Game 4, Rangers @ Mariners

DMZ · April 8, 2005 at 6:37 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Chan Ho Park v. Aaron Sele, 7:05pm, KSTW

Over/under on total home runs given up: 3.5, and I’d take the over.

Last Mariner position player to pitch in a game: John Mabry in 2000. When was the last time an active Mariner position player* threw a pitch in a game**? Please show your work. Winner gets a year’s subscription to the site.

* 25-man, DL included
** exhibition and charity games don’t count, but minor league and college or high school games do


323 Responses to “Game 4, Rangers @ Mariners”

  1. Jeff Sullivan on April 8th, 2005 10:18 pm

    Incredible baseball game.

  2. Dave in Palo Alto on April 8th, 2005 10:19 pm

    Never doubted ’em for a moment.

  3. anotherjeff on April 8th, 2005 10:19 pm

    Till next time….

  4. zzyzx on April 8th, 2005 10:19 pm

    The kind of game that makes glad I spent three hours watching them play.

  5. BrianV on April 8th, 2005 10:20 pm

    Ballgame. Nice to pull out these games where the pitching sucked and they made a few mistakes. Sele was decent, which is a good sign.

    The right side of the infield was not, which wasn’t.

    See y’all tomorrow.

  6. Harry on April 8th, 2005 10:24 pm

    I’m just shocked they kept the Rangers in the park. That’s a feat.

  7. Miles on April 8th, 2005 10:25 pm

    Thanks Dave. It isnt working. maybe its my mac, or something. night.

  8. roger tang on April 8th, 2005 10:29 pm

    Well, strike me with a wet halibut.

    Damn resilient hitting; doubt we saw much of that last year….but encouraging to see Beltre and Reed come through (and very befuddling to see Wee Willie and Valdez do the same). Do that a couple more times and that has gotta give you some confidence for the rest of the year….

  9. AK1984 on April 8th, 2005 10:53 pm

    Off-Topic: Hah! The bit were Tom Green is a P.A. announcer at a minor league game — which took place in 1999 — has Wlison Valdez in it.

  10. Jeff Sullivan on April 8th, 2005 10:59 pm

    For what it’s worth, Justin Leone has officially been promoted, with Madritsch DL-bound.

  11. Adam on April 8th, 2005 11:23 pm

    Was that Camer…..errrr Bloomquist?

  12. LB on April 9th, 2005 1:12 am

    #310: Don’t those complete games BoMel had Madritsch throw last year seem just grand in retrospect? I don’t even have to look up the quotes:
    “He felt great.”
    “His velocity was fine.”
    “He wanted the ball.”
    “He’s a competitor.”

    But, hey, BoMel notched his W’s over the Red Sox and the A’s. A pity he had to roach a young arm to do it, but it’s not like Melvin would be needing that arm anytime in the near future.


  13. Grant on April 9th, 2005 3:13 am

    Leone is back on the major league club…yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

  14. Love Rhombus on April 9th, 2005 3:15 am

    Anybody who says that USS Mariner caters only to jaded, pessimistic stathead geeks who secretly want the M’s to fail…go back and read the last 312 posts. Bottom line – we love this team. Even if it takes a few lucky breaks and Bloomquist selling his soul to the devil. Beautiful game tonight – and you won’t find a more hardcore collection of M’s fans anywhere.

  15. Ichiroist on April 9th, 2005 7:52 am

    Leone? I was wondering if they wouldn’t give Felix an early look-see, but that’s OK I guess. Since a pitcher was injured I thought they would bring in a pitcher. OTOH if they had redundant pitchers on the roster I suppose it makes sense.

  16. anotherjeff on April 9th, 2005 8:27 am

    From the PI on Mads.

    “The first MRI revealed nothing amiss with his labrum, the tendons in the area or the rotator cuff, all of which needed work during his first arthroscopic surgery.”

    If you want to read it for yourself…

    Here’s Tribnet on Leone.

  17. David J Corcoran on April 9th, 2005 8:31 am

    Re 315: I was kind of hoping for George Sherrill. Maybe it hasn’t been ten days since he was optioned?

    I expect when Piniero comes back the line will look something like this:

    Mariners activate RHP Joesl Piniero from the 15-Day Disabled List
    Mariners designate LHP Matt Thornton for assignment
    Mariners option IF Justin Leone to AAA Tacoma
    Mariners recall LHP George Sherrill from AAA Tacoma

  18. David J Corcoran on April 9th, 2005 8:32 am

    Re 316: 10 man staff? By my count it’d be 11… Maybe they don’t count Thornton.

  19. anotherjeff on April 9th, 2005 8:57 am

    Given that they are back at the top of the rotation, with Franklin able to take a turn in Mads spot, the Pinero coming off the dl, they have a little time to figure out just what to do with that spot. They aren’t down any relievers so maybe it wouldnt make sense to pull up a reliever that you are going to have to option back down in order to more permanently fill the fifth spot. It doesn’t look like from all that I have read that Franklin is going to take over the starting role for long. More of a stopgap. So to me that explains why we havend seen Sherrill get a promotion. We dont need a starter yet, so thats why Baek or Campillo didn’t get the promotion.
    Leone will add some legitimate pop off the bench, though I’m not sure he’ll be taking the field all that much.

    Yeas or Nays to what I just said? I’d like to hear other input

  20. msb on April 9th, 2005 10:35 am

    #90- David J Corcoran said: “And also re 85: where the bleep is Sherrill?!”

    from thurs TNT:
    “Sherrill thought a bullpen role was his to lose after his strong showing with Seattle (2-1, 3.80 ERA in 23 innings) last season and what he accomplished as a Class AAA All-Star with the Rainiers (4-2, 2.32 ERA). But after a good start this spring, his mechanics got out of whack and his performance suffered. “The wheels fell off and I lost command,” Sherrill said. “One mechanical thing led to another … and I couldn’t see it until the end.”

    Sherrill said he has pinpointed what he was doing wrong after watching video and consulting with Mariners pitching coaches. He’s eager for the season to begin so he can show that he’s back to being an effective pitcher. “I knew the way my spring was going I didn’t pitch myself onto the club,” he said. “They’ve got a pretty decent pitching staff up there, but I know in my heart of hearts I can make it better. It’s just a matter of getting my work done here and accomplishing what I need to accomplish to get myself there.”

  21. Pete Livengood on April 9th, 2005 7:07 pm

    DMZ wrote:

    “When was the last time an active Mariner position
    player* threw a pitch in a game**? Please show your
    work. Winner gets a year’s subscription to the site.

    * 25-man, DL included
    ** exhibition and charity games don’t count, but minor
    league and college or high school games do

    Ahh, I *really* need that year’s subscription to the site. My research time is worth exactly the amount of the reward offered, but I will hazard a guess:

    Adam Jones, some time in late Spring, 2003?

    Without research, or showing my work, that’s the best I can do.

    DMZ: tomorrow, I’m at 237, row 3, and likely Swannie’s. Love to see you, dude.

  22. Greg Pirkl on April 9th, 2005 9:37 pm

    that game show alot of the flaws of this team– no bench to start with …..

  23. John D. on April 9th, 2005 11:13 pm

    Re: (# 320) SHERRILL’s “Mea Culpa” – That Sherrill is certainly a team player. His mechanics ? Hogwash!
    We all know the real reason he didn’t make the team, and in his heart of hearts he knows it too. Sherrill was a victim of the Numbers Gme.THORNTON was out of options.
    Keeping Thornton, and optioning Sherrill was a no-brainer.
    Had they both been out of options, then keeping Sherill, and waiving Thornton would have also been a no-brainer.