Game 59, Mariners at Braves

marc w · June 4, 2014 at 9:10 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Mike Minor, 9:10am (??)

Eaarrrrrly game here. Mike Minor’s a lefty with a FB that scrapes 90 mph, but who posts an above average K rate thanks to a good curve and change, along with what looks like some deception in his delivery. The change is good enough that he has extremely small platoon splits, and he’s able to pound the zone reliably and limit walks. He’s down to essentially two weaknesses. First, home runs. Pitching half his games in Turner Field, Minor shouldn’t have a 1.11 career HR/9. Second, the poor fellow underwent urinary tract surgery this offseason, which is why he’s only making his seventh start of the season. Baseball is unpredictable, and I like to think that each of these game previews can be different or unique in some way, but if I never have to read the phrase “scarring around his urethra” again, I’ll be a happy blogger.

1: Bloomquist 1bwhaaa?
2: Chavez, CF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Romero, RF
5: Seager, 3B
6: Zunino, C
7: Gillespie, LF
8: Miller, SS
9/SP: Iwakuma

Trevor Miller, Scott DeCecco start in the minors today. Tacoma’s got a rare day off.


55 Responses to “Game 59, Mariners at Braves”

  1. MrZDevotee on June 4th, 2014 4:44 pm

    Do my eyes deceive me, or are we tied for 5th most wins in ALL OF MLB at the moment?

    WTF? (oops… excuse my initialling…)

  2. MrZDevotee on June 4th, 2014 4:49 pm

    Just saw on CBSSports the stat that Iwakuma and King are 38-19 the past two seasons, while everyone else who’s started for the M’s are a combined 60-101.

    Wow. McClendon was also quoted, about our offense, as saying “We have our bb’s… We dodge the bullets and then try to hit ’em between the eyes.”

    Best description of the M’s offense ever…?

  3. MrZDevotee on June 4th, 2014 4:55 pm

    whoops, above comment was response to naviomelo… Not bookbook… (Hope you enjoyed it too? *laugh*)

  4. Sowulo on June 4th, 2014 8:00 pm

    “Adler…NWS says its 85F 59% humidity. That’s not HOT.”

    It was 95°F with 96% humidity at 8am here today. Had to take the dog out for a walk and she stayed locked in my shadow the whole way.

  5. naviomelo on June 5th, 2014 7:32 am

    MrZ – Loved that quote!

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