Erik Bedard’s curveball was a little weak last night……….
…but who the heck cares??
We won 3 games out of 4 against the big, bad Texas Rangers!
I really was being pessimistic yesterday when I was content with a 2-2 tied series. I’m a hard-core Mariners fan, of all people I need to have more faith in them! It’s hard to even express how ecstatic I was to see the 3-3 tie, and then a 5-3 win!
To be honest, when Shelton took the pinch-hitter position, I thought…
But apparently Wakamatsu knows what he’s doing because that was the most wonderful thing that could have happened to us! A soft single was all it took to get ahead in the game!
To put a cherry on top of this wonderful Mariners sundae, Johnson did it again!
Man, Johjima is going to have to step it up and fight for the catcher spot if Johnson keeps this up!
As always, Ichiro, Gutierrez and Aardsma along with Shelton and Johnson get bright gold stars for their performance. :]
Sweet, what a great way to go into the All-Star break!
Home Run Derby tonight 8PM EST!
I had a hair-appointment at 7PM but I changed it to 5PM so I don’t miss one bit of the Derby.
My BFF called me a “Freak!”
It’s too bad Ichiro never participates in the derby. It might sound ridiculous to those who haven’t witnessed Ichiro during BP but he is known by his fellow teammates and other players that he hits the ball out of the park more than others. Pretty sure he’d put up a good fight against others!
Nonetheless, so excited for all the festivities!
HA! My plan is already working itself out. Win the Rangers series was my plan and we’re well on our way :]
Psh, not with performances like that from King Felix, Ichiro and Gutierrez!
This game was a classic pitchers duel and gosh I wish I could have watched it on TV instead of through GameDay on Mlb.com! It was looking fairly sketchy especially after 7 tiresome innings of no runs for us and that 1 run the Rangers had seemed like they were ahead by 100.
But even in a game like that, Ichiro manages to go 3-4 with 1 run. What did I say about having Griffey in the cleanup position? Yup, no good. Branyan, Lopez and Griffey couldn’t do jack for Ichiro.
Helloooooooooooooo! Gutierrez to the frickin’ rescue, people! That 3-run dinger in the bottom 8th won it all. Won the game for the team, a win for Felix (well deserved!) and won our hearts as well :]
Oh and let’s not forget, it felt great when Aardsma got the save after a rough outing a couple nights ago.
I’m sure this win really boosted the M’s confidence and the drive to win the next 3. Teehee :]
Being in Detroit challenges my faith for the Mariners at times, due to the fact that by the time most games start at 7:05PM PST, it’s already 10:05PM over here and by the 4th inning, it’s bedtime.
So I always have to make a decision based on the 4 innings they’ve already played if I’m going to stay up or not.
And all I can say is, thank the lord I didn’t go into another sleep deficit just to watch the M’s open the flood gates for the Orioles!
Sheesh, how does 3-2 become 4-12???
I guess I’m happy for Bedard since he struck out 8 but his low pitch count was obviously costly. The RPs got a break the night before when Washburn threw a heck of a game but apparently that just wasn’t enough time. Boy, Kelley and Jakubauskas got feasted on. I really think we should keep Olson in the rotating lineup and throw Morrow back to do RP. But, who am I to say.
As far as offense, Ichiro added one to his ever-growing hit count which was great and Guteirrez is really proving that he’s deserving of a starting lineup spot (both offense and defense!). I hate hate
hate to say this because I do love Ken Griffey as much as the next person in Seattle but he cannot be batting cleanup with a .218 average. I’m sorry but he just can’t, if we want to maintain strong offense and insurance runs for the pitchers.
Even the crappiest team (
Orioles) have to win some games, huh?
Well, rather lose a game (hopefully not two) to the birds than to the big, bad and mean Rangers that are coming to town!
It’s alright, we’ll win tonight and win the whole 4 game series against the Rangers and everything will be absolutely peachy! Oh, to be optimistic!