Baseball Was Nuts Last Friday

I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at last Friday’s game against the St Louis Cardinals to witness – sort of – what turned from a predictably-Mariners game to a different kind of game altogether. I had come to the sudden realization earlier that day that the two teams hadn’t seen each other in around three years, and both are now very different teams. I figured we were in for an interesting game; I just didn’t know how interesting. By now pretty much all the locals know what happened, so I’m just here to drop some photos off.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 6.57.49 PMNick Vincent and Steven Cishek drop by to say hi to Jed  Gyorko as they head to the bullpen. I don’t know why the pink backpack has been foisted on Cishek, but here we are.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 6.58.25 PMDae-Ho Lee prepares to go after a ball, while an unidentified (by me) Cardinal gets ready to make a run for it.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 6.58.50 PMLeonys Martin takes a hack.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 6.59.11 PMCards pitcher for the night, Carlos Martinez. He kept the Mariners bats pretty silent for a solid 7 innings (outside of a bit of struggle in the 6th where we finally made it onto the board with a little bit of small ball) before being replaced by Seung Hwan Oh, who worked short relief in the 8th and kept things nice and tidy for St Louis.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 6.59.37 PMLeonys Martin, waiting for another pitch to get to the plate.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.00.01 PMPleasant surprise of the evening Wade LeBlanc, in his first Mariners start after having come over from the Blue Jays’ triple A team. I don’t know off the top of my head what his final line was, but he sure didn’t give anyone any runs. That was, sadly, Joaquin Benoit’s job.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.01.03 PMDae-Ho Lee, taking a good swing.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.01.23 PMLeBlanc and Chris Iannetta have a chat.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.01.41 PMThe Mariners load up the bases for Dae-Ho Lee in the 6th. Everyone of course was hoping for the grand slam, but Lee grounded out to sacrifice himself and run Seth Smith in for our first run of the game.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.02.06 PMNick Vincent regards the plate in the top of the 7th.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.02.36 PMThis is Yadier Molina. You can’t see them, but he has the prettiest eyes in baseball. And that is some next-level hard-hitting baseball analysis right there.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.02.57 PMThe infielders and coaches have a hill meeting before what I was positive was going to be our downfall that night; Joaquin Benoit. Benoit gave the Cardinals three runs in the top of the 8th, something that we have all kind of come to recognize as generally the end of any given game when it happens. I’m still not sure if this is the pessimistic nature of Mariners fans, or if we’re realists, or what; but I was pretty convinced that things were not going to go well for us.

But of course they did; Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee managed to get on base in the bottom of the 9th, and Adam Lind  took RHP Trevor Rosenthal to school over the right field wall. I was attempting to finish responding to someone on Twitter when it happened; so I didn’t see the ball leave the bat. I heard it though, and I heard the gradually-ascending roar of the crowd as everyone realized that yes, that ball was in fact going to clear the warning track – quite easily, I might add – and I just stood there with my friends Patrick and Tom feeling terrifically confused. Seriously, it blew my mind for a good few hours the following day after I woke up. Baseball is weird and crazy sometimes.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.03.44 PMThis is the only photo I had time to snap, and the video of the hit and Lind basketballing his helmet at the other guys is here (Gatorade toss also). I could watch that clip over and over, and I’ve seen another one a few times. Absolutely incredible.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 7.03.09 PMLind being interviewed in the dugout after having more Gatorade tossed at him (you can’t see Jen Mueller, she was under the awning there).

We took the series from the Cards, which was nice, particularly after the bad road trip. I was unable to make it to the other games due to time and money – I was in the Pride parade on Sunday – but I kept track on AtBat, as I am wont to do if I can’t be in front of a TV.

As I post this, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in town – another team we have not seen for a few years now – and Hisashi Iwakuma is working a good few innings so far. Wade Miley and Taijuan Walker are on the verge of returning to us, and Felix will be back after the All Star break mid-July. Nathan Karns has been moved to the bullpen as a temporary fix for roster numbers as pitchers come back to the rotation, which is fine with me. Karns has a 6-2 record this year, and it’s nice to have his arm in relief, if they want to keep LeBlanc in for a bit and Miley’s coming back soon. Keep those arms active!

