Game 100, Angels at Mariners

marc w · July 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Mike Leake vs. Felix Peña/Noe Ramirez, 7:10pm

It’s Edgar’s weekend which allows us to focus on something other than the current state of the club. We all knew a step back meant another year without the playoffs, and a year without big acquisitions at the deadline, but it’s starting to feel like a year without scoreless innings. It’s rough.

JP Crawford’s slumping. Dan Vogelbach is slumping. The bullpen youngsters have yet to show where the ‘slump’ ends and the ‘true talent’ ends. I want to watch these games to see the next good team germinate and break the surface, but pretty much by definition, that means watching a bunch of players fail so 1-2 can succeed. That’s a bit too Darwinian for my entertainment taste. I’m in Seattle thinking about today and tomorrow’s game, and for the first time in years, I’m thinking one’s enough. Family of four costs a lot, and that’s part of it, but the other part is :gestures grandly: this.

This is the very real penalty a re-build levies. For as much strategic sense as it might make in a vacuum, there is a cost as disinterest and fan anger build. This creates perverse disincentives too, but you have to make some sort of
The last time we saw Felix Peña he was celebrating a combined no-hitter. Things can only go up from here, M’s.

1: Smith, CF
2: Crawford, SS
3: Santana,RF
4: Vogelbach, 1B
5: Narvaez, DH
6: Seager, 3B
7: Murphy, C
8: Negron, LF
9: Gordon, 2B


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