Game 99, Tigers at Mariners

DMZ · July 26, 2005 at 6:42 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Jason Johnson v RHP Joel Pineiro. 7:05.

As noted in other threads today, Snelling turned up in Tacoma today, though there’s no evidence yet of a transaction. On the other hand, since there’s really no public resource for transactions that is also timely, he could well have been optioned. Or traded to the Cubs, who assigned him to Iowa, for all anyone knows officially. Generally we’ll a broadcaster will say something during the game, but they might not, so… we wait for Doyle.

Bloomquist starts at short again, his fourth straight start.


190 Responses to “Game 99, Tigers at Mariners”

  1. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 9:55 pm

    145 – no, I think I need to keep this one down, Mr. Shadel.

  2. Tikistone on July 26th, 2005 9:55 pm

    Anybody think that the M’s will pull out at least 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to keep it going?

  3. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 9:56 pm

    Only one run from bases loaded nobody out — at least somebody here can pitch.

  4. Shoeless Jose on July 26th, 2005 9:57 pm

    Yeah, I was just weighing snowballs and measuring hades for that one…

  5. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 9:57 pm

    I think they’ll pull it out. But I’m sleep deprived and not thinking clearly.

  6. Goose on July 26th, 2005 9:58 pm


    If this were 2-4 years ago then yes.

    But with this team? Nope!

  7. msb on July 26th, 2005 9:58 pm

    #111–Steve Thornton said: “Ordonez looked like he was 41 on that play, not 31. What happened to him? He’s still a “stealth” leader on a lot of cumulative categories, because he started racking up decent numbers at a young age, but he fields like a DH now for sure.”

    what happened? knee surgery (meniscus tear) followed by bone marrow edema that took him out of the end of last season, intestinal disorder all through ST, followed by hernia surgery in April. He just got off the DL at the start of July

  8. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 9:59 pm

    Hope fading. Enthusiasm dying.

  9. ChrisK on July 26th, 2005 9:59 pm

    Farnsworth pretty much humiliated Hansen.

  10. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:01 pm

    156 – I knew he was hurt and his knees were bad, but not that bad. That explains why there was so little interest over the winter. I’ve always liked him, I hope he does well. At one point he looked like he was going to turn the corner and be a Hall of Famer. He’s still going to surprise a few people with his career numbers, I think.

  11. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:02 pm

    Find five mistakes in this sentence:

    “D Hansen hit for M Olivo.”

  12. Dave in Palo Alto on July 26th, 2005 10:02 pm

    MLB-TV just quit on me. But I can hardly complain.

  13. Shoeless Jose on July 26th, 2005 10:03 pm

    “bone marrow edema” — man, that’s excruciating just to read.

  14. Goose on July 26th, 2005 10:04 pm


  15. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 10:05 pm

    I’m beginning to think they’re not gonna pull this one out after all.

  16. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:05 pm

    A 95 mil team like us can’t really expect to compete against a powerhouse like the Tigers.

  17. world series on July 26th, 2005 10:05 pm

    I need treatment.

  18. solap on July 26th, 2005 10:07 pm

    look at the bright side! bloomers went 2 for 4 and thus will undoubtedly start again!

  19. argh on July 26th, 2005 10:07 pm

    In terms of relief pitching, Thorton is kind of like the dream prom date — no matter what happens, you know he’ll show all the guys a good time.

  20. DMZ on July 26th, 2005 10:11 pm


  21. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:24 pm

    I don’t remember dreaming of a prom date who would show ALL the guys a good time.

  22. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 10:28 pm

    167 – I’m waaaay past the point where I consider Bloomquist to be a significant problem. He’s fine right now. Bloomy can start every day as far as I’m concerned. We need a catcher, some starting pitching… okay, a lot of starting pitching, relievers, a manager and a minimum of two relief broadcasters. Got plenty enough to worry about.

  23. eponymous coward on July 26th, 2005 10:30 pm

    The 2005 M’s are kind of like an emetic…

  24. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:34 pm

    Does it look like Hargrove has put on about twenty pounds since the first of the year? He doesn’t look like a happy camper. He looks like his sleeping bag is wet.

