Monthly Archives: May 2013

Game 54: 2-for-3 in 4-1 Win vs. Boston

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

At Bats: 3
Runs: 2
Hits, Game/Season: 2/44
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .257
Box
Notes: Played right, batted eighth… RBI single to left, grounded to pitcher into a force out, singled to right.
Next: Game 55 vs. Boston, 7:15 Saturday.

Game 53: 0-for-1 in 3-1 Loss vs. New York Mets

Al Bello / Getty Images

Al Bello / Getty Images

At Bats: 1
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/42
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .250
Box
Notes: Pinch-hit in the eighth… Popped out to catcher.
Next: Game 54 vs. Boston, 7:05 Friday.

Game 52: 2-for-4 in 9-4 Loss vs. New York Mets

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Al Bello / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/42
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .251
Box
Notes: Played left, batted sixth… Grounded to first into a force out, singled to center, popped to second, singled to right.
Next: Game 53 vs. New York Mets, 7:05 Thursday.

Ichiro Art #44

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Game 51: 1-for-4 in 2-1 Loss at New York Mets

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Elsa / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/40
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .245
Box
Notes: Played right, batted sixth… Flied to center, reached on a shortstop throwing error, lined to pitcher, singled to second… Picked off first and thrown out at second.
Next: Game 52 vs. Mets, 7:05 Wednesday.

Game 50: 1-for-3 in 2-1 Loss at New York Mets

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Elsa / Getty Images

At Bats: 3
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/39
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .245
Box
Notes: Played right, batted sixth… Singled to center, grounded to second, grounded to first, walked… Like every other major leaguer today — Memorial Day — he wore an ugly-ass camo cap…

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Next: Game 51 at New York Mets, 7:00 Tuesday.

Game 49: 1-for-4 in 8-3 Loss at Tampa Bay

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Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/38
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Average: .244
Box
Notes: Played right, batted seventh… Grounded to pitcher, grounded to third, tripled to left, struck out swinging.
Next: Game 50 at New York Mets, 7:10 Monday.

Game 48: 2-for-5 in 4-3 Win at Tampa Bay

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J. Meric / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/37
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .243
Box
Notes: Played right, batted sixth… Singled to second, singled to right, grounded into a force out to short, flied to center, grounded to second… First multi-hit game in over two weeks.
Next: Game 49 at Tampa Bay, 1:40 Sunday.

Game 47: 0-for-2 in 9-4 Win at Tampa Bay

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images

Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images

At Bats: 2
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/35
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .238
Box
Notes: Defensive substitution in right in the fifth, batted fifth… Grounded to first, lined to short.
Next: Game 48 at Tampa Bay, 4:10 Saturday.

Game 46: 1-for-4 in 6-3 Loss at Baltimore

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Rob Carr / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/35
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .241
Box
Notes: Played right, batted seventh… Singled to center (above), flied to left, flied to right, flied to center.
Next: Game 47 at Tampa Bay, 7:10 Friday.

Game 45: Did Not Play in 3-2 Loss at Baltimore

Nick Wass / AP Photo

Nick Wass / AP Photo

At Bats: 0
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/34
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .241
Box
Notes: None.
Next: Game 46 at Baltimore, 7:05 Wednesday.

Game 44: 1-for-4 in 6-4 Win at Baltimore

Rob Carr / Getty Images

Rob Carr / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 1/34
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 1
Average: .241
Box
Notes: Played right, batted seventh… Flied to left, popped to short, struck out swinging, doubled to right.
Next: Game 45 at Baltimore, 7:05 Tuesday.

Game 44: Rained Out

Game 43: Did Not Play in 7-2 Win vs. Toronto

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Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

At Bats: 0
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/33
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average:
Box
Notes: None.
Next: Game 44 vs. Toronto, 1:05 Sunday.

Ichiro & Morganna

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Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images

No, the gal in this picture is definitely not the ’70s ballpark sensation Morganna.

Ichiro and the infamous kissing bandit are from different eras (and different countries), so it’s quite possible they’re not even aware of one another. Still, after seeing this cool Morganna mini-doc, I can’t help but imagine how it’d play out if those two ever crossed paths. Judging by Ichiro’s posture above (during a 2009 game at Safeco Field), I’m afraid Morganna would’ve gotten the cold shoulder.

I mentioned them together in this 2001 All-Star Game preview I wrote for the Seattle Weekly. It concluded with a line that, while true at the time, I felt quite differently about soon after: “I’ll take Morganna over Ichiro any day.”

Game 42: 1-for-3 in 5-0 Win vs. Toronto

Elsa / Getty Images

Elsa / Getty Images

At Bats: 3
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 1/33
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .241
Box
Notes: Played right, batted eighth… Grounded to short, flied to left, bunt single to pitcher.
Next: Game 43 vs. Toronto, 1:05 Saturday.

Glitchy Ichiro

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Found at Glitch News.

Game 41: 1-for-4 in 3-2 Loss vs. Seattle

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 1/32
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 3
Average: .239
Box
Notes: Played right, batted eighth… Grounded to second, flied to left, singled to center, struck out swinging (above)… After 41 games, a quarter-way into this season, he’s batting .239 with 32 hits — compare that to .283 with 47 hits in 2012, and .302 with 52 hits in 2011. Not good.
Next: Game 42 vs. Toronto, 7:05 Friday.

Ichiro Art #43

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Game 40: 0-for-4 in 12-2 Loss vs. Seattle

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .238
Box
Notes: Played right, batted seventh… Flied to center, grounded to second, grounded to second, grounded to pitcher… Made a throwing error, his first error of the season… Has gone 0-for-20 in his last five games, dropping his batting average by 44 points.
Next: Game 41 vs. Seattle, 7:05 Thursday.