Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mariners Pre Game April 9, 2009

I have not yet had a chance to do my recap of last nights game. That will have to wait till a little later and I will post a recap of both last nights game and today's game. For now he is some thoughts on today's game.

Pitching Match ups

Seattle - Jarrod Washburn (5-14, 4.69 in '08)

I think A LOT of Mariners fans including myself are happy to see Washburn enter the final year of his contract with the Mariners. He never really brought much to the team after his success with the Angels. Sure it is not all his fault considering he has always had terrible run support with the Mariners. But his spring numbers weren't that great coming out of it with a 6.12 ERA in seven Cactus League outings. Hopefully he can pitch a decent 5 innings this afternoon and give these guys a shot to win unlike Silva last night.

Minnesota - Glen Perkins

Perkins apparently has a habit of giving up HR's so let's hope we continue hitting the ball well and put some balls into the seats this afternoon.

Mariners tidbit of the day - The next home run Ken Griffey Jr. hits this month will be the 90th of his career in April. Only Barry Bonds (117) and Hank Aaron (93) have hit more in the first month of the regular season.

Come on boys. Let's play hard today and get out of Minny with a tied series and a great start to the season.

Sad news out of Los Angeles this morning. Rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart who pitched 6 strong innings for the Angels last night was killed in a car accident in Fullerton, CA only hours after the game. A mini van ran a red light and killed three people in the car Nick was riding in. Driver of the mini van then tried to flee on foot but was caught and arrested. Thoughts and prayer to his family and to the Angels organization.

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