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White Sox 5, Mariners 1: Eric Wedge not pleased with his team’s effort at the plate

Post by Ryan Divish on June 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm with 3 Comments »
June 7, 2011 9:23 pm

As you can tell by this video, the Mariners manager was none too pleased with tonight’s effort. And it got better, because he became more irate, only I couldn’t keep videoing per MLB rules.

So will he have to deliver a message to his team?

“They will know,” he said. “If they don’t know right now, they will know.”

Wedge delivered a message in a different way, making a postgame roster move. The Mariners called up hot-hitting Mike Carp from Triple A Tacoma and optioned outfielder Mike Wilson back to the Rainiers.

But this was the most interesting line …

“We have got some of these veteran offensive players that need to be doing better,” he said. “We’re damn near 2 1/2 months into the season and people need to be doing better.”

Hmm, which veteran would he be speaking of?

Chone Figgins: .185 batting average/.227 OBP/.245 SLG

Ichiro Suzuki: .260/.313/.303

Miguel Olivo: .242/.296/.390

Jack Cust: .225/.365/.335

Seattle managed six hits in the game. But the Mariners  gave at-bats away, and this is a team that simply can’t afford to give at-bats away.

“We didn’t make very good outs tonight,” Wedge said. “I didn’t think we showed tonight what we’ve been showing and the way we have to play. So I’m not pleased at all with that.”

Chicago starting pitcher Phil Humber pitched 7 2/3 innings and limited Seattle to five hits on one run with five strikeouts and three walks.

So what exactly did Humber do so well to limit the Mariners’ bats?

“I don’t know,” Adam Kennedy said after pausing for about six seconds to try and find something to say. “Him and A.J. (Pierzynski) worked well back there. He changed speeds on his fastball and he had four decent pitches.”

It wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of Humber’s stuff. No, this was about the Mariners not battling and understanding what they need to do at the plate.

“We just weren’t sharp,” Kennedy said. “For our offense to be consistent, we all need to be sharp and we just haven’t been the last couple of nights.”

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  1. LaCroix says:

    Get Figgins outta here! He’s a loser and his poor play is so obvious his team-mates are getting upset. Heave ho!

  2. Figgins: has got to go. I don’t really care how. If Jack Z can get anyone to eat the contract, he’s a freakin’ genius.

    Once Ackley comes up, Kennedy MUST go to 3rd. We ford to lose his bat.

    Ichiro: is getting old. He is a hall of famer, but it’s likely time to retire.

    Olivo: toughest call of the 4. I see him as the guts of this team, but Bard’s hitting like crazy in Tacoma

    Cust: DFA. Yesterday. He is blocking so many prospects I don’t have enough fingers to count them.

  3. Me & my typos. let’s try this again (I wish we could edit this blog like most boards allow)

    Once Ackley comes up, Kennedy MUST go to 3rd. We can’t afford to lose his bat.

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