Felix Return Spoiled by Lack of Run Support, Big Inning

This has been a bit of a crazy week for me. It was my birthday this weekend, my girlfriend’s college graduation, and her graduation party. My sister was in town, but only for one night that wasn’t my birthday. So basically what I’m saying is that every day from last Friday until this Monday I’ve consumed some buzzworthy amount of beer. I dried up last night but still had time to meet up with my mom for dinner before I went out, so as such I didn’t get to see Felix’s return.

However, from what I can see it didn’t go very well. Felix pitched five really good innings, but the wheels came off in the sixth. He allowed four hits, a walk, and threw a wild pitch. It’s not like Felix has ever been immune to the big inning. Early in his career he seemed to be a frequent victim to it. In past Hector Noesi starts I’ve pointed out two things: that Noesi is usually good save for one big inning, and that it doesn’t matter, because that big inning counts and excuses don’t take runs off the board. That has been cause for optimism for me though, and Felix’s five innings of one-run ball with five hits, two walks, and two strikeouts are a more fun thing to think about than the sixth. I don’t know if Felix is hurt, and I don’t know that his velocity was better. I have the game DVR’d at home and I’ll review it when I get home from work.

Speaking of which, I’m writing this on the Sounder train right now. I happen to work about a mile off a Sounder route, and I’m taking a stab at saving money and burning part of my increasingly fat ass off. /ut also allows me to no longer tweet about how people in this godforsaken area can’t drive in the fucking rain even though it rains every fucking day!

Felix missed 12 bats in 92 pitches. That’s not too shabby.

Michael Saunders continues to be the hottest hitter on the team. He was a homerun away from the cycle, and hit a 436 foot homerun in the ninth inning to dead center. Take that S 92 pitches. That’s not too shabby.

Michael Saunders continues to be the hottest hitter on the team. He was a homerun away from the cycle, and hit a 436 foot homerun in the ninth inning to center. Take that Safeco Field! You can’t hold the Condor!

That’s it. I’m frustrated with the WiFi on this Sounder Train.

Stephen Pryor and Mike Carp are going on the DL. Blake Beavan and Alex Liddi are going to AAA. For those of you who have wanted to see Erasmo Ramirez, be happy. He should start tomorrow. We’ll see what else happens to correspond with these moves. (all per the Twitter of one Geoff Baker)

  • Anonymous

    Felix is getting to be a bit of a concern, hope he figures himself out pretty soon.  Like all of the rumored moves but will wait till its official to applaud.  If Noesi doesn’t get it done tonight I’d like to see them move him to the pen and give Iwakuma a shot or even Furbush.