Game 18, Indians at Mariners

DMZ · April 23, 2005 at 5:21 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Lee v Sele. 6:05, KSTW for your television enjoyment in a rare free broadcast for all with antenna and television to enjoy. Tonight is “education night”. Scheduled events include:

  • Willie Bloomquist explains the concept of replacement-level talent
  • Ichiro! shows Randy Winn how to set up to make a strong throw when catching a fly ball
  • Ryan Franklin demonstrates the concept of defense-independent statistics and the importance of defense
  • and much, much more

Mariners are 8-9,


83 Responses to “Game 18, Indians at Mariners”

  1. Bring Back Eric Anthony on April 23rd, 2005 8:06 pm

    Great catch by Winn in the 7th inning with 2 guys on. He’s gotta be the best left fielder in the league. I think he should be signed to a contract extension. $7 million a year sounds good to me.

  2. Chris Begley on April 23rd, 2005 8:09 pm

    Okay these last few comments are ultimate in “peanut gallery” I don’t know if me saying this violates comment rules, but come on! They got a nice hit off the wall. Not everything is the fault of one of the Mariners boogeymen.

  3. Mr. Egaas on April 23rd, 2005 8:11 pm

    Anytime a ball is within inches of a glove it can be had, short of a hard hit line drive through the infield wall.

  4. Chris on April 23rd, 2005 8:13 pm

    52-Actually, I’d say the fault belongs with Aaron Sele for putting men on and Ron Villone for serving one up to Victor Martinez. I was just amused by Winn’s distressed glance at the wall right before the ball dropped past his glove.

  5. world series on April 23rd, 2005 8:30 pm

    Has Hargrove gone on the field once this year to argue with the umps? He’s worse than Melvin. I think that’s an important part of the game.

  6. world series on April 23rd, 2005 8:33 pm

    Another terrible game, why I’m I even watching this?

  7. David J Corcoran on April 23rd, 2005 8:37 pm

    I have no life so I have nothing better to do on a Saturday night. But nobody else should be in that boat.

  8. world series on April 23rd, 2005 8:42 pm

    I’m afraid your not alone. Time to flip to the Sonics.

  9. Oobooskaboo on April 23rd, 2005 8:42 pm

    Get well soon, Pokey. For the love of God, get well soon.

  10. David J Corcoran on April 23rd, 2005 8:47 pm

    Hell, play Wilson Valdez, who isn’t that bad, compared to Bloomquist, on o-fence and d-fence.

  11. anotherjeff on April 23rd, 2005 8:50 pm

    Yeah, I thought Hargrove should have been in someones face about the balk call. SOMETHING has to wake these guys up. I’ve about had my fill of guys watching strike 3, and GIDPs.

    I have no life either. I’ll watch to the bitter end then cry myself to sleep.

  12. ray on April 23rd, 2005 8:55 pm

    Laughable team and I’m not talking about the pitching. The fundamentals have been pretty bad this season so far. Grover better chew them out after today.

  13. anotherjeff on April 23rd, 2005 8:56 pm

    I’m just dying for Beltre to really get ahold of one

  14. world series on April 23rd, 2005 8:57 pm

    This might be a little harsh but the new M’s slogan under Hargrove could be something like “too content to lose”. I’ll watch the post game interview with him with great interest to see if he’s even mildly upset with another poor performance.

  15. Chris on April 23rd, 2005 8:58 pm

    Great at bat by Beltre.

  16. world series on April 23rd, 2005 9:00 pm

    #62 – agree with the fundamentals part. The irony is that Hargrove preaches the right way to play the game.

  17. Chris on April 23rd, 2005 9:03 pm

    Shouldn’t Sexson have gotten to second base when Casey Blake let that one get away from him? Is he really that slow?

  18. anotherjeff on April 23rd, 2005 9:04 pm

    Actually I havent had a problem with the pitching thus far. Though I dont know how long it will hold up, for the most part they have kept the team with in reach. It just seems like the offense cant get firing on all cylinders.

    Wouldn’t you know it. Even as I’m writing…a run comes in.

  19. change on April 23rd, 2005 9:11 pm

    Good lord that was pathetic.

    Weren’t we supposed to have more offense this year? I know it’s early but our offense is as pathetic as our bench. Beltre’s swing is too good to be getting these kind of results, so I’m not too worried about him, but everyone else but Ichiro and Reed looks terrible. How many of you think we’re going to be last in runs scored again this year?

  20. anotherjeff on April 23rd, 2005 9:16 pm

    I was thinking (with hindsight to my advantage) that I would have put someone in to run for Sexon. Valdez was available, right? I dont know what the numbers look like, but it feels like I’m watching A LOT of GIDPs. I would have done about anything to get that runner to second.