I won’t be able to finish this game because of work tomorrow, but the Pirates just made a crazy error at first with pitcher Jonathan Niese aiming at ex-Mariner John Jaso and failing to make the connection. Shawn O’Malley ran into Jaso in a way that could have resulted in a fairly bad injury, but everyone is OK, Jaso laughed it off, and now there are men on the corners. Let’s go Mariners!

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Fridays At Safeco

Since I’ll be spending a bit of Friday at Safeco, I figured I’d post some pictures I took the last time it was Friday and I was at Safeco. And also Sunday. And maybe a Wednesday.

1Cole Hamels, starting a disastrous game on a Sunday afternoon. Actually, this seems like it was sort of the beginning of the Mariners current slide down the standings pole; a hard-fought extra innings game the Saturday night before, followed by a disappointing afternoon game where I got a mean sunburn because I was oblivious to the sun peeking over the top of the stadium at the back and top of my head. That was a bad day all ’round (the same day as the incident in Orlando, Florida), and the game did not help.

2Dad hits! Seth Smith takes a whack at a ball right down the middle of the plate, which put him on base. I was sitting in the lower bit of the right/center field deck that day.

3Felix’s last home start, a Friday night loss.

We are awaiting a bunch of roster moves at some point today, but as of this writing, nothing has been announced. Ryan Divish says it should come down in the next hour or so. I won’t have much time to react to any of it, as I am once again slammed at work, but today there is a light at the end of this tunnel in the form of…a Mariners game! Right now, I’m simply hoping for decent weather and a win tonight. I don’t ask for much.

Also, the Cardinals blog I talked to before the season started had some questions for me regarding the series this weekend. I don’t know that my answers are necessarily good ones, but they’re answers. You can find that here on C70 At The Bat. I am looking forward to see if I’m right.

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June Spawned A (Mariners) Monster

Man, I hate writing things when I’m tired or in a bad mood. Today it’s both, so some of this may come off sounding like I’ve gone a little sideways, comapared to my normal tone.

First of all, is there anything much more disapponting than being on the receiving end of a four-game sweep? A three game sweep is one thing; it’s kind of common, an everyday occurrence. But the Mariners just played four games in Detroit and could not win even one of them. Even when ahead, they still managed to fail. Which isn’t to say they didn’t try; certainly the Detroit series featured a lot of hitting, but once runners were on, we just couldn’t figure out what to do with them. This is a recurring issue for this team, and I have no idea what we need to do about it, but something needs to be rectified and fast: we are 6-15 for this month, and that is simply unacceptable for a team that was doing as well as we were in the months of April and May. Obviously, the injuries have created a lot of setback for the team, which is not something that can be avoided, and that is unfortunate; but we have to start working on baserunning before it’s too late, and “too late” is coming swiftly.

I was trying to leave work today and was checking Twitter quickly on the elevator when I saw this little gem from Ryan Divish.  It was followed up by this. If you don’t want to click a link, and because I’m going to talk about it anyway, recent golden boy Boog Powell accepted an 80-game suspension for PEDs. No word yet on what kind, but apparently he also got pinged wth amphetamines back in 2014 (Amphemtamines?! I’m sorry, it’s it 1973?) Powell claims that he “doesn’t know” how he ingested the mystery substance, but that it is one the list of banned substances for baseball. A lot of people have strong opinions over the PED issue, and I get that: a lot of you went through the original PED time period in the early 90s, you’re all used to it by now. But can we please stop with the I-don’t-know-how-I-ate-this nonsense? Come on! How many times are fans going to have to endure these pseudo-apologies for breaking the rules? This isn’t 1993; you can’t work at getting into the majors in this game and be completely unaware that there are a lot of things you shouldn’t be ingesting. MLB is supending people now, and harder than they used to; you not only hurt fan confidence when you do stuff like this, you set yourself back, and you let your team down. I can’t hate every player that does this – there are a lot more guys like Powell out there in the minors right now who just haven’t been caught yet – but stop talking to the fans like we’re idiots who don’t understand how eating and drinking works. It doesn’t make you look humble, it makes you look like you think you’re smarter than the rest of us; and that looks good on approximately nobody. Boog, I like you, but if you get caught again, I want you out of the game. If you are incapable of playing the game to the point where you feel the need to take a banned substance, then maybe you shouldn’t be playing the game at all. The fact that players take these “supplements” says more about what they think about themselves and their skill level than it does about anything else.

