Game 98, Blue Jays at Mariners

marc w · July 25, 2015 at 11:29 am · Filed Under Mariners 

J.A. Happ vs. Drew Hutchison, 1:10pm

Soooo, Drew Hutchison’s been sick for a while, forcing the Jays to substitute RA Dickey on Thursday and then Marco Estrada yesterday. He’s again listed as the starter today, but after last night, I wouldn’t be shocked if they skipped him again. You can review yesterday’s game thread for info about Hutchison and his frustrating 2015. Today, the M’s attempt to win 3 straight for the first time since late May. I think we need to see a streak here, not because they’ll get back in the race, but because watching the team bounce along at 6-8 games under .500 is the most boring kind of mediocrity. I think we’ve all been burned enough times not to see it as yet another sign that Next Year’s Gonna Be Awesome, but because watching good baseball is fun. Given that we’re going to be watching pointless baseball, we may as well get some aesthetically pleasing pointless baseball.

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

Every one of the M’s full-season affiliates lost last night. Tacoma got pounded 9-3 by Fresno, as Dan Straily threw 8 shutout innings at the Rainiers. Marcus Littlewood hit 2 HRs for Jackson, but they still lost 5-4 to Montgomery. Dan Altavilla threw 6 quality innings against San Jose, but lost 2-1. Clinton lost to Wisconsin 6-5, bringing the two clubs into a tie for worst MWL record at 32-66. Everett broke ranks by beating Spokane 8-6 thanks to a 6-run 7th inning, and SS Drew Jackson hit his first pro homer.

The game of the day in the minors takes place in Tacoma, as Forrest Snow faces off with Astros prospect and former #1 overall pick Mark Appel. Blessed with easy velocity and the makings of a great breaking ball, Appel’s always seemed like a scouts dream, but he’s been oddly hittable even in college. That pattern’s continued in the pros, and in his brief stint in AAA he’s given up 27 hits and 15 runs in less than 20 innings. Tyler Pike, Luiz Gohara and Misael Siverio also start for the M’s affiliates. Clinton faces a top Brewers prospect in Kodi Medeiros today in the MWL, as well.


29 Responses to “Game 98, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:23 pm

    Really Cano….. wow.

  2. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 1:29 pm

    Bases loaded no outs. SMH

  3. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 1:31 pm

    Can our .371 slugging 1st baseman come through???

  4. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:31 pm

    This guy is all over the plate right now and LoMo swings at the first crap pitch! cmon!

  5. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 1:32 pm

    I looked away for one second and the inning was over…. Cano, Smith, Trumbo and Logan. Way to pounce!

  6. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 1:47 pm

    and now the blue jays somehow scoring runs without a runner on third…. Did not think that was allowed.

  7. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:51 pm

    This is just effing wonderful Happ! you HAPPless son of a bitch! get it under control.

  8. Westside guy on July 25th, 2015 1:51 pm

    What’s going on with Happ today?

  9. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:53 pm

    I think the Bluejays called him up, said “Hey let us win, we need this man!” and happ said I’ll see what I can do.

  10. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:57 pm

    43 pitches and counting for this inning.

  11. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 1:58 pm

    5 walks in one inning! nice! we dont even get that many in a week!

  12. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 2:02 pm

    this is what kills me about punting with the bases juiced in the first. Cano whiffing, Smith manages a sac fly (accident) and Morrison swinging first pitch. It’s an endless nightmare. Now it’s 3-1.

  13. Westside guy on July 25th, 2015 2:06 pm

    Sucre!! Hahahaha

  14. jak924 on July 25th, 2015 2:08 pm

    I hope they rotate some other guys in to first base. Morrison has played himself out of a regular role.

  15. jak924 on July 25th, 2015 2:10 pm

    Morrison had a brain-fart at 1st last night and first-pitched the team out of a rally today.

  16. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 2:14 pm

    I predicted in April he would not finish above 300 in OBP or 400 in slugging. Which at first base makes him useless. But apparently his suck was due to “bad luck” and he finished real strong last year.

    It’s now 191 games of bad luck.

  17. mksh21 on July 25th, 2015 2:18 pm

    That was Sucre’s first Major League home run. 24th since his pro debut in 2005. 24 home runs in nearly 2400 plate appearances between low A and the Majors. That’s stunning. A perfect 1%

  18. Westside guy on July 25th, 2015 2:38 pm

    Nice to see it be the OTHER team having a brain fart on the base paths for once…

  19. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 2:50 pm

    I guess I’ll take that as an apology Cano from your earlier endeavor.

  20. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 2:59 pm

    This past week has totally kicked the bullpens ass… it’d be nice for them to get a day off.

  21. Westside guy on July 25th, 2015 3:06 pm

    Robbie, Robbie, Robbie…

  22. Grayfox3d on July 25th, 2015 3:14 pm

    The bottom half of the line up is just terrible…

  23. nvn8vbryce on July 25th, 2015 3:55 pm

    Does Rodney have blackmail on Lloyd or something? He’s about the last pitcher I would have put in this game…

  24. Garrrrr on July 25th, 2015 4:03 pm

    I usually just lurk here but I can’t take it anymore. Why do they keep dragging this guy out as a “closer”? Or whatever you want to call him (I realize it isn’t the 9th).

  25. jak924 on July 25th, 2015 4:42 pm

    The big sucking sound just gets louder. Jack Z.: fill up your trunk and get out of town.

  26. r-gordon-7 on July 25th, 2015 4:56 pm

    Shouldn’t the first of Krueger’s “Keys to the Game be the same for each & every game… Simply, “No appearance by Rodney!”

  27. WestyHerr on July 25th, 2015 5:10 pm

    Lloyd will never be fired – he’s the only AA manager in MLB.

  28. WestyHerr on July 25th, 2015 5:19 pm

    Happy Felix Day is only 4-5 days away! And the ballpark – such a family experience!

  29. Mariner.lovechild on July 25th, 2015 10:29 pm

    I’d to be understanding when they first back Rodney. I thought, okay, benefit of the doubt. Now I’m doubting the benefits. Or something like that. I just don’t want Rodney anymore. We need these wins.

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