Game 22, Mariners at Rangers

DMZ · April 28, 2005 at 4:48 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Gil Meche (throwing with no pain! really!) takes on shortstop Michael Young, who is making a rare pitching — what? Oh. Never mind. Chris Young pitches for Texas.

5:05, broadcast TV on KSTW.

So I asked a question some time ago that no one answered — who was the last Mariner position player on the 25-man to pitch in a competitive game (ie, no exhibitions) — and only got a couple of guesses. Right now, I think it might be Choo in 2000 — Choo was a stellar pitcher before the Mariners signed and converted him.

Anyone with a more recent example, speak up..


226 Responses to “Game 22, Mariners at Rangers”

  1. ray on April 28th, 2005 7:27 pm

    Redemption is sweet, isn’t it Eddie?

  2. Jim in Edmonds on April 28th, 2005 7:27 pm

    Even though Eddie shows why they drill pitchers about covering first base at Spring Training, I’ll take the series win in Arlington. Now, let’s go to Oakland and rough up the A’s.

  3. TeacherRefPoet on April 28th, 2005 7:27 pm

    #199: Liner to Sexson. Tried to make a diving catch, but it bounced to Boone, who couldn’t make the throw to Guardado on time.

  4. ray on April 28th, 2005 7:29 pm

    No that is how to pitch in Arlington: Meche had 12 ground outs to 8 fly outs.

  5. Lauren on April 28th, 2005 7:35 pm

    Re Almanzar, yeah, I felt sorry for the poor guy what with his family dropping like flies. I had a serious internal debate for like five minutes about whether I could honestly claim to be rooting for Texas to come back just to make Almanzar feel less like, er, crap. (Are we allowed to say the naughty, naughty words on here?)

    I think I lost the internal debate, but I gave it a good try.

  6. NMS on April 28th, 2005 7:36 pm

    Has no one gotten it yet? Really?

    It was Wiki, tho maybe hes not on the 40 man no mo

  7. David J Corcoran on April 28th, 2005 7:42 pm

    I thought Wiki too, except he isn’t on the 25 or the 40 man.

  8. Brian Stickney on April 28th, 2005 8:16 pm

    The answer to your trivia question is John Mabry. I watched the game in person in St Petersburg over Memorial Day weekend in 2000. What an awful game that was. I enjoy the site. Keep up the good work.

  9. David J Corcoran on April 28th, 2005 8:33 pm

    Ah, but Mabry is not a current player either.

  10. anotherjeff on April 28th, 2005 8:41 pm

    No ones probably reading now.


    Didnt Johnny Olerud pitch some for WSU?

  11. David J Corcoran on April 28th, 2005 8:42 pm

    And Olerud isn’t on the 25 man roster either.

  12. msb on April 28th, 2005 8:44 pm

    #65–Mitch said:”This is not a major league baseball team, what a %$#$%^& joke. I think last years team had better stats offensively at this time of year. We have to be statistically the worst hitting team in the MLB.”

    so, you haven’t been watching the Pirates, have you…

    FYI, Glasgow referenced Derek’s ‘bench’ piece in the PI during the postgame show

  13. anotherjeff on April 28th, 2005 8:48 pm

    The question doesnt state that he is on the roster. It asks who WAS the LAST POSITION PLAYER on the 25 man to pitch…..

  14. nathaniel on April 28th, 2005 9:22 pm

    Wasn’t Adam Jones a pitcher in High School? That would’ve been 2003, right?

  15. Colm on April 28th, 2005 9:26 pm

    The best thing Bobby Ayala did was revert to his full name and start playing full back for Argentina. Damn fine defender.

  16. DMZ on April 28th, 2005 9:37 pm


    How about:

    “When was the last time a Mariner position player currently on the 25-man roster pitched in a competitive (that is, not an exhibition or all-star) game?”

    Is that specific enough?

  17. argh on April 28th, 2005 9:53 pm

    Another after the fact TiVo view of the game, but I thought they looked pretty good — tight pitching duel for 7+, Mariners breakout finally and some very good relief. Almanzar should only happen to the Yankees in an AL play-off game, otherwise too cruel. This isn’t a championship team by any stretch, but they’re scrapping and covering for each other in some good ways. From where they are now I see more upside than downside in the season. I think they can do 87-90 wins. (writing it down so he doesn’t forget)

  18. Morisseau on April 28th, 2005 10:20 pm

    wasn’t it Mabry, the time that Mesa got himself kicked out intentionally when Lou hung him out to dry in the middle of a terrible 9th ?

  19. Morisseau on April 28th, 2005 10:22 pm

    uh, shit, sorry. I didn’t understand the question. no abuse, please.

  20. Jeremy on April 28th, 2005 10:31 pm


    Randy Winn while he was in the Devil Rays system? Durham Bulls?

    Yes, a total guess on my part. Might as well take a stab at it.

  21. JAC on April 28th, 2005 10:42 pm

    Technically Choo was not converted.

    He was both a hitter and a pitcher when the M’s signed him.

  22. Matt Williams on April 28th, 2005 10:43 pm

    argh actually, 87-90 wins could very easily win the west this year. They might not last long in the playoffs, but 90 wins would have a pretty good chance of getting them there.

    Of course, I’m still not convinced they’ll do that. In fact, I’m becoming more and more accepting that .500 will be a great season for them after (slightly) higher hopes.

  23. Colm on April 29th, 2005 12:27 am

    Are the LAhem Angels as good as their record?

  24. anotherjeff on April 29th, 2005 9:11 am

    DMZ said in post #17-Yes, it’s current 25-man for the pitcher challenge.

    I hadn’t read that post before I played the wording game with the question. I thought I was on to something. Sorry.

  25. Ralph Malph on April 29th, 2005 9:22 am

    Is it John Mabry?


  26. DMZ on April 29th, 2005 9:30 am

    (closing thread)