See? That’s what you get when I’m tired and cranky. I don’t want to be mean to anyone in a Mariners uniform, but today is not a good day, and baseball is not on my good side.

Now I’m going to turn around and say that I’ll be at tomorrow’s game against the St Louis Cardinals, and it looks like Wade LeBlanc will be starting in Taijuan Walker’s place while Walker is still out recovering from a tendon issue in one of his feet. This is literally the first I’m hearing that LeBlanc is even on our team, which tells you just how busy I’ve been this month; he was acquired yesterday, and I had no idea. The slot on Mariners.com was actually blank when I went to check it this morning. The Cardinals are in second place in the NL Central, but if it’s anything that this game has taught me, it’s that that means absolutely nothing, no matter how badly I want it to.

And the beat goes on, until it doesn’t anymore. Go, Mariners.

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Fridays At Safeco

The Mariners are in the 6th inning of their first game in Boston. I had to run errands for a party I am hosting tomorrow, so I wasn’t able to get home in time for the start of it, but we’re up by 5 runs, so the Ms have clearly had a great start. There are a lot of Mariners fans in attendance at this one, people who have traveled from Washington state to visit Fenway. Even though there are some very dark clouds threatening rain, I am envious. I will get there some day. I am also very much looking forward to the Orioles series at the beginning of July. Daniel and I have tickets already for that Saturday, but I’ve decided that I’m going to all of the games again this year. I used to be good with one game, but I can go, so I feel like I should. Orioles shirt and Mariners jersey time again. I can hardly wait. The Orioles are in a tight first place race right now with Boston, and it looks like we might help them out today, if things go well over the next few innings. Here are some pictures!

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 5.52.15 PMPoor Wade Miley. Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder impingement – which I feel is much worse an injury than it sounds – he shaved his beard a short while back and I guess it had a more resounding effect than we all wanted it to; if you believe in that sort of thing. Apparently Miley says it’s just a minor setback, and he’ll be good and ready when he’s able to come back at the end of the month. I hope he’s right. With Felix’s injuries a little more questionable than they were initially, and our bullpen not being nearly as neat and tidy as maybe one might like, I feel like we need all the help we can get. We’re still in second place, and doing a lot better than the teams below us, but anything can happen in this game; and it usually does.

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 5.50.20 PMDid you know the Mariners have a garden? Well, they do, and it’s in the batter’s eye, and it’s freaking awesome! I haven’t done much research on this, and found out about it about a week and a half ago, when a friend on FaceBook was out at a game and noticed it, so I had to go see it for myself, and did last weekend. It’s a lot like my garden, but they have easily 350 more feet of space on me. More ballparks should do this. I don’t know if my salad from the other week was from there, or even which food areas might be using it, but it’s a brilliant idea, and I love the organization even more for doing it.

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 5.50.33 PMPano of the park from over The Pen. Look at this place. Just look at it. That’s our ballpark, and it is fantastic. I can hardly wait for two weekends from now. A three day weekend and three baseball games? Yes, please!

Robinson Cano just hit another home run. My Red Sox-loving friend Eric might come over tomorrow to watch the game for a bit, so I’ll get some flack from him for this game, but I don’t mind; a score like this is totally worth it. Go Mariners!

 

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Fridays At Safeco

I’m late today! I had to be at work around 5 this morning, and there was just no time. Once again, work interferes with life. It’s just not fair.

