Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Seattle Mariners Net Runs for 5-12-2010 (Baltimore 5, Seattle 2)

TeamPlayerNet RunsHitPitchDefBaseEXERAPitOuts
SEARyan Rowland-Smith-0.3150.000-0.3150.0000.0006.029
SEAAdam Moore-0.568-0.5680.0000.0000.0000.000
SEACasey Kotchman0.5680.4130.0000.1550.0000.000
SEAChone Figgins-0.1040.0200.000-0.1240.0000.000
SEAMatt Tuiasosopo-0.649-0.0330.000-0.6160.0000.000
SEAJosh Wilson-2.959-3.1240.0000.718-0.5530.000
SEAMichael Saunders-0.318-0.9950.0000.6770.0000.000
SEARyan Langerhans1.2251.1190.000-0.0070.1130.000
SEAIchiro Suzuki-0.461-0.0240.000-0.5500.1130.000
SEAJose Lopez-0.310-0.3100.0000.0000.0000.000
SEAKen Griffey Jr-0.045-0.0450.0000.0000.0000.000
SEAIan Snell-0.4330.000-0.5470.1140.0006.679
SEASean White0.8810.0000.7180.1630.000-0.843
SEAJesus Colome0.3760.0000.3760.0000.0000.442
SEAKanekoa Texeira0.0920.0000.0920.0000.0002.841
SEASEA Luckbox0.8830.8830.0000.0000.0000.000
SEADon Wakamatsu-0.278-0.2780.0000.0000.0000.000

TeamPlayerNet RunsHitPitchDefBaseEXERAPitOuts
BALBrad Bergesen1.0500.0000.5730.4770.0004.5223
BALMatt Wieters-0.952-1.0450.0000.0930.0000.000
BALGarrett Atkins0.8100.5470.0000.2630.0000.000
BALTy Wigginton-0.724-0.6450.000-0.0790.0000.000
BALMiguel Tejada2.7061.4950.0001.764-0.5530.000
BALCesar Izturis-0.597-1.2470.0000.6500.0000.000
BALCorey Patterson-0.120-0.4770.0000.3570.0000.000
BALAdam Jones2.2961.5080.0000.7880.0000.000
BALNick Markakis-1.065-1.1940.0000.1290.0000.000
BALLuke Scott0.8670.8670.0000.0000.0000.000
BALJulio Lugo-1.1750.0000.000-1.1750.0000.000
BALWill Ohman0.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.000
BALKoji Uehara-0.4470.000-0.4470.0000.00016.341
BALAlfredo Simon0.3420.0000.3420.0000.0002.293
BALBAL Luckbox0.8020.5240.0000.2780.0000.000
BALDave Trembley-0.3780.000-0.3780.0000.0000.000
 Camden Yards0.9180.0000.000-0.9180.0000.000

Player of the Game: Miguel Tejada (2.706 NRuns: 1.495 hitting, 1.764 fielding, -0.553 running)
Pretty close: Adam Jones (2.296 NRuns: 1.508 hitting, 0.788 fielding)

Top Mariner: Ryan Langerhans (1.225 NRuns: 1.119 hitting, -0.007 fielding, 0.113 running)

Goat: Josh Wilson (-2.959 NRuns: -3.124 hitting, 0.718 fielding, -0.553 running)

Mariners hitting: -3.547 NRuns


Ryan Rowland-Smith and Ian Snell weren't horrible today. Granted, they weren't by any means good, but at worst RRS was a bit below average before Wak decided the home run to Luke Scott was enough and abruptly pulled him. Snell once again did not pitch well in relief, and if I have to pick a winner in this tandem of mediocrity I'd give the duke to RRS. The bullpen after Snell, however, did a fine job (1.186 pitching NRuns), though granted in a 5-1 hole they were basically mopping up.

Wak's sudden pull of RRS is eerily similar to a moment during 2007 when Mike Hargrove yanked Jeff Weaver after three innings despite not being especially bad and having a low pitch count. When queried about the decision after the game, Hargrove said with some exasperation, "I just didn't see him getting any better." While RRS had thrown under 60 pitches and to that point hadn't looked especially awful, Wak seemed similarly like he had seen enough after Luke Scott took him deep to lead off the 4th, immediately yanking him.

In 2007, Weaver ran out of rope quickly after that game. Following an embarrassing six run, one out meltdown against the Royals at home, he was DL'd, sent off to work on his pitching, and stayed on the DL until he regained some semblance of form, returning a better pitcher. RRS could head to the same fate if his stuff and his performance don't quickly improve. Let's hope, if he does have to disappear for a while, that he doesn't have to give up six runs in the 1st inning to a bad team at home first.

Typically a strong suit, the Mariners defense was merely around average, which doesn't seem bad except average defense and average pitching should allow about 5.5 runs per game in Camden Yards. Add in mediocre front end pitching by RRS and Snell, plus some weak hitting punctuated by an abysmal day at the plate by Josh Wilson, and the Mariners just had no chance with an average performance.

Granted, they ran the B team out there today (Moore, Tui, Langerhans, Josh Wilson, Saunders) and while they were hot for a bit they decidedly cooled off today against a motivated Brad Bergesen, who wasn't spectacular but solid. But without a particularly strong team performance in any of the three major facets of the game (hitting, pitching, defense), and when players on the other team step up like Miguel Tejada and Adam Jones did, the M's just aren't going to have a chance no matter who the opponent is.


  1. I realise that the Mariners faithful would like to see stronger performances from Ryan Rowland-Smith, but just stick by him a bit longer, he'll come good. He is the best beach wave surfer in MLB; Ryan just needs some time at the beach to wash away this dusty form he is experiencing. Nicholas R.W. Henning - Australian Baseball Author

  2. I think he'll be fine eventually. Last year it took until July before he was right. It could just be that RRS is an effective pitcher in smaller doses... moreso than a typical reliever though not as much as a typical full-season starter.

    Perhaps if everyone involved is open to it, the M's could try and design a different pitching role for Ryan next year (or maybe even now if everyone feels he can adjust to it), a sort of long-man that is used 40-60 pitches at a time on a regular basis, every 3-4 days or so. And then, later in the season once he feels comfortable, they can stretch him back out to a normal starter's workload.

    It's worth a shot: At this point it's starting to appear that being a full-year SP doesn't quite work for Ryan... but he can still be effective for extended stretches.