403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Mariners blog

Daily coverage of the Mariners during the season and all year long.

March 3, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Giants 8, Mariners 7; 10 innings

marigame0303 005.JPG
Join us for Geoff Baker Live! at 6 p.m. Pacific time where we’ll have a full recap of today’s events.
David Aardsma and Josh Fields can be seen leaving field in the photo above after an 8-7 loss to the San Francisco Giants this afternoon. The game took nearly four hours to play and saw the Mariners rally from a 7-3 deficit with two in the sixth and two more in the ninth.
But then minor leaguer Kenn Kasparek walked the first three guys he faced in the 10th, before Anthony Vasquez came on and yielded a Jesus Guzman bloop single that decided the contest.
Some positives to take out of this contest for Seattle included the baserunning we saw in the first inning, when the M’s jumped on Tim Lincecum for three runs. We saw Milton Bradley break for second to draw the second baseman to his bag and Jose Lopez hit it in the vacated spot for a single that drove in Chone Figgins.
“Look who it was, Jose Lopez again,” Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said moments ago down on the field. “The impact of Figgy and some of the guys in there. Milton, he was trying to steal on that one, ended up stopping and the ball went through. So, yeah, that’s exactly what we’re talking about. It was pretty good overall.”


marigame0303 004.JPG
Bradley went to third on that play. He’d apparently planned to steal second, but stopped en route because Lincecum was quicker to the plate that he’d been. Still, it was enough to draw the second baseman over.
Lopez didn’t get any balls hit his way the first four innings at third base. But Lopez finally got a chance and made the most of it. Later, her said he’s looking forward to more opportunities to field at his new position.
“I want it hard,” he said of ground balls. “Get my eyes ready, my feet, my chest.”
Lopez admitted to some pre-game jitters.
“It was like my first day in the big leagues,” he said. “Nervous. Nervous.”

Comments | Topics: Chone Figgins

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx