Game 35, Red Sox at Mariners

DMZ · May 13, 2005 at 7:48 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Jeremi Gonzalez v Joel Pineiro. 7:05, FSN for TV.

I was out biking today on my lunch hour, and it was hot and muggy. This afternoon it was hot and muggy. I have no idea what’s going to happen when the sun goes down, but we may see some weird weather at Safeco Field tonight. I’m rooting for partisan hometown whirling mini-cyclones to whisk all the Red Sox fans back to the NE, except for the ones I know.

By game time, this will be sold out, and the next two games (with Franklin and Meche pitching) will also sell out day-of.

Please heed Dave’s call tonight.


434 Responses to “Game 35, Red Sox at Mariners”

  1. DMZ on May 13th, 2005 10:07 pm

    Come on now, that’s uncalled for.

  2. zzyzx on May 13th, 2005 10:07 pm

    Root for more runs in a blowout or root for the Famous Mockingbirds’ era… decisions decisions.

  3. msb on May 13th, 2005 10:08 pm

    #319, etc. here is the criteria, per Jim Street:

    For a player to have his uniform number retired, he should have either 1) been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and been in a Mariners uniform for at least five years, or 2) comes close to such election and have spent substantially his entire career with the Mariners. Eligibility shall not commence until after the former player has been voted on once for the Hall of Fame, which for all practical purposes means six years after retirement. The Mariners reserve the right to alter and amend these guidelines at any time.

  4. James T on May 13th, 2005 10:09 pm

    Sorry. For the record, I know or have reason to suspect no such thing about her. But their mailbox can’t be filled with Mensa invites.

  5. Jeremy on May 13th, 2005 10:11 pm

    Dan Roach telling jokes is similar to Willie Bloomquist playing center field.

    Neither experience is fun to watch.

  6. Boston_Sox on May 13th, 2005 10:12 pm

    Okay, I think that I’m gonna turn it in for the night, I really should get some sleep. It’s getting late here, or early really. Dunno if I’ll be on or not for tomorrows game, two of these late night/early morning ordeals in a row is probably a bit much for me. I’ll be on sunday though for the afternoon game I’d imagne though. Night all, and again, thanks for having me.

  7. James T on May 13th, 2005 10:17 pm

    Hmm. Has Guardado always been, um, less than vigilant about his conditioning?

  8. James T on May 13th, 2005 10:19 pm

    The train whistle’s a lot less annoying than the Shea Stadium jets.

  9. Dave in Palo Alto on May 13th, 2005 10:22 pm

    Methinks you could be a wee bit more aggressive with a seven run cushion, Eddie.

  10. msb on May 13th, 2005 10:23 pm

    when did Eddie last pitch? sunday?

  11. zzyzx on May 13th, 2005 10:23 pm

    408 – not if you’re in the center field bleachers

  12. Noel on May 13th, 2005 10:24 pm

    I just happened to look at Giovanni Carrara’s stats. What the heck happened to him when he was with the M’s? He’s been pretty good since he left.

  13. James T on May 13th, 2005 10:24 pm

    Was that just a really really obvious case of Sexson trying to steal a call at first by leaving early?

  14. DMZ on May 13th, 2005 10:25 pm

    I have to admit I’m not paying as much attention any more — I’m weighing my self-destructive desire to go on a really long, brutal ride up a pass tomorrow against the weather forecast (70 degrees and showers, which would make going out for a long ride too painful to even contemplate)…

    wait, what? Guardado — what the hell is he noooooooooooo.

    Guardado’s more like a left-handed heftier Kazu with every appearance.

  15. Noel on May 13th, 2005 10:26 pm

    According to Niehaus and Fairly, Guardado needs to be “adrenilated” to pitch effectively.

  16. Noel on May 13th, 2005 10:28 pm

    Whoa. Bases loaded. Line drive.

    Anything coulda happened.

    At least we won’t have to wonder if the M’s could have held a 14-11 lead.

  17. James T on May 13th, 2005 10:28 pm

    Congrats to the M’s and their fans. Mateo won that one for you.

    I hope the horrible work that Halama and Meredith did causes some reconsideration of their roles on this team. Meredith is an obvious one. But Halama was putrid, too.

  18. ahaha on May 13th, 2005 10:28 pm

    And if we can keep hitting like that, we won’t need a rotation.

  19. DMZ on May 13th, 2005 10:31 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to see if Hargrove goes through a Melvin-esque thing where he starts to shift his effective relievers into more and more important roles. Melvin had a lot of problems, but at least he was able to realize what the best tools were.

    Melvin, by the way, over .500 with the Diamondbacks. Sigh.

  20. Noel on May 13th, 2005 10:33 pm

    Melvin may be the Bloomquist of the management world.

  21. msb on May 13th, 2005 10:33 pm

    woohoo! not alone in the cellar anymore! Texas is 1 game out, and the M’s are tied 5.5 games back with Oakland…

  22. msb on May 13th, 2005 10:36 pm

    #419–DMZ said: Melvin, by the way, over .500 with the Diamondbacks.

    it’s Glaus. He’s a winner wherever he goes. He might even be a proven veteran these days.

  23. Noel on May 13th, 2005 10:44 pm

    Ichiro! is above .350 again.

  24. Tim in Japan on May 13th, 2005 11:08 pm

    I think Wiki today just won himself a lot more playing time.

    Now if only this will provide Olivo the incentive he needs to break out of his slump.

