Game 39, Yankees at Mariners

DMZ · May 17, 2005 at 7:07 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Pavano v. Mateo! 7:05, FSN.

I like they they put up the wrong “Scouting Report” and Fairly kept on “Uhh.. he’s not Ryan Franklin, but hopefully he can go deep into the game…”


267 Responses to “Game 39, Yankees at Mariners”

  1. LB on May 17th, 2005 9:53 pm

    #249: Let’s predict Joe Torre’s postgame comments:
    1) Pavano wanted the ball.
    2) His velocity was still great.
    3) The guy is just a competitor.

  2. ray on May 17th, 2005 9:55 pm

    Well, I used a more simple methods of calculation, and it turns out the Yankees took about 5 not 3.5. Of course if you include the M’s 9th inning then things about even out. The previous calculation, I counted up to the 8th.
    Well, whatever the view or numbers, the team really stunk today. Hopefully we can see something more positive tomorrow — and I’m not even talking about a W — I’m talking about great pitching or hitting from even one person.

  3. ray on May 17th, 2005 9:58 pm

    5 ground outs, 5 flyball outs today! I’m sure the word is out already… the only one who can really get a hit on the ground is Ichiro. I think even a two-pitch (sinker & fastball) pitcher could win against the M’s.

  4. ray on May 17th, 2005 9:59 pm

    Sorry, that should be 15 groundouts

  5. Noel on May 17th, 2005 10:00 pm

    Heck, a one-pitch (sinker) pitcher could do it.

  6. msb on May 17th, 2005 10:02 pm

    DMZ said:”Angie seemed like she’d been doing shots before they turned the camera on her. Slurred speech, almost (but not quite) tripping over her words… that’s the first time I’ve seen her like that.”

    man, I hope she’s not doing shots… she may be the one person other than Corco who shouldn’t, right about now… actually Angie has trouble talking a lot of times– I don’t think anchor is her natural position. The best I have ever heard her is doing color for softball, smooth and knowledgable and un-angie-like.

  7. LB on May 17th, 2005 10:05 pm

    #252: I checked the box score at and got the following:

    Mateo: 72
    Thornton: 52
    Villone: 18
    Total: 137

    Batters faced:
    Mateo: 24
    Thornton: 12
    Villone: 4
    Total: 40

    137 / 40 = 3.425

    How do you get to something like 5 P/PA for NY?

    (But yes, the larger truth is that the M’s stink right now.)

  8. Jim in Edmonds on May 17th, 2005 10:25 pm

    Another boring performance by the Mariners. This season is quickly going/is down the drain.

  9. change on May 17th, 2005 10:57 pm

    I didn’t get to see the game, how did Mateo look?

  10. eponymous coward on May 17th, 2005 11:00 pm

    I usually give a team until Memorial Day- if they are .500 then, there’s hope. You don’t find a lot of teams coming back from deep deficits at that point.

    So, if you hear a flushing sound that day, barring the M’s getting hot? That’s the M’s season, going down the toilet- as far as playoffs, anyway. Better root for .500, because that’s probably all you get this year.

  11. LB on May 18th, 2005 1:25 am

    #260: Why wait?

    They are now 9 games under .500.

    8 of the 11 games they will play before Memorial Day (inclusive) are against teams playing better than .500. It is a very deep hole to climb out of.

    Assuming they sweep the lone crappy opponent (Hola, Lou!), being at .500 after the Memorial Day game (Toronto) would mean winning 7 of 8 against the kinds of teams that have been beating them. Jeremi Gonzales won’t be starting 7 of those games, nor will Cla Meridith be coming out of the bullpen.

    But, hey, they showed character this weekend! They beat the World Champs 2 out of 3! And they could have swept them except for one bad pitch! And the great rivalry with the Yankees continues! Mariners Baseball: get all of it!

  12. Jon Wells on May 18th, 2005 2:00 am

    #82 DMZ said: Olivo gets “crossed up” a lot. I’m just speculating, but I think perhaps Olivo isn’t that good at the rotating signs…

    Frankly Olivo isn’t much good at anything these days. He can’t hit, he can’t catch the freaking ball. I really don’t care how many other catchers we have that are injured, Olivo needs to spend some time in the minors — if they’re willing to send Pineiro down, why not Olivo? If Olivo were actually doing a good job defensively I might be able to overlook the fact that he’s the worst hitter in the major leagues right now (worst BA, OBP and slugging of any player in the majors with 80+ AB’s this year)…

  13. Dead Ball Tim on May 18th, 2005 7:58 am

    OK kids! Wasn’t that fun? Lets do it again today! Onward to Game 40! Moyer v. Mussina ! M’s have gone 11 consecutive scoreless innings and only 1 run scored in the past 17 innings. I’ll guess they push a run across before the 4th inning. weeeeeee!!

  14. John in NV on May 18th, 2005 8:02 am

    Mr. Wells: ouch, didn’t realize it was THAT bad
    Dead: Moose attacks ballpark — again; film at 11. I’ll watch the carnage but I don’t really know why.

  15. John D. on May 18th, 2005 8:32 am

    Re: (# 252 & # 257) PITCHES PER PLATE APPEARANCE – We’re discussing reality. * I have looked at the box score, etc. on various sites, and the numbers and calculations presented in # 257 seem correct.
    In that the simpler methods–how much simpler can they be?– referred to in # 252 produce an incorrect result, they should probably be discarded.

    *I once heard someone telling about her early years. Her parents and siblings would sit at the dinner table, discussing reality.

  16. chili con mateo carne on May 18th, 2005 12:19 pm

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  17. chili con mateo carne on May 18th, 2005 1:01 pm

    I’m the first to publicly observe the curse of Edgar Martinez. Present and future M’s third basemen, despite reputations of glory, will never again hit to their expectations, or will fall short of their actual ability, sometimes in heartbreaking ways, until the M’s win the World Series.