Monday, May 26, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 51: Yankees 6 Mariners 5

We actually played good in this game. Washburn pitched well. But then everything went wrong in the 8th inning. There is nothing I can say that will better describe the current state of the Mariners than the picture below.
Tonight the Boston Red Sox roll into town for a 3 game series. A series win could go a long way in building some much needed confidence in themselves. Sadly, I just don't see it happening. Either way I will be watching and hoping the guys can pull it out. Felix takes the mound tonight vs Bartolo "I need another donut" Colon.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 50: Yankees 12 Mariners 6

Too many errors, too many guys flailing at any pitch they see. It is like they just close their eyes and hope for the best. The pitching has been grotesque as of late. They are all better than this but they don't care. Why should they really, they are the ones with the big fat pay cheque whether they win or not. I suppose we should be happy about the 3 HR's we hit in yesterdays game. YAY!
A lot to talk about after the words of Bavasi, Armstrong and even Carlos Silva yesterday. But right now I don't care to take the time. I will get to that later.

For now let us all just prepare for yet another loss. If we win today I will be shocked. Washburn has done nothing lately to show us he deserves to be out there. I hope he proves us wrong cause losing sure sucks. Oh yeah, Wang pitches for the Yanks. Good luck with that boys!!

I think we can all agree that McLaren is not the issue here. But I still thought the below photo was perfect regardless.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 49: Yankees 13 Mariners 2

Who can even bare to watch anymore? This entire thing season has been a complete embarrassment. The sad part is that it isn't even about talent anymore. The reality is the Mariners have some good players. In fact they have some very good players. The problem is that none of them care anymore. They have all given up. They have chosen to be losers. They believe it and they play like it. Not one guy on the team (and yes that includes Ichiro) is pulling their weight the way they should. I am sick of pitchers having bad games (Washburn) and after the fact blaming it on his catcher Kenji Johjima. Funny how his next start Burke was catching him and he sucked even worse. And that catcher is the problem is he? Right. The problem is Washburn flat out stinks.

Not one of these guys is standing up and getting mad. Not one is calling themselves or any of their teammates out. No one is holding anyone else accountable. All it is after every game is the same BS being spewed from their mouths.

"We believe in ourselves"
"We are a good team, we just need to win"
"I pitched well, they were just hitting it"

Everyone is calling for McLaren to get fired. He probably will be if things continue through the weekend the way they have the last 4 games. But is McLaren really to blame? It is Bill Bavasi that has built this team. The Mariners have NO bench. They have no options to go to late in games when they need a pinch hitter etc. In my honest opinion this is on Bavasi NOT John McLaren. What would you have McLaren do? He can't go out and play the games. The only thing firing McLaren does is send a message to the players. But does any believe that message will get through? As long as the 3 ring circus of Bavasi, Lincoln and Armstrong are running this team it doesn't matter who is coaching. The players don't believe in this management. They don't believe what they are teaching. The only hope for this team is a GM who KNOWS baseball. Bavasi has spent five years running this organization into the ground and God only knows how long it will take for the next GM to pull it out.

Proof Bavasi has no idea what he is doing...

Florida Marlins--27-20. Lead their division which includes teams such as the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. Florida's payroll-$21,836,500

Tampa Rays--28-20. They sit second in their division only 1.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox. Tampa's payroll-$43,820,598

Seattle Mariners--18-31. Last in their division and 10.5 games back of division leading LAA. Seattle's payroll-$117,993,982

The Mariners have 96 million more invested in their team than Florida and 74 million more than Tampa. And look at us. We are the worst team IN ALL OF BASEBALL. The only team as bad as us is the San Diego Padres. Smart baseball men can build teams from nothing. Bill Bavasi has been giving 100's of millions to build a winner and he has built a loser and spent a lot of money doing so. How he keeps his job is beyond me.

Who honestly believes Bedard or Felix will sign long term with this team? Who believes any legitimate free agent will want to sign in Seattle this coming off season with Bavasi at the helm? How long before Ichiro demands a trade? How long before the seats at Safeco are completely empty? Will this organization wait until there are no fans and no money before they realize they need a change? Will the attendance ever recover? The Mariners are in sad state and it starts from the top. Changes are needed. Until then we will continue to watch this team lose.

