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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thunderstruck Indeed

posted by on April 2 at 9:36 AM

Texas 5, Seattle 4 thanks, freakishly, to J.J. Putz who, after blowing just two saves all of last year, managed to hork it in just the second game of this year, when Rangers’ center fielder Josh Hamilton (who badly misplayed a fly ball from Ichiro early in the game) absolutely shellacked the first pitch Putz threw him into left center fieldóafter Seattle had battled back in the 8th to a one run lead.

Ichiro, by the way, had three hits. Felix didn’t look super sharp, but he only gave up one unearned run—and made up for it was some great fielding (5 assists to just 3 strikeouts: weird). Oh, and Richie Sexson managed to strike out swinging on a bad 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded. All told, he struck out three times. Sigh.

Tonight Carlos Silva makes his Mariners debut. Hopefully he can help deliver the series.

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Aside from Bedard, Felix, Ichiro, and (maybe) Putz, this is going to be a loooooong year.

Posted by Postureduck | April 2, 2008 9:57 AM

Sexson is done. He's starting to burn on the bottom.

Posted by Fnarf | April 2, 2008 10:58 AM

5 assists to just 3 strikeouts: weird

weird, but an awesome stat for a pitcher. Stikeouts are great, but little grounders back to the mound are far better (potential dp, fewer pitches).

At least The M's scored. The Cardinals couldn't get more than one fucking run against 17 game loser Kip Wells.

Posted by Mike in MO | April 2, 2008 11:39 AM

Mariners, schmariners. Let's have a post about how the Seattle Thunderbirds made it through to the second round of the WHL playoffs! Tri Cities, you are going DOWN.

Posted by Kalakalot | April 2, 2008 1:36 PM

Thanks Bradley for the sports posts. Even though most people shit on them, I love it and appreciate it and wish there were more...

Posted by MadDog | April 2, 2008 5:18 PM

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