Game 82, Cubs at Mariners

marc w · June 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Jeremy Bonderman vs. Edwin Jackson, 1:10pm

It’s 90 degrees in Seattle today, a second straight perfect day. I’ve got a beer, my kids are playing on a slip and slide, and for whatever reason, I just can’t summon the will to write about Jeremy Bonderman vs. Edwin Jackson.

1: Chavez
2: Franklin
3: Ibanez
4: Morales (DH)
5: Seager
6: Smoak
7: Bay
8: Miller
9: Blanco
SP: Bonderman

Interesting that Wedge has bumped Seager down from his customary 3rd spot to….I’m sorry…I’ve got an emergency gin and tonic to prepare. Go M’s!

Comments

82 Responses to “Game 82, Cubs at Mariners”

  1. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 1:15 pm

    Yawn.

    That reminds me… I’m out of Bombay Sapphire.

  2. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 1:17 pm

    They mentioned that Seager hasn’t been hitting well lately in yesterday’s game, but it’s so relative with the M’s.

    Will this thread get the fewest comments of the season? Sunny day in Seattle, sunny day in Alaska, afternoon game, team particularly depressing at this point…

    Hey, a hit!

  3. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 1:18 pm

    Nice looking double by Endy!

  4. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 1:20 pm

    Make it an even ten, Raul.

  5. Kazinski on June 30th, 2013 1:22 pm

    With Bonderman’s flyball tendency, and the way the ball travels in this weather, I’ll be pleasantly surprised if he gives up 3 or fewer homeruns today.

  6. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 1:22 pm

    If anyone hasn’t heard, the M’s traded Thames to the Orioles for a AA third baseman with a little power who was ranked something like 11th on the Orioles prospect lists.

  7. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 1:28 pm

    I felt old during yesterday’s game when they mentioned it’s something like Soriano’s 14th season. I can remember him as a rookie for the Yankees, considered their next great player. Then he threw a hissy when they moved him from second to the outfield (thanks for being a gent, Ackley) and it was all downhill from there. But he’s still hanging on, after all these years.

  8. pgreyy on June 30th, 2013 1:31 pm

    What’s the record for consecutive doubles?

  9. henryv on June 30th, 2013 1:31 pm

    I’m at the game again and this was a giant giving waste of money. This is a mediocre AAA line up. It’s time to clean house over the all-star break.

  10. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 1:32 pm

    I’ll be pleasantly surprised if he gives up 3 or fewer homeruns today.

    Bonderman is Mr Double today.

    He’ll probably be out of there before he gives up 3 homes, but you won’t be pleasantly surprised by it.

  11. californiamariner on June 30th, 2013 1:32 pm

    I’d be fine seeing Bonderman get replaced by Erasmo anyway. Come on Cubs light him up!

  12. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 1:32 pm

    Gawd, what a crappy team.

    And now the feed just froze. A Sign from the Baseball Gods?

  13. nvn8vbryce on June 30th, 2013 1:32 pm

    Boy, I look away for 5 minutes, and I see Bonderman’s in trouble… what gives with this train wreck called the Mariners?

  14. henryv on June 30th, 2013 1:33 pm

    fucking not giving. fucking auto correct and fuck wedge and z too

  15. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 1:34 pm

    This is a mediocre AAA line up. It’s time to clean house over the all-star break.

    Miller, Franklin, and Seager. That’s about it.

    Well, I’d give Morales a 1 year deal for next year, and Endy can be a 4th or 5th outfielder which the Mariners need heaven knows.

    But yeah, other than that. not so much.

  16. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 1:51 pm

    *sigh*

  17. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 1:53 pm

    Is your gin and tonic working, Marc?

  18. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 1:55 pm

    STOP ANGIE!

    “Could Peguero be the next to come up?”

    We’re always giving you credit for being The Smart One!

  19. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 1:56 pm

    Central Market is having a sale on the products from Deschutes. I think I shall avail myself of some.

  20. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 2:08 pm

    With Franklin up, I have a completely serious question. How can athletes, expected to run, lunge, and leap, and have projectiles heading straight at them a couple times a game, have this huge, loose mass in their mouths and not have this end badly? Yet in all my years of watching baseball, I haven’t seen a Heimlich performed on the field, so…

    Then there’s the whole issue of why MLB allows their players to engage in an activity with known serious health risks on TV, but I guess that’s another question.

    And why such a large hunk? My granny chewed tobacco, cutting hunks off a brick of pure leaf, none of this pussy action with a little can, and she just had enough to chew on, not this wad like a giant jawbreaker.

  21. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 2:09 pm

    Saunders can catch a ball, but not throw. Ackley can throw a ball but not catch it. Combined, the two can form one defensive player and represent 50% of what baseball players do.

