Game 93, Mariners at Blue Jays

DMZ · July 20, 2005 at 4:05 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Franklin v LHP Gustavo Chacin, 4:07.

Gameday shows Reed playing in center against a left-hander. Cool.

To wash that out, may I suggest the Rainiers at home against Tucson? 7:05, listen on the net to the fine broadcasting of one Mike Curto. Hear Conor Jackson (the draft pick we gave up to the Diamondbacks) and a major-league sequence of hitters whup up on the Rainiers, and the Rainiers whup up on Tucson’s awful pitching.


131 Responses to “Game 93, Mariners at Blue Jays”

  1. LB on July 20th, 2005 6:33 pm

    Is Spiezio using one of Shoeless Joe’s bats?

  2. TaeBo Jackson on July 20th, 2005 6:34 pm

    He’s been hitting like Joe Jackson.

    The singer.

  3. msb on July 20th, 2005 6:34 pm

    this would be a lot more fun if the 6th inning hadn’t happened

  4. Dave in Palo Alto on July 20th, 2005 6:34 pm

    Can anything stop Ron Fairly from talking about Rick Dempsey?

  5. dw on July 20th, 2005 6:36 pm

    I feel like I should watch M’s games like horror movies.

    What a train wreck.

  6. LB on July 20th, 2005 6:36 pm

    Since we scored four runs, we win this game. Right? Right?

  7. matthew on July 20th, 2005 6:39 pm

    104: A silver bullet.

  8. Brian (No Relation To Matt) Thornton on July 20th, 2005 6:40 pm

    Was that a fourth error for Morse this evening? I’ve lost track.

  9. Jim in Edmonds on July 20th, 2005 6:42 pm

    The new Morse Code: E-6.

  10. msb on July 20th, 2005 6:42 pm

    only three. I don’t think he likes this turf.

  11. lauren, token chick on July 20th, 2005 6:42 pm

    You may not be serious, but I’ll reply that it’s his third, because I also want to add that I wish the entire broadcast team would quit pronouncing his name “Morris.”

  12. Dave in Palo Alto on July 20th, 2005 6:42 pm

    I wonder if all these defensive lapses reflect a team that really isn’t into it so much anymore.

  13. Jim in Edmonds on July 20th, 2005 6:44 pm

    #112–It reflects a team that is not very good.

  14. msb on July 20th, 2005 6:44 pm

    Dave in Palo Alto said:”I wonder if all these defensive lapses reflect a team that really isn’t into it so much anymore.”

    not since they were all made by Morse, trying too hard…

  15. Dave in Palo Alto on July 20th, 2005 6:45 pm

    Well, Olivo looked clownlike behind the plate three pitches later.

  16. Dave in Palo Alto on July 20th, 2005 6:46 pm

    And in that at bat.

  17. Jim in Edmonds on July 20th, 2005 6:47 pm

    Best Bet for tomorrow: take the Blue Jays and the over with Piniero pitching.

  18. Goose on July 20th, 2005 6:49 pm


  19. DMZ on July 20th, 2005 6:52 pm


  20. LB on July 20th, 2005 6:59 pm

    #119: You meant Piñeiro, right?

  21. DMZ on July 20th, 2005 7:00 pm

    I can never get the accent to work while I’m typing. Also, I’m lazy.

  22. wabbles on July 20th, 2005 7:04 pm

    Okay, time to throw my Ryan Franklin hypothesis out there for consumption or dissection of whatever. Tino Martinez once said that when Randy Johnson was pitching, the fielders knew they could take the night off. When Ryan Franklin is pitching, the fielders most certainly can’t take the night off. (Not EVERY pitch lands in the seats.)
    So does knowing that they have to work their butts off when Franklin is pitching mean that their hitting suffers and thus he gets no run support?
    P.S. After having him on his 2000 Olympic team, Tommy Lasorda asked the Mariners about getting Frankling and we said no. I wonder if he still is interested?

  23. David J Corcoran on July 20th, 2005 7:04 pm

    Wow. I miss this game and Speez hits a bleeping home run. Maybe I should NEVER watch the game.

  24. Shoeless Jose on July 20th, 2005 7:05 pm

    To be fair to Morse, he is a rookie and I doubt he has much experience with playing on turf. I saw some of the first games when the Jays had the new turf in the skydome, and their entire infield looked like Morse. I kept expecting to hear they were demanding to have it replaced but they adapted (and apparently it’s much easier on the knees than the old stuff).

  25. Paul Molitor Cocktail on July 20th, 2005 10:22 pm

    Ryan Franklin needs to drink a heaping cup of STFU.

  26. Evan on July 20th, 2005 10:37 pm

    The Toronto players complained about the new turf when it was installed – not because the ball did odd things but because they found it soft and spongy for running.

    O-Dog seems to have adapted to the lower traction. When is Boonie going to send him his gold glove?

  27. eponymous coward on July 20th, 2005 11:19 pm

    Aaaaaand, once again, we have 1 starting pitcher with an ERA under 4.50. This time, it’s Jamie Moyer. Take a bow!

    Oh, and the M’s are at the tail end of the brutal month of schedule that started out June 24 with 7 home games and 19 road games that spanned the All-Star break. Their record so far? 9 wins, 13 losses, with 4 games left to play. Yeah, that includes the Angels sweep. So unless we go 4-4 the rest of the road trip, we will lose ground from where we were a month ago. Good times.

    I asserted back in June in this very blog (buried somewhere in the comments) that Bavasi HAD to know he was a seller in June- he should be able to read a schedule and figure out this stretch would probably kill his team by the time the trading deadline drew close, so he might as well sell early like 2004. My mistake.

  28. Typical Idiot Fan on July 20th, 2005 11:40 pm

    I want to point out that Ron Fairly had the best moment of the game. As soon as Sexson swung he just said in a rather matter of fact way: “Goodbye…”, and then Rizz cut in and started doing his thing.

    I’d like to see more of that. Just random comments like that. Yeah, it was gone. Everybody could tell when he hit it. Shit, just tell it like it is. “Guh-bye..”

  29. roger tang on July 21st, 2005 8:03 am

    re 127

    He may have known the season was gone in June, but what kind of morale does it generate when you pack it up early? More importantly, how does it build a winning attitude in the emerging players if they see leadership bailing on them early?

    At some point, you declare a loss and move on, but I would contend there’s value in not declaring it publicly until later.

  30. stan on July 21st, 2005 9:35 am

    I have always heard that it is the responsibility of the manager to put his players in the best situation to succeed. I would hope in Ryan Franklin’s case that is the job of the general manager too. Bill Bavasi if you are reading this please trade Ryan Franklin to San Diego. I actually think Ryan might have at least a chance in that ballpark. The Padres have historically been our trading partner so perhaps a deal could be arranged. Honestly I would not care what the Mariners received from the Padres in return.

  31. WilliamB on July 21st, 2005 10:14 pm

    Anyone here know anything about Jae Seo out of the Mets Organization? Seems he is our Ryan Franklin “decent Pitcher” with very little run support. He has fallen out of favor with the Mets and I heard Rumor of a trade between M’s and Mets with his name involved? Anyone have any more info?