Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Way to go King Felix!!!

Perfect Game for the King!  Very impressive and fun to watch.  WOW!

First perfect game in Mariner history.  12K's!  What a great day to be a Mariner fan.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Old News

Why is Jon Heyman just now reporting this?

Jon Heyman of reports that the Mariners have discussed demoting Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak to the minors.

Wasn't this implied by Wedge's comments and Geoff Bakers blog on 7/6. 

BREAKING NEWS...we landed on the moon!!! Thanks for the timely report.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Peguero Up, Noesi Down

Carlos Peguero was called up after crushing AAA pitching.  Noesi is sent down after being crushed by major league hitters. 

I'm very much ok with this.  With the way the offense has been playing, if everyone is going to keep putting up 0-4s, what is the difference if it has 3 strikeouts attached to it (I understand there is a difference). 

The question is where will Peguero play?  LH outfielder.  Is he really going to fill in for Guti, Saunders or Wells.  I don't really like that idea.  So he is more of a DH.  So now he will play in place of Jaso against RHP or will Wedge not play Montero against right handers anymore.  You might as well send Montero to AAA then. 

It's funny how much we can discuss which bad hitter should play against which pitcher. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lineup for 5/3

1. Figgins - LF
2. Ackley - 2B
3. Ichiro - RF
4. Seager - 3B
5. Jaso - C
6. Carp - DH
7. Smoak - 1B
8. Saunders - CF
9. Kawasaki - SS

I don't like seeing Montero not in the lineup for any reason.  It will be interesting to see how Carp does starting a game.  In each of his last two at bats, he has started 2-0 and then swung at a changeup and a curveball.  Hopefully, he can get into more of those counts but swing at something he wants to hit.
Need a win today!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lineup for 4/27

1. Ackley - 2B
2. Ryan - SS
3. Ichiro - RF
4. Smoak - 1B
5. Montero - DH
6. Liddi - 3B
7. Saunders - CF
8. Olivo - C
9. Wells - LF

Pitching Matchup
Blake Beaven - RHP vs Ricky Romero - LHP

I guess I'm not surprised to see Liddi and Wells in the lineup because of the LH on the mound.  It's nice to see Saunders still in the lineup.  It is well deserved, he has been having some decent ABs against left handers.  Tough break for Figgins who is coming off of a nice game.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tigers Swept Under the Rug

Great to see the offense start to come alive, specifically Mr. Smoak.  He needs to start drawing more walks and hitting the ball farther.  I was interested in the post on USS Mariner the other day which talked about players who have low contact numbers like Smoak usually don't hit for high averages unless they hitting the ball a long ways.  So Justin responded with a home run.  Keep it up.  It's also interesting to look at this April vs last April for Smoak and where he is hitting the ball.  Obviously, he came out swinging last year and that was the guy we hoped we had traded for.  He was drawing walks (14) and hitting the ball hard (6 2Bs, 4 HRs).  But look at the difference in his hit chart.  This year he is hitting the ball to right field whereas last year he was driving the ball to right field. 

Figgins got the message from Wedge for at least for one day.  All I ask is that he continues to do this and raises his trade value.  I'm more excited by the prospect of Liddi or Seager at 3B and Saunders in LF (when Guti gets back) then seeing Figgins out there.

Let's keep hitting!