I was at the game on Wednesday, a brilliant and much-needed-by-everyone start by Taijuan Walker. I’ll be honest, I was a little worried going in, what with Walker’s (up to then) 2-6 record and the problems he has been having so far this year. But he pitched a nice strong 8 innings, with 11 strikeouts in a 5-0 shutout against Cleveland. Chris Iannetta did a lot of the stickwork that night, and I don’t have the numbers handy, but he hit. A lot. The other highlight was an amazing catch in right field, performed by Franklin Gutierrez and the outfield wall. Fortunately, both parties are OK, though maybe I’m more concerned about the wall. Shades of Death to Flying Things. Gutierrez will likely never be where he was a few years ago due to his health, but he was great in that moment. Walker, for his part, spared our bullpen and returned to the dugout after the 8th to a standing ovation from the 15,000+ people in attendance.

My friend Cynthia and I had a nice leisurely meal at the Hit It Here. I am currently facing some self-imposed dietary restrictions (don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about it except to explain briefly, because man I hate it when people can’t stop talking about their diets and this is so not the right place), so the HIH is one of the best places for me to eat. Their eponymous salad is fantastic, and you can get it with extra bacon! It’s a massive salad, and for the $10 price tag, an economic and filling meal. I would love to do a food feature on Safeco, but they keep changing things up, and every year there are different things; but that’s part of what makes it such a great park!

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.06.14 AMAfter dinner, we took the right field ramp and meandered up to our seats in section 323. Not too shabby, these are the seats I am sharing with Daniel Carroll for the season, but Wednesday was the first time I’d sat there this year.

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.06.45 AMThe roof was open for the game, though it had been threatening rain earlier that day (and in fact rained on me on my way down from work).

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.06.59 AMWalker deals while Kyle Seager and an umpire ready themselves for a hit. I didn’t have my camera with me; the humidity early in the morning made even my bag feel like far too much to carry, and I was trying not to weight myself down.

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.07.11 AMAnd of course the win!

I am home from a 10-hour day and ready for dinner and the beginning of the series tonight against the Texas Rangers (again?!)  I’ll be headed back to the park on Sunday afternoon for the finale, but for now, I think I’m just going to enjoy being not at work, and keep my fingers crossed for the thunderstorms that are forecast to be rolling in later this evening. Go Mariners!

Oh, and thanks to Hap for the baseball card!

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My Thoughts On The Mariners: Two Months In

Fridays at Safeco is delayed today due to my sleep schedule and a post-work appointment, but I will try to complete it before the day is over. Hopefully as I’m watching the tail end of the Mariners game in Texas.

I have some thoughts on the Mariners performance through the second month of baseball season, but I’m not sure I can properly articulate them all. Last night’s game featuring a Kyle Seager bomb, and a Dae-Ho Lee pinch-hit 3-run blast (literally, into the second deck of Petco Park over left field) was mind-blowing in it’s mind-blowing-ness. I had to work late, but got home during the course of the 7th inning. Daniel was texting me that they had started the turnaround, and I clicked the TV on just after the dinger. After working for some 13 hours, it was really hard to wrap my head around what was going on, and without going into a play by play, the whole thing nearly defies explanation. The Mariners took a 12-7 game in the 7th inning, a game most people thought we would lose in the moment, and absolutely LIT. UP. Padres pitching, scoring 9 runs in the top of the 7th. This is even more amazing when you realize that in the top of the 6th inning, the Ms were down by 10 runs. The box score wrap on MLB At Bat is hilarious. Those are Mariners hits and Mariners runs. It’s unbelievable.

In the moment, as all of Mariners Twitter was losing their minds and verbally hugging each other last night, I posted this:

msNow, I am very well aware of how other teams fanbases are perceived when their teams do well. To put it flatly, a lot of them look like smug jerks who feel entitled to the win column, and since I have a lot of fans of other teams that I follow and who follow me, I didn’t want us to be perceived that way. Mariners fans have had it rough. We’ve been promised so much in the last 8 years that hasn’t been delivered on. We’ve been told a New Day a New Way. We’ve been asked to Believe Big. We’ve been given reasons for trades that we didn’t think made a lot of sense, told to keep believing in the team when they lost 101 games twice in three years, assured that SABRmetrics were being used to determine low cost and high value, and fed excuses when things didn’t work out. A lot of us were excited about the changes being made going into this season, but wary all the same because so much has gone wrong, and we’ve been to this dance before.

