Game 120, Mariners at Twins

DMZ · August 18, 2005 at 4:39 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

5:05. Ryan Franklin v Joe Mays in a matchup of… of… who cares?

Ignitor’s at second, batting second. Ibanez in left, Morse is the DH while Betancourt plays short again. Ojeda makes his first appearance as a Mariner.

Goodbye, three game winning streak, it was nice knowing you. Come back and say hi sometime, okay?

If you’ve got the MLB Extra Innings package, Zach Duke’s mowing down the Mets.


236 Responses to “Game 120, Mariners at Twins”

  1. msb on August 18th, 2005 7:57 pm

    blind squirrel sighting!

  2. Goose on August 18th, 2005 7:57 pm

    My god, player A just got a hit!!!

  3. Greybear on August 18th, 2005 7:58 pm

    Here we go again…WHY would you PH Hansen for Morse? In what universe does this make sense?

  4. Laurie on August 18th, 2005 7:58 pm

    Or not…

  5. RickL on August 18th, 2005 7:58 pm

    Oh no, a hit for Spezio. Now it is going to be really hard for him to set the record for lowest batting average in major league history. This means we need to get him still more at bats.

  6. Goose on August 18th, 2005 7:58 pm


  7. Jim Thomsen on August 18th, 2005 7:59 pm

    Is this what might be called “ascension to the mean”?

  8. Otter on August 18th, 2005 7:59 pm

    WTG Ichiro! Why can’t you be more like the Spaz?!

  9. msb on August 18th, 2005 7:59 pm

    that hit so startled Ichiro that he just GIDP a la Spiezio…

  10. Laurie on August 18th, 2005 7:59 pm

    oops forgot to quote back. Doesn’t much matter anyway, eh?

    I love being a Pittsburgh fan.

  11. an alien writes on August 18th, 2005 8:01 pm

    Ichiro knows that Spiezio’s being on base is an abomination against nature – he was just restoring order. Noble chap.

  12. Jim Thomsen on August 18th, 2005 8:06 pm

    Rafael Soriano tonight: 2/3 inning, 2 Ks.

    Welcome back.

  13. Montresor on August 18th, 2005 8:07 pm

    Wow! Ichiro GIDP again. When was the last we could count on Ichiro to do something clutch. Maybe its perception but it has been a long time.

  14. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:09 pm

    lauren, token chick said:”HIT! That tattoo did it.”

    btw, Lauren, you were WAAAAAY too kind in your description