Game 117, Mariners at Red Sox

marc w · August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Wade Miley, 10:05am

Happy Felix Day!

Unlike Rick Porcello and Joe Kelly, the Red Sox didn’t do a whole lot to left-hander Wade Miley, who they got from Arizona in exchange for two still-sorta-prospects in Rubby de la Rosa and Allen Webster. He still throws about 92, still has a four-seam, a sinker, a change and a slider (and the odd curve ball), and he still has some issues with right-handed bats. If they thought a change of scenery would help Miley, it hasn’t to date – instead, he’s clashed with his manager and has the same odd ERA-way-higher-than-his-FIP problem that’s plagued Joe Kelly. It’s been a lost season for Boston, with their rotation clearly the primary reason why. Miley hasn’t been quite as bad (or unlucky?) as Kelly, but that’s not saying a whole lot.

1: Marte, SS
2: Seager, 3B
3: Cruz, RF
4: Cano, 2B
5: Gutierrez, LF
6: Jackson, CF
7: Trumbo, DH
8: Montero, 1B
9: Zunino, C


29 Responses to “Game 117, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2015 11:17 am

    Looks like the crap pitching is rubbing off on everyone…great! How long is this no-hitter hang over gonna last.

  2. Westside guy on August 15th, 2015 11:39 am

    Does Dave still have that dumpster fire image available? I think it’d be apropos right now.

    Hey, Mariners owners, I don’t really have much faith in you. But if you fire Jack Z today rather than waiting for the off season, it might give me at least a smidgen of hope that maybe, just maybe, you’re finally starting to realize whatever process you think you’re following is simply not working.

  3. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2015 11:40 am

    2.1 innings / 12 hits / 9 earned runs…. 2 days in a row of bullshit pitching.

  4. Westside guy on August 15th, 2015 11:42 am

    I’m at a conference in Vancouver today, but I’m currently skipping out on a really boring presentation – so I decided to check in on the game. This is really depressing though.

  5. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2015 11:46 am

    I bet the conference would be much more fun to watch than this “Felix day”

  6. bluemoonking on August 15th, 2015 12:56 pm

    Any argument made for not firing GMZ and McCheese has to be trumped by the results of the last two games, this season and the ranking of the farm system. The mistakes made by the front office from insane drafts, to managers quiting to running Ichiro out of town, to Griffey just up and leaving. No other team has had as many embarrising moments as the M’s. When is it going to stop? The joke is not funny any longer…

  7. Westside guy on August 15th, 2015 1:21 pm

    Currently 19-4. Brutal.

  8. Woodcutta on August 15th, 2015 1:28 pm

    Sucre time.

  9. mrakbaseball on August 15th, 2015 1:48 pm

    A bunch of dubious team records were set today, most runs allowed in a single game and back-to-back games.

  10. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2015 2:22 pm

    What an embarrassing start to a series, there are no excuses anymore, this is just utter complete team melt down, something HAS to be done!

  11. ck on August 15th, 2015 2:23 pm

    It is a shame thank H. Lincoln can’t be fired, although he is responsible for the steaming pile of horse manure that is the Seattle Mariners. Time to clean the stables !

  12. eponymous coward on August 16th, 2015 8:53 am

    “Running Ichiro out of town”?

    He hasn’t been very good for quite some time, is there a reason why the M’s needed to keep a past prime player on the roster forever?

  13. djw on August 16th, 2015 10:54 am

    So let’s say Guti stays healthy and keeps playing more or less like this the rest of the season.

    What do you do with him? What’s a fair contract look like?

  14. Westside guy on August 16th, 2015 11:40 am

    Guti’s already accumulated 1 WAR, but I doubt he’ll get paid anywhere near what he produces because who knows whether he can continue – his health is such a wild card. I’d guess they offer him 2 million with some sort of performance clauses.

  15. Westside guy on August 16th, 2015 12:37 pm

    I’m not fond of that “Boomstick Baby!” home run call – but I am fond of the home runs.

  16. Woodcutta on August 16th, 2015 1:55 pm

    “Blown Save Baby!”

  17. eponymous coward on August 16th, 2015 1:56 pm

    Wow, so we have an offense just in time for the pitching to become a raging dumpster fire.

  18. Woodcutta on August 16th, 2015 2:03 pm

    After this series that bullpen will be a tired dumpster fire.

  19. G-Man on August 16th, 2015 2:09 pm

    I lament the absence of a long man in the pen. This plan where you burn through everyone is ridiculous.

    They aren’t off tomorrow, going to Texas.

  20. Westside guy on August 16th, 2015 2:18 pm

    I thought this game was in the bag, so I went off and did something else for a while. I should’ve known better.

  21. Woodcutta on August 16th, 2015 2:35 pm

    Trumbo gets and hit. Trumbo gets a hit.

  22. Woodcutta on August 16th, 2015 2:39 pm

    What is Zunino doing? Brewlow hasn’t thrown a pitch over the plate yet.

  23. Woodcutta on August 16th, 2015 2:42 pm

    Well, he salvaged that AB.

  24. Westside guy on August 16th, 2015 2:49 pm

    Always nice to face another sucky team – if they can come back against the Mariners awful bullpen, the Mariners can take advantage of Boston’s awful bullpen!

  25. Westside guy on August 16th, 2015 3:12 pm

    Woo hoo! No sweep!

  26. bluemoonking on August 16th, 2015 6:35 pm

    All ball players decline at some point. It was a daily topic on the radio about how bad Ichiro had declined and the Mariners need to get rid of him. It could have been handled much better and would have if it had been ANY other team. Ichiro was a big reason the fans even bothered. Ichiro hitting .250 is better than a lot of players that followed…

  27. mrakbaseball on August 16th, 2015 6:53 pm

    According to Lincoln, Ichiro requested to be traded.

  28. JMB on August 16th, 2015 7:38 pm

    Guti for Comeback Player of the Year.

    I’d love to see him platoon in LF with Smith next season.

  29. eponymous coward on August 17th, 2015 6:35 am

    bluemoonking, you realize Mariner attendance is up from 2012, right? So it seems a bunch of fans still bother.

    Also, he hasn’t been good since 2010. Plain and simple. He’s been about as good as Dustin Ackley. Are you objecting to that trade too?

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