But as the season goes on, I’m not sure we have been to this dance.  This looks like it might be a new dance, a party at someone else’s house. I have already made new fan friends both online and in person, and watching them have as much of a good time with this as I have been is incredibly entertaining. I have been looking forward to attending games in person and have been pretty bummed out when I can’t actually watch them or finish them on TV (which unfortunately has been a lot more than I’d like this year). But you can feel it. Something is different. There’s a glorious blue and gray tint to the air we breathe, and it smells like cut grass and hot dogs and garlic fries. It smells like victory and glove leather, and dirt; and all of that is really weird and unfamiliar, but at the same time it’s been making my heart skip a beat when I even so much as see a baseball, bat, or glove. This is a different dance, and all of it makes me feel like maybe I’m crashing a party that I have no right to be at, but maaaaaan is it fun!

The Mariners, for their part, are doing baseball like I have never seen baseball done. Not only the way they have won games, or the fact that they’ve won them at all. This organization has taken a bunch of athletes who were more or less not totally acquainted with each other  – even when they were on last year’s roster – and put them in situations where they are getting to know each other and having fun doing it. This is not just a group of guys showing up to work every day to get paid. These are people who know and believe in each other, who work hard and hold each other up. It’s maybe the greatest trust exercise in the history of trust exercises. It is absolutely amazing.

Will it continue? There is no way we can know. Felix is out on the 15-day DL right now, which is scary, but James Paxton is doing OK (the defense behind him on Wednesday notwithstanding), and we’re getting Leonys Martin back soon. Joel Peralta was just DFA’d , rather than being kept on in an infinite loop of try, try again, and Steve Cishek can be Fernando Rodney-esque in his closing duties, but not quite as terrifying. If everyone stays healthy-ish and our depth works out in the minors, I don’t see any reason the momentum cannot keep going. I am cautiously optimistic; but I am optimistic, and that might be the first time I can honestly say that, unclouded by my love for the game itself. I’m just going to say it; these Mariners are the Real Deal. And that is both terrifying and exhilarating, and I love it.

After one of the craziest games in team history last night, the boys are going to be in Texas to face the team that we are currently locked jaw in jaw with for first place. There may be a score to settle, given how we started out there, but only game time will tell whether revenge is exacted for the Chris Iannetta plunking, or if the Seattle Mariners choose to demonstrate retribution by simply winning. Either way, this weekend’s series is going to be a nailbiter for all of us watching at home. I cannot wait.

And if Mariners fans in other cities could keep getting behind the visitors dugout and chanting Kyle Seager’s name, that’d be fantastic.

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Mariners Swept At Home By Twins

To say that the last few games the Mariners have played at home have been disappointing would be a graphic understatement. A 7-2 loss on a Felix start Friday (I was at that game and have nothing to contribute other than to mention it), and then a one-run loss last night where we tossed away a bunch of chances to snatch away from the Minnesota Twins, arguably the worst team in either league barring the Atlanta Braves. I didn’t watch last night’s game (opting instead to go to a friend’s new home to hang out a bit), but I heard the call of the final play on the radio as I was headed home. What a mess. I just watched it at the Twins MLB site, and it looks like there was an attempted steal of home? What a disaster. So with the Texas Rangers threatening a half a game behind us, and a fairly difficult travel schedule coming up in June (including a series against the Rangers mid-month), this team really needs to start winning at home.

As I am settling in to type, the game is in the bottom of the 3rd, and the score is 2-1 Mariners. Robinson Cano took a home run from Twins starter Ricky Nolasco for our first run, and just hit a single over the Twins shortstop’s head. Norichika Aoki is also on base after getting hit by a pitch. Nelson Cruz is taking his second at-bat and the announcers are talking about his shot out of the stadium yesterday at batting practice; but instead just now he stranded the runners on base with a swinging strike.

Taijuan Walker faced Joe Maurer for the second time this game in the top of the 4th, and Maurer tied up the game with a home run to the visitor’s bullpen, and on the 4th pitch Walker threw this inning, Miguel Sano hit another one. Walker has apparently been throwing offspeed pitches, which perhaps is not the best decision today for whatever reason. Maurer and Sano have also hit home runs in all three games here, so we have that going for us in this series. Juan Centeno hit an RBI double on a 4-seamer, also, just now, so I am thinking today is just not Walker’s day, and this series is just not the Mariners series.

