Michael Pineda Wins His Home Opener

I don’t really have a whole lot to say about the game last night.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a good one; these are the kinds of games the Mariners will need to win if they’re going to avoid 100 losses.

Pineda looked damn good.  He was hitting the upper 90s on his fastball in the 8th inning, no worries there.  He flashed some nastiness with his curve and change up.  In short, he’s looking more and more like the stud we hope he’ll be.

Olivo, on the other hand, looks exactly like the guy we thought he was.  Jesus.  He couldn’t find a wild pitch to his rear right to save his life in the 8th inning.  THEN, when he tried to throw out a runner trying to steal second, he threw it into fucking right-center field!  The guy single-handedly tried to blow the game for us!  Not to mention all the guys he’s leaving on base in his at-bats!  Christ, give that guy a fully loaded set of bases and just watch him do nothing with ’em!

This guy is batting smack dab in the middle of our order.  Right now, I’d rather have Langerhans in there batting cleanup.  Hell, he’s got three home runs to lead the team!  I’m pretty sure at least two of those are off lefties!

Anyway, good win.  Good win against a tough pitcher.  I’m pretty much of the belief that there’s no starting pitcher out there who’s untouchable.  There are a precious few who are tough; the toughest of the bunch in the Majors is our man Felix.  So, really, there isn’t any reason why we can’t get 3 runs off of any and every starting pitcher in the AL.  We already have the advantage of not facing the best starter in the game! 

Yeah, Ricky Romero is good and all, and I’m glad we actually DID get 3 runs off of him, but he’s exactly the kind of pitcher who normally holds us to 0 runs over 8 innings.  That can’t happen.  EVERY pitcher can’t be Cy Young!

Now, I know today’s Toronto starter is supposed to be an up-and-coming stud, but I don’t care.  Mariners, go out there this afternoon and take care of fucking business.  And, for Christ’s sake Vargas, let’s make up for that opening night disaster, huh?

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