    However, Neither Saunders or Ackley can currently grip a bat … Which is oddly symbolic and awfully damned familiar … Relative to the customary outcome when they are at full strength. So, what’s the damn problem?

    There is actually no problem. It’s pretty normal.

    See, everything is fine when broken down mathematically. The new “mathematically.”

    Call up an outfielder, Jack. Move one of your 2 innings per week relievers to AAA for a few days.

  22. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 2:13 pm

    It’s going to be one of Those Games, is it?

  23. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 2:13 pm

    Oh Kyle…

  24. pgreyy on June 30th, 2013 2:15 pm

    I have a feeling that some time before the end of this year, Dave Sims is going to lose it.

    I mean, I’m certain this is not the broadcast experience that he was expecting when he signed on…

  25. Seattleken on June 30th, 2013 2:15 pm

    Here’s hoping this is the last time we see Bonderman in a Mariners uniform

  26. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 2:17 pm

    Bye bye Bonderman…

  27. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 2:18 pm

    Free Erasmo Ramirez!

  28. Eastside Suds on June 30th, 2013 2:20 pm

    Goodbye Bondo….time for Erasmo!

  29. Kazinski on June 30th, 2013 2:23 pm

    With Franklin up, I have a completely serious question. How can athletes, expected to run, lunge, and leap, and have projectiles heading straight at them a couple times a game, have this huge, loose mass in their mouths and not have this end badly

    About 25 years ago Ron Guidry swallowed his chaw when he jumped up catching a line drive back to the mound. He then called out the trainer, told him he was going to be sick, then went in the locker room and threw up.

  30. Eastside Suds on June 30th, 2013 2:28 pm

    Bottom line, besides Felix/Kuma/Perez and Kendrys/Raul, this is a glorified AAA roster, albeit a pretty good one. Let the kids play!

  31. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 2:28 pm

    Since its almost July, the customary tradition of talking about next years MLB Draft, should probably commence.

    Currently, the Mariners would pick 7th next year. How many more slots would they need to fall in order to have a shot at drafting Rodon? He seems to be an easy top 5 selection, but I am not sure if he is top pick worthy. Mainly because I have only seen him pitch one inning (CWS). Is Rodon the best pitching prospect in next years draft?

  32. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 2:29 pm

    Rod Carew, when batting, liked to have his cheek stretched out on the side facing the pitcher. Thought he could see better or something.

    Anyway, he used to use a big wad of chew which he wrapped in bubble gum.

    yucko.

  33. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 2:36 pm

    Yep, Seager is slumping.

    Come out of it soon, Seags. Please.

  34. scraps on June 30th, 2013 2:39 pm

    I mean, I’m certain this is not the broadcast experience that he was expecting when he signed on…

    Seriously? He was misinformed.

  35. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 2:45 pm

    The chew and bubble gum thing makes my eyes water in horror.

    I just remembered that a coworker Cubs fan has been at these games this weekend. I’ll blame her for their wins.

  36. dmanjam on June 30th, 2013 2:48 pm

    What’s that noise? Oh, it’s Slade Gordon rolling over in his grave. Remember Slade, he built Safeco field when the queers defeated it at the polls. Without Slade there would be no Mariners. Now the Mariners are flying the queer flag, they don’t even like baseball. The Mariners just took a big dump on Slade’s memory today, shame on them.

  37. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 2:50 pm

    Coming in just to be banned, dmanjam?

  38. G-Man on June 30th, 2013 2:50 pm

    Wrapping chaw in gum is an old one. I’ve seen guys doing it on the bench. Yuck.

  39. Eastside Suds on June 30th, 2013 2:52 pm

    Wow…damn jam……I had to be vetted for over a month before being allowed to comment…..and read your comment.

  40. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 2:52 pm

    So are they enforcing the Gazoo helmets on all new call ups as of this season?

  41. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 2:53 pm

    Eastside Suds is on an iOS device, I gather.

    I mention that because my iPad tried to make the same correction. ;-)

  42. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 2:54 pm

    I was just thinking, thank the gods for being on a blog where I don’t have to see the expected homophobic comments today and there you go! I love life’s ironies.

    Miller’s first hit, so they can stop talking about it and of course, the rest of the lineup can’t get him in for one freakin’ run.

  43. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 2:56 pm

    Let me write the commentary script.

    “Now would be a good time for a Raul homer.”

    “Why not?”

  44. Eastside Suds on June 30th, 2013 2:58 pm

    Yes I am westy

  45. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Miller was sans Gazoo – his first couple games – didn’t get a hit – and then probably made the only adjustment necessary. Gotta go with what brought him here.

