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April 30, 2008 6:23 PM

Mariners at Cleveland Indians: 4/30 game thread

Posted by Geoff Baker

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6:23 p.m.: Now that's the way you handle your first game as a Class AAA callup. Wladimir Balentien took Cliff Lee over the right field wall for a three-run homer in the seventh inning. Sure, it's in the too little, too late department, cutting the Cleveland lead to 8-3, but it sure ticked Lee off no doubt. Lee had been riding a 27-inning scoreless streak before that hit, the most by an Indians starter since 1981. I'm sure the M's would have taken Lee giving up three runs over only six innings if you'd asked them about it before the game. But Jarrod Washburn and Cha Seung Baek couldn't take care of the rest.

In case you missed it, here's my Talkin' Baseball segment on the Mitch in the Morning show on KJR 950 AM from this morning. You'll get to hear all of my player move predictions that did not come true, and one or two that did pan out. I didn't think the team would cut Brad Wilkerson completely loose today, nor keep Miguel Cairo over Greg Norton, but hey, that's why they play the g...oh, well, maybe not. But anyhow.

5:54 p.m.: Jarrod Washburn struck out seven tonight, but bows out after just 4 1/3 innings and gives up five runs total. Cleveland scored five times in the fifth to take an 8-0 lead, with a Victor Martinez double to the left field corner scoring Grady Sizemore all the way from first base. Raul Ibanez was slow to get the ball back in. Washburn then hit Ryan Garko with his 102nd and final pitch of the night.

Cha Seung Baek came on in relief and was used for batting practice by the Indians. The first batter, Casey Blake, ripped a ball over Ichiro's head in center to bring home a fifth run -- charged to Washburn. Franklin Gutierrez brought two more runs home with a single, then kelly Shoppach doubled off the left field wall to move runners to second and third. Jason Michaels brought the fifth run of the inning home on a flyball deep to right. Baek needed 29 pitches to record two outs. Felt like the good ole' days of watching Jeff Weaver out there. How is R.A. Dickey doing? Somebody might want to check.

5:32 p.m.: Wladimir Balentien came up with his first hit, legging out an infield single hit towards third base. Seattle got a two-out rally going in that fifth inning when Yuniesky Betancourt singled to right, putting runners at the corners. You know what? Balentien runs pretty well for a big guy. But Ichiro couldn't come up with the big hit. Hasn't had many this season and popped out to second base to end what could be Seattle's last real shot against Cliff Lee. It's early, but it isn't. This guy doesn't give up many runs and teams have to jump on any chances offered up. Seattle hasn't.

5:17 p.m.: We're through four innings and things aren't looking all that great for the Mariners, now down 3-0. A big reason is that Cliff Lee is looking really great against Seattle hitters. Making it look too easy. He's retired eight in a row, starting with the Wladimir Balentien double-play grounder back in the second inning.

Jarrod Washburn had been pitching very well since the first inning, retiring eight straight, but was hurt by an Adrian Beltre throwing error in the fourth on the front-end of what should have been a double-play grounder, Instead of two out and none on, the Indians had runners at the corners with none out. As bad as their offense has been, even the Tribe is going to find a way to score in that situation. Franklin Gutierrez promptly singled to left field to drive in the third Cleveland run. The Indians nearly scored again on a bloop single to center by Kelly Shoppach, but Kenji Johjima did a fine job of blocking the plate on Casey Blake as he tried to score from second. Ichiro made a strong throw and the ball wasn't hit all that deep. But a nice job there by Johjima. Washburn is now up to 84 pitches through only four innings. So, it looks like five max for him tonight. Maybe not even that.

4:37 p.m.: Wlad the Impaler just pulled a Wilkerson in his first at-bat, grounding into a 6-4-3 double play after Richie Sexson notched a leadoff single to left. The swings weren't nearly as good off Cliff Lee in that inning. Give Balentien time, it's only his first game. And besides, this is it for a while where the M's are concerned. Enough with the Griffey fantasies. It isn't happening. At least, not any time soon. This is the team M's fans have clamored for (mostly) and will have to look forward to moving ahead. Better get used to it.

