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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Brendan Ryan gets his “Mendoza” beer shower as Mariners celebrate sixth straight win

If I’m not mistaken…The Last Broken Snarfs had a wobbly cut on that grinding “Mondo Frat Dance Bash A Go Go” comp.

Ryan is now hitting .205. The last time he was above .200? April 21. That, my friends, is the true spirit of Mendoza. A guy playing the majority of the season below .200 while remaining in the lineup daily.

“I’m still trying to get ketchup out of my ears,’’ Ryan said. “But yeah, good times. I didn’t want to rain on the parade or anything. It could always dip right back down.’‘

It’s taken a lot of work for Ryan to climb out of this hole.

“I was like ‘Man, it’s got to be close now’,’’ Ryan said, adding that he told himself “Hopefully, with that last broken snarf, whatever that was, hopefully we’re over now.’ I know it’s not going to take too many at-bats to dip beneath. But I’m trying to just have solid contact and hopefully they find holes.

“And they did today.’‘

Repoz Posted: August 01, 2012 at 07:17 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:51 AM (#4197856)
   2. Der-K is really digging the new Dam-Funk album. Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:59 AM (#4197863)
Poor Thundercat.
   3. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4198496)
If I had played MLB, then they would give guys beer showers when their weight finally dropped below 250 pounds, or the "charityslave line". *

* only players under 6 feet tall are eligible.
   4. asinwreck Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4198590)
Mario Mendoza is the patron saint of the 2012 Seattle Mariners.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 01, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4198597)
Wow, that's true. They could get drunk every night alternately celebrating and mourning various Mariners' trips above and below the Mendoza line.

Brendan Ryan is one of three people in last night's lineup who are now batting between .200 and .210. Also on the active roster are Chone Figgins (.181 in 149 AB) and Munenori Kawasaki (.192 in 82 AB).

Mike Carp's .209/.318/.391 batting line is much, much, much better than the guy he replaced at first base, Justin Smoak. Whose SLG this year is .320, and is leading the team in home runs.

John Jaso has been the best hitter on the team, by a HUGE margin.
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 01, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4198599)
John Jaso has been the best hitter on the team, by a HUGE margin.

Unless you count Jason Vargas, of course. :-)

Mariners pitchers are hitting .227, very close what the entire team is hitting (.233).
   7. OCF Posted: August 02, 2012 at 02:23 AM (#4198641)
Unless you count Jason Vargas, of course. :-)

As I never pass up a chance to point out: in his last year in NCAA ball, Vargas was a distinctly better hitter than his teammate, Troy Tulowitzki. Vargas was the full-time DH and the Sunday (meaning #3) starting pitcher.

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