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Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« on: May 08, 2016, 11:33:04 am »
Let's try being nice to these guys, especially on Mother's Day. Here are your lineups for today's matinee:

Mariners

LFNorichika Aoki (L)
SSKetel Marte (S)
2BRobinson Cano (L)
3BKyle Seager (L)
RFSeth Smith (L)
1BAdam Lind (L)
DHDae-Ho Lee (R)
CSteve Clevenger (L)
CFLeonys Martin (L)

SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma (R)  (1-3, 4.03)

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2B Jose Altuve (R)
RF George Springer (R)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
LF Colby Rasmus (L)
1B Marwin Gonzalez (S)
3B Luis Valbuena (L)
DH Tyler White (R)
C Jason Castro (L)
CF Jake Marisnick (R)

HOU: Collin McHugh (R)  (3-3, 6.59)
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 11:49:35 am »
No Gomez. Any word why?

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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 12:09:02 pm »
No Gomez. Any word why?

I imagine that Hinch is laying down the law. That between-innings bullshit like last night does but give the team a reputation as whiners and makes it more likely that future border-line calls go against you.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 12:22:57 pm »
No Gomez. Any word why?

Hinch said that Gomez's struggles and the emotions of Saturday were a factor but that it was more about getting Marisnick going.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 12:30:27 pm »
Thanks. I was hoping he would sit today as a message.

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 12:48:30 pm »
Hinch said that Gomez's struggles and the emotions of Saturday were a factor but that it was more about getting Marisnick going.

I think that's a little less than honest. He's had plenty of opportunity to bench Gomez.

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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 01:35:58 pm »
Well, that was remarkable. A Mariner hit the ball to second base and for some incomprehensible reason Altuve was in the normal defensive position and he made the play.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 01:44:57 pm »
Valbuena might not be the only guy buying himself more time...

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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 01:45:13 pm »
That is a nice shade of pink. I can't tell if it's a Hot Pink or a Bright Pink, maybe it's a Mexican Pink.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2016, 01:52:35 pm »
Springer robs Martin of a HR.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 02:11:14 pm »
Love it.

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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2016, 02:12:09 pm »
Finally, Rasmus starting to learn a thing or two from Gomez.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2016, 02:14:08 pm »
I am quite sure I have never seen that before in my life.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2016, 02:17:58 pm »
Another thing, when Altuve was on first he stood there and watched three or four great pitches to run on, low sliders way off the plate, a fastball eight feet high, etc. He then decided to run on the single worst pitch to run on Iwakuma has thrown all inning, a heater belt high, yet he beat the throw by a step.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2016, 02:23:53 pm »
This Cano thing is ludicrous
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2016, 02:31:20 pm »
I hope White is figuring it out.

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2016, 02:31:29 pm »
This Cano thing is ludicrous

He is one of the three or four best hitters in baseball. What amazes me is that he had that shitty half season his first year in Seattle.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2016, 02:33:11 pm »
I hope White is figuring it out.

Ditto.  Hit everywhere.  He was popping up pitches he was hammering the first week.  Hitting coach at the majors seems less than useful.

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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2016, 02:37:17 pm »
He is one of the three or four best hitters in baseball. What amazes me is that he had that shitty half season his first year in Seattle.

He was fighting through several injuries that they weren't telling anybody about. He's a tremendous hitter, and it wouldn't bother me at all if they just started walking him. In 7 games against the Astros he's going to rack up more RBI than 25% of the guys in the league will have all year.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2016, 02:38:03 pm »
He is one of the three or four best hitters in baseball. What amazes me is that he had that shitty half season his first year in Seattle.

What amazes me if they keep throwing him shit he can hit out of the ballpark.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2016, 02:42:23 pm »
This crew's strikezones have been absolutely horrible. That strike 3 to Springer wasn't even that close.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2016, 02:44:14 pm »
A Springer who can't see sees better than the HPU.

It really gets boring to watch these fat, overpaid cocksuckers suck so much behind the plate.

As for Cano, the guy can hit anything out of the park. He is a total freak.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2016, 03:50:40 pm »
Harris in the 9th (Gregerson is out)?
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2016, 04:53:59 pm »
I had a good nap during the game. Good game from what I saw.
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2016, 11:14:31 am »
Hinch said that Gomez's struggles and the emotions of Saturday were a factor but that it was more about getting Marisnick going.

Gives him more time to focus on his twitter spats with the Chron

http://deadspin.com/carlos-gomez-calls-out-columnist-for-quoting-him-poorly-1775106333
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Re: Mariners @ Astros Mother's Day 2016
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2016, 01:53:32 pm »
A Springer who can't see sees better than the HPU.

It really gets boring to watch these fat, overpaid cocksuckers suck so much behind the plate.

Seems likely that the clamor for outsourcing balls and strikes to the machines is going to get a lot worse this year. Home plate umpiring is either particularly awful or the increased prevalence of the K-Zone sensors is just calling more attention to it. Either way, it seems ludicrous that in a game where absolutely everything can be tracked to the nth degree, and where emphasis is switching however slowly to "getting it right", they can go on indefinitely tolerating such consistent error. I was struck, in that recently cited article about David Ortiz and the strike zone, by the fact that a game in which the umpire made (I think) 32 mistakes ranked as only the seventh worst called game of the year so far...in May!