4:28 p.m.: Not a good start for Jarrod Washburn, down 2-0 after the first inning. Washburn yielded a solo homer to Grady Sizemore on his third pitch. Sizemore does that a lot to folks. It was the 12th leadoff homer of his career. Washburn then yielded consecutive singles to Janey Carroll and Victor Martinez to put runners at the corners with none out. Ryan Garko then delivered a sacrifice fly for the second Cleveland run. Remember the big stat folks: the M's are 0-10 this year in games in which they trail by two or more runs at any point. Wladimir Balentien bats second this coming frame.

4:15 p.m.: Did Yuniesky Betancourt swap spots with Jose Vidro in the lineup? Sure looked like it on that swinging strikeout by the guy listed as Vidro, on a pitch up over his head. Two men left on base. Nothing very "new look'' so far, but it's early. The M's got some good swings off Cliff Lee in that inning and hit the ball well, Vidro aside.

The lineups:

MARINERS (13-14)

51 Ichiro CF
4 Jose Lopez 2B
28 Raul Ibanez LF
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
3 Jose Vidro DH
44 Richie Sexson 1B
50 Wladimir Balentien RF
2 Kenji Johjima C
5 Yuniesky Betancourt SS

56 Jarrod Washburn LHP


INDIANS (12-15)

24 Grady Sizemore CF
7 Jamey Carroll 2B
41 Victor Martinez 1B
25 Ryan Garko DH
1 Casey Blake 3B
28 Franklin Gutierrez RF
10 Kelly Shoppach C
8 Jason Michaels LF
13 Asdrubal Cabrera SS

31 Cliff Lee LHP

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Posted by John

4:14 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I know some people might be screaming to have Clement in the lineup, but I think it's a good call to start Vidro. Lee is tough on everyone, but especially lefties.

Posted by AKMarinersFan

4:14 PM, Apr 30, 2008

whew you have been a busy man today. The Times is getting their money out of you today.

Good job and thanks for all the timely info.

Posted by Ben

4:14 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Vidro needs to come through right now.

Posted by Corey Miller

4:17 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Two singles off Lee so far isnt a bad start...
A strikeout by Vidro...is a bad start

Posted by marinermex

4:18 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I think is a good move to start Vidro too, you can see it in the less than 1.00 ERA that Lee is tough.

Posted by Matt the Disgruntled Mariner Fan

4:19 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Good Job Vidro keep sucking! You'll be gone soon with your buddy Brad! :)

Posted by Corey Miller

4:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Ok lets take bets now on the split for Washburn:

100 pitches by the:

3rd inning
4th inning
5th inning
6th inning

LMAO!!

Posted by AtomicGarden

4:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I really hope both these guys put up at least league-average offensive numbers. Wlad's defense will be an upgrade in RF at least -- and he can't do worse than Wilky.

Can't wait to see our two new kids get a chance to play. I think Clement has the potential to hit around .300 this season. What do I base this on? Hopes and dreams.

Posted by Batter Up!!!

4:21 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Everyone seems energized but Vidro. Can you believe that pitch he went after for strike 3? Get ready Jeff.

Opps! Maybay Jarrod isn't to energized either. Not a good start to what has been a good day for the M's.

Posted by Chopper58

4:21 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Great start by Washed-up-burn

Posted by Scout

4:22 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Gotta be a slam-dunk morale booster for the team. And a pointed notice to both Vidro and Sexson: Get out of Mendoza territory. For Clement, this is good, for now. He can get used to the pitching staff and get in some swings -- maybe even some late game-winners like last year. I'm stoked! Yeah, baby. Go Ms.

Posted by John in Montana

4:22 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I say we start a campaign to get Washburn DFA or at least traded. The guy is a very weak link in an otherwise excellent rotation. ERA crowding 5, and he'll be lucky to win 8 games this year. I'm betting Dickey could perform better. If this team is really interested in having the best players available, I would suggest that Washburn is NOT one of them.

Posted by Corey Miller

4:24 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Ok so it looks like Baek will be pitching 7 innings tonight...woohoo!

Posted by Ben

4:25 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Can Clement pitch?

