Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Spanked

What can I say to make it better? Nothing, not a damn thing could make me feel better about tonight's game. In fact tonight's game just showed us that Monday's game, in which we won, was a fluke. A cosmic mistake, a joke, and a lie.

I hate it when we lose. What I hate more, is when I EXPECT a loss to happen.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Change Required

Something needs to be done with Guardado. He is not dominating anymore. I mean for crying out loud the guy is in a save situation, gets two out top of the ninth, and then gives away a home run for the tie. The very next batter gets a base hit, and lucky for all of us Ozuna was caught stealing ending the inning. Keep Eddie OUT of the game. If you want to exercise him wait for a blowout game, where even if he does squeek a few mistakes to the batters, it won't kill us.

The good news going into the game is that J.J. Putz is leading MLB in strikeouts for a reliever. Thankfully Grover didn't blow all of his bullpen load prior to letting Fast Eddie into the game.

Yuni had the game winning RBI, with help from Steamboat Willie's second base steal.

C'mon M's.......WIN!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I can feel it, can you?

I am starting to get that frustrating feeling again. The only consolation I can bring, is that Detroit has the best road record right now. Other than that, I have nothing, nothing but complaints.

I don't want to bore you with all the complaining because most of my complaints have already been aired out.

I do, however, have a bone to pick with one King Felix. Son, you need to get into shape. Those funny looking objects you pass on your way to the snack table are called exercise machines. The machines are not intended for you to stack your Ho-Ho's and Ding Dongs on.
Your Majesty also needs to get his mechanics straight again, the way you fall off to the first base side when going through your pitch is hurting your game.

Eddie 'Freebase' Guadardo............dude, the idea to this game is to get the other side out, not play a cake walk.


C'mon M's.......win!

New Hat

I finally go out and get my brand new fitted Mariner's cap, and the team drops two games to Detroit. I guess I am to blame for the craptacular hitting against the Tigers.

Actually I hope it's just that Detroit is fielding some really good pitching.

Gil Meche did pretty damn good during last night's game. Hopefully the guy can get a win under his belt before long. He held Detroit to just one run during his time on the mound.

I know it's still early in the season, and I really love a good close game, I just enjoy them better when my team wins.


GO M's!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Close Game

I have to tell you I was getting a bad feeling all the way to the late innings. I was just thinking about how disapointing another loss would be. I had images of 2004 and 2005 screaming in my head.

But then all of a sudden our batters found the groove, and we made an extremely exciting comeback. To top it off, my friend Carl Everett made the game winning home run.

It's nights like this that make being a fan exciting. The peaks and valleys of emotions you get when following the game. The pit in your stomach when the game isn't going your way. Then the rush you feel when a rally starts.

Just like the ad campaign............................I love this game.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Looking Good

We are even with Boston in this series, and tied with Oakland for the division lead.

Jo-El is pitching way better then he did last year, and the team may just be coming together. This winning stuff may just be catchy, and addictive. There are plenty of improvements that need to be made in Offense and Defense. I just hope we can make the adjustments necessary to keep winning.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Too Much?

Could it be that in our 'rush' to have a winning team again, we brought Felix up too early?

Everett's plate appearances are getting better. By that I mean he has been more patient at the plate, and got himself a few walks, and a double. I just hope the trend continues, after all I want the whole team to do well.

I think tonight's win put us at .500, I say keep that 'floor' and try to keep the rest of the season avove that.



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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Slugfest

If it weren't for the fact that we scored over eleven runs in last nights game, we would have lost. Could someone please tell me when are we going to pay a little closer attention to the bullpen? I personally don't have confidence in but one guy in there.

When Eddie got the nod for the save tonight, I actually threw my hands up into the air expecting the worst.

Tonight we add someone to my dreaded Boone watch.

Yes, my friends someone has actually stooped so low, that tomorrow I expect their batting average to dip into double digits. That's pretty fricking bad, considering Carl Everett is the Designated HITTER!

