Cactus League Game 9, Mariners at Apathy

marc w · March 6, 2014 at 11:45 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Scott Baker vs. John Danks, 12:05

Ninth game. The novelty of just hearing baseball again has worn off…well, not completely, but it’s not exactly “thrilling” or anything. Taijuan Walker is throwing today, but not in this or any other game. James Paxton pitched (in a pitch fx park!) yesterday, so we won’t have that. We won’t get any velocity numbers, actually. This…this is kind of tough.

Hey, what about Jose Abreu, the Sox big free agent pick-up out of Cuba? The guy that Dave in his FG chat today said could be one of the top 20 hitters in baseball this year? Might be cool to hear how he fares against Baker and…what? Oh, he’s not playing.

The M’s OF picture is still up in the air a bit, and we can see how Almonte, Saunders and Ackley try…what? NONE of them? Romero, Chavez, Avery, huh?

Well, there’s always the best position player on the club, the new clubhouse leader, Robinson Can….what? Bloomquist? Oh.

1: Chavez, CF
2: Romero, LF
3: Seager, 3B
4: Hart, DH
5: Montero, 1B
6: Miller, SS
7: Avery, RF
8: Buck, C
9: Bloomquist, 2B
SP: Baker

It’s still early March.


8 Responses to “Cactus League Game 9, Mariners at Apathy”

  1. Westside guy on March 6th, 2014 12:02 pm

    Well at least Seager and Miller are playing… but that’s about it as far as anything of interest in this lineup goes.

  2. BillyJive on March 6th, 2014 12:23 pm

    If this is ever a lineup during the regular season, I will stop watching the Mariners for good and find a lacrosse team to cheer for…and figure out how lacrosse is played and stuff.

  3. MrZDevotee on March 6th, 2014 1:56 pm

    So, I didn’t get to follow along in real time and reading through Gameday, first inning says “Jesus Montero walks”…

    WTF? Why? Was he facing the worst pitcher in the history of baseball?

    And then later, “Jesus Montero Scores On A Sac Fly”… Double WTF? Why? Do they have the worst outfielder ever too?

    Also, first warning signs regarding McLendon… Back to back innings where the first guy up was out on a bunt? (sigh) Tell me this means absolutely nothing, and it was simply “everybody bunt” Spring Training day.

    Now I’m in real time– “Error Willie Bloomquist”… I’m in TOO real time.

  4. Westside guy on March 6th, 2014 2:16 pm

    The Sox starting pitcher didn’t get off to a particularly good start, but he got out of trouble in the first.

    When Monty scored on the sac fly, I was really wishing I had a TV on… because the radio description was really boring, but you know that it was probably much closer than it would’ve been with almost anyone else.

    I wouldn’t read too much into “strategy” decisions Maclendon makes. I do think he’s telling people to work on this or that.

  5. Slippery Elmer on March 6th, 2014 7:26 pm

    Marc, if you are in the PR trade, I’d try to find another line of work if I were you. 😉

  6. nvn8vbryce on March 6th, 2014 9:57 pm

    Westy, the only strategy we should be working on is how to avoid Schick Shadel this early in the season…

  7. MrZDevotee on March 7th, 2014 5:31 am

    I say don’t fight it. It’s better to have a plan in place already for the regular season. And a regular weekly date/time in place with a therapy group, before they fill up quickly in late April/early May. After that there’s usually a waiting list for M’s fans. (ba dum *cymbal crash*)

  8. LongDistance on March 7th, 2014 8:42 am

    To wretchedly paraphrase somebody, ugly does as ugly is. This lineup is the baseball equivalent of Ex-lax. And I hope it works. And we’ll have purged any temptation for this type of shit by Opening Day.

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