  21. msb on April 23rd, 2005 9:36 pm

    #11,20,21– ahh, I was thinking that exact same thing just the other night when Nomar went down like he’d been shot, and immediately touched certain areas of his body…

  22. anotherjeff on April 23rd, 2005 9:42 pm

    Wow I feel a whole lot better now. Just take a look at the headlines around the majors. There is all kinds of crazy crap going on. As of this second we are only out of 1st by 1.5. Yankees out by 4, Second place Twins out by 3.5. I know none of that helps us out in our plight, but there are alot of teams having serious issues. By no stretch is Seattle alone in its struggles. Take heart my friends, some cosmic injustice could have made you die hard Royals fans.

    BTW, where in the world did the White Sox come from? Right now, I’m feeling pretty good haven taken one from them.

  23. Jamie on April 23rd, 2005 10:20 pm

    RE: #69

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the M’s are last in runs. BP’s depth charts predict the M’s will slightly squeak past the Devil Rays, but there’s a ton of possible upside in the Devil Ray lineup. The M’s only really have hopes that Beltre or Reed will do a lot better than projected, but Reed has a pretty good projection. As for Beltre… well, I was 1 of 2 people out of almost 2000 who picked Beltre to be on my HACKING MASS team and I’m in the top 5% in the standings right now (and Beltre is tied with Brad Ausmus as my MVP/worst hitters..)

  24. Alex on April 23rd, 2005 10:34 pm

    Hey, don’t feel bad. I say this because:

    A) We’re not the Yankees with a 7-11 record and a $200 million+ payroll.
    B) We weren’t the “winners” of the Jaret Wright sweepstakes.

  25. eponymous coward on April 23rd, 2005 10:59 pm

    Between our C’s, SS and bench, we get the following composite line:

    26 for 135, 6 2B, O HR, 5 BB, 35 K’s. That would be a .458 OPS, folks.

    The scary part is that number gets even WORSE if you take out Wilson Valdez’s .546 OPS. There are MANY pitchers who have lifetime batting numbers better than Olivo/Wilson and our bench have so far in 2005.

    Hey, isn’t it time for someone to tell us that Wilson and Bloomquist have “intangibles”?

  26. eponymous coward on April 23rd, 2005 11:12 pm

    Oh, my bad, those are old stats from a day or two ago.

    Here’s the corrected version:

    27 for 150, 7 2B, 0 HR, 5 BB, 38 K’s. That’s a .227 SLG for those of you keeping track at home, combining with a .206 OBP for a scintillating .423 OPS.

    Beltre’s not hitting well and is part of the problem, but a big portion is the fact that between the bench, C and SS, we’re getting NO offense at all, which we all knew was going to be a possibility before the season. The rest of the team all has OPS’s in the 7-800’s, and I think Beltre will bounce back… but I don’t think we can look forward to lots of productivity from C, SS or the bench.

  27. Jim in Edmonds on April 24th, 2005 12:29 am

    Simply put, this team stinks.

  28. eponymous coward on April 24th, 2005 12:40 am

    Nah, I wouldn’t go THAT far. I think the offense will be somewhat better…but the pitching’s unlikely to stay this good.

    Remember, a 75-87 year is STILL a 12 game improvement on last year.

  29. John in NV on April 24th, 2005 8:25 am

    Would anyone else out there have liked to seen somebody / anybody hit for Wilson in the freaking 7th last night!!? Looked like coaches quit right there to me.

  30. Chris Begley on April 24th, 2005 8:33 am

    I think with catchers, the off-day is more important. Olivo was being rested and our uhh third catcher was out there playing SS (heaven help us)

  31. Saul on April 24th, 2005 10:11 am

    Aren’t the M’s 8 and 10, not 8 and 9?

  32. Jeremy on April 24th, 2005 10:37 am

    81: This is yesterday’s game thread (Saturday).

  33. Cliff on April 25th, 2005 10:13 am

    I went to this game so I couldn’t post during it, but a couple of comments: 1. Sele must have been determined to put the entire crowd to sleep during the first few innings, the time between pitches was intermnible (sp.?); 2. Did Grover just hand in the lineup card at the beginning of the game and then leave? Was he out drinking and smoking at some bar the rest of the game? Did he go to the Nicole Kidman movie at some multiplex? 3. Sele hits 100 pitches, and then disintegrates. Did the M’s pay any attention to how the Angels used him last year? 4. The 9th inning rally officially ended when the stadium played “YMCA”. It just killed everything….