As we all know, baseball has a collection of idiosyncrasies that make the game especially delicious for its weird and charming shape. I’ve always loved the fact that coaches have to wear the same uniform as players, or that, without a doubt, a home run in some stadiums is just a dead quail on the warning track in others. But another of my favorite basketball games at random raised my head at tonight’s Mariners game – an initial pitcher with an advantage until I even threw a single throw. As a quarterback who took the field of play with a 7-0 lead after his defense turned into a tricky comeback, a chant with the luxury of an early lead works wonders for his game plan, his psyche and their general conduct.
That luxury was granted to Marco Gonzales when José Marmolejos broke this atrocious ground of Dylan Bundy on the back walls of the Angel Stadium.
Not only was it the first home run of the Marmolejos race, but I did it too [clears throat, buys trophy, pours eight beers into it, drinks it like I’ve just won some sort of self-serving championship] PREACHED ONE HOUR BEFORE THE GAME. This is the luxury of being incredibly smart. Citizens sang my praises as wide as our favorite basketball team won 3-0 in the first .05% of the match.
Tonight, Seattle had another major luxury, as Angels superstar Mike Trout lost the game to welcome a juvenile. A luxury that Marco Gonzales does not have, unfortunately, is to be lost in the middle of the plate. While their cornering-ball-changing repertoire can be extremely effective at dodging corners, none of these throws play very well if they end up in the fat part of the strike zone. As he broke through the first four innings, Gonzales threw weak drummer Joe Hudson weakly. When he played with the heart of the plate, he usually did so at the beginning of the count, when the beats are prone to take, as he did in this three-field destruction of Shohei Ohtani.
When Hudson settled in one place for an entire beat, Gonzales was also within reach of the challenge. This constant diet of interior cutters for Justin Upton, while surely assisted by the amp, is a practical example of how Gonzales can be a nightmare for right-wing attackers.
Unfortunately, the fact that it is a relentless pitcher of control means that Gonzales relies more on his defense than pitchers that come equipped with a Formula 1 engine. With two exits in the fifth inning, Gonzales induced a pitching of jam to someone named Taylor Ward. When the ball spun like a Beyblade toward second base, Shed Long Jr. he put himself in position to make the play, approaching the ball as if it were in the air. Instead, it looked like the ball turned to the left and evaded his glove, giving the Angels a much-needed basketball and Long Jr. a ball. his first mistake of the season. What happened next can only be described with a sigh, a deep sigh and a resigned “This is basketball.”
This is Max Stassi, a lifetime backup sensor with a 75-year WRC +. The absurd course of the opposing field that was kept just by a nail provoked a fantastic reaction from Gonzales.
Stassi’s pole dance turned a boring 3-0 game into a much less boring 3-2 match. For whatever reason, the Mariners forgot their chance after Marmolejos ’first shot and the game kept pace with an auction where no one wanted to buy anything. Obviously, the upside-down mood this season has created a lot of unusual factors, most of which I expect to retire when they play 162 again, but I don’t hate that a game is in the fifth inning before 8 p.m. If sailors want to bring something of this bizarre world into the future, it should be the 6:40 start time.
The scoreboard continued to read 3-2 as the sun went down on the Angels cookie cutter stadium surrounded by 19 miles of parking. Until, that is, a jolt illuminated the sky of Orange County like a pruning Juul that didn’t work. The source? Shedric Bernard Long Jr., who played the role of Derek Zoolander in the Hansel Robles of the Angels.
Robles and the Angels continued with the ever-debatable “two straight walks” maneuver, leading Joe Hudson to advance both runners with a picturesque worst sacrifice. I’m not kidding when I say this will probably be my lasting memory of Joe Hudson, Current Seattle Mariner. JP Crawford was caught with a fortuitous two-RBI ball bot, and so the sailors had the necessary insurance clues. They would quickly reach three more races to get a series victory against their tomato-colored enemies, only delayed by Shohei Ohtani, in a way, he hit a foot and threw himself on the wall of the left field. Tomatoes, by the way, famously have Ohtani and omelette, Anthony Rendon and Joe Maddon added, but they still don’t have a good pitcher on the list. This seems like a bad idea. But I’m sure they’ll get things right. It’s not like they have extra time to prepare for this season and appreciate it.
Joe Maddon: “You really can’t go anywhere without a major hit.”
He said he will meet with pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Matt Wise to address things.
– Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 31, 2020
When the dust was released at the funeral of the Disney pets, the sailors pulled out two of three from the team I like to watch them win. What a luxury.