  25. eponymous coward on July 26th, 2005 10:39 pm

    I think you’d be a little verklempft if your first big league job started out winning bigtIme in Cleveland (without QUITE getting the brass ring), and then you went to awful teams in Baltimore and Seattle.

  26. jim on July 26th, 2005 10:45 pm

    This game thread should be preserved in the archives as one of the funniest ever!

  27. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:46 pm

    Verklempt? I thought he was just fat.

    Dmitri Young: “Hey, Big Dog, you look like a man who could recommend a good restaurant here in Sea-Wash”.

    I’ll give him credit for nailing that suicide squeeze/caught stealing home in the sixth. That was a thing of beauty, and a rare case where the manager really did make a difference on the field with strategy. I wonder if he caught a sign?

  28. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 10:50 pm

    Grover’s had plenty of time to get over being verklempt, now he needs to be a mensch and quit being so farmisht. Otherwise we’re farfalen.

  29. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 10:50 pm

    Thank you, thank you. I owe it all to Willie Bloomquist, who showed me Heart, and Derek here, who showed me his copy of Nurse Week magazine in the woods behind his house back in sixth grade.

    Not really, but that’s the way I’m telling it.

  30. jim on July 26th, 2005 11:00 pm

    Over on LL it was noted that the team is pathetic except for Sexson, Beltre, and Ichiro. Which got me to thinking – what if those guys expressed their disappointment a bit more clearly in the locker room? Sure, Ichi is small, but incredibly fast and probably has some bitchin martial arts moves. Sexson and Beltre need no explanation….

  31. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 11:16 pm

    Beltre’s been picking it up as of late, sort of, but he’s still the 25th-best 3B in baseball. Who exactly is he going to express these moves on? He’s only the sixth-best position player on the club, according to VORP, which is nothing to brag about.

    BTW, according to VORP Miguel Olivo is the second-worst player in baseball, after the amazin’ Cristian Guzman, who has had twice as many PA to be lousy in. How can this be possible?

  32. Steve Thornton on July 26th, 2005 11:22 pm

    On the plus side, Richie is now the best 1B in the American League, and is inching into MVP-candidate territory. He’s on the leaderboard in VORP and RARP, and is starting to look like the free agent of the season. I was a skeptic, and still am when it comes to the length of the contract, but Richie has made himself very welcome as virtually the only real bright spot on a bad and boring team.

  33. goodbye baseball on July 26th, 2005 11:24 pm

    Did Evil Rick make an appearance on the thread tonight and I missed it? Damn!

    Then again, maybe he really did make an appearance in the booth. In the top of the 9th prior to Hasegawa being brought in, Rizzs and Valle were discussing how baseball has become more of a global game. After mentioning South Korea has Chan Ho Park, the camera switched to some guys with silver and blue afros in the field level, prompting Evil Rick to say on cue, “Some of them come from Mars.” Personally, I thought the timing was great and brought some levity to an otherwise drab night.

    177: Oy vay.

  34. Gunga on July 26th, 2005 11:33 pm

    182 – Does that mean I have your hekhsher? Oh, genug shoyn!

  35. goodbye baseball on July 26th, 2005 11:41 pm

    183: LOL. And I agree with the last part. Not sure we want to start a whole discussion on the Yiddish language. I don’t know too much more anyway. Then again, Pineiro’s pitching last Thursday in Toronto prompted the Spanish conversation.

  36. Dave in Palo Alto on July 26th, 2005 11:52 pm

    Hargrove is zaftig. Get it right.

  37. Gunga on July 27th, 2005 12:51 am

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  38. eponymous coward on July 27th, 2005 1:05 am


    And if a month and a half off is going to be a problem for Clement turning pro, consider that the college baseball season is much shorter, so he likely had whole stretches of months off.

  39. aaron c. on July 27th, 2005 1:34 am

    Ya’ know, maybe it’s just the time I put in at the People’s Pub before reading (Hoegaarden on tap, btw,) but this is one of the most entertaining game threads ever.

  40. John D. on July 27th, 2005 2:20 pm

    Re: (# 41) THE BRAND NEW BALLGAME – What are you missing? The same thing you’re missing when the Mariners hit a solo homer, closing the score to 10-1, and an announcer says, “And just like that, the Mariners are right back in it.”