Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 25: Mariners 5 Oakland 3

I don't really have a lot to say about this game because I didn't see it. What I will say is WELCOME BACK Erik Bedard. For his first start after his recent stint on the DL I thought he pitched well. Could have done without the 4 walks but aside from that he was almost unhittable. 6 2/3 innings, 2 hits and 4 strikeouts. Not a bad night. Putz looked a little shaky in the 9th, but in the end he shut things down and the M's got the win.

Another disturbing night for the offense however. Yeah they scored 5 runs but they also left 14 batters on base. This team needs to start hitting with some consistency. Nice to see Greg Norton get the start at DH though and go 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Maybe we can see Norton DH'ing for a while and leave Vidro on the bench where he belongs. With 87 at bats on the year Vidro has 17 hits, 2 HR's, 16 RBI's, 7 walks and is batting .195. Norton has 16 at bats on the season and has 7 hits, 4 RBI's, 2 walks and is batting .438. So basically if you do the math and Norton had the same amount of AB's as Vidro, based on the current numbers Norton would be the more effective hitter. So WHY waste a roster spot on a guy like Vidro who can't perform?

Next up is Felix vs Blanton as the M's try to win this series and head out on their road trip on a positive note.

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