Oh yeah after saying all that there is a game today. Wooppee! Silva takes the mound vs Mussina. Chances are once this one is over it will be another loss and the same excuses.

Ichiro said it best after last nights debacle...

"Playing on this team and seeing what is happening around me, I feel that something is beginning to fall apart. But, if I was not in this situation, and I was objectively watching what just happened this week, I would probably be drinking a lot of beers and booing.''

Friday, May 23, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 48: Tigers 9 Mariners 2

Swept away by the Tigers. The Tigers were the worst team in the American League. That was until the Mariners rolled into town. They swept the M's away like they were a team of little leaguers trying to play with the big boys. The Mariners sit alone at the bottom of the American League. It is going to get much worse before it gets any better.

3 games this weekend at Yankee Stadium. Good luck with that. Sure we have Bedard going tonight. But tomorrow is Silva who has never pitched well at Yankee Stadium. Felix still has a sore calf and will be missing his start pushing Silva up a day. Of course this means we get to watch Jarrod Washburn show us all on Sunday why he doesn't belong in this rotation. How fun for all of us. It could be a LOOOOOOOOOOONG weekend!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 47: Tigers 9 Mariners 4

Another loss, shocking. You know I really feel like Silva deserves a free pass for his most recent performance on the mound. He has been one of our best and most reliable guys so far this season. He had a bad game, it happens. Washburn on the other hand has looked terrible dating back to last season. Last night was just hideous. He put his team in a deep hole before they could even blink. 2.1 innings, 12 hits and 9 earned runs. He is now 2-6 with a 6.99 ERA. NICE! RRS and Baek did a nice job last night of not allowing anything more than the 9 runs Washburn did. Not like it really matter but it was nice to not get even more humiliated.

Offense... Well I am not really sure what to say about this one. Betancourt and Sexson each had a HR and Ibanez and Beltre had the other 2 RBI's. We had 8 hits in the first 5 innings but nothing after that. Although I don't really blame the guys last night when they were already down by 8 runs before the 2nd inning even ended.

In my honest opinion this season is over for the M's. 9.5 games back from the first place Angels. Not only are we chasing (although we aren't running very fast) them we are also behind the A's and the Rangers. It isn't going to happen. We all know it. What I wish is that management and coaching would make the roster moves necessary. Just a few of my own thoughts on what I think should be done with this team...

Let's start with the starting rotation shall we. Remove Washburn and Batista. Call up Dickey and Ryan Feierabend and let them take the 4 and 5 slots. You have nothing to lose and Feierabend is pitching well down in Tacoma. Why not reward him and let him get almost a full season under his belt. Move Batista into the bullpen as the long reliever. He has been a relief pitcher before in his career so I don't think this would be a difficult transition for him. As for Washburn, I don't really know what they should do with him. Right now I would have no issue seeing him be straight up released. He is hurting this team more than helping them, so why bother when you have young guys who could use the experience. The Mariners did designate Baek for assignment following last nights game and most likely will be calling up Dickey to take his place on the roster.

My new starting rotation--


Bullpen. There really isn't a ton of things I would change here. I like a lot of the guys we have. With the addition of Batista as the long relief guy you have him and RRS who can go in long relief also. The only addition I would maybe make to the bullpen is Roy Corcoran. Who did a really good job when he was up earlier this year.

Ryan Rowland-Smith

I don't really understand the catching situation in Seattle. Jeff Clement is the Mariners top prospect right now. His supposed to be our catcher of the future. Yet the future is pretty much here and they opted instead to resign Johjima to a 3 year extension. When Clement was called up he did well on the days he was the catcher. But as a DH he struggled to hit the ball. That tells me he needs to be in there catching. Perhaps it is time for the M's to cut ties with Johjima regardless of his new extension and make Clement our everyday catcher except of course on the days Burke catches Bedard. I like the Clement, Burke combo.


We have a pretty good infield. I really would only change one thing. And yes I know Richie is my favorite Mariner but I just believe he needs a change. Sometimes a new team and a new stadium is all an athlete needs. I really believe that 95% of Richie's problems are mental. I really believe the boos etc have been really hard on him. Richie will be gone at seasons end no matter what but why not make the change now. There has been a rumor going around that the Mariners should trade Richie straight up to the Mets for Carlos Delgado. Delgado also having a tough year is older than Sexson but is an experienced veteran who has spent much of his career as a hitter that pitchers have feared. Maybe not so much right now but I believe this trade would benefit both players and their respective teams. That being said, I feel with the Mariners so far out of this thing they should stick within their own system for the rest of this season. Bring up Brian Lahair to play 1st base. What not see what he can do? Who is it going to hurt?

