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Season Thread 2011 Mariners

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  • #76
    Oh what a beautiful game it was tonight!

    Pineda pitched masterfully, the offense showed some life and our bullpen did their job and shut it down for the last 2 innings.

    Pineda pitched 7 scoreless innings for the 2nd start in a row. He only gave up 2 hits and 1 BB in the process while striking out 9 batters! That gives him 61 SO's in 58 1/3 IP, increasing his league lead in SO/9IP to 9.41! And he is now in the top 10 total SO as well! Pineda just cruised through the Padres Lineup all night long and going into his last inning, he even struck out the side, 1-2-3! He now posts a 6-2 record with a 2.16 ERA!

    Then Pauley came in for the 8th inning and he proceded to do the same, striking out the side and lowering his own ERA down to 1.07 in the process.

    Jamey Wright was brought in to finish them off in the 9th inning. He struck out Will Venable (for the 7th consecutive SO by M's pitchers) but gave up singles to Headley and Ludwick in the next 2 AB's. League was given the sign to start warming up in the Bullpen. Luckily, Wright was able to get Brad Hawpe to pop up to Left Field for the 2nd out Maybin made the last out to close it out and Seal the M's 4th win in a row!

    The Mariner's offense was able to get 4 runs in the game, with 9 hits. 3 of the runs came agains Padres starter Clayton Richard, who was out of the game after the 5th inning after already reaching the 100 pitch mark. They also tacked on another run in the 6th inning off Reliever Neshek. They tried again in the 9th inning after a leadoff double by Adam Kennedy but were not able to bring him in. The M's did leave 8 runners on base in the game but luckily still were able to knock in enough to win (though with Pineda pitching, they only needed 1).


    • #77
      Well, the M's keep on rolling on with another win today!

      Felix pitched masterfully, showing he still has it. He threw 8 innings of 6 hit, 0 BB, 13 SO ball (tied for his single game career high in SO!). He is back on top for IP and SO and lowered his ERA to 3.01 and improved his record to 5-4 on the season.

      Felix Struck Out every starting hitter at least once today (except for Denorfia). I unfortunately didn't get to watch or listen to the game (though I will watch it when I get a chance) but it seems like it was quite a game to have seen. Not much is more beautiful than when Felix is on fire.

      I think that with Pineda getting a lot of the spotlight, it is leading to Felix stepping up his game, to show that he is still top dog around here. And lest we forget, anything Pineda has done, Felix has done also, he just wanted to remind us.

      And lest I forget to mention, David Pauley came in and pitched another scoreless 9th inning today. His ERA is a minuscule 1.03 at the moment

      The Mariner's have now won 5 in a row (and 6 out of 7). They hold a 22-24 record on the season, still 1.5 games back as the Angels and Texas both won today.


      • #78
        After several great pitching performances lately, including this 6-1 win today, the M's are now 2nd in the league in team ERA (3.35), just passing Cleveland who gave up 4 runs today (though they still won). Oakland still has a solid hold on the top spot in ERA with their team as a whole still being under 3.00!


        • #79
          In their last 7 games (6-1 record), the M's have outscored opponents: 25-7!

          Of those 7 runs, only 4 of them can be attributed to the Starters.

          M's starters now have pitched in 9 consecutive games with 7+ IP while giving up 2 or fewer runs! The last team to do this 8 games in a row was the 2003 Mariner's. The last team to have 9 such games was 1988 Giants.


          • #80
            The pitching was not there tonight, but luckily our offense decided to show up! The M's win their 6th in a row tonight with an 8-7 victory over the Twins!

            League picked up his 11th save of the season with a scoreless 10th!


