Nice road trip, boys!

Last night’s Fister start was disappointing, but I was heavily distracted by a friend having a baby, tornadoes all over the place, and general fatigue to really notice. Those two runs we scored in the 4th courtesy of Miguel Olivo were nice and all, but once the Twins small-balled their way to two over us in the 7th, I figured it was pretty much over.

Today, though, we took the series from the Twins, rendering only two losses in a 9-game streak, and one loss in a 6-game road trip. Not too bad. Not too bad at all. Combined with a day off to come back home and sleep in their own beds, this whole winning experiment might be just the thing the Ms need to deal with the Yankees. The computer I am writing this from will not allow me to see the standings at Mariners.com (Internet Explorer needs to go away), but I’m going to take a wild stab at it and say that the odds are against us with New York. The rotation stays the same for the Ms, though, so the Yanks will have to face Michael Pineda, Felix, and Jason Vargas, while we get AJ Burnett, some guy I’ve never heard of Ivan Nova, and CC Sabathia. I don’t know  how Burnett’s doing these days, and even less about Nova, but I am still scared of Sabathia, so there’s that. I have a lot of confidence in our rotation, but while I’ve been enjoying what the offense has been doing lately, they haven’t been doing it against the New York Yankees. In order not to be too disappointed, I am deciding to settle for the worst while hoping for the best. If we take one game from this, I’ll be happy.

My lunch is over in a few minutes here, so I have to keep this short. I was not able to listen to the game today, so I don’t have much to say about it. I caught the bottom of the 9th inning on Game Day, and it looks like Brandon League is back to being himself again. Good to see. I welcome our tattooed overlord back to his rightful place at the banquet, because making him sit at the kids’ table is not much fun.

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2 Responses to Nice road trip, boys!

  1. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    The last few series have gone really well, and the M’s are only one game below .500, so the upcoming series with the evil empire should be pretty interesting. I think that we have a decent chance to win a couple of games, especially with Felix and Pineda pitching against the Yankees. The offense is my biggest concern, and I hope that the bats at the top of the order can get going again. Would love to see Ackley in Seattle by the end of May. 🙂

    It is great that League is back to normal (?), since the DA is still MIA.

    • Megan Shear says:

      Yeah – for a change, I harbor no animosity towards our pitching. Finally. lol
      Well, I have to think that some of our batters might do alright, especially former NL-er Brendan Ryan, and some of our news guys – I mean, the Yanks haven’t really seen them yet, so maybe that will work to our advantage? I don’t know how to gauge that sort of thing.

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