    As long as he is hitting and Ryan is sitting, he can wear whatever he wants. He gets a free pass for at least a month. And if his career trajectory ends up being a mirror to Seagers – that would be great. Seager had to go back down to AAA for a short time after his initial callup.

  46. Bodhizefa on June 30th, 2013 3:10 pm

    Seager’s had two days off all year, and his last one was over a month ago on May 22nd. It’s not rocket science. The dude is probably gassed.

  47. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:13 pm

    The team had an off day on Monday and again on Thursday this week. Seager could be gassed, I guess … But it is probably just a slump. They happen.

  48. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 3:13 pm

    You called it Bod. The booth crew just called for Seager to get a day off. Of course, it’s once ‘some guys get healthy’.

  49. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:17 pm

    Fortunately, Smoak never slumps. He is just meh most of the time. And he is very consistent with it too.

    Or is that unfortunately?

    Regardless, he seems pretty fortunate to have a full time job. And no, he’s not the only fortunate one IMO.

  50. Paul B on June 30th, 2013 3:22 pm

    The booth crew just called for Seager to get a day off. Of course, it’s once ‘some guys get healthy’.

    So September, then?

  51. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:27 pm

    Atta boy Brad Miller!

  52. marcus_andrews on June 30th, 2013 3:47 pm

    Going back a little bit but I’d be very surprised if Carlos Rodon is still available at the third pick. he’s rated the No. 1 prospect by a long ways and might have gone number one this year if he could have come out.

    With that said, Sean Manea was No 1. on everyone’s board in November so a lot can still change. But I wouldn’t bank on us getting Rodon.

  53. pgreyy on June 30th, 2013 3:48 pm

    19 U’s.

  54. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:51 pm

    Marta boy Kyle Seager!

  55. pgreyy on June 30th, 2013 3:51 pm

    …and now, Seager will never get a day off.

  56. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 3:52 pm

    WTF?

    “Atta”

  57. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 4:00 pm

    I got to finally get dressed (don’t judge me) and load the dishwasher and they pull within one?

  58. G-Man on June 30th, 2013 4:02 pm

    So what is the record for homers by a guy 41 OR OLDER? They keep leaving that out. I can’t pin it down from a search. It may or may not be true for that.

    Break there.

  59. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 4:03 pm

    What was Miller doing?

    Come on Endy!

  60. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 4:05 pm

    Ted Wllliams has the record: 29.

  61. californiamariner on June 30th, 2013 4:07 pm

    Ibanez is going to break the record. Then, Mariners resign him. And then we suffer through a horrible season from him.

  62. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 4:09 pm

    But he’ll be giving all that leadership from the bench, so it’ll totally be worth the roster spot.

  63. californiamariner on June 30th, 2013 4:09 pm

    The sad thing is Ibanez could have been useful this year if he wasn’t put in LF everyday. As a DH? That would have been useful. Next year when the power numbers disappear and his defense is still horrible, he will be a nightmare.

  64. scraps on June 30th, 2013 4:13 pm

    Ah, it’s a wonderful day! A big dump for Slade Gorton — oh, that’s Gorton, not Gordon, dmanjam; if you want to keep his memory alive, you could be bothered to spell his name correctly.

    Also, Slade Gorton is still alive. And it’s even better knowing that Gorton is probably distressed that gay people are clearly winning over hatred. And you also, dmanjam; you’re losing, and all that you can do is try to troll. Go on — you’re funny.

  65. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 4:18 pm

    I prefer referring to our former AG and Senator as “Skeletor”.

    (I actually liked him for the most part)

  66. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 4:19 pm

    Nice play to rob Rauuuuuul.

  67. juneau_fan on June 30th, 2013 4:25 pm

    Well, poop.

  68. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 4:25 pm

    What was the point in Brad pointing out that all Bay’s homers have been solo shots, I wonder?

  69. mossi on June 30th, 2013 5:13 pm

    At least today I did not have to witness Ackley and Saunders attempting to strike a baseball with a bat.I know that either or both could still be referred to as “prospects”, being young and talented enough to turn it around, but, at bat, Saunders has not rebounded well from the shoulder injury and Ackley exudes all of the grace and confidence of a newt in the beak of an eagle. Chavez shows a legit spark and it is far more entertaining to watch his (temporary?) competence than to see Saunders and Ackley flailing (with potential)… oh well, “that’s Mariner Baseball”.

  70. blackhook on June 30th, 2013 5:17 pm

    Interesting to look at most total HRs after age 40 …looks to me like Raul has 28 (he hit 9 last year before he turned 40).

