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  • SABR Brat
    started a topic Season Thread 2011 Mariners

    Season Thread 2011 Mariners

    The Oakland series:

    Game #1, April 1st Sea @ Oak 7:05, TV: Root, Radio: KIRO 710, Felix Hernandez vs Trevor Cahill
    Game #2, April 2nd Sea (+165) @ Oak 6:05, TV: Root, Radio: KIRO 710, Jason Vargas vs Brett Anderson
    Game #3, April 3rd Sea (+160) @ Oak 1:05, TV Root, Radio: KIRO 710, Doug Fister vs Gio Gonzalez
    Last edited by SABR Brat; 04-03-2011, 06:02 AM. Reason: edit

  • Edgartohof
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    Who else thinks that Ackley has a shot at the ROY Award?

    After last night, he has hit: .304/.376/.473 with 13 doubles, 7 triples and 6 HR, 35 Runs and 34 RBI in 70 Games. He has 4 SB's and hasn't been caught yet. He is a speedster who looks good with a glove (though he still has room to grow in that area).

    His WAR before last night was 2.6 (in 69 games).

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  • Edgartohof
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    Felix lead the team to a 1-2 victory yesterday. He went 8 innings with only 4 hits, 2 BB's and had 7 SO.

    The M's had 10 base hits but the only XBH was a triple by Ackley (his 7th of the season!). Ackley, Smoak, and Olivo each had 2 hits apiece. Ichiro, Ackley and Seager each had a SB (Seagers 1st).

    Brandon Leage threw a scoreless 9th inning to record his 33rd Save of the season.
    Last edited by Edgartohof; 09-07-2011, 03:34 AM.

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  • Edgartohof
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    Mariner's lost again. Ichiro and Guttierrez both went 2-5. Ichiro had an RBI and a SB, Guttierrez scored 1 of the 5 Mariner's runs. Ackley went 2-4 with a BB and a 2-run, 2-out HR in the top of the 7th.

    Guttierrez has been hitting .285 the last 27 games, which is at least a slightly good thing, maybe signes for a better year next year. Let him rest this off season without any injury or disease and he should be good to go next year.

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  • Edgartohof
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    M's lost 3-4 last night. Ichiro had 2 of the 4 team hits (Ackley and Carp each had 1 apiece). The Angels gave up 8 walks but they still took the game.

    All 3 M's runs came in the 3rd inning, off of Angels starter.

    Ryan and Robinson both got aboard via the walk. Ichiro knocked in a run on a double and Ackley singled in both Robinson and Ichiro.

    Carp was 1-2 on the night with 2 Walks.

    Furbush gave up all 4 runs, 3 in the 1st and 1 in the 3rd. Wright pitched the last 3 innings, all scoreless, giving up only 2 hits and no walks along the way.

    Despite the not so great pitching on the Angels part, the M's offense just couldn't get it done. Even with Ichiro doing better and Ackley and Carp doing their thing, it's just not enough.

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  • Blue387
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    Felix was masterful.

    Highlight reel:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=18679737

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  • Edgartohof
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    Ichiro's hitting streak ends at 13 but the M's win behind the masterful pitching of the King. Felix went all 9 innings, giving up only 1 run on 5 hits and 1 BB, with 9 SO throughout.

    This was Felix's 5th CG of the season, which is good enough for 2nd in the league (Shields is 1st with 10 CG).

    Both of the Mariner's runs came in the bottom of the 8th inning with 2 outs. Guttierrez and Ackley both got on with singles and that brought Carp to the plate. Scott Downs came in to Replace Haren and immediately gave up a double to CF to Carp! Both Runners scored and that was all we needed. Felix came in and finished the game and ended the game on only 109 pitches! when you are on, you are on!

    The only Angels' run came in the 3rd inning on a couple of singles by Trout and Kendrick.

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  • Edgartohof
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    M's lost again to the Rays, this time 7-8. Pineda pitched fairly well but Wright fell apart in the 7th inning, giving up 4 runs and only recording 1 out. Guttierrez and Ackley both had 2 hits and scored 1 run apiece (Guti also knocked in a run). Mike Carp also added a hit to give himself a 20 game hitting streak! Casper Wells and Willy Mo Pena each went 2-4 with a HR, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI! Seager also added 2 more hits but to no avail as the pitching was not able to keep the lead.

    Wells' HR was his 6th as a Mariner in only 15 games. And the HR by Pena was his first as an M!
    Last edited by Edgartohof; 08-21-2011, 04:36 PM.

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  • Edgartohof
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    M's lost 8-0 against the Rays. Carp though continues his hitting streak, reachinng 19 games now!

