Game 17, Indians at Mariners

DMZ · April 22, 2005 at 6:23 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

C.C. Sabathia v Gil Meche
7:05, TV on FSN

Will Meche’s elbow swell and burst mid-pitch? Or will he grit it out through the pain and blossom into a beautiful flower? What position will Willie Bloomquist play tonight, sparking bitter division on the game thread? Can the team climb over .500 again?

Find out soon.

Rainiers: Rainiers host Sacramento again at 6:05… which I just missed. Doh. Please enjoy the fine broadcasting of Mike Curto on the internet or on KHHO 850 as you wait for the M’s. And then maybe keep it on, if you want.


179 Responses to “Game 17, Indians at Mariners”

  1. Jeff on April 22nd, 2005 8:55 pm

    does anyone else wonder if adrian beltre wishes he had remained a dodger???

  2. pensive on April 22nd, 2005 8:55 pm

    Drove to market to purchase COOCOO CRISP. Believe when eaten that player can not hurt the M’s. Actually not too bad..Anchor Steam please.

  3. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:02 pm

    Just heard Snelling’s OBP is .550. Man’s that’s crazy and great! Today, the M’s could have used Snelling.

  4. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:09 pm

    Guess everyone else has fallen asleep watching this game. (_._) zzz

  5. David on April 22nd, 2005 9:09 pm

    How unfortunate is it that the Mariners drew Zito, Harden, and Sabathia on consecutive days? Keep in mind, the Mariners blew the 4-0 lead in the Zito game; this could have been a three-game losing streak after tonight. Hopefully the Mariners will start facing some back-end starters soon.

  6. Chris on April 22nd, 2005 9:11 pm

    Riske is a very bad last name for a relief pitcher.

  7. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:12 pm

    oh oh! Nelson

  8. anotherjeff on April 22nd, 2005 9:12 pm

    Valdez might need to review his bat selection.

    Here comes Nellie!

  9. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:16 pm

    Looks like Tacoma was as good as the M’s today.

  10. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:20 pm

    I’d guess you’d call that a swing and a hit!

  11. Terry Benish on April 22nd, 2005 9:26 pm

    shoo is not a good outfielder, yet. He was terrible
    in Arizona, basic stuff such as catching and throwing to the right base.

    #138, its not total chances, or range factor,
    its not his arm or how he attacks the wall.

    I’ve seen the remarks about how he improved over the course
    of last year, but nothing really to substaniate the assertion. Where do you rank him in the division? Is he better defensively than Kotsay, Finley, Nix…or Cameron? Reed?

  12. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:27 pm

    Ichiro 0-4 today. Now I know something is up. Must be his usual April funk.

  13. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:29 pm

    #161, don’t tell me you basing all your info on ST?
    If so, then Meche as well as Sele is an ace TOR starter.

  14. anotherjeff on April 22nd, 2005 9:30 pm

    Ahhhh. This is frustrating.

  15. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:33 pm

    As this game comes to an end, the big question is: will the bats wake up tomorrow?

  16. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:40 pm

    That was easy to predict. First pitch hacking. I bet the M’s wanna go home.

  17. sodo on April 22nd, 2005 9:43 pm

    What a bland game. The most exciting part (which was actually pretty exciting) was watching Coco Crisp swing and miss on a pitch that hit him. I was definitely impressed.

  18. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:45 pm


  19. ray on April 22nd, 2005 9:46 pm

    Sorry, unexpected result

  20. anotherjeff on April 22nd, 2005 9:48 pm

    Well the positives…..
    Randy Winn is hitting well
    Ibanez is coming around
    Putz is throwing well
    Wilson Valdez plays a pretty good shortstop

    Other than that….*crickets begin to chirp*

  21. edgarfan on April 22nd, 2005 10:04 pm

    #156: All-time worst name for a relief pitcher (or any pitcher at all): Grant Balfour.

  22. boo nelson on April 22nd, 2005 10:45 pm

    171, piniella woulda killed him…first walk he’d have been dfa’d

  23. jc on April 22nd, 2005 10:51 pm

    I f campillio ever reaches seattle he will get ripped worse then bloomie does here.You talk about slop this guy throws crap.Whoever compared him to maddux is a fool and should be fired….

  24. AK1984 on April 23rd, 2005 12:06 am

    Yeah, really, what is with Miguel Olivo? Would he be better off in Tacoma, with Wiki Gonzalez backing up Dan Wilson in Seattle, or is Olivo nothing more than a total bust at this point. Now, from what I’m aware of, Rene Rivera is still fairly young, and he is playing every day down in San Antonio, so he could be an option come next year. Anyways, other than that, I’m wonderin’ how long it is until Felix Hernandez’s arm jus’ flat-out falls off, given that it seems as if it should go down in a short ‘mount of time.

  25. dw on April 23rd, 2005 12:41 am

    Yeah, really, what is with Miguel Olivo? Would he be better off in Tacoma, with Wiki Gonzalez backing up Dan Wilson in Seattle, or is Olivo nothing more than a total bust at this point.

    Even a slumping Olivo is better than Wiki Gonzalez. And he is slumping, but only in the first 10% of the season.

    He’s still a 20 HR potential with a great arm and good defense. If he’s hitting .133 in July, then yes, we can call him a bust and hope that Rivera can handle the load in 2006. But it’s still to early to cut bait on Olivo.

  26. Greg Pirkl on April 23rd, 2005 2:06 am

    i agree that you cannot give up on olivo because the alternative is dan “calls a good game” jillson; and as stated before I think I have wasted 15% of my adult life watching wilson suck.

    but something has to be done about this lineup they are just not set up to score runs the 3-4-5 R-R-R has to be broken up.

    The fact that “Ho-Lo” Jose Lopez is being converted to 2B is evidence that Boone is gone at the end of this season. I would agree with this move whole-heartedly; but move him NOW–we have seen time and time again that value only DEcreases the closer you get to the trade deadline (Spoljaric) –get him out of here. Our rotation is severly lacking (4 #4 starters doesnt win the west)

  27. jc on April 23rd, 2005 3:51 am

    Everyone keeps saying move boone move spiezio…People do you not think the other 29 teams dont scout these guys and realise they blow????Boone couldve been gone last year if they hadnt let him play the last month they wouldnt have had to pick up his option ..but no blow mel couldnt lose a 100 so he played him and blew out MADS also.Spiezio is a bavasai bad signing period..So if you trade these 2 you get crap back just refrence the Jeff Cirillo trade for any comparisons.I have watched 2 tacoma games this year wiki is garbage at best …I wonder if this is the laziest human i have ever seen at a pro game?

  28. TypicalIdiotFan on April 23rd, 2005 3:59 am

    Olivo will be fine. We gave Ben Davis more chances then this. Yeah, I know, bad example. I have more faith in Olivo tho.

    Teams will accept Boone as trade bait. How many teams do you know of that have an RBI machine and gold glove at second base?

    Meche’s problems are all mental, because it can’t be physical at this point. Velocity is fine. Stuff is fine. Command is fine. Control is his problem. Control is usually mental. Get Meche a shrink and call up Campillo for a few. He can’t do any worse.

    Bloomquist tries too damn hard for some of you not to give him some props. Sheesh.

    That’s all. Damned shame we finally get 40k + fans and drop the game in the first inning.

  29. jc on April 23rd, 2005 4:50 pm

    178 have you watched boones defense he has lost a step and aint a goldglover any more and rbi machine please cmon guy he hit a granny add up the rest of them on 2 fingers..loo