1st-Bryan LaHair
2nd-Jose Lopez
3rd-Adrian Beltre
SS-Yuniesky Betancourt

Lastly the outfield and DH. Balentien and Ichiro are just fine where they are. But Raul and his outfield defense are seriously starting to make me squeamish. He is just not very good out there. We called up Jeremy Reed the other day and I think it is time he gets to play left field. Not only will he vastly improve our defense out there but that would leave Ibanez open to be our everyday DH. Oh yes that of course means bye bye Jose Vidro. Ibanez is far greater production wise than Vidro and that is really what you want from your DH in the first place.



New Lineup


Subractions via realease or trade-Washburn, Johjima, Baek, Sexson, Vidro.
Additions-Dickey, Feierabend, Corooran, Clement, Lahair.

Possible additions via trade-Delgado, Ken Griffey Jr.

The Mariners are no longer on a position to be playing to win. It is time to let some of these young guys play. Will they struggle? Probably. It will take time for some of them to get used to being on a major league roster everyday. But this is the time to do it. The Mariners have allowed this season to go down the crapper and now is the time to let the young guys play out this season. Some of them deserve to be here much more than some of the veterans on this team. Sadly, for these things to happen we may need to see the biggest change of all which would be to fire Bavasi and hire a GM who has a clue about building a winner.

You know what sucks the most about losing so bad the last two days? The fact that we have Batista going to the mound this afternoon. Ugh! Bonderman goes for the Tigers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 46: Tigers 12 Mariners 8

What is there to say anymore after these games. They stunk. Silva Stunk, Baek Stunk, the offense stunk and the defense stunk yet again. This was a horrible baseball game played by a bunch of guys who seem like they would rather be anywhere but on the ball field. It is pathetic and embarrassing.

Win these next two and they might still have a pulse. Lose them and it likely spells the end for this team as far as any hopes of competing this season. Guess the mojo isn't rising after all, at least not in Seattle.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 45: Mariners 3 Padres 2

TWO IN ROW! Can you even believe it? Almost a month since the M's managed two in a row. They have also won a series now for the first time since they beat the A's in a two game series back on April 16th and 17th. That has to feel good for the guys.

While Felix didn't look as dominant as Bedard did yesterday he still got the job done. Turns out that his own blemish on the night was identical to that of Bedard yesterday. He gave up a 2 run HR to Adrian Gonnzalez in the 4th inning. Would have liked to see a little more out of Felix tonight but the bullpen did a good job keep the team in this game. Felix's final line on the night was 6.1 innings pitched, 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Decent night from him. Green and Rhodes did a good job holding down the fort until the Mariners took the lead opening the door for JJ to enter the game in the 9th and earn back to back saves for the first time this season. JJ struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th inning for the save.
Not a huge night offensively as far as the score board goes. Padres pitcher Shawn Estes actually had good stuff tonight and really kept the Mariner hitters off balance. Lopez had a sac fly for a in the first inning. That was the only run for the Mariners until Lopez hit a 2 run double in the 8th inning to give the Mariners a 3-2 lead.

The team will head out on a 6 game road trip. First up will be a 3 game set in Detroit against the struggling Detroit Tigers. Carlos Silva will take the mound vs Justin Verlander for the Tigers. Verlander is having a tough start to this season. He is currently 1-7 with a 6.05 ERA. Will be interesting to see what the Mariners game plan will be against him.

Alright TWO in a row. That is a winning streak folks. Let's see if they can turn it into 3 in a row.

Seattle Mariners 44: Mariners 4 Padres 2

Bedard needed to deliver in this one. His last start was abysmal at best and he is the one guy the Mariners need to be better. Last night he proved why he is worth the players he was traded here for and why is is worth a big long term extension with this team. Bedard was outstanding last night. His final line on the night was 8 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. His only blemish on the night was one bad pitch in the 4th inning that Adrian Gonzalez put in the stands for a 2 run HR. It didn't phase Bedard though as he just kept on sitting down batters. He probably could have pitched the 9th had they needed him too since he was only at 101 pitches. But realistically there was no point in that when we had our closer needing to get into a game. JJ did his job and shut this one down and allowed Bedard to get his 3rd win of the season.