Posted by Dave

4:26 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Remember when Cleveland used to sell out games? Sure are a lot of empty seats there...

Posted by Get Griffey

4:26 PM, Apr 30, 2008

We are down by 2, and so have officially lost this game.......(do I look like Iím joking to you?)

Posted by Chris from Bothell

4:26 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Notice to Washburn: Just because we brought up two new hitters, doesn't mean you can give up more runs. kthxbai

Posted by Kameron

4:27 PM, Apr 30, 2008

at least the guy with the drums still there

Posted by Ben

4:29 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Balentin is sure sandwiched between some big hitters.

Posted by Chopper58

4:30 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Corey, I'll take 4 innings

Posted by some guy

4:31 PM, Apr 30, 2008

whos with me, Balentien homers first AB

Posted by John in Montana

4:33 PM, Apr 30, 2008

So ... we're going to finish the month two games under .500. Not horrible considering the injuries and horrible hitting. I'm hopeful we'll stay competitive through most of the year. I'm really glad we're going to give Clement and Balentien a full year in the bigs. Could bode well for 2009.

Posted by some guy

4:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

or he can hit into a DP

Posted by shawk

4:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I'll take 3 2/3 innings Corey.

Posted by John

4:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Send him back down. :)

Posted by NateDawgUS

4:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Let's see how many people call for Balentien's head after that double play...

Posted by Sexson rocks!

4:35 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Good job Sexson way to get a single! Then he is doubled up thanks to our new full time RF solution. Way to swing at the first one Wlad.

Posted by Ben

4:35 PM, Apr 30, 2008

HA! Wilkerson could have done that.

Posted by John

4:37 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Kenji is in between everything. Way out in front or way behind. Looks absolutely lost. I honestly would send him down to Tacoma and let him work through this out of the limelight. Let Burke and Clement trade off.

Posted by NateDawgUS

4:39 PM, Apr 30, 2008

"Sexson rocks", you do realize that Wlad did take a pitch that looked outside for a strike right?

Told you guys would jump on him after one at bat.

Posted by John

4:39 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Ichiro got dirty!

Posted by Kameron

4:42 PM, Apr 30, 2008

way to settle down Washburn...nice and quick inning

Posted by Get Griffey

4:44 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Geoff I thought Sexon got a hit befor Balentien's DP, am I wrong?

Posted by John

4:45 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I hope no one jumps on Vlad. He's going to need time. Besides, I don't really think he's going to do that well to start with. He's obviously got pop, which is what people are so desperate for, but he strikes out a lot, and the average has never really been there until last year.

Posted by Cliff Diver X

4:46 PM, Apr 30, 2008

"This is the team M's fans have clamored for (mostly) and will have to look forward to moving ahead. Better get used to it."

what's with the attitude dude? Last I checked YOU clamored for it also.

Posted by Ben

4:46 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Cliff Lee's not really this good is he?

Posted by whlbox

4:47 PM, Apr 30, 2008

He's AWFUL!!!! I think most experienced baseball people would agree that Balentein is a good year away. Why do the M's do this to us?

Posted by helpFelix

4:48 PM, Apr 30, 2008

What the #&*()#&$*#()?????!!!!

We did bring up Clement to DH over Vidro right?! You know that guy from AAA that has about a 1.3 OPS over Vidro!!!

Mac does realize that Clement has a .978 OPS against LHPs right? He has a 391 BA against LHPs, and 400 BA & a 1.3 OPS against RHPs.

Mariner management gave him that extra FA year by bringing him up 7 days early...TO SIT HIS ASS ON THE FLIPPIN BENCH OVER VIDRO?!!!!

JUST when I praise the M's management for the 2 callups, they pull this CRAP??!!

Come on Mac...PULL YOUR FLIPPIN HEAD OUT!

THEN to top it all off, Vidro 1st AB tonight we had a small rally going with a guy on 1st and 2nd...WHAT HAPPENS? Vidro strikes out!!!

This is the kind of BS I can't deal with anymore! We've lost A LOT more games from horrible Mac decisions, than our offense...AND THATs flat out discusting!

I sure hope Mac comes here and reads this blog of your Geoff.

