Flashback Friday: August 21, 2012, To honor King Felix and his perfect game, 40,000 fans came to the ballpark and wore “King of Perfection” t-shirts, waving K-cards and celebrating. Felix dominated over 7 2/3 innings, and was backed by Eric Thames and Jesus Montero’s long balls. The Mariners won against the Indians, 5-1.
"That’s unbelievable, that’s some crazy stuff right there. That’s the best game I ever pitched in Safeco Field. In front of these guys, the crowd, it’s unbelievable. They yelled, ‘Felix, Felix.’ I mean, that’s something special."
"I love those guys. They’ve always been there to support me, to support the team."
Keep in mind that, 1, he is costing next to nothing. One million in today’s game (not counting incentives), is a pretty good deal for a 3-time all star. 2, although he has had some recent struggles, this deal was more because, since the M’s are so young, having some veteran presence on the team. Jack spoke about wanting to have a player with a lot of experience and I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have him than Olivo. And 3, I know some of the concern is that they won’t sign anyone the rest of the offseason, but it has been stated multiple times that Jack is going to sign a big bat.
Flashback Friday: July 30th, 2012, Hisashi Iwakuma sets a Mariners rookie record for most strikeouts with 13, as the M’s win, 4-1, over the Jays.
"STRIKE THREE CALLED, HE GOT IT! The golden sombrero! Lawrie K’s for the fourth time, and for Iwakuma a Mariner rookie record with thirteen strikeouts in the ballgame!"
"They expect to have personal success. They expect for their team to have success today, and for them to be a direct part of it.”
pretty okay about olivo, you could tell it was his last year, but Kawasaki?! I know he can’t hit, but I mean…
look at him
gonna miss him
M;s win the series, and more importantly, the season finale, 12-0, thanks to some great offense by Casper who drove in 5 runs, and Jesús who gets 3 RBI as the Mariners finish the season at 75-87, a eight game improvement from last year!
(Side Note: The M’s finish up with 8 players with 10+ home runs for the first time since 1997!)
M’s take the second game of the series vs. the Angels by a score of 6-1, thanks to some great offense!
(Side Note: Kyle Seager becomes the first Mariner to hit 20 home runs since 2009!)