While the worst days of the pandemic are hopefully behind us, annoying supply chain problems continue, like the worst guest at a party that doesn’t get the hint when you start putting all the food away and cleaning up. Is the store completely empty of your favorite grains? Something you ordered for a friend’s birthday that arrives a good while after the date? Lack of building materials keeps the do-it-yourself project you have been working on for months? Blame it on supply chain problems. In fact, go ahead and blame everything else on them too. Drive you to the airport? Ooooh sorry, supply chain issues. Sorry I could not reach your improshow, supply chain issues! Can not help you move on the weekend, I have problems with the supply chain.
Perhaps the sailors could also blame their deficient offensive performance on this road trip on supply chain problems. Despite being in the Midwest for a week, the bats only showed up today, the first time this season, the Mariners have scored five runs or more. Did the Mariners utilize some sub-replacement level White Sox pitching and a tucked-out portion of their power bullpen? Maybe! But they got the win despite some tough conditions, in an effort that was mainly led by their young players, so there is plenty here to feel comfortable with. Sit in a comfortable place – remember, you can not make a book club you have supply chain problems– and prepare to see something good.
Jarred seems like the kind of kid who always stood first in line when pieces of pizza or birthday cake were handed out at parties, which is definitely not a blow to him, we respect the bustle, so it makes sense that when the actual, functioning bat appeared in the park, he would snatch the biggest and best:
It’s Kelenic’s hardest hit ball ever, and the hardest hit ball by a left – handed man this year, betting the Mariners on an early 2-0 lead. The Mariners had a chance to add when Julio hit an infield single and stole second base and Cal Raleigh reached on a field error by Leury García, but Adam Frazier flew safely out to finish the inning. I know you’re new here, but do not stand behind Jarred when they hand out bats, Adam.
Meanwhile, Logan Gilbert came out with his hair somehow both on fire and blowing out behind him like a windbag, throwing an 11-pitch inning into the first to put the top of the order and gathering his first sword for the day and struck out. Tim Anderson on his new hard shooter:
The windy conditions — not a direct wind, but a whirling, swirling, whirling wind — seemed to hamper what Gilbert was capable of throwing today. He did not make many changes and those he did were out of the zone and did not tempt anyone and he only threw a few curveballs, mostly early in counts to try and fail the aggressive Chicago players. Logan mostly stuck to his fastball-slider combination today, and although none of them were good at producing a ton of swing-and-miss (only four strikeouts through five innings), they created a lot of weak contact, which was mostly handled by his defenders.
…Mostly. Because it was with the wind, it took up to ridiculous levels in the fifth round. Gilbert should have been out of the inning a pitch into his third batter when Adam Engel bounced a ball into the wind that should have been easily handled by third baseman Eugenio Suárez in a bad area, but the wind tore it away. Angel would end up getting all the way to second place on another pop-up that blew around the batter field that Cal Raleigh could not track; Raleigh would be unfairly tagged with a foul, even though the exact same game repeated itself on the next batter when Jake Burger appeared in the direction of JP and Suárez, and neither of them could contain the stubborn ball, even though it was scored as single. Retroactive justice for Cal Raleigh, I hope. Tim Anderson followed it up with a successful single, no wind assistance needed, and it looked like the wheels might fall off Gilbert’s outburst, but he returned to knock Luis Robert out and was clearly elated about it:
It’s not the gif either, things got really dark and strange in Chicago there for a while, maybe Logan made some sort of summons form.
The notice form in question:
Although it brought the score to a tense 2-1, the theft was nail today where Muñoz, Steckenrider, Castillo and Sewald all threw goalless, goalless innings with five strikeouts between them … although to be fair Andrés Muñoz had three of them in a completely dominant performance.
Andrés Muñoz has a cannon in his arm! He threw the fastest pitch in Mariner’s history in the Statcast era (since 2015) at 102.8 miles per hour. He had a perfect attendance and beat all three batsmen he faced.#Mexican Power #YoAmoElBeis pic.twitter.com/MFq4uHI1mY
– MLB México (@MLB_Mexico) April 14, 2022
Muñoz alternated between his three-digit fastball, which on average was …in average—101.9 MPH, including the fastest pitch ever thrown by a Mariner (102.8 MPH) and the slider that did the real damage: it got five turns, all scented, and four called strikes, for a CSW% of 90% , which is boring. What’s even more embarrassing is that if I did not use this space to talk about Muñoz, I could easily talk about Diego Castillo and his six-pitch inning (five strikes, one strikeout), or Paul Sewald getting Gavin Sheets to cut through 92 middle. -the middle. Fun!
But even more fun was the fact that the sailors finally got out of the GoodBats and put some space between themselves and the wind-blown void at Guaranteed Rate Field. Cal Raleigh offered an insurance ride in the eighth:
It’s a cool 105.7 MPH with a firing angle of ridiculous 42 degrees, maybe straighten it out a bit so it flies a little further next time? But props to Cal to get the ball up in the air and let the wind do some of the work.
Mitch Haniger, desperate to prove that he is not an ordinary father, but a tough father, looked at all the young children who filled the box and decided how-to-do-it-with-children, even though he is a real adult with a mortgage and stuff like that he exaggerated it a bit and blew up this two-run shot to put the game safely out of reach:
It’s already three homers on the season for Mitch, who was not affected by the supply chain problem because he, as a true father, is an excellent packer who knows you always have an extra pair of underwear in your carry-on luggage and can always track. on your packages. Here we hope the rest of the team takes his lead and that it does not take a week for the bats to show up for the Mariners’ first home game of the season.