Game 28, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · May 4, 2005 at 3:23 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Byrd v RHP Sele. 3:35, no TV, radio only.

Over/under on HR: 3.5. I’d take the over.

Transactions today, from

Optioned OF Shin-Soo Choo to Triple-A Tacoma; Transferred INF Pokey Reese from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disable list; Selected contract of INF Dave Hansen from Triple-A Tacoma.

M’s v LHP: .204/.263/.290
M’s v RHP: .265/.335/.386

If I was facing the Mariners, I would call up any random left-handed starter in AAA to face this team.

Or, if you’re really looking for the cause of the team’s problems:

#1 .339/.393/.482 (Ichiro!)
#2 .265/.364/.353 (!?)
#3 .227/.265/.318
#4 .219/.348/.510 (no, really)
#5 .255/.300/.382
#6 .281/.373/.385
#7 .223/.299/.266
#8 .204/.250/.286
#9 .200/.214/.232

This is going to be a looooooong May. If we get out of this month within shouting distance of .500 I’ll be happy.

[update: Jeff’s convinced me to open comments. Be good.]
No comments today: it’s been a terrible couple of days for USSM commenting, and I don’t have the energy or availability to police another thread. If another of my compadres does, they’ll swing by and allow comments (and edit this, presumably). If you want to express outrage, etc over this, you can go ahead and email us.


126 Responses to “Game 28, Angels at Mariners”

  1. David J Corcoran on May 4th, 2005 6:57 pm

    If Wiki is called up I want to arrange a trade for Kevin Jarvis so we can have a Jeff Cirillo reunion.

  2. Jim Thomsen on May 4th, 2005 6:59 pm

    Tacoma up 1-0 in the fourth; Rich Dorman doing well except for walking three; Michael Morse drives in the only run.

  3. John in NV on May 4th, 2005 7:01 pm

    Grover: Do you think you are both vindicated now? With a loss anyway? Just give yourself a chance. You think about who is going to catch later. The odds are already stacked enough against you in trying to come back without putting a human slump at the plate in Olivo.

  4. David J Corcoran on May 4th, 2005 7:03 pm

    Honestly John, how much more likely is Dobbs to get a hit than Olivo? And is it worth the fact that even if you end up in extra innings you get WFB as catcher?

  5. eponymous coward on May 4th, 2005 7:14 pm

    Hmm, last year’s Angel Series of Impending Doom: 3 losses, outscored 25-13.
    This year’s Angel Series: 3 losses, outscored 15-4.

    Not a lot of progress, huh?

  6. G-Man on May 4th, 2005 7:31 pm

    Oh well, when your team can’t win, you take solace in the small things – Yankees lose to the Rays again.

  7. John in NV on May 4th, 2005 7:34 pm

    You’re right; but I’m right, too, dang it! : ) Just a frustrated fan. And on the subject of Angels Doom… I was there three of the longest days of my life in July 2003 when the whole season pivoted in Anaheim with the Thunder Sticks and Monkeys taunting me. THAT was tough.

  8. David J Corcoran on May 4th, 2005 7:37 pm

    Sprained Knee for Dan. MRI tomorrow.

  9. Jim Thomsen on May 4th, 2005 7:39 pm

    Wow. Dorman and Kida have a one-hit shutout going through 7. Who’da thunk it?

  10. David J Corcoran on May 4th, 2005 7:42 pm

    I have no idea. I am still completely floored that Randy Williams beat George Sherrill back to the majors though, so anything can happen.

  11. firova on May 4th, 2005 7:43 pm

    Ken Wilson was subdued, but the simplicity of the broadcasts worked well. Plus Niehaus did six innings and Wilson only three. How Henderson and Valle “passed the audition” is beyond me.

  12. Deanna on May 4th, 2005 8:41 pm

    Oh, wow, I was wondering what happened to Dan Wilson exactly. I saw him sort of lying on the ground hugging first base, after dashing back because Ichiro’s long shot to left was caught. Didn’t realize he had a sprained knee — that sucks.