GEOFF CAN YOU PLEASE ASK MAC IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE TONIGHT WHY HE CHOSE TO DH VIDRO TONIGHT OVER CLEMENT WHEN CLEMENT HAS THE SUPERIOR OPS OVER VIDRO THIS YEAR AGAINST LHPing?

Thanks in advance!

Posted by Get Griffey

4:49 PM, Apr 30, 2008

whlbox- Why is he "AWFUL!!!! "??

Posted by John

4:50 PM, Apr 30, 2008

He is this year. He's dominated everyone. He's healthy, throwing strikes and keeping the ball down, plus he hides the ball well.

Posted by SICK56

4:52 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I turn on the tube and hear that the M's called up their two young wild cards. Cool!

But then I see fluffy, weak whiner Washburn onthe mound. Boo! Washburn is a FLUFF! he got no grit to him. All he does is lose and complain.
Note to Washburn AKA FLUFF
EARN YOUR MONEY SON!

Posted by drFelix

5:06 PM, Apr 30, 2008

CLEMENT CLEMENT CLEMENT

NOW NOW NOW

Vidro 0-2

Can Clement really do any worse than that??!!

Clement has a .978 OPS against LHPs...

PLAY HIM MAC!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by John

5:12 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Well, you knew when you saw the pitching matchup a week ago what the result was going to be tonight. No use getting too upset about it. It's their best against our worst. Move on and start over tomorrow.

Posted by Corey Miller

5:19 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I agree John...We will have Felix, Bedard and Silva in NY so I guess we chalk up tonight to the usual Washed up start.

Posted by John

5:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I should clarify my feelings on Washburn. He's not horrible, but with this offense, if you can't hold teams to three runs or fewer every night, it's real iffy if you're going to win. And that's with the new kids on the block in the lineup. We still don't have in the way of sticks on this team.

Posted by John

5:26 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I am looking forward to the N.Y. series. The one concern is that Wang goes against Felix, and he just kills righthanded hitters, which is most of our lineup. I'm sure Felix will have another strong game, but it will probably be one of those 2-1 losses.
Then, you still don't know what you're going to get from Bedard, although I like our chances in the final two games of that series.

Posted by tallahassee-mariner's fan

5:27 PM, Apr 30, 2008

alright balentein! first of many, many, many, many!

Posted by SICK56

5:28 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Trade FLUFFY!!

Posted by Resin isn't Cheating

5:28 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I wonder how many times Geoff is going to dwell and mention the Wladimir double play tonight on his first at bat. I guess 4 times, any takers?

Posted by SICK56

5:31 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Washburn is softer than Rosie O'Donnell's booty

Posted by Batter Up!!!

5:32 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Once again Mr Singles does not come thru!

Get it going Ichi........

Posted by Ben

5:33 PM, Apr 30, 2008

damn ichiro... just hit a single...

Posted by ethan

5:33 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Remember when Geoff said that Ichiro struggling in spring training doesnt mean anything and come talk to him when it was May .....

Posted by Chopper58

5:34 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Seriously Ichiro, you need to be hitting another 100. You need to pick up too

Posted by pained soul

5:36 PM, Apr 30, 2008

As pained as Vidro et al have been, what about our superstar center fielder? Both Wlad and Yuni came up clutch, and after two pitches he flies out to second. WTF?!? Can he not actually drive in a needed run or take a few more pitches? My fond memories of his rookie year are quickly fading. No steals, no clutch hitting, no brains at the plate. Thanks #51!

Posted by SICK56

5:36 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I bet BAek loves it when FLUFFY starts, he knows he will get in a game. Has FLUFFY reached 100 pitches yet??

Posted by Batter Up!!!

5:39 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Well what are we waiting for Mac?????

You have already been anoited the worst field manager in the game, so make the change.

Didn't he hit it hard enough for you.......

Posted by Chopper58

5:40 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Come on Mac, Fluffy has had enough. Sit him down. Hopefully permanently

Posted by Frankie

5:43 PM, Apr 30, 2008

John--

Wang is going against Bedard, not Felix.