Everett .100

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Questions from the Gallery

Why in the name of all things holy was Jose Lopez taken out of the game so Willie Bloomquist could play?

I think third base could have used the relief, because Beltre can't hit.
apparently neither could Willie Bloomquist today.

Hey Grover, I have a proposition for you, see if this makes any sense to you.

Bring Kenji and Jeremy up in the order, and drop Beltre and Everett to eighth and ninth. At least until they remember what to do with that bat in their hands (consistently) .

Oh, one more suggestion, if you MUST play Willie Bloomquist, Don't ever favor him over a guy with a BA greater than .400.

If I remember right from last year you had a hard time here, and back in Baltimore with trusting young players over your veterans.

That type of thinking didn't work for you then, and certainly is not working for you now.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Sherrill, the new Sheriff?

As stated in my last post, I think George should be the new closer for the Mariners. Apparently he does have quite a bit of experience in that role in the minors. Maybe we should use Eddie in a set-up role for awhile, and see if his 'stuff' comes back. If not let's see if anybody is willing to open their doors for him, and get some future prospects out of the deal. Or, at the very least get some middle relievers and set-up men that are consistant to boost ailing bullpen.

As far as I can tell, the bullpen is out weakest link, and Bavassi needs to fix it before we lose our anchor, and start 2004/2005 all over again.

Felix Rex welcomes the Athletics into his court, though he does not offer sanctuary from strikes and outs.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Issues

As many of last years readers to this blog know. I don't get to watch many Mariner games given my work schedule, and how far away I live. So, I have to monitor the games using the Gameday feature that the MLB website offers.

I lose quite a bit of the feel for what's happening on the field, and to be honest it sucks ass. My employer no longer allows bandwidth to be 'wasted' by it's workers listening to radio, so gameday audio is now out.

So, that being said I have a couple of issues I need to bring up.

I certainly hope that Bavassi is not proud of the aquisition of Carl Everett. I'm not so sure he was worth the price of the plane ticket to bring him out of Chicago. Maybe his production will start picking up as the team go along. It better or I'll put him on the Boone watch.

Why can't Beltre do anything when puts on a Mariner uniform? Maybe he should go ahead and secretly wear his Dominican WBC uniform under his Mariner uniform.

I'm think with a little more confidence and experience George Sherrill might be a better closer than Eddie. We should have traded Eddie off, and used him to get sorely needed help in the Bullpen. We have NO middle relievers or set-up men that I can see thus far. That is quite troubling, considering our offense is doing a pretty good job overall.

Eddie and Jomama, and a Putz

Why Eddie, why? I won't pick on you too much, but come on man. You're supposed to be THE man. An ERA in the high 20's does not a closer make. JJ Putz, dude is going to have me pulling out my hair if he don't start acting like a Major League set-up man.

Kenji Johjima is a superstar, an absolute baseball god of the highest order. I cannot say enough praise about this guy. he goes yard two days in a row. I hope this streak holds up. But you know what would be even better? If someone else could get on base prior to one of these homers.

Richie Sexson, I like the guy, he went three for five, and had five RBIs. The only complaint about him is when he tried to stretch out that single and got caught.

Jo-El you were a target of mine last season. If you keep tossing the ball like you did today, I will take back all those bad things I wrote about you, and might even apologize.

I'm really impressed with the make-up of the 2006 Mariners. There is alot of potential in these players. All we have to do is wonder if Hargrove can use this potential to our advantage and win. We definately have talent on the field, I think it may come down to strategy, and injury prevention.

Monday, April 03, 2006

I'm Back, and so are the M's

Wow, I haven't posted since last October 27th. Quite a bit has happened since then.

I see that the User has been sent packing to Philly...good riddance to him.

Today was the home opener for the M's, and looked to be a very close game through and through. I actually thought the guys had a chance to pull it off.

Our new catcher seems to be a good acquisition, and went yard, along with Roberto Petagine pinch hitting in the ninth.

I have high expectations this year, at least .500 for the season, let's just hope I'm not asking for too much.