The offense came though when they needed to tonight. Teams aren't going to score 7, 8 or 9 runs every night. That just isn't realistic. Ibanez had an RBI double in the 1st. Ichiro had one in the 7th. Jamie Burke scored all the way from 1st. I never knew the guy could run that fast but he was cruising, holy smokes. 2 more runs scored in the inning when Beltre crushed a 2 run HR.

Offensively, defensively and on the mound this was an all around great game. Everyone came through for one another in this one.

And so today Felix takes the mound vs Shawn Estes for the Padres. Estes was a former 1st round pick of the Mariners. Felix has let this team down in his last few starts and he needs to turn things around starting today. We all know what he is capable of, we all know how dominant he can be. He NEEDS to do that today. This team has not won back to back games since April 22nd. If they have any hope of salvaging anything this season then they need to start stringing some wins together and getting some momentum going for themselves. I really hope that come later this evening I can blog about another win. I am sicking of talking about our losses.

GO M's!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 43: Padres 6 Mariners 4

Thank you Miguel Batista for yet again not being able to get out of the first inning without putting your team in a hole. Who else is getting sick of seeing him go out there and struggle to find any sort of command? He couldn't throw a strike to save his life. What strikes he was throwing they were crushing for doubles and triples. How he ended up going 5.1 innings in this one is beyond me. I would like to think he is hurt, but then if he is hurt why is still starting games? Chris wondered last night if Miguel was tipping his pitches. I really don't think it is fair to say he just sucks. You don't wake up one day and just not be good anymore. Miguel has always given up lots of hits and walked lots of batters but he has always not let a lot of runs across the plate. I think maybe it is time for Miguel to head to the bullpen and for us to either give Baek another shot at the rotation or call Dickey up from AAA and let him get his chance in the rotation. Whatever Batista has going on right now is hurting this team.
In all fairness to Batista, after the third inning last night the Mariners seemed to put their bats to sleep, tucked them in for the night and that was that. I am not making excuses but it must be hard for an already struggling team to watch their pitcher barely make it out of the first inning. Talk about deflating.

I didn't like the decision to move Lopez back to the number two spot last night. I don't care if Sexson is back. Lopez was tearing the cover off the ball the last week or so since he has been hitting in the number five spot. Last night back in the two hole he was 0-4. Why fix something that wasn't broken? Ichiro looked foolish striking out in the 9th with one on and nobody out. If you can't really on him to come through then we really have issues. Ichiro is only hitting .272. For a guy who has a career May batting average of .366 I think it is a little concerning.

So here we are, 11 games under .500 with a 16-27 record. Something has to happen because if this team continues to play like this all season long, Safeco's seats will be empty long before this season is over.

Today is a new day however. A clean slate. Another chance to get a win and another chance to start a winning streak. Bedard takes the mound today vs Wolf for the Padres. We still have the chance to win this series but Bedard HAS to be the ace he is and not the guy who couldn't find the strike zone last time out. Same goes for Felix tomorrow. If we can't win with these guys on the mound then why even play the games.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 42: Mariners 4 Rangers 3

Another quality outing from Carlos Silva. He gave up 3 straight doubles to start the game resulting in an early 2-0 lead for the home team Rangers. But after that he just kept sitting them down. Unfortunately he left this game a little early than I think any of us would have hoped with a sore back. His final line on the night was 6.1 innings pitched, 5 hits, 2 earned runs and 4 strikeouts. Not a bad night for a guy who in the first inning looked like it might be a very short night for him.

The bullpen really did a great job of keeping this a close game. It didn't look that way at first when Brandon Morrow came in and immediately walked the first 2 batters he faced, failing to record an out. Arthur Rhodes came in and got them out of what could have been a very big inning for the Rangers. Green came in to pitch in the 8th inning and he also failed to record an out. He gave up 2 hits and what would eventually be the tying run. Next up was RRS and Lowe who between them gave up only a hit and a walk. RRS got the blown save because one of the runners on base came in to score off a hit he gave up. But the earned run was given to Green since he was the pitcher who allowed him on base. JJ was up next and pitched 2 strong innings to keep the score tied at 3 a piece. Washburn (I thought it was odd as well) was the pitcher with a chance to save this game. He did just that and the M's got the win 4-3.

