been getting behind the dish.

  20. californiamariner on May 20th, 2013 11:43 am

    Just typical for this whole freakin series

  21. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 11:43 am

    It took Swisher 7 innings to discover he doesn’t actually have to swing at anything.

  22. The_Waco_Kid on May 20th, 2013 11:47 am

    We need a win dammit

  23. WTF_Ms on May 20th, 2013 11:54 am

    They (the ROYAL they), had better decide what to do with Seager long term…he’ll be gone if he keeps it up!

  24. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 11:54 am

    I was wondering about Pestano… I mean, when did he pitch last…?

  25. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 12:01 pm

    All that yoghurt being pitched at them… and they swung on all of it…

    Pepcid please.

  26. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 12:11 pm

    Brainstormed that one…

  27. djw on May 20th, 2013 12:21 pm

    had better decide what to do with Seager long term

    Eh, I’m not saying it’s not a good idea, but it’s hardly an imperative. He’s under team control until 2018; that’s a long time. He’ll be 30 before he’s eligible for free agency.

  28. Sports on a Shtick on May 20th, 2013 12:23 pm

    Endy Chavez pinch-hit home run?! Just like Wedge drew it up!

  29. djw on May 20th, 2013 12:28 pm

    Tough play for Andino, but it would have been nice to have our superior defensive player in for defensive purposes there.

  30. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 12:35 pm

    …and once again, we can’t have nice things.

  31. djw on May 20th, 2013 12:35 pm

    F*ck this series.

  32. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 12:36 pm

    Really, Tom?

    Really!?

  33. Westside guy on May 20th, 2013 12:36 pm

    Crap on a crap cracker.

  34. djw on May 20th, 2013 12:36 pm

    Is there any chance Reynolds doesn’t hit a home run here?

  35. Sports on a Shtick on May 20th, 2013 12:36 pm

    Just a clusterf on that play. Smoak could have gotten the out himself, should have waited till Tom was ready at first… but whatever.

    More snakebites in Cleveland!

  36. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:37 pm

    How does that happen?

  37. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 12:38 pm

    Who has ever wanted to stay longer in Cleveland?

  38. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 12:41 pm

    And welcome the middle of the lineup… this is like deja fucking Cinderella turns into a pumpkin vu all over again…

  39. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 12:44 pm

    Why doesn’t Blowers call for a home run for every Mariner on every at bat?

  40. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Nobody will believe me, but I swear I saw that coming.

  41. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Baseball!

  42. Prozach on May 20th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Sssssssmoakin!

    (I’ll be leaving now, and I’ll take my bad Mask puns with me)

  43. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 12:49 pm

    Steve,

    what do you see coming, now?

  44. Coach24 on May 20th, 2013 12:50 pm

    Is the ESPN gamecast way off on pitch location or is the ump really this bad?

  45. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 12:52 pm

    Ahhhh yes, we WILL find a way.

    We will ALWAYS find a way…

    :(

  46. Coach24 on May 20th, 2013 12:53 pm

    Oh, and why can’t the guy with the best stuff in our bullpen pitch a 2nd inning?

  47. djw on May 20th, 2013 12:53 pm

    “it’s like they’re dealing with live grenades out there”

  48. Sports on a Shtick on May 20th, 2013 12:53 pm

    This is gonna go in the Pantheon of Mariners’ losses…

  49. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:54 pm

    I hoped to see a quick bottom of the 10th, Mike! But I wasn’t expecting that. Maybe I jinxed them?

  50. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 12:54 pm

    Smoak giveth and taketh away… And there I was going to say buy the man a Head Hunter…

  51. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:56 pm

    This isn’t gonna end good for Furbush.

  52. msfanmike on May 20th, 2013 12:56 pm

    Super job, Furbush.

    Super.

  53. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 12:56 pm

    Burn it. Burn it to the ground. (And hope that David Stern just happens to be in Cleveland today.)

  54. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:57 pm

    Ok, I’m killin’ gameday and leaving the room.

  55. Prozach on May 20th, 2013 12:57 pm

    Mmmmmmnope.

  56. Coach24 on May 20th, 2013 12:57 pm

    Weird. Never seen that happen before.

  57. LongDistance on May 20th, 2013 12:58 pm

    and the rest is silence…

  58. Sports on a Shtick on May 20th, 2013 12:58 pm

    Mariners! Can’t do shit for fundamentals or hustle or anything.

  59. stevemotivateir on May 20th, 2013 12:59 pm

    Damn! I couldn’t get away fast enough. Good to see Wedge leave Furbush in there against another right handed hitter.

  60. mrakbaseball on May 20th, 2013 1:02 pm

    Why didn’t Wilhelmsen go out for a 2nd inning?

  61. darren_asu on May 20th, 2013 1:03 pm

    Jesus that was frustrating. Why didn’t they leave the Bartender in? he’d had a good inning sandwhiched around that error. Two strike-outs, plenty of righties coming up. Dumb, dumb decision.

    dw

  62. Alex on May 20th, 2013 1:04 pm

    Such a Mariners end to a Mariners game. I guess that shouldn’t be surprising.

  63. SonOfZavaras on May 20th, 2013 1:22 pm

    Throughout the last 18 years, Cleveland’s always been the team to bite us in the ass.

    Understatement alert. That was a FRUSTRATING series. Downright Sisyphean, actually.

    And I think it WAS stupid to take Wilhelmsen out for the 10th. He could’ve gotten us 3 outs in that inning.

    Argh. I’m gonna go have a rum and coke and gamble. Triple-strength on the rum.

  64. SeattleDan on May 20th, 2013 1:26 pm

    Shouldn’t Furbush be in Tacoma? Or Jackson? He’s been killin’ us!

  65. JasonJ on May 20th, 2013 1:44 pm

    The Indians have some good mojo working for them right now (plus they are a vastly improved team) and the M’s are doing the usual loser thing. Combine the two and you had to know they would find a spectacular way to win.

  66. pgreyy on May 20th, 2013 3:27 pm

    In the post-game, Wedge said that he didn’t want to send Wilhelmsen back out there in the 10th because he didn’t want to risk it going wrong for him. That he’d had a tough break in the 9th and was emotional but still got out of the inning…and that needed to be protected.

    …or something like that.

  67. dc24 on May 20th, 2013 8:47 pm

    The one pitch that Iwakuma threw to Raburn should have struck out on changed the whole outlook of the game. Turned a zero-run inning into a four-run inning.

    That being said, Tom has to catch that ball and we should have won.

    I’m just starting to hate umpires.

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