Mariners Analysis

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No reason to pick on Felix

Last night Felix pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. Normally that equals a win (and makes you millions of dollars if you can do it with any consistency).

Instead the Mariners booted the ball all over the place and lost 5-2. I'm not exactly sure what Baker and others were expecting- that Felix was supposed to hold the Rangers to 1 or fewer runs while at the same time playing left field?

With Felix pitching exactly like he did last night- wild, high pitch count, yet hanging on... the team could have easily won had they hit the ball and played a little defense.

The team did not display any offense and played some of the worst defense all season.

Baker can bitch about Felix all he wants but the reality is his post game demeanor had nothing to do with why the team lost the game last night. This team is really looking bad right now, and the train wreck continues. If an idiot blogger like myself wants to make stupid statements that's fine; but a person in a position like Baker who reaches thousands of fans needs to be more careful about what they write. Geoff is letting his personal predictions and investment in this team color his coverage.

It's not right, it's not fair and it really reflects poorly on those who think Felix was the problem last night.