I hate having too many posts in a row because it makes it tough for people to comment, but I though I’d break it up somewhat. But we’ll get the game posts going now. And I’ll even toss in some links along the way to read between innings.
GAME UPDATES START HERE:
10:03 — From Snydro: I wonder if Sophia Bush knows that you’ve had your mug on the cover of such a prestigious sports section?
Sure, she called me just the other day to tell me she was pleased. Actually Snydro, the conditions of the restraining order don’t allow contact of any sort and a 100-foot barrier between her and …. I told her to quit stalking me.
9:52 — “PUT ME IN COACH I’M READY TO PLAY TODAY!!!!” My God, My God, that’s, that’s Miguel Cairo’s music! And he’s in to pinch run for Sexson, whou doubled off the wall. Cairo actually ran faster out to second than Sexson did on his double.
9:43 — ADRIAN BELTRE!!!! 3-run homer on an 0-1 pitch off of closer Rafale Betancourt — about a foot over the wall. The Mariners have a lead.
9:34 — As for the Balentien and Clement not starting, maybe it’s something, maybe it’s nothing, but it allows you guys to dream. Another thing you to have consider — they don’t have to be called up at the same time. I realistically think that Clement will be called up first. Because he’s ready right now, but they may wait on Balentien until his knee is completely healthy at this point.
9:24 — Silva in trouble, not sure why Mac didn’t go with the lefty-lefty matchup and bring in Rhodes to face Delluci, maybe Rhodes wasn’t warm enough. But Athur’s in now and it’s tied after a soft grounder to first.
9:07 — Sorry for the lapse, I’m still going, “hmmmm” about those two sitting. Usually, guys like that don’t sit unless they’ve been told to by the big club. Of course, Wlad just came off injury and Clement is a catcher and so he gets days off, but its funny that on a day when McLaren says they’ll be up “sooner than later” those two sits out of the game.
8:40 — Here’s the Rainiers lineup for tonight
8:35 — Brad Wilkerson with his third hit, on that note, neither Jeff Clement or Wlad Balentien are supposedly in tonight’s lineup for the Rainiers … hmmmmmmmm.
8:22 — Jose Vidro with another double RBI, he’s responding to Mac’s little ulitmatum. Richie, er, not so much.
8:12 — Brad Wilkerson with a leaping catch. He’s doing it all. Who gave him a Red Bull before the game.
8:03 — Mark it down at 8:03 EST Brad Wilkerson got two hits in a row in one game. No, I’m not making this up. And for the second straight time this game, after Wilkerson gets a hit, Joh gets him out with a double play.
7:55 — Jose Vidro with an RBI double. That’s not a typo. And his average is now above his weight of 200 (listed weight I might add there).
7:51 — If you haven’t noticed, I’m going by local time. No, I can’t predict the future.
* Here’s the LA Times game story from last night’s game in which Oakland drubbed the Angels.
7:38 — Alight, we pick it up in the second inning after Brad Wilkerson just pulled a ball relatively hard through the right side for a hit. And it pushes him up over .200, to .204 but not over his weight 205.
In the first inning, Richie came up clutch in his old stadium, with a ground ball to first with bases loaded. You see he gets cheers on the road for not getting hits. That’s why he plays better.
Silva gave up two doubles but got out of it with just a run, but sometimes with this Mariners offense, it’s like pregnancy, once is all it takes.