    Hm, that’s odd, looking at how Gameday scored Chone Figgins’s baserunning in the 7th. They just say “Chone Figgins picked off second by Jeff Nelson”, whereas I scribbled down a CS, 1-4-5-6 on my scorecard, after he got into a pretty funny rundown. I have no idea if that’s correct, though; that’s what it looked like to me.

    They also gave a base hit to Winn in the 5th that should have totally been an error for Kennedy.

    DJC: If you’re stymied by Sexson’s extra-base hits, take a look at Steve Finley. Oy. And don’t worry, there were plenty of people booing today. The guys behind me started yelling up a storm about Olivo in the 9th. I almost feel bad for the kid, really.

  13. msb on May 4th, 2005 9:36 pm

    MRI tonight– Dan has a torn ACL, per KJR, per the Mariners. The Laziest Man in Baseball (TM) is called up to tkae his place.

  14. Jim in Edmonds on May 4th, 2005 9:49 pm

    I was at SAFECO today, and the ho-hum atmosphere of the ballpark was reminiscent of the mind-numbing days of boredom of the Mariners before 1989 (the pre-Griffey era). By the end of the games with Boston and New York, we will be waiting for next year, or, at least, the NFL season. Dismal, very dismal.

  15. Adam T on May 4th, 2005 10:28 pm

    I was at the Rainiers game tonight and Wikki left the game (after warming up the pitcher) an inning after hitting a double off the wall.

    I assume he’ll take Dan’s place but I can’t find any links.

  16. msb on May 4th, 2005 10:31 pm

    the AP has it up now:

    SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle Mariners catcher Dan Wilson will be placed on the 60-day disabled list after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

    Wilson was injured running back to first base on a fly ball in the seventh inning of Seattle’s 5-2 loss, and left the game. An MRI after the game revealed the injury.

    Team spokesman Tim Hevly said the MRI was read by a radiologist, but Wilson has not met with team physician Dr. Larry Pedegana.

    Catcher Wiki Gonzalez will be called up from Triple-A Tacoma to take
    Wilson’s spot on the roster. Gonzalez was hitting .259 with two home runs and six RBIs in Tacoma.

  17. eponymous coward on May 4th, 2005 10:38 pm

    This can’t be good. Wilson can’t hit, but he doesn’t take the day off like Wiki does.

  18. etowncoug on May 4th, 2005 10:47 pm

    Fear not, maybe we can bring up Rivera or Christianson at some point.

  19. Paul Covert on May 4th, 2005 10:48 pm

    How odd– two guys from the Cirillo/Jarvis deal get called up on back-to-back days. (Calling Vince Faison….)

    So much for my hopes that Hansen’s presence would lift the overall bench quality above replacement level.

  20. dave paisley on May 4th, 2005 11:10 pm

    So, is the encyclopedia of all things known about our new reserve catcher called the Wiki-pedia?

  21. msb on May 4th, 2005 11:14 pm

    its the place *I* always consult first to find wiki-ific facts…

  22. dave paisley on May 4th, 2005 11:14 pm

    Adam T said:
    I was at the Rainiers game tonight and Wiki left the game (after warming up the pitcher) an inning after hitting a double off the wall.

    Double off the wall?

    What’s that? It sounds interesting. Please tell us more.

  23. Paul Covert on May 4th, 2005 11:31 pm

    The ironic thing about that is that wiki wiki is apparently Hawaiian for “quick” or “super-fast.”

  24. Looking Forward on May 5th, 2005 8:38 am

    And here I thought that wiki wiki’s werre those slow *cute* shuttle buses at the Honolulu airport.

  25. ox on May 5th, 2005 9:41 am

    Bill Bavasi is running the M’s into the ground just like he did the Angels. Everything he touches turns to rot.

  26. Ralph Malph on May 5th, 2005 9:52 am

    Expect Dan in the broadcast booth by the All-Star break.