Bedard vs Wang
Felix vs Mussina
Silva vs Hughes

Posted by John

5:46 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Dickey, Dickey, Dickey.
Give the man a chance.
Washburn gives us no chance, and Baek isn't much better.

Posted by Batter Up!!!

5:47 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Nice catch Ichiro!!!!

Way to run 'em down........

Can't hit, can't catch.....

Anyone seen that guy who used to wear #51 ?

Posted by Chopper58

5:48 PM, Apr 30, 2008

This is going to get ugly

Posted by F%&$Washburn

5:49 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I hope Washburn takes a line drive off his face so we never have to watch his pathetic ass pitch again. Any win this season brought in by Bedard or Silva is just cancelled out every 5th game with a 100% no doubt loss by Washburn. No F'ing reason to even take the field when he pitches, since it's an automatic loss. Softest pitcher I've ever seen...god I hate him. Hey Wash, please get hit by a bus in downtown Cleveland tonight, thanks, you pathetic excuse for a MLB pitcher

Posted by John

5:50 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Sorry, my bad.
Same result, though. Wang eats Sexson, Beltre, Johjima, Betancour and Lopez for lunch.
Maybe Clement will make his Yankee Stadium debut a big one with three homers.


WOW ... Baek is back. I know, he doesn't get to pitch much, but come on, the guy isn't a quality major league pitcher. Neither is Washburn.

Posted by mike

5:50 PM, Apr 30, 2008

baek stinks!!!! WTF is dumb ass Mclaren doing???? time to get rid of ronald Mcdumbazz.

Posted by Esteban

5:51 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Oh, well, at least Asbrudal isn't inflicting further embarrassment on the organization...

Posted by mtmike

5:52 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Dickey, please.

Posted by mike

5:54 PM, Apr 30, 2008

i wish baek would take one off his face. send him , Oflaraty, and Mclaren back to north korea

Posted by Batter Up!!!

5:54 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Please remind me why Dickey is in Tacoma?

Quality Knuckelballer sitting in the minors while trade bait throws garbage in relief.....

Posted by Chopper58

5:54 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Has anybody noticed that there are 6 separate players from Cleveland with an RBI. Unlikely that this would happen from the Mariner's, they need to get back to basics.

Posted by LakersAgain

5:57 PM, Apr 30, 2008

You have to wonder how long it is until Ichiro asks for a trade. At this point I don't really care too much. Maybe he is content with playing on a losing team as long as he doesn't have to speak to the US media or dive for a ball. This team needs a voice because there is nobody on this team speaking up or looking like they give an F.

Posted by helpFelix

6:03 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Baek's ERA jumps to 7.5 ERA tonight.

Now that Lackey will be back in the next week or so & Moseley will be relegated to the bullpen, I'm ok with DFAing Baek now.

I just hated the thought that the Angels would pick him up, and he'd be 5-0 with the Angels offense behind him.

DFA Baek and bring up Dickey for the long relief RHP. Thats what should of happened on April 1st, but Baek was out of options.

Baek is the NEXT to go, and I'd put money on it that Dickey will be up by the weekend "if" not sooner!

Posted by dc

6:10 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Dickey's numbers so far this year:

MLB - 0-1 6.43 era/7 innings/8 hits/5 runs/5 earned runs/2 bb/3 so/.286 avg

Tacoma - 1-2/2.45 era/22 innings/21 hits/10 runs/6 earned runs/3 bb/13 strikeouts/.244 avg

Posted by Corey Miller

6:10 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Chopper 58 wins the bet of the 4th inning to reach 100 pitchs for Washed Up. Congratulations!! You are now the proud owner of a former Angel dominant pitcher who can't quite pitch his way out of a paper bag.

Posted by SICK56

6:16 PM, Apr 30, 2008

MOJO DYIN

Posted by SICK56

6:18 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I take that back

Posted by dc

6:19 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Welcome back to the bigs Vladimir

Posted by SICK56

6:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

1 game and Balentien has already have a better season than Bad Wilkerson LMAO

too bad FLUFFY had to pitch so..well..fluffy

Posted by Corey Miller

6:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Well if THAT isnt an instant shot in the arm!!!!