    The great Carlton Fisk hit 72 after age 40, incredible because he was still mostly catching (465 gms as C, 40 as DH, 12 as 1B – thank you baseball-reference!). Equally amazing, Fisk ended up playing more games for the White Sox than the Red Sox- i remember well because when Fisk was signed as a free agent, i was a White Sox fan thinking that we typically got a superstar in his declining years – at age 33 – but he ended up playing & catching till he was 45!

    The only player to hit more HRs after age 40 is – wait for it! – Barry Bonds, who hit 79 (thanks baseball-almanac!). The sad thing is, freakishly-talented as he was, we’ll never know how many he would have hit w/o the juice.

    So the total HRs after 40 is probably out of reach for Raul …or can he pull a Fisk & play till age 45?

  71. HighlightsAt11 on June 30th, 2013 5:31 pm

    milb.com shows Tacoma with 26 active players on the roster with 14 pitchers and 12 position players.

    Did Kinney accept the Tacoma job?

  72. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 5:36 pm

    Kinney did accept the AAA assignment.

    Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hit 42 homers after turning 40, then retired.

  73. HighlightsAt11 on June 30th, 2013 5:55 pm

    So how can the Rainiers have 26 active players on roster? Understood 25 was the limit (then add your DL and rehab projects to that).

  74. sawsatch on June 30th, 2013 7:14 pm

    I’ll try again. Before you guys get nasty on some of my comments, I should inform you that some are tongue in cheek. I don’t expect Ibanez to catch, for example, I was merely pointing out some of the
    lengths that excuses are made for some of the roster moves.
    We started the season with 5 DH’s(Montero is a DH or nothing) with no catcher, no SS, no center fielder, no left fielder, and a possible right fielder in Saunders. We hear, “but we have a great farm system, and look at AA and AAA”.
    Well, we had a possible SS, a promising 2nd baseman,-both now on the Mariners- and who look real good early on, and ??? in the outfield. Ackley is converting, and maybe he’ll succeed and some other solution will present itself. Until then, Raul can hit homers and be available as a back up catcher.
    Oh yeah, and the M’s can hit bad bull pens really well.

  75. scraps on June 30th, 2013 7:38 pm

    Also we’ll never know how many Bonds hit after forty because he’d retired “retired” early; nobody wanted to hire him because of the flap he’d cause, despite some gas still in his tank.

  76. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 7:41 pm

    I did not know you had left, but welcome back. And don’t let “snark” bother you too much. It’s actually part of the listed site mantra, so it is what it is.

    I have been meaning to ask you what year you actually saw Satchell Paige pitch. This Site needs guys like that.

    My earliest memory of watching baseball (on TV) was in 1970 or 1971 and telling my Dad that I thought it was boring. Good thing Dad stuck with it … He provided me with something I could play, coach, umpire, watch and enjoy for an entire lifetime. Other than the brief period of time when my skull was actually still “hardening,” that is … And the 2.5 year Wedge era.

    Also, I see that Carlos Peguero has been re-assigned. Let me be the first one to say “oh boy!” However, he is currently better than not having any options. Probably.

  77. Westside guy on June 30th, 2013 8:49 pm

    Wait… what was that about Peguero?

  78. sawsatch on June 30th, 2013 9:02 pm

    msfanmike-I saw him several times at Yankee Stadium when he was with the St. Louis Browns.
    I grew up in Newark, NJ and we went to a lot of ball games. I saw the Bobby Thomson HR on my TV on Vorhees St. in Newark. I was a Dodger fan and my best friend, who lived a couple of streets from me was a Giants fan. Of course I remember Mantle, Mays and Robinson as rookies.
    I can write more history later but for now I would like for the Mariners to make some history and contend for a World Series.

  79. msfanmike on June 30th, 2013 10:52 pm

    Westy: I was looking through player stats on the mariners.com mobile site after todays game and I saw that Peguero was “re-assigned.” I likely misinterpreted the information as being an up to date transaction on the player instead of being the departure transaction away from the big club at the time THAT particular transaction was made.

    At Sawsatch: if you saw Satchell Paige at Yankee Stadium, did anyone in your family see the generation of players prior to that timeframe? And if they did, how might they answer this question: Ruth or Cobb?

  80. 6-4-3 on July 1st, 2013 8:24 am

    I apologize if this has been discussed, but anyone else find it curious that Brad Miller doesn’t wear batting gloves? Don’t see that too much anymore!

  81. neo-realist on July 1st, 2013 8:45 am

    Brad Miller also wears stirrups on his pant stockings:). A pleasant turning back of the clock from players who wear their pants like marching band drum majors.

  82. 6-4-3 on July 1st, 2013 9:32 am

    And the upright stance at the plate. Yes, definitely harkens back to years gone by.

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