Mariners Insider Blog

GAME THOUGHTS: Mariners at Braves, June 22nd

I really don't know what to think of this lineup. But at this point, does it really matter? They haven't hit with the other guys in the lineup either. It's not as if the Braves are throwing out a murder's row either.


3:05 -- Is anybody still watching? I'll give you a few reasons to turn it off.

Tim Hudson is 101-2 when given a lead of three or more runs and he's once won 76 consecutive decisions in that situation from 8/23/00 to to 8/20/07.

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Hudson is 116-5 in starts in which he has received run support of four runs or more while he was still in the game, and he is 120-22 in which his team has scored four or more runs.

Oh, and the Mariners have never come back and won a game when they've trailed by three or more runs this season.

2:33 -- Teixeira's second homer of the game, a solo blast to deep right-center.... and two pitches later, Brian McCann takes a ball over the 400 foot mark in center. And Norton follows with a hard single through the right side past a diving Bloomquist. Silva always seems to have that one blow-up inning, this has all the makings of it.

2:15 -- Jose Vidro just fouled a ball right off his face, he reached out for a ball and fouled into the dirt and it bounced up and hit him in the cheek area. But he's going to finish the at-bat.

Bloomquist went first to third on Raul's single - a nice piece of base running there.

2:12 -- Let's see since it took the better part of 10 minute wait before this stellar blog software would let me post again -- What happened?

Carlos Silva gave up a solo homer to Mark Teixeira that ricocheted off right-field foul pole and that Ichiro caught.

Brian McCann singled after that, but it mattered little as Willie Bloomquist turned a nice double play, going to his left to get a ball and making a nice pivot. Say what you want about Willie, and there is plenty to be said, there is no way Lopez even comes close to getting that ball.

2:00 -- Not much going on so far. Hudson is all over the place and has walked two batters and been behind in several counts, of course that doesn't stop Yuni from blindly hacking at a pitch that probably would have hit him.


Ichiro RF

Bloomquist 2B

Ibanez LF

Vidro 1B

Reed CF

Betancourt SS

Clement C

Cairo 3B


Silva P -- "


Gregor Blanco CF

Omar Infante SS

Kelly Johnson 2B

Mark Teixeira 1B

Brian McCann C

Greg Norton LF

Ruben Gotay 3B

Brandon Jones RF


Tim Hudson P