Sunday, March 26, 2006

35 Runs!

Holy COW! I know it's still Spring Training and all, and that there are still youngsters in camp that won't be around this time next week (and some of the casualties of allowing those runs have already been sent down). Still, with a week to go, it's still frightening to have our pitchers face the two teams we'll be starting the season with, and have those pitchers give up 35 runs in two games. That's, like, five touchdowns (with perfecto extra-point kicks).

Okay, okay, I know... Outside of Mateo and, perhaps, Woods, none of those pitchers are going to break camp with the club (and those guys fared OK). So, it's not all bad. Hargrove was probably not showing our division rivals any of the cards he holds in his hands.

Still. Surrendering five touchdowns in two games is something I'd expect the 2004 Seahawks to do. Not the freakin' Mariners' pitching staff.

That'd take our offense two weeks at least to overcome.


At 3/27/2006 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad ST by young pitchers meets veteran-loving manager: Why does this worry me?

Kevin Appier. We could be looking at this year's Sele. Though having him in the pen beats starting every 5 days.

At 4/03/2006 8:53 AM, Blogger Snave said...

I'm not TOO worried about the presence of Appier... Burba didn't make the cut, and Appier was assigned to Tacoma. If one of our starters really tanks it badly, the team can call up Appier, he can tank it for a month or so, and the team can let him go... or, to be more positive about it, the guy could provide us with some decent pitching for a while, maybe be about a .500 guy with an ERA in the 4.00-4.50 range.

The downside of the positive side? The M's could offer him a 2-3 year deal after the season. Ugh!


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