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Kameron

6:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

and thats what we need!!!!!

Posted by scottM

6:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Entire month of April 2008

Home Runs
Balentien 1
Wilkerson 0

Welcome to the Bigs Wladimir!!!!

Six more runs this inning and Baek can get the win.

Posted by dc

6:21 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Balentien 3 - Cliff Lee 0.

Posted by Kameron

6:22 PM, Apr 30, 2008

hopefully its not to little, to late...

Posted by Chopper58

6:24 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Why not pinch hit Clement for Kenji. Seriously Mac, pull your finger out.

Posted by Corey Miller

6:24 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Guys and Girls whether this game is a wash or not we just got a guy with pop in the lineup. Hell I will chalk this game up to a win even if we lose just because Wlad and Clement are finally up here.

Posted by fish93

6:25 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Posted by some guy

4:31 PM, Apr 30, 2008

whos with me, Balentien homers first AB


Well you weren't right on the first AB but it only took him 3 to get it.

Posted by Kameron

6:25 PM, Apr 30, 2008

whats going on with Ichiro?

0-4? come on...

Posted by some guy

6:28 PM, Apr 30, 2008

1-3 aint bad
.333 avg

Posted by SICK56

6:28 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Heeeey Joh, where ya goin with that hole in yo swing

Heeeey Joh, where ya goin with that hole in yo swing

goin down to triple A cuz I can't hit a damn thing

Said I'm goin down to triple A cuz I can't can't hit a damn thing

Heeey Joh, heard you ground into another double play

Heey Joh, heard you ground into another double play

Posted by SICK56

6:31 PM, Apr 30, 2008

And that aint too cool

Posted by Esteban

6:36 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Hmm, Wlad needs a little lesson on Veteran Entitlement. He's obviously trying to show up those on the club with the requisite 'veteran grit'. Quick, somebody call Jeff Kent!

Posted by Adam

6:40 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I'm really glad Mac let Vidro hit there, instead of Clement. I mean, why give the new kid an AB?

Posted by 11Records

6:41 PM, Apr 30, 2008

They should only bring Baek in at the start of innings. They should have brought him in the start the 5th... (Or, maybe to start the game with Wash going to the pen.)

I think everyone is being a little hard on Baek in that he's never relieved before in his life, and he's supposed to be comfortable in the role after 4 appearances? C'mon.

Speaking of Wash, it's hilarious following his starts on MLB Gameday, because the operator never knows how to enter his pitches... There was a sequence today that was

83 MPH Slider
83 MPH Change Up
84 MPH Change Up
84 MPH Fastball

Posted by kranky

6:42 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Geoff, I really don't understand the thing with Miguel Cairo. Is there any form of logic to hold a roster spot for this guy? He's had 5 at bats all season, three of those in one game. Do you really need two pinch-run specialists on the team?

If Mac is wanting to use him in the type of situtations that came up in the 9th innning yesterday, it just seems too rare of circumstance to make the wasted roster spot worth it.

I'm glad Wlad and Clement were brought up but this thing with Cairo makes zero sense to me.

Posted by Resin isn't Cheating

6:43 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Wladimir Balentien, get used to him. Did Adam Jones ever hit a 3-run homer in Seattle? LMAO!

Posted by Batter Up!!!

6:57 PM, Apr 30, 2008

What do you think the Vets are thinking of the new kids?

Posted by kingk

6:58 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Impressive first pitch breaking ball smoked by Jeff these 2 guys can hit!!! This will be great for the m's let's take the series tomorrow...I am pumped!!!

Posted by Corey Miller

6:58 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Clement comes in cold off the bench and singles!!!

Posted by joe

7:03 PM, Apr 30, 2008

The Balentien homer was impressive, but what impressed me even more about the kid. He sprints out of the box on an pop up to SS in the 9th. Vidro and co. should take notes or they may be gone next.

Posted by Adam

7:56 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Resin Isn't Cheating - 6:43 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Wladimir Balentien, get used to him. Did Adam Jones ever hit a 3-run homer in Seattle? LMAO!


I hope this is a weak attempt at being facetious, because boy, is it a pathetic attempt at making a point.

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