Walker was pulled in the top of the 5th after throwing a wild pitch which found the head of  Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, and then loading the bases with one out. Vidal Nuno was called in to try and fix the damage. Robinson Cano managed to get batter Robbie Grossman out, but the Twins still scored a run. Nuno was able to take down Byung Ho Park without much trouble to finish up the inning, score 5-2 Twins. The Mariners were taken down without incident in the bottom of the 5th. The same thing happened in the bottom of the 6th.

Nuno struggled in the top of the 7th, putting Eduardo Nunez on first, and throwing some 11 or so pitches to Brian Dozier. As Dozier swung and missed, Nunez tried to advance to second, but Chris Iannetta got the ball to Robinson Cano right off the glove of the Dozier out. Nunez slid on the dirt attempting to turn back to first, and Cano walked over and playfully bopped him on the top of the helmet before he walked back to the Twins dugout. Joe Maurer was retired with a groundout to first, and to the 7th inning stretch, an extended commercial break and me going out in the yard to mess around in the garden for a few moments.

RHP Trevor May took over for Nolasco in the bottom of the 7th inning. Adam Lind hit to second baseman Brian Dozier and was easily thrown out at first. Adam Lind is not fast, but I don’t know that being any faster would have gotten him to the bag before the throw; his hit was solid, but didn’t have quite enough power or lift behind it. May threw an offspeed pitch to Franklin Gutierrez that hit him in the left shoulder, and then Trevor May did something I haven’t seen many pitchers do; react with clear regret. Most pitchers seem to keep a pretty good poker face on when their aim is untrue, because every once in a while, things just get away from you; but May was clearly upset about the throw; though whether it was out of remorse for hurting Gutz or allowing a man on will forever remain a mystery. Gutierrez got his base, and then Chris Iannetta grounded into a double play, inning over.

Joel Peralta was on the hill for the Ms in the 9th inning. I don’t know why it feels like Peralta is a slow worker, but it does. Nevertheless, he took down all three Twins faced easily, even though it felt to me like it took about an hour. Nelson Cruz was first up in the bottom of the 9th, and smacked a 95MPH fastball from Kevin Jepsen for a single. Kyle Seager made Jepsen work a little, but ultimately grounded into a double play. Adam Lind singled, and then Franklin Gutierrez came up and gave everyone a bit of excitement by hitting a nice fat tater over the center field wall, right in front of the batter’s eye. 5-4 Twins.  Dae-Ho Lee was brought in to pinch hit for Chris Iannetta. Lee made Jepsen work a little, but ultimately the game ended on a low note as Lee struck out swinging, and right into a Twins sweep.

While all of this was going on, Patrick Kivlehan quietly re-joined the organization

I’ve been getting back to the point where I really want to start writing about this team this year, but for some reason whenever I actually have the motivation to sit down and get comfortable and ready to write, games like this have been happening. I was going to finish this off by saying something about how disappointing the team has been this year, but I can’t, because they really really haven’t been disappointing at all. Baseball is a funny game because we have so much baseball to play during any given season, but every game can feel like the best or worst game you’ve ever seen. I don’t get the sense that any of the fans I know really expect this team to make it to any playoff situation this year, but when they do well it’s so promising and when they don’t it’s “business as usual”, and much grumbling. This series was ugly, there is no doubt about that; but there is a lot of ball to play, and ending the first two months in the position we are right now is not too shabby. I’m trying to stay positive in the face of adversity; there’s not much else to do anyway.

I will be at tomorrow’s Memorial Day game with Daniel, and hopefully we will fare better against the San Diego Padres. Facing a new team, I’m going to try and shake off this series and look at the interleague play with fresh eyes. June is going to be a rough month, with a ridiculous travel schedule and the Mariners are going to be facing a lot of good teams – and we’ll be playing the Rangers twice. As Scott Servais just mentioned on the post-game show, it’s a “little bump in the road”. There is always tomorrow.

EDIT:  Here is a picture of my cat. Don’t you feel better now?

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