Game 64 (Tuesday) + Minors Rewind: UnSafe at Home

00a640px-Safeco_Field_night== Road Warriors make slow transition to home field ==

Playing catch-up here, after family obligations all day Wednesday.

We went on and on the other day about the 6-1 road trip, and how the patched-together offense managed to produce enough runs to support some excellent starts and a lights-out bullpen.

Well, upon returning home on Tuesday, they got the decent-start and unscored-upon-bullpen part (although Charlie Furbush allowed Hisashi Iwakuma‘s inherited runner to score).

But the patched-together offense didn’t provide the support:

And by patched-together we mean:

  • Willie Bloomquist, 1b
  • Cole Gillespie, DH



In other news, Justin Smoak was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Logan Morrison was brought up from his Tacoma rehab assignment to take his place.

LoMo was putting up some pretty interesting numbers in AAA: .308/.416/.477 with 3 HR and 11 BB in 18 games.  The third HR was Tuesday night just before the call-up.

We had identified him during the off-season as a fairly strong potential bounce-back candidate.

Then again, his first eight games in April were pretty ugly: .150/.227/.150.

So we’ll see which Morrison shows up.  But since Smoak was in a pretty nasty slump himself, any help from LoMo would be welcome.


Daily Prospect-palooza

  • Chris Taylor returned from the DL, and immediately had a double and a walk.  Jabari Blash had three hits.
  • There are no openings in the MLB bullpen, but veteran Todd Coffey has been putting up a nice audition tape anyway: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K.  (Overall 2.08 ERA in 7 appearances.)
  • The boxscore had no less than three guys named “Xavier” (two for Tacoma, one for Memphis).
  • Austin Wilson had his third triple for Low-A Clinton, while our favorite darkhorse reliever Emilio Pagan got his 9th save.

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