Kate, John, and Isabelle convene this week to talk about the Mariners’ recent hot stretch, including a split against the Astros, a series win against the Rays, and a sweep of the Angels at home. They preview the upcoming road trip, and answer some listener questions, which involves Kate doing a bad trumpet impression.
0 - 12:00: General discussion of the recent winning streak and the streaky players who have made that streak possible. One run magic forever. John mistakingly believers “shindig” is synonymous with “skulduggery.” Isabelle rejoices over the team not falling on its face in a high-profile situation at home
12:00-20:00: Glorying in the sweep over the hated Angels. Isabelle introduces the idea of “player sequencing.” Hand-waving about team chemistry is indulged in by all.
20:00-33:00: Reviewing why winning the off-season isn’t everything and reflecting on the Mariners’ reluctance to commit to a starting pitcher this off-season. The gifts a strong bullpen can give. Erik Goeddel’s name is invoked with reverence. A weird noise that sounds like cards being shuffled pops up for reasons we cannot explain, and we are sorry.
33:00-50:00: Previewing the Red Sox series, as well as the Big Bad East Coast Road Trip. Isabelle worries that the Orioles are infectious, and the specter of Chris Sale looms large and scissor-y, but as John points out, the team’s banked wins mean they have some string to play with over this miserable road trip.
50:00 - on: Questions!
Music: Narcos (Blasterjaxx & Timmy Trumpet), Only You (Yazoo), Azukita (Steve Aoki & Daddy Yankee)
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