As we all know, baseball has a collection of eccentricities that make the game especially enjoyable in its special and charming way. I’ve always loved the fact that coaches have to wear the same uniform as players, or that no doubt home running in some stadiums is just a dead dead barrier to the warning trail on others. But one of my favorite random baseball stuff kept its head in today’s Mariners game: the initial pitcher, which had the lead before even throwing a single pitch. Like a quarterback who takes to the field with a 7-0 lead after their defensive houses have a weak comeback, the pitcher, who has the luxury of an early lead, works wonders for his game plan, psyche and overall behavior.
This luxury was given to Marco Gonzales when José Marmolejos smashed this cruel Dylan Bundy field onto the back walls of Angel Stadium.
Not only was it the first home run of Marmolejos’ career, but so was I. [clears throat, buys trophy, pours eight beers into it, drinks it like I’ve just won some sort of self-serving championship] I PLAY ONE HOUR BEFORE. This is the luxury of being incredibly intelligent. The people of the city sang my praises far and wide, because our preferred baseball team took the lead 3-0 during the first 0.05% of the game.
Seattle had another great luxury on its side tonight as angel superstar Mike Trout missed the game and welcomed the newborn. Unfortunately, Marco Gonzales could not hide his happiness. Although its scissor, scissor and curve exchange repertoire can be very effective in dotting corners, none of these pitches play very well if they end up in the fat part of the strike zone. While throwing through the first four innings, Gonzales threw dozens on his friend Joe Hudson’s first battery. When he gambling through the heart of the plate, he usually did so in near-numbers when hitters were prone to use, as he did during this three-hour destruction of Shohei Ohtani.
When Hudson stood in one place for the entire batsman, Gonzales was also a challenge. This stable diet of inner scissors for Justin Upton, with the certainty of the referee’s assistance, is an untouched example of how Gonzales can be a nightmare for right-handers.
Unfortunately, being a pitcher without throwers and balls means that Gonzales relies more on his defense than pitchers equipped with a Formula 1 engine. With five lunges in the fifth inning, Gonzales brought a spinning jam shot from someone named Taylor Ward. As the ball turned like a Beyblade toward the second base, Shed Long Jr. he got into a position when he got into the game, when he approached the ball, as if he had caught it in the air. Instead, the ball appeared as she turned left and went around her glove, giving the angels the necessary baserunner and Long Jr. his first mistake of the season. What happened next can only be described by a shrugged, deep sigh and the resignation of “This is baseball”.
It was Max Stassi, a lifelong backup catcher with a career of wRC + 75. The absurd opposite of running in the field, which remained fair to the nail, provoked a fantastic response from Gonzales.
Stassi’s pole dance turned a rather boring 3-0 game into a slightly less boring 3-2 game. For whatever reason, the Sailors forgot how to hit after Marmolejos’ first shot, and the game began at the pace of an auction in which no one wanted to buy anything. Obviously, the inverted nature of this season has created a number of unusual factors, most of which I hope will retire when they play 162 again, but I absolutely hate the game, which is the fifth inning before 8:00. If the Sailors want to bring anything from this bizarre world into the future, it should definitely be the start time of 6:40.
The scoreboard continued to read 3-2 as the sun dropped at Angelic Cake Cutting Stadium surrounded by 19 miles of parking. Until it is, the sudden glare of the sky of Orange County as a dysfunctional Juul under. Source? Shedric Bernard Long Jr., who played the role of Derek Zoolander for the angels Hansel Robles.
Robles and Angels followed up with the always-controversial “two straight walks” maneuver, which moved Joe Hudson to both runners with a picturesque group of victims. I’m not going to joke at all when I say it’s probably my lasting memory of Joe Hudson, the real Seattle Mariner. JP Crawford overpaid with an accidental blocker of two RBIs, and the sailors also had some necessary insurance journeys. They quickly accumulated on three more attempts to secure victory in the series against their tomato enemies, delayed only by Shohei Ohtani somehow hitting low and leaning over the wall in the left middle field. Tomatoes, by the way, have great Ohtani and Trout, added Anthony Rendon and Joe Maddon, but they still don’t have a single good pitcher on the list. It looks like a bad idea. But I’m sure they’ll work things out. It’s not like they had more time to prepare for this season and judge their bulls.
Joe Maddon: “You really can’t go anywhere without a big bull.”
He said he would meet pitch coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Matt Wise.
– Fabian Ardaya (@ FabianArdaya) July 31, 2020
As the dust spilled at Disney’s graveyard, the sailors took two of the three they enjoyed when I watched them the most. What a luxury.