Saturday, April 21, 2007
In 25 words or less: Meat Loaf might say two out of three Miguel Batista starts ain't good.
This one featured Miguel Batista going up against Joe Saunders. The Mariners had the chance to either climb back to .500 or lose their fourth straight and drop to two games below .500, which would match their second-worst 12-game start in the new century (2004 was one game worse). Of course, with a game in Anaheim, folks in the Northwest don't have it so bad because they know they'll get the Daves and Mike Blowers on the telecast, but MLB.tv viewers like myself stand a decent chance of having to put up with the FSN West crew of Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler at some point during the series, and that's never good. All told, this game took place two days After Felix, and there really hasn't been too much to cheer about in Marinerland since. Surely a win over a division rival to snap a three-game winning streak would chip away some of the uneasiness from knowing Felix won't be on the mound throwing until he's doing exactly that. Of course, there was always the possibility the Mariners could lose. Four straight losses starting with the Felix game would be a decent start toward the Mariners' season falling off the face of the earth. Let's hope that ends soon.
Saunders' line: 6 innings, 0 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 92 pitches (50 strikes)
Batista's line: 6 innings, 6 runs, 10 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 102 pitches (65 strikes)
Speier's line: 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 1 strikeout, 7 pitches (6 strikes)
Morrow's line: 2 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeouts, 38 pitches (24 strikes)
Carrasco's line: 1 1/3 inning, 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 31 pitches (19 strikes)
Rodriguez' line: 2/3 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 1 strikeout, 10 pitches (6 strikes)
Yr W-L Pct GB Stk
2001 9-3 .750 -- W2
2002 9-3 .750 -- W6
2000 8-4 .667 1 W3
2003 6-6 .500 3 W2
2005 6-6 .500 3 W1
2006 6-6 .500 3 W1
2007 5-7 .417 4 L4
2004 4-8 .333 5 W2
Ramirez. Colon. Tonight.