Monday, April 03, 2006

Opening Day Blues

0-1. Boo. I listened on my XM (best invention ever) today. That was tough loss (let's make it clear JJ Putz went to Michigan), but I'll take a few positives:

-Johjima's HR. Freaking sweet.
-The bottom part of the order. This is a much better lineup top to bottom than the last two years.
-Soriano throwing 96. (Organ music, angels singing, etc.)
-Petagine! There's your left-handed sock Bavasi. Huge addition to have that pop off the bench.
-Moyer pitched decent enough.
-Fairly said something truly hilarious. After Petagine's HR, Niehaus said the last pinch-hit homer for the M's was by Scott Spiezio against Toronto last year. Fairly says, "I think that was his only hit of the year right?". I LOLed.


Remember 2004? When the Angels came to Safeco and whipped the M's around? Not quite this time. This is a solid ballclub folks. Good lineup, solid bullpen (despite JJ Putz-Michigan grad) Of course, Piniero, Washburn, and Meche are throwing for the next three days so I may be singing a different tune come Thursday.

Here's the recap.

5 comments:

  1. I came away from the game thinking, Wow these guys can compete with any team. They are deep, young, seem to have a desire to win unlike the past few years. The bottom 2/3rd's, that’s right I said 2/3rds, are no longer automatic outs and that is a sight for sore eyes.

    Kenji looked solid yesterday, Moyer gave me everything I would want from him. He gave us a chance to win. Lets face it 3 runs a start in most cases is a W.

    A Co-Worker of mine, (good point Terak) brought up a really interesting point. Why in the 9th, tied 3-3, do we not bring in ready Eddie? The game is on the line you have runners on 2nd and 3rd I believe. This is Eddie time. I know Putz was good last year, mike may not like him, but I think he is a valuable asset. But this team must, and I am adamant about this, Must treat every game like a Playoff. That’s the kinda year they are in. They need to make drastic strides in a positive direction therefore every game counts!! Maybe we can get the faithful to chime in on this.

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  2. I completely agree with that. Eddie should have been in there. You bring in your best bullpen arm for the most crucial situations.

    I don't mind Putz really, those Michigan jabs were mainly for Chris. I'm a big fan of him, Soriano, and Sherril.

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  3. Isn't it great to be talking about baseball again?

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  4. that it is. Out here back home mikey comcast has the mlb package for free this week, I didnt move off my couch yesterday!!!

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  5. Neddy Ballgame6:27 PM

    ..at teh game in person I ,too,had the passing thought about bringing Eddie in ---but things have gotten so skewed in baeball that no manager even thinks of tjhat any more--unlike in the past whne you ahd a "fireman' of hte year--the relief pitcher whose job was to stop the conflagration or not let it get started --now the "closer' cannot come in unless ther is a save opportunity--stupid , I say but we're in a different era

    but I was very pleased wihtthee game and the baserunning aggressiveness despite Jose's not well thought out attempt to go to second......
    bases loaded no outs!?@#$!--you MUST score at least one run in a situationj like that

    Openeing Day is fun and the M's didn't disappoint---let's see how Joel does tonight

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