    I realize that this is probably just a flukey thing, like the stopped clock being right twice a day.

  25. TypicalIdiotFan on May 13th, 2005 11:45 pm


    Ortiz was standing off the chalk line today, obviously so he could pull inner plate pitches to the short porch in right. Notice how “well” he handled low and away pitches this time.

    Joel was pitching weird all night. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what he was doing wrong, but it looked like he never had a feel for anything but an 88 MPH fastball, which isn’t his fastest stuff either.

    Mateo is throwing better then he ever has. His highest speed on the gun tonight was 93mph. He hasn’t thrown that hard since 2003.

    The beans were unintentional, but I’d have given a Sox batter something to think about anyway if I were Villone.

    Winn probably had the most important bat of the night. When your opponents are going to endlessly walk Ichiro to get to you, you have to make them pay. Addendum, Ibanez/Boone have to do that more often if Sexson is going to be pitched around / walked as well.

    Beltre destroyed that ball.

    So did Wiki. Is it my imagination, or does his stroke strongly resemble Ruben Sierra’s?

    If Guardado and Villone are going to give up a needless run or two and add stats to their walks and hits and such, might as well be with a 7-8 run lead.

    The Ump’s strikezone was fine. I only counted a couple of missed calls for strikes.

    Manny Ramirez sucks. Anybody else here want to wine about Randy Winn playing left anymore?

    Giambi in Oakland getting too much attention from ESPN.

    That’s about it.

  26. clarence credence on May 13th, 2005 11:53 pm

    Sexson is one of about ten players with ten or eleven home runs, and he’s done it way fewer at-bats than anyone but Adam Dunn (who has two fewer than Richie). He’s one HR behind A-Rod in 30-something-fewer at-bats. His average sucks, but boy, he can mash. His average is bound to improve a bit.

  27. eponymous coward on May 14th, 2005 12:13 am

    Um, is anyone else wondering WTF happened to Joel’s fastball? I remember him being at 92-94 consistently not too long ago.

    I don’t think he’ll be having much of a career pitching 88 MPH game in, game out. That kind of stuff works for left-handers, but right handers with that kind of velocity rarely have much of a career beyond journeyman (see: Ryan Franklin).

    So seriously- is Pineiro just hiding an injury or what?

    Oh, and, yeah, Good Guys Win! Good Guys Win!

  28. adam on May 14th, 2005 12:17 am

    Really great game tonight, I was up in the cheap seats.

    Not to mention, I got to talk to Mike Timlin a little, and hear some drunk yell some crap that made no sense.

    Drunk: “Everyone can throw 92!”

    Timlin: “Can you throw 92?”

    Drunk: “Every big leaguer can throw hard!”

    Timlin: “Does Jamie Moyer throw hard?”

    Drunk: “Well, all that matters is what you do with the hard stuff”

    Timlin: no response

    Drunk: “Your curveball gets clocked in at 62!”

    Timlin: “It’s supposed to be soft”

    Drunk: no response

    Timlin: “Do you know anything about baseball?”

    Drunk: (something that made no sense)

    Timlin: “Have a few more beers, buddy”


    Nothing like going to a baseball game.

    Cheap seats for the Sonics yesterday….

    Cheap seats for the Mariners today….

    I’m feeling lucky.

  29. TypicalIdiotFan on May 14th, 2005 12:35 am

    adam… *puts a reassuring hand on adam’s shoulder*… were you the drunk? It’s okay, you’re amongst friends. You can admit it to us.

    Oh, and before anybody gets excited about the Mariners scoring 23 runs in the last two games, just remember who’s pitching tomorrow. I’ll be counting the BA dropoffs with you.

  30. JK on May 14th, 2005 3:59 am

    I’m coming way too late in to this discussion, so no one will probably see this, but anyway…

    Griffey’s number has been retired, just not officially. If you will remember, when Rickey Henderson came to Seattle in 2000 they wouldn’t let him wear the 24 he has worn his whole career (ironically, because Griffey wore it in honor of Henderson). The fact that Ichiro was allowed to wear 51 shows that the M’s had no intention of retiring Johnson’s number.

    Speaking of Henderson, with this bench maybe he’ll be back here again by the end of the summer.

  31. roger tang on May 14th, 2005 11:31 am

    The fact that Ichiro was allowed to wear 51 shows that the M’s had no intention of retiring Johnson’s number.

    Is that a facet of Armstrong’s silly feud with him?

  32. TypicalIdiotFan on May 14th, 2005 1:22 pm

    I dunno. It seems weird about respectability and retiring of numbers and such. Alvin Davis only played 8 years, but all of his best years were for Seattle. “Mr. Mariner” wore 21, which is now on Hargrove’s back.

    Ichiro, as it has been pointed out, is wearing 51, which was Randy Johnson’s number. Didn’t Tino wear 23? Or 25? I can’t remember. Anyway 23 currently adoring Spiezio’s (injured?) body and 25 is Don Baylor.

    The only two numbers of great ex-Mariners that I can find that nobody else is wearing at the moment are 19 (Jay Buhner) and 11 (Edgar Martinez). Seems like all other numbers are free game.

  33. dr chock on May 14th, 2005 2:41 pm

    so many fake boston fans. white pride.

  34. wabbles on May 14th, 2005 8:26 pm

    Nobody is wearing 24 either. I think that guy was kinda famous.