Game 58, Mariners at Marlins

Jeff · June 9, 2005 at 3:51 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Mariners try to reel in the fish (hey, you knew someone had to say it eventually) tonight in the final game of a three-game series. After this, the sublime magic of interleague play continues with a slate of games against the Senators/Gnats.

Aaron “Slow Hand” Sele versus Josh Beckett tonight. TV FSN, Radio KOMO.

Positivity corner: at least Beckett throws with his right arm.


150 Responses to “Game 58, Mariners at Marlins”

  1. Aaron Brooks on June 9th, 2005 5:45 pm

    huzzah! Ichiro lives! and wow, actual hits with RISP! seems like most of the runs in this series have been from errors, sacrifice flies, RBI groundouts, etc.

  2. Baltimore M's Fan on June 9th, 2005 5:48 pm

    This is the lineup we expected coming into the year.

  3. Christopher Michael on June 9th, 2005 5:48 pm

    In honor of Beltre and Sexson the Mariners should switch leagues next season.

  4. David J Corcoran on June 9th, 2005 5:49 pm

    This is so great. Ichiro is hitting, we’re winning, small ball lives, I just found my old Buddy Holly cassettes, ah…

  5. Ryan on June 9th, 2005 5:50 pm

    Good news is that this shows they can smash N.L. they will only get better with A.L as time goes by.

  6. zzyzx on June 9th, 2005 5:50 pm

    Wow… wish we had more games like this.

  7. RL on June 9th, 2005 5:51 pm

    Sure is nice to be on the right side of one of these innings. Looks like DMZ’s article on 8 run leads is timely . . .

  8. Aaron Brooks on June 9th, 2005 5:51 pm

    Wow, when was the last time the M’s scored 6+ runs in an inning? Woot!

  9. sonny on June 9th, 2005 5:52 pm

    Mike Morse has played a great game as well. I think he’s 5-10 in this series. Hope he keeps it up.

  10. anotherjeff on June 9th, 2005 5:53 pm

    Ok we’ve gone around in the order. I’m scared. I’m not used to this. I dont remember a game this year that I wanted to turn off because we were crushing the other team.

    And then there was Boone….

  11. KR on June 9th, 2005 5:55 pm

    At least the M’s got their rally’s worth out of that one before Boone worked his magic.

  12. sonny on June 9th, 2005 5:59 pm

    Four dps. Just a guess but Sele has to have the most dps to innings in the Mariners rotation.

  13. Matthew Young on June 9th, 2005 6:04 pm

    Dobby the elf has now struck out more than twice as often as he has got on base

  14. Noel on June 9th, 2005 6:04 pm

    That was a pretty strikeout by the Dobber. How nice it must be to have a pretty swing.

  15. isaac_spaceman on June 9th, 2005 6:06 pm

    Just looked at Sele’s line — 1 K, 1 BB, 0 HR. I guess he’s kind of a No True Outcomes pitcher. Do the fielders look tired?

  16. Mords on June 9th, 2005 6:07 pm

    I don’t understand; Sele throws 7 innings on only 77 pitches and gets yanked? I mean, I know it’s important to protect our youngsters’ arms, and all, but these aren’t the 2004 Mariners. We may be as bad, but we’re not nearly as old.

  17. Mords on June 9th, 2005 6:07 pm

    What are the three true outcomes?

  18. Tom on June 9th, 2005 6:08 pm

    Even in a game like this Hargrove manages to make a bad decision. I am impressed.

  19. Jim on June 9th, 2005 6:09 pm

    Batting around plus Boone makes two outs. Sweet!

  20. Tom on June 9th, 2005 6:09 pm

    #117 – Walk, K, Homerun. Like RIchie Sexson.

  21. The Artist formerly known as Ryan Anderson on June 9th, 2005 6:09 pm

    #115 – Better than Gil “Two True Outcomes” Meche

  22. Christopher Michael on June 9th, 2005 6:11 pm

    I’m kind of surprised they didn’t have Thornton out there pitching in garbage time.

  23. JeffS on June 9th, 2005 6:12 pm

    One of the better games of the season here, IMO. It’s nice to see the offense put the Marlins away in grand fashion.

  24. dave in minnie on June 9th, 2005 6:16 pm

    has anyone mentioned that “brett farve” spelled brett FaVRe’s name wrong.

  25. Noel on June 9th, 2005 6:21 pm

    124: Shame on you, you just crushed poor Brett’s ego. Now he’ll have to join A-Rod in therapy.

  26. Noel on June 9th, 2005 6:21 pm

    OMG, Villone snuck into the game. Is an 8-run lead enough for him??

  27. dave in minnie on June 9th, 2005 6:22 pm

    aw, shucks. and here in minnesota we are all such big Favre fans…

  28. David J Corcoran on June 9th, 2005 6:24 pm

    Good Gravy. Do we realize that Sele’s ERA is now BELOW 4? I am now preparing for the world to spin off its orbit.

  29. Russ on June 9th, 2005 6:24 pm

    #51 can make even a catch in foul territory look good. Man I love watching him play.

  30. Dead Ball Tim on June 9th, 2005 6:25 pm

    How is the ‘R’ pronounced before the ‘V’? It offends my sense of phonetics. 😉

  31. dave in minnie on June 9th, 2005 6:25 pm

    NO! the game cant be over! that means im going to wake up soon!

  32. Dead Ball Tim on June 9th, 2005 6:27 pm

    Yes. Sele is nw the ERA leader of the M’s starting rotation at 3.99 Nice goin’, professor.

  33. Joe C. on June 9th, 2005 6:29 pm

    And gravy is good….