            • #81
              5/24 5:10 pm SEA @ MINN, TV: Root, RADIO: KIRO 710, Doug Fister vs Nick Blackburn
              5/25, 10:10 am SEA @ MINN, TV: Root, RADIO: KIRO 710, Erik Bedard vs Brian Duensing
              5/26 off
              5/27 7:10 pm NYY @ SEA, TV: Root, RADIO: KIRO 710, A.J. Burnett vs Michael Pineda
              5/28 7:10 pm NYY @ SEA, TV: Root, RADIO: KIRO 710, Ivan Nova vs Felix Hernandez
              5/29 7:10 pm NYY @ SEA, TV: Root, RADIO: KIRO 710, Bartolo Colon vs Jason Vargas


              • #82
                Well, it was a good pitching duel until Fister blew up in the 7th inning, giving up 2 more runs to put the M's behind 4-2.


                • #83
                  M's win today 3-0 on the strength of Bedard's 6 scoreless innings and a HR from Guttierrez (1st of the season). Pauley was scoreless (obviously) in the 7th and 8th and League came in for the save (his 12th of the season).

                  With 2 more scoreless innings for Pauley, his ERA is now a miniscule 0.95!!!

                  Bedard improves his record to 3-4 and the M's improve to 24-25, just 1 game under .500!


                  • #84
                    At least the hitting this year is a little better than last season. still not good but last year was one of the worst hitting performances in MLB history. and pitching is solid as always.
                    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.


                    • #85
                      Yes, definitely not as bad as last year. I mean, at this point last year, we had 5 fewer wins, but we were also a lot more than 1.5 games out (not sure exactly how far back though).

                      And last year, from this point on, we only had one 5+ game winning streak but had two 5+ game losing streaks as well. We were just a bad team last year, this year, we have some hope, a couple things that say we are not the worst out there.


                      • #86
                        Well, the Mariner's are about to open a weekend series at home versus the New York Yankees.

                        Tonight will pit young, M's phenom, Michael Pineda against veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett. All of us here know what Pineda has been doing this year, just knocking down the opponents. Burnett on the otherhand has been somewhat inconsistent so far this year. In his previous 2 starts, he has posted a 6.75 ERA, and has a 4.02 ERA for the season. His WHIP is down from his career norms but is still not dominating in any sense of the word. He is definitely beatable but we will need to really do something tonight because as good as Pineda is, the Yankee's lineup is still as potent as ever (leading the league in HR).


                        • #87
                          Guess which team is now .500 on the season? The Mariner's!!!

                          Pineda was not quite at his best. From what I saw on TV, he seemed to have some nerves, especially early. He showed some of what makes him great but was not at his best. But if that is his worst, then I won't worry. He gave up a 1st inning HR to Texeira (his 14th of the season) and was (despite a couple walks and hits) scoreless from 2-4. But they were able to get 2 more in the 5th inning to go up 3-0 on the M's.

                          Luckily we were able to get 2 back in the bottom of the 5th with some timely hitting from Ryan (single), Ichiro (double) and Rodriguez and Smoak were able to bring them around.

                          Both starters were pulled after 5 innings. And we got to work on their bullpen right away scoring 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to go up 4-3 for the first time of the game off of Luis Ayala, who takes the loss tonight. Our bullpen on the other hand was stupendously phenomenal again!

                          Pauley was scoreless for the 6th and 7th innings and his ERA in now a meager 0.89. Wright shut out the Yanks in the 8th and Brandon League who seems to be back on track, came in for the 9th and got his 13th save of the season!

                          And the Mariner's are on a 8 of 9 (and 9 of 11) roll at the moment, good enough to put us back to .500, something we haven't seen in a while.

                          We have Felix going for us tomorrow against a young kid who sports a 4.29 ERA and a WHIP around 1.500! Should be good sport for us to rough up! Either way, we took game 1 which is a good way to do it.


                          • #88
                            Now, I'm not sure, but I believe that with Texas having lost tonight and the Angel's winning, we are still in 3rd place but only 1 game back!


                            • #89
                              I guess I stand corrected, looks like we are only 0.5 games back! If Texas and the Angels lose tomorrow and we win, we will take over 1st place in the AL West!


                              • #90
                                The M's and Yank's are tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. And I have to say, I just feel like we are going to win this one! We have it in us to take this game from the Yankees!


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