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  • Edgartohof
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    18 game hitting streak now for Carp!

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  • Stumanji
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    In my scenario, Ichiro would still get 600-700 AB's each of the next two seasons - not at all a "part time" or "bench" player. That's full time. 150+ games. I'm just suggesting that he'll be spending less and less time in RF and more time at DH. I don't think he takes a swing as a 40 year old.

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  • Edgartohof
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    M's lost last night 5-1 with Morrow overpowering the Mariner's with 12 SO in 6 innings! The only high point being Carp who extended his hitting streak to 17 games!

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  • Edgartohof
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    Yeah, I agree that we won't see Ichiro sticking around as just a part time player. The second that he feels he can't cut it, he will be out of here on his own accord. But I think too that he will do a lot of work this off season to get back to form. And maybe he will be able to do just that! I would certainly like to see that.

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  • dominik
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    Originally posted by Stumanji View Post
    I think over the next two or three years, we'll see the gradual exclusion of Ichiro from the every day line-up. I think the M's are going to do their best to give him playing time and see to it that he only wears a Mariners jersey in his career. I see him spending 70% of his time in RF next year, then down to 50-60% the following year, with other time spent at DH. I also see him being bumped from lead-off to either 2nd or later in the lineup (8th or 9th) unless he starts hitting more line-drives.
    When Ichiro is removed from that top spot, I'd give it to Ackley. He's got a great eye, a good line-drive swing, and decent speed. I see him as a Sizemore like lead-off, one that will knock out 15-20 HRs.

    Carp is definitely crushing the ball and his bat has earned him an everyday start. Smoak, though, shouldn't be counted out yet. This is his FIRST full season in the bigs. I like them both. Carp can play OF and 1B, Smoak can share time at DH with Ichiro and play 1B. Robinson, Wells, Gutierrez, Carp and Ichiro make a loaded outfield so people will suffer in PT. I don't expect Wells to hit .340 so I can't chalk him into "everyday" just yet. Guti I think has the biggest chance at being removed from his starting job (aside from Ichiro). Unless we can teach Wells or Robinson to field groundballs at the hot corner.

    I like Ryan at shortstop. I like his energy and love the glove. He was the M's hottest hitter for a stretch this year and was one of the few that didn't look like they were giving up (Figgins!). I think he's earned that position.

    Catcher and 3B are my biggest question marks.
    That's not going to happen. If ichiro is not playing in the field every day he will retire or force a trade. He is a very proud to borderline arrogant guy. He will certainly not settle with being a bench player. he has been treated like a prince all his life and certainly won't accept less.

    I don't think ichiro will play through a long decline. once he realizes that he is no longer a good player (and you really must be a terrible hitter to not play every day in that mariners lineup) he will retire and not hang on too long. He certainly doesn't want "mercy at bats".

    I could even imagine that he won't play much longer. He certainly is deeply dissapointed about himself this season. he will work out like crazy this offseason to at least stabilize himself and if he realizes that he can't make it he will retire. I don't think there is anyone more pissed about such a season than ichiro (who off course will never show that because he is a polite japanese and feelings don't belong into the public in japan). I can't imagine him playing very long as a .260 hitter. maybe he even retires after next season if it doesn't work out better.

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  • Stumanji
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    I think over the next two or three years, we'll see the gradual exclusion of Ichiro from the every day line-up. I think the M's are going to do their best to give him playing time and see to it that he only wears a Mariners jersey in his career. I see him spending 70% of his time in RF next year, then down to 50-60% the following year, with other time spent at DH. I also see him being bumped from lead-off to either 2nd or later in the lineup (8th or 9th) unless he starts hitting more line-drives.

    When Ichiro is removed from that top spot, I'd give it to Ackley. He's got a great eye, a good line-drive swing, and decent speed. I see him as a Sizemore like lead-off, one that will knock out 15-20 HRs.

    Carp is definitely crushing the ball and his bat has earned him an everyday start. Smoak, though, shouldn't be counted out yet. This is his FIRST full season in the bigs. I like them both. Carp can play OF and 1B, Smoak can share time at DH with Ichiro and play 1B. Robinson, Wells, Gutierrez, Carp and Ichiro make a loaded outfield so people will suffer in PT. I don't expect Wells to hit .340 so I can't chalk him into "everyday" just yet. Guti I think has the biggest chance at being removed from his starting job (aside from Ichiro). Unless we can teach Wells or Robinson to field groundballs at the hot corner.

    I like Ryan at shortstop. I like his energy and love the glove. He was the M's hottest hitter for a stretch this year and was one of the few that didn't look like they were giving up (Figgins!). I think he's earned that position.

    Catcher and 3B are my biggest question marks.

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