Batting practice, anyone?

I’ve been ecstatic about the Mariners coming into town (Mo-town) and being able to watch them on FSN Detroit and of course being able to attend a game (tonight!) but boy was I disappointed within the first hour….no, first 30 minutes of the game.

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Oh, I don’t know, I thought maybe the Indians game taught Olson a lesson or two but he just couldn’t keep his balls down. His fastball was too high and his curveball wasn’t, well, curving.

It was the cherry on top of this crappy pitching sundae when the somewhat struggling Ordonez crushed the ball for a grand salami in the bottom 1st with 0 outs. I went from pale (the second Ordonez swung) to raging red (when the bases cleared)…..

….gosh so stressful!

But did it end there? Oh heeeeeeeeeeeeeck no. (Ugh!)

Olson left the mound putting the Mariners in the hole after a mere 1.1 innings and yet gave up 7 runs.

And what better idea than to bring in Jakubauskas, the same pitcher they brought in after Olson last time they lost?

Jakubauskas gave up 3 hits, 1 run and injured Gutierrez. Gutierrez slammed into the back of CF and was rolling on the floor in agony. Apparently it’s too far from the pitching mound to the back of CF because Jakubauskas didn’t walk over to Gutierrez when he was down on the floor for a good 15 minutes while Ichiro, Lopez and Cedeno ran over to him immediately. He was trying to catch a ball that YOU let out that far and all you do is stand on the mound and scratch your head? Shame on you

I give ♥props♥ to the Tigers fans though, because when Gutierrez finally got up and was assisted back to the dugout, they gave him a standing ovation. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Thanks Tigers fans! Apparently it turned out to be a slight concussion, bruised knee and arm so I’m glad it wasn’t anything serious. We love Gutierrez.

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Jakubauskas ended up calming down a little bit and after the first 2 innings, our pitchers ended up only giving up 1 run (to Cabrera) but that didn’t mean it wasn’t disappointing.

As far as offense, I give them so much kudos because I went from hopeless to hopeful throughout the whole game. Even though we lost, we made the Tigers pretty nervous by inching closer almost every inning. Hannahan had two solo homers, Langerhans had a 2 run homer (with excellent defense!), Balentein had a homer, Ichiro had a hit and a run (is that even a surprise anymore?), Lopez went 3 for 5 with an RBI….

…sigh, four homeruns and that didn’t cut it. :[

arby.jpgThanks to and on behalf of Olson and the rest of the pitching staff, Tigers fans can enjoy a free Arby’s roast beef sandwhich since they gave up 3 homeruns to the Tigers! Enjoy that, Tiger fans! I could technically get a free sandwhich but there’s no way I’m eating a roast beef sandwich covered with yummy horsey sauce and guilt!!!!

With all that said, I’m hoping tonight’s game between Felix and Gallaraga will be better. I had posted that it was Felix vs.Verlander, but apparently Leyland is saving their aces for the four game series against the White Sox that’s coming up. Gallaraga is going into the game with a 5.09 ERA while Felix enters with an amazing 2.41. It’s almost a given that we’d win….

….at least we should.

….but you never know in baseball! That’s the beauty of it though, isn’t it?  

Plus I’m going to the game tonight so I should be all the luck they need! ♥ I told my boyfriend he should probably drive because I don’t want to risk any mean person to ruin this beauty:

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[Yup, that’s my car.]

I’ve got my Johjima shirt, M’s cap, blue and green face paint and drinking plenty of fluids here at work so my throat will survive all the cheering (or yelling, hehe!) so I think I’m good to go! ♥

Tomorrow’s entry should be full of fun pictures and hopefully happy news! :]

Toodles,

xoxo

P.S It was so fun and exciting to be quoted on the MLB website! My Dad and Grandpa would be proud! :]

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11 comments

  1. devilabrit

    dont you just hate those 1 and bit inning starters…leave a mess and hope the rest of the team can fix it…the way things were going I thought for awhile that they were going to claw their way back in the last few innings… so are you going with ‘Face Paint’ maybe a ‘Mariners Manicure’ for the big event tonight? Have fun and I’m sure you’ll bring them luck so you get to see them win….
    Outside the Phillies Looking In
    http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

  2. Kylie

    I love your car. That is just too cute 😀
    I know how frustrating losses like these can be–pitching falls apart. That’s how we were last night with Juan Rincón, who endlessly frustrates me. Alas, everyone has bad days. Some teams or players just have more than others.
    Have tons of fun at the game tonight! I can’t wait to see all your pictures.
    ♥ Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

  3. matttan7

    Have fun with watching the Mariners, I hope the other team’s fans don’t bother you while you watch game. the Tigers hosting the Mariners should be fun. The M’s need some hits quickly too.

    Matthew T.
    http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

  4. raysfanboy

    Congrats on being featured on the mlblog.com site! Very cool!

    I find that horsey sauce and guilt go very well together. You might want to reconsider your Arby’s choice.

    Have fun at the game! I’m jealous! My guys have been on the road for what seems like forever! Ugh.
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

  5. devilabrit

    Now what did you do to be the featured blogger… you didn’t report someone did you…LOL
    congrats on getting the feature…
    Hope you had fun at the game, look forward to seeing the pics, etc.
    Outside the Phillies Looking In
    http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

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