Game 16, Marlins at Mariners

marc w · April 19, 2017 at 10:58 am · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Edinson Volquez, 12:40pm

Edinson Volquez is on the Marlins now? I know I read this article about it, and. Volquez’ admirably consistent velocity, but must’ve forgotten the specifics. I felt the same last night watching Brad Ziegler pitch. The Marlins? Really?

Sooo, the M’s came very, very close to being no-hit by Wei Yin Chen, somehow. While Yovani Gallardo wasn’t sharp, he kept the M’s close-ish and didn’t walk anyone. He gave up a lot of loud contact, and Justin Bour took him deep. Of course, the batted ball hit the furthest last night wasn’t the HR – it was a Taylor Motter fly out. The M’s hit a lot of balls well, but each found a glove until Mitch Haniger’s face-saving gapper.

Edinson Volquez still throws 93-94 somehow, and still has a good change that’s allowed him to run even-to-slightly-reversed splits over his career. He lacks great command, so patient teams can drive up his walk total/pitch count.

Felix is an anti-Volquez. Felix’s velocity has…not stayed the same, but he’s been a much more consistent performer over his (longer) MLB career. Whereas Volquez is still wild, Felix’s control got better in recent years before last year’s disappointment, and it’s been phenomenal this year, as Felix has yet to give up a walk in 2017.

1: Dyson, LF
2: Haniger, RF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, DH
5: Seager, 3B
6: Motter, SS
7: Freeman, 1B
8: Zunino, C
9: Martin, CF
SP: Feeeelix.

The Rainiers lost in El Paso 4-3 despite HRs from DJ Peterson and Gordon Beckham. Ex-Rainiers Carter Capps and Logan Bawcom pitched well in relief for the Chihuahuas, with Capps getting the win. Today, Chris Heston faces off with Padres pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins.

Arkansas got another me-too start from Max Povse, who went 6 strong IP giving up 1 run. Andrew Moore gave up no runs in his first 2 games, then just 1 in his 3rd game the other day. Povse, too, gave up no runs in his first 2 games, and now he’s given up 1 in his 3rd start. Great stuff! Kinda creepy! The Travelers won, and Kyle Waldrop homered and doubled. The Travelers have an off-day tomorrow.

Pablo Lopez continues to struggle in the Cal League, giving up 4 R in 4 IP. The Nuts pushed Stockton to extras, though, ultimately winning by a score of 8 to 7. Gianfranco Wawoe had the walk-off base hit. Tomorrow, Anthony Misiewicz starts opposite one of the A’s big prospects, LHP AJ Puk.

Clinton lost yesterday to Wisconsin, as detailed in yesterday’s post. Today, Brandon Miller of the Lumberkings takes on Wisconsin and Trey Supak, who’s yet to allow a run in 8 + IP, with 11 Ks and just 1 BB.


12 Responses to “Game 16, Marlins at Mariners”

  1. mrakbaseball on April 19th, 2017 12:20 pm

    Well, this is most likely Ichiro’s last appearance in Seattle. Thanks for everything.

  2. Mid80sRighty on April 19th, 2017 2:40 pm

    He’ll be back…to cash more checks from the M’s.

  3. Mid80sRighty on April 19th, 2017 2:54 pm

    Haniger has been a beast to start the season. I wouldn’t expect him to keep up this pace, but the 194 wRC+ and 1 WAR in the first 3 weeks is nice to see.

  4. Grayfox3d on April 19th, 2017 3:45 pm

    Much better results today compared to what ever last night was.

  5. Mid80sRighty on April 19th, 2017 3:53 pm

    They’re going to have stinkers. Hopefully, they can continue winning series’. They were almost on life support a week ago, pretty awesome they’ve reeled off some wins and will move into a tie for 2nd if they can hold this lead.

  6. djw on April 19th, 2017 3:58 pm

    Marlins pitching staff is a bit underwhelming today.

  7. Dennisss on April 19th, 2017 4:05 pm

    I can’t even believe Ichiro did that. A fitting final Safeco at-bat.

  8. Grayfox3d on April 19th, 2017 4:07 pm

    ok Don’t leave Marshall in there too long.

  9. Mid80sRighty on April 19th, 2017 4:08 pm

    That Ichiro homer made me smile.

  10. mrakbaseball on April 19th, 2017 4:16 pm

    Still weird seeing Ichiro without that gold trident on his cap.

  11. Grayfox3d on April 19th, 2017 4:16 pm

    Lets keep this train rolling!!! Choo Choo…

    Great win! to bad I been battling the flu and woke up after all the fun happened, but glad i got to see Ichiro hit that home run.

  12. Notfromboise on April 19th, 2017 4:49 pm

    More Haiku:

    Felix Looks Mortal.

    Hainger Comes Through With Hits.

    Yay Ichiro Late!

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