Game 60, Mariners at Indians

marc w · June 11, 2015 at 9:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

JA Happ vs. Shaun Marcum, 9:10am

Oh great, more eastern time zone day games.

The M’s have nearly identical home/road splits, with a .690 OPS on the road and a .691 OPS at home. By wRC+, which takes into account their home park, they’ve actually been a better hitting team at home than on the road. That’s probably not what it feels like, and part of the reason is that their ISO is significantly better on the road. That makes sense, given Safeco’s HR-suppressing marine layer, but it’s still somewhat surprising – they’ve struggled at everything on the road *except* hitting for power. And because hitting for power is kind of important, they’ve more or less made it work. They enter today 14-13 on the road, but they’re just 13-19 at home.

For a refresher on Marcum’s gameplan, strengths and weaknesses, review the preview from the last time the M’s faced him, about 2 weeks ago.

1: Morrison, 1B
2: Jackson, CF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Seager, 3B
5: Smith, RF
6: Trumbo, DH
7: Ackley, LF
8: Zunino, C
9: Miller, SS
SP: Happ

Go M’s


17 Responses to “Game 60, Mariners at Indians”

  1. californiamariner on June 11th, 2015 9:15 am

    Lucky me, got the day off and can watch my first M’s game in about a week.

  2. californiamariner on June 11th, 2015 9:19 am

    Two questionable called strikes on Cano in his first at bat. Hope it is not gonna be one of those days!

  3. kaleyk on June 11th, 2015 9:36 am

    A little strike-zone payback on Yan Gomes.

  4. MarinerFanMike03 on June 11th, 2015 10:14 am

    Happ doesn’t have his stuff today. 70+ pitches in the 3rd? Yikes.

  5. dc24 on June 11th, 2015 10:30 am

    Well this one got away in a hurry, maybe we can have some success against Marcum second time through the lineup.

  6. kaleyk on June 11th, 2015 10:33 am

    Discounting yesterday’s offensive breakout …. does anyone think the M’s can score the six runs needed to win this game??

  7. Westside guy on June 11th, 2015 11:08 am

    Happ seems to have a lot more success at Safeco. It’s odd because his peripherals don’t seem to explain the disparate home/away results.

  8. nvn8vbryce on June 11th, 2015 11:11 am

    So, did I miss anything in this Happ-less affair?

  9. LongDistance on June 11th, 2015 11:13 am

    california. They didn’t get the message…

  10. currcoug on June 11th, 2015 11:20 am

    How can a team look so good against Kluber/Bauer…only to get two hits against a POS like Markum, who has a 1.082 OPS split against left hand batters?

  11. Westside guy on June 11th, 2015 11:23 am

    Gameday says “In the hole: Ackley”

    Boy, is that ever apropos…

  12. LongDistance on June 11th, 2015 11:25 am

    Can anyone see if they’ve got Fernando warming up?

  13. LongDistance on June 11th, 2015 11:36 am

    Ackley Zunino Miller. AZM. A banned pesticide.

  14. JasonJ on June 11th, 2015 11:45 am

    2 hits off Shaun Marcum over 7 innings. I repeat, 2 hits off Shaun Marcum over 7 innings. Ughhhhh.

  15. kaleyk on June 11th, 2015 11:51 am

    Shaun Marcum, Cy Young …. same thing.

  16. LongDistance on June 11th, 2015 11:54 am

    You’re welcome Cleveland. Our pleasure.

  17. eddieranch on June 11th, 2015 4:56 pm

    Always a personal confidence booster to know I could have been a batter for a ‘major league’ team against a journeyman pitcher and managed what most of the Mariner hitters did today. Actually, check that, I probably could’ve managed a HBP.

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