Monthly Archives: June 2012

Game 66: 0-for-4 in 4-2 Loss vs. San Francisco

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/70
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 4
Average: .259
Box
Notes: Groundout, popout, flyout, grounded into force out (above)… 22nd RBI.
Next: Game 67 vs. San Francisco, 7:10 Saturday.

Baseball Card Sticker of the Week: 2012 Topps Archives #67S-I

It’s based on a sticker set Topps issued in 1967. (Yeah, this baseball-card size sticker has edges; you just can’t see ’em here.)

Game 65: 1-for-5 in 6-2 Loss vs. San Diego

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/70
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .263
Box
Notes: Groundout, lineout, lineout, single, popout.
Next: Game 66 vs. San Francisco, 7:10 Friay.

Ichiro on the Scoreboard

Chicago

New York

Tokyo

Game 64: 1-for-4 in 1-0 Loss vs. San Diego

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/69
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 4
Average: .265
Box
Notes: Groundout, strikeout, double, grounded into force out, groundout.
Next: Game 65 vs. San Diego, 7:10 Thursday.

Ichiro on TMZ

Don’t know how this story from 2009 played out… Link.

Game 63: 2-for-5 in 5-4 Loss vs. San Diego

Ted S. Warren / AP Photo

At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 2/68
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .266
Box
Notes: Flyout, single, groundout, grounded into force out, single.
Next: Game 64 vs. San Diego, 7:10 Wednesday.

Ichiro Art #34

Game 62: 0-for-4 in 8-2 Loss vs. Los Angeles (NL)

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/66
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Average: .263
Box
Notes: Groundout, strikeout looking, flyout, popout.
Next: Game 63 vs. San Diego, 7:10 Tuesday.

Game 61: 1-for-4 in 8-3 Loss vs. Los Angeles (NL)

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/66
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .267
Box
Notes: Single, flyout, flyout, flyout… All three flyouts were to centerfielder Tony Gwynn Jr… It was Ichiro Bendy day — more on that later.
Next: Game 62 vs. Los Angeles (NL), 1:10 Sunday.

Bid on Ichiro’s Seattle Rainiers Uniform


Up for auction are the throwback Rainiers uniforms the M’s wore for their May 26 game. It’d be a nice gesture if the proceeds from these went to charity, but no such luck… Link.

Ichiro/Jeter Comic-Type Thing

Found here.

Game 60: 3-for-4 in 1-0 Win vs. Los Angeles (NL)

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 3/65
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .267
Box
Notes: Groundout, single (above), single, single… Ninth stole base… Scored lone run in M’s six-pitcher, no-hit victory.
Next: Game 61 vs. Los Angeles (NL), 4:15 Saturday.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Archives #821A-1


Based on the ’82 Topps set. I wish it had a unique photo, instead of the one already used on other 2012 Topps cards.

Cool Orix-Era Figures

Link.

Game 59: 2-for-5 in 8-6 Win at Los Angeles

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 3
Hits, Game/Season: 2/62
Runs Batted In: 2
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .259
Box
Notes: Groundout, groundout, reaches on fielding error, RBI single, home run.
Next: Game 60 vs. Los Angeles (NL), 7:10 Friday.

Weird Ichiro Mystery Ad


This appears to be a print ad for Steinway pianos that I found online awhile back, but I don’t remember exactly where. I’ve never heard of Ichiro playing piano, but I don’t think this is Photoshopped, either. The man on the right looks like some Hugh Downs/Charles Kuralt TV host-type guy who I can’t quite place. Nutty.

Game 58: 0-for-4 in 6-1 Loss at Los Angeles

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/60
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 0
Average: .256
Box
Notes: Groundout, flyout, strikeout, flyout… Batting .125 (3-for-24) in five games since moving back into the leadoff spot.
Next: Game 59 at Los Angeles, 7:05 Wednesday.

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #8

At least I think this version of a ’75 Topps card is a “fake,” as in, I’ve never seen it anyplace other than here.

Game 57: 0-for-5 in 8-6 Win at Los Angeles

Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/60
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 4
Average: .261
Box
Notes: Flyout, flyout, grounded into force, strikeout, flyout… 0-for-13 since hitting two home runs in Saturday’s game.
Next: Game 58 at Los Angeles, 7:05 Tuesday.