Lopez, Clement, Betancourt and Cairo had the RBI's in this one. Clement had a triple and a double. He is definitely starting to look more comfortable at the plate. Cairo of all people had the game winning RBI for the M's in the top of the 12th. Nice to see a guy who doesn't get to play much come through for the team like that.

Interesting night that's for sure. Putz with the win, Washburn with the save and Cairo with the game winning RBI. Pigs just may have flown on this night.

Good game all around--defense, pitching and offensively when it mattered the most. This team needed that win in a big way. Let's hope it is the start of something for this team. They all picked each other up when they needed to in this one and they need to start doing a little more of that.

Next up is a little inter-league with the Padres at home. Batista takes the mound against Chris Young. The Padres are possibly one of the worst teams in all of baseball right now. Yes even worse than the M's. This is a series we need to win a huge way. Sexson should be back from his suspension tonight. Would be nice to see his bat do some big things this weekend at home.

Seattle Mariners Game 41: Rangers 5 Mariners 2

Another day another loss. I wait for the day I can blog about 2 wins in a row. This team is showing signs of life. But it is time they put it all together. They need a stretch of 15 wins in 20 games and really get themselves back into this. The way this season is headed wouldn't suck so bad if it weren't for the fact there were so many expectations for this team headed into the season. Perhaps that is their problem. They are trying too hard, pressing at the plate, wanting so bad to make something big happen. Maybe it is time to just do the little things right, come together as a team. Maybe then and only then will this team figure it out and start winning the way they should.

Seattle Mariners Game 40: Rangers 13 Mariners 12

FIVE runs in the FIRST inning. For us, not them. WOW! There was no way in my mind we could lose that game with our ace on the mound. Boy was I wrong. Bedard went on to have one of his worst starts in his career and in only 2 innings of work gave the Rangers a 6-5 lead. He gave up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 4 walks and 2 HR's. NOT a good day for Erik. Or the bullpen for that matter. Had Erik not given up a 5-0 lead and had the bullpen not come in and ended up walking 9 batters, this game would have had a much different ending.

Yes we lost this game 13-12 in extra innings when Vasquez hit a solo HR off of Brandon Morrow. It was a deflating loss for fans and for the guys on the team. But I choose today to look at the positives in this game, pitching aside.

The offense was there all day today. Something we haven't seen very much of all season long. Ibanez was 2-5 with a HR and 3 RBI. Johjima was 3-4 with 4 RBI. One of his hits was a 3 run game tying HR in the 9th inning. Balentien only had 1 hit in this one but he made it count with a 2 run HR in the 8th inning to get the M's back within 2. That's right they had THREE HR's in the same game. Shocking I know.

15 hits, 12 runs and we still lose. This team can't get a break.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 39: Mariners 6 White Sox 3

WE WON WE WON WE WON WE WON WE WON! STOP THE PRESSES, WE WON!!!I have no idea who that lady is but her expression says it all!! And no, I don't know why that chicken is in the picture. lol

Seattle Mariners Game 38: White Sox 8 Mariners 4

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kudos to Richie Sexson

People can call Richie a coward for his actions. They can say the pitch was over the middle of the plate. Sure it was over the middle of the plate. But it was also eye level for a guy is 6 foot 8 inches tall. That is an awfully high pitch. For Richie it all came to a head. The team is struggling in ways I don't think any of us imagined possible. Richie's son was taken to Children's Hospital the night before for undisclosed reasons. Richie saw a pitch that was really high and that caused the volcano to explode. He charged the mound, he threw his helmet at Rangers pitcher Kason Gabbard and then tackled him as Gabbard did the only thing he really could and that was to duck and cover. I would duck and cover too if a 6 foot 8 train was charging me. The benches cleared and tempers flared.
The funny thing is that Chris and I talked about this very thing the day before it happened. Chris was saying how maybe someone just needed to get MAD. Charge the mound, throw and break things in the dugout. Something to show emotion. Something from someone to show there was life in this team and that someone cared. Richie did that for the Mariners. Someone finally had enough. We may have not won that night or the next night but I really believe that when we look back on this season we will recognize that night as a turning point, one way or another.

Richie was man enough to admit he shouldn't have thrown his helmet. He admitted he snapped. But I am glad he did, because that was the only life I have seen in this team for weeks.

It is time for the ownership and management to show they give a crap about this baseball team and winning. Until then darker days will be ahead. The Mariners need an owner that is not sitting in Japan just wanting to make money. They need a smart baseball man who WANTS to win and who will do whatever it takes to make that happen. I love this team and I will cheer for them everyday through the crappy and the crappier. But at some point something has to give and changes need to be made. They need to build an offense around the strong and winning pitching staff they have. This team has scored only 16 runs in 81 innings of baseball to start the month of May. It is an embarrassment to a team that is supposed to be a contender. The 6th HIGHEST payroll in all of baseball and yet we are bottom of the barrel with one of the worst records in baseball. What does that tell you? That tells me we have a useless GM who spends money yet can't build a winner. A smart baseball man would be able to build a contender with that kind of money. But not Bill Bavasi. He gets us guys like Miguel Cairo, Jeff Weaver, Horacio Ramirez, Jose Vidro and Brad Wilkerson. It is disgraceful.

Seattle Mariners Game 37: White Sox 4 Mariners 2

Seattle Mariners Game 36: Rangers 5 Mariners 0

Seattle Mariners Game 35: Rangers 2 Mariners 0

Seattle Mariners Game 34: Rangers 10 Mariners 1

Home Sweet Home huh? Clearly it doesn't matter where this team plays. Every single guy is struggling offensively. We have no bench. The only decent pinch hit option we had we traded away to the Braves because apparently there was no room for him on our bench. Right, and Miguel Cairo has more use than Greg Norton. You know if Cairo is so important to the young Hispanics on our team then great. But RETIRE and become a coach. He is a wasted spot on our roster. Although if Ibanez and crew could score runs or even get hits maybe it wouldn't be such an issue.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 33: Mariners 7 Rangers 3

FINALLY! Hopefully that was all they needed was to get back in the win column. We scored runs in every one of the first three innings. Shocking, I know. This team has struggled to do anything for weeks. Ibanez doubled in 2 runs in the first inning. Lopez singled in a run in the second. In the 3rd Richie hit a solo HR which was followed 4 batters later with a 3 run shot from Wlad Balentien. 7 runs in only 3 innings. We didn't really do much offensively after that but who cares really. 7 runs for any team in a ball game is good news, for the M's that is outstanding news.

Washburn pitched a great game until he left in the 7th inning with tightness in his calf. Turns out Washburn had actually strained his calf while warming up in the bullpen before the game. Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre kept a close watch on him throughout the game. Once it appeared that Washburn was once again being affected by the calf he was removed from the game. He ended up pitch 6 strong innings with only 4 hits, 3 earned runs and 3 strikeouts. No walks for him in this game. He was pretty much in control the entire night.

Green and Putz closed out the last 3 innings. JJ was a little shaky again in the 9th but managed to shut things down.

Big win for this team. They should beat teams like Texas. There is NO reason this team should have even close to the same record as the Rangers. It is time they find some consistency. One win isn't good enough. They need to continue hitting and winning to get themselves back into the race. If their May looks anything like their April we could be in for a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG season.

Tonight Batista looks to continue his strong pitching and lead the M's to another victory. He will take the mound opposite Ponson for the Rangers.

Seattle Mariners Game 32: Yankees 8 Mariners 2

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Seattle Mariners Game 31: Yankees 6 Mariners 1

Another day, SAME old story. Yes Felix looked a little shaky today. But honestly, it doesn't matter. If the offense can't score what does it matter what the starting pitcher does? Manager John McLaren apparently tore into the team after today's game behind closed doors. Media was not allowed access to the clubhouse. Let us pray this sparks something because this is getting beyond bad.
I realize I have been slacking in my posting on the games the last few days. But, honestly what is there to say? It is the same story day in and day out. Our starters go 7 or 8 innings but it doesn't matter cause we can't score. Every single guy on this team is not hitting at the same time. Not really a great recipe for winning is it? Maybe today will be different who knows. The game is currently tied 1-1 in the middle of the 3rd. Felix is pitching for us and Mussina for the Yanks.

Seattle Mariners Game 30: Yankees 5 Mariners 1

Seattle Mariners Game 29: Cleveland 3 Mariners 2

Seattle Mariners Game 28: Cleveland 8 Seattle 3