  34. msb on June 9th, 2005 6:38 pm

    aaaaaaahhhh. pitching, hitting and defence. all in the same game.

  35. Noel on June 9th, 2005 6:41 pm

    And Darnell Coles even sounded quite articulate in the post-game blurb.

  36. eponymous coward on June 9th, 2005 6:41 pm

    Should I mention that Bavasi was on KJR an hour ago saying he was looking at ADDING veterans, not trading them?

    Too bad. Sele’s stock is probably pretty close to peaking…

  37. eponymous coward on June 9th, 2005 6:42 pm

    But on the other hand… only 6 games under.

  38. Joe C. on June 9th, 2005 6:48 pm

    Where would you add a player? Short? With Pokey coming back? OF is full, 1st, 2nd, 3rd full. I guess catcher and pitcher, but they don’t exactly grow on trees.

  39. JeffS on June 9th, 2005 6:51 pm

    I can’t wait to see Beltre’s interleague stats. He looked like a completely different hitter in this series.

  40. Mike Bannan on June 9th, 2005 6:59 pm

    [deleted– primarly: there’s “you’re wrong” and there’s acting like a jerk. This was the latter.]

  41. Jim Thomsen on June 9th, 2005 7:01 pm

    “I want a pitcher who will spend some time … not come and throw in a heated rush ….”

  42. AK1984 on June 9th, 2005 7:03 pm

    Hmm…how long ’til Dobbers gets sent down and the Spaz makes his triumphent return as the M’s #2 pinch hitter?

  43. Brad on June 9th, 2005 7:04 pm

    I don’t want to come down on Ichiro too much — he had a big hit tonight, and obviously he’s a great player. It’s a bit like saying your Budweiser isn’t tasty enough. But for a player as smart as he is, he must know that the only thing standing between him and .400 is his patience at the plate. The book on Ichiro is not complicated: throw it anywhere near the strike zone and he’ll swing. At this point, he can’t change his approach wholesale. He’s been successful as a bad ball hitter. But if he could only discipline himself to lay off certain pitches.. certain areas of the zone. Sure, he can usually get his bat on the ball if the pitch is up and in, but 90% of the time it’s for an out. He just loves hitting too much, I guess.

  44. AK1984 on June 9th, 2005 7:08 pm

    Re. #138:

    The M’s could use a backup outfielder to replace “Wee” Willie Bloomquist. (Besides, if Aaron Looper can get DFA’d, then Bloomquist can get demoted to Tacoma.)

    Yet, the above notwithstanding, I would say the M’s would do well to recall Jamal Strong, Shin-Soo Choo, or “Doyle” prior to trading for a veteran fourth outfielder.

  45. Paul Molitor Cocktail on June 9th, 2005 7:12 pm

    I can’t wait to see Beltre’s interleague stats. He looked like a completely different hitter in this series.

    I’m concerned that Beltre may be more of the “smart hitter” type. Not that there is anything wrong with being one, except that if you aren’t familiar with the pitcher, you can lose big.

  46. David J Corcoran on June 9th, 2005 7:14 pm

    Where’s Quinton McCracken when we need him? Perhaps we should trade Greg Dobbs for him.


  47. John in L.A. on June 9th, 2005 7:42 pm

    PMC… I’m thinking Beltre is a “smart” hitter… but I think he is also an emotional hitter.

    Which leads to believe, if I’m thinking positive, that when he starts to get success against familiar AL pitching it will help him maintain against the pitchers he is not familiar with.

    It may sound like hooey… and it certainly doesn’t matter if he’s not a “good” hitter to begin with… but I see it in a lot of endeavors. The best are most often able to be steady, regardless, but sometimes the VERY best are emotional players.

    You see this in poker. You see it in other sports.

    I would say that Magic Johnson is a good example of an emotional player.

  48. Jim Thomsen on June 9th, 2005 9:01 pm

    Felix Hernandez so far tonight: 5 5 0 0 3 8

  49. Typical Idiot Fan on June 9th, 2005 10:39 pm

    The Mariners/Marlins thing was the subject of a Jeopardy! clue not too many weeks ago. Something about expansion teams where one hunts the other.

    Best final Jeapordy question in a long time too. It actually stumped me for about half of the final Jeapordy song. The answer was:

    “These two Major League Baseball expansion teams share the same first three letters in their team names. And in real life, one might catch the other.”

    Or something very close to that. Only one guy got it right.

    Anyway, this was a good solid victory for the Mariners. Good hitting, good pitching, good fielding. Everything clicked. Maybe we were lucky we got into Florida during a time when the Marlins were in their own hitting funk, but we could use a little luck going our way for a change. This is now the fourth straight series the Mariners have won and they’re now 6 games under .500 at 26-32. I don’t want to alarm anybody, but this team is starting to show signs of life.

    The question is, is that bad?

    I mean, most of us want to go younger, ditching our veterans for our young talent to see what they can do. Most of us want the next offseason to fill the needed gaps mixing in a mesh of youth and veteran leadership to form a cohesive unit to try to contend next year. Most of us don’t want Sele, Boone, and Moyer to still be here in 2006.

    But if they keep on being successful as they are, what does that say for our next season?

    Riddle me this…

    Anyway, I heard someone bitching about Hargrove yanking Sele. Y’know, sometimes you just gotta keep quiet until you read the post game summaries. I know there’s a lot of people here who are quick to judge Hargrove and jump all over his perceived “bad” moves, but c’mon. Give the guy a break.

  50. Tom on June 9th, 2005 11:20 pm

    Sometimes little things can turn a player around. Has Sele found his groove? Is he the best pitcher we have right now? Amazing.