Game 121, Orioles at Mariners – Women in Baseball Night

marc w · August 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Andrew Albers vs. Wade Miley, 7:10pm

The game last night continued a slide that’s seen the M’s fall from sole possession of the 2nd wildcard to being a team tied for 4th behind Anaheim. Last night’s win elevated Baltimore into a tie with Seattle in the wildcard chase, and cut Seattle’s playoff odds from over 20% about a week ago to 8% now. It’s been a rough week.

It may get rougher. For tonight’s game, the M’s turn to newly acquired lefty Andrew Albers, the latest in a line of Wade LeBlanc knock-offs. You could argue that Wade Miley was the real model starter Dipoto’s been after, with LeBlanc just a handy (and beguiling) fill-in. Either way, the idea has been to get a lefty with enough stuff to hang around in MLB, but not enough to make them universally desired. Fly balls are a feature, not a bug, and plus command is plus awesome. We’ll see how Albers fires the mold; he was essentially freely-available, but was having a nice year for Gwinnett in the Braves system.

Beyond the frisson of seeing a new Mariner make his debut, the big reason to go to tonight’s game is to check out the Women in Baseball night organized by Meg Rowley of BP and the M’s. Shannon Drayer will be there, along with the Orioles director of analytics, Sarah Gelles. This sounds really cool, and something I hope they do every year. I’d take my family, but I find myself on the wrong coast. If you go, please let me know what you think below in comments or on twitter.

1: Segura, SS
2: Heredia, LF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, DH
5: Valencia, 1B
6: Zunino, C
7: Martin, RF
8: Espinoza, 3B
9: Dyson, CF
SP: Albers


11 Responses to “Game 121, Orioles at Mariners – Women in Baseball Night”

  1. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2017 7:27 pm

    Game is starting out just swimmingly, at this rate the mariners wont make it to 70 wins…

  2. WTF_Ms on August 15th, 2017 7:55 pm

    As if the pitching wasn’t already enough, the umps start to squeeze. What an unmitigated disaster this season has become.

  3. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2017 9:25 pm

    What is this weird thing going on right now? A lead in a baseball game…

  4. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2017 9:28 pm

    Anyone know how much longer they have on Cano’s contract?

  5. Grayfox3d on August 15th, 2017 10:00 pm

    Sooo since Paxton is out, does that mean Albers is our new #1?

  6. Notfromboise on August 15th, 2017 10:08 pm

    Not gonna lie, we really needed that one. Nice win, fellas.

    Naturally we win the one starting the new pitcher and with Zunino batting 6th based on merit vs. the rest of the lineup. Baseball, heh.

  7. mrakbaseball on August 15th, 2017 10:09 pm

    Cano is signed thru the 2023 season.

  8. mrakbaseball on August 16th, 2017 3:58 pm

    That top of the 9th inning was way too interesting.

  9. Notfromboise on August 16th, 2017 8:15 pm

    We should be like 40-80 with this pitching staff. The Offense and Defense are simply refusing to let this team continue to lose.

    I feel a bit better that our bullpen has turned it around over the course of the year, but we’re not getting anywhere without having at least 1-2 starting pitchers that can at least pitch into the sixth inning.

  10. eddieranch on August 17th, 2017 12:12 am

    Is anyone else slightly bummed that the Dodgers are now statistically on pace to match the ’01 M’s record?

  11. mrakbaseball on August 17th, 2017 4:13 am

    Hopefully the Dodgers can win 117 games, then maybe we’ll stop hearing about the 2001 Mariners. We still have 1995 shoved in our faces literally every game 22 years later.

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