Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

M's 5, Angels 3

It seems as if I only have time to blog when the Mariners win, which is a good thing. It was an absolutely atrocious game last night, and the Mariners followed it up with a game where they asked the Angels to win and the Angels declined. We had over 20 individuals left on base IN A TWO-GAME SERIES!!! That is insane. Absolutely nuts.

Some notes:
- Well, there was Sele. He does give up those, um, home-runs.
- When will the Gold-Glove Bret Boone come to the park? Boonie had another defensive lapse, and seems to be lost at times out in the field. I never thought I would write that.
- I don't care how many times Sexson strikes out, he brings a LOT to our lineup. He, along with our bullpen, won us this game.
- As for our bullpen, I am getting a little more impressed as the early season goes along. Villone has been tough, Putz has a good start, and even Thornton has had a few nice outings. The Angels' is still far superior, but this is a better part of our team then I thought it would be coming into the season.
- Moyer is starting out the season throwing like I had become accustomed to watching him throw. It really seems like he cares again. Maybe he just gave up last year. I don't know, but he had an excellent game, even with a couple of home-runs to Guerrero and Finley.
- Ichiro already has 5 intentional walks. That is crazy.

Well, back home against Oakland!
Wednesday: Zito vs. Piniero
Thursday: Harden vs. Franklin

Wow. We get the best that Oakland has to offer for this brief two-game set. I will call a split, simply because one of these two pitchers WILL shut us down. No question. The only real question is which pitcher will do it. However, I got to give us a win due to Oakland's terrible offense, which has really come out and stunk it up. So... two low-scoring games, with each of us winning one.

Predictions so far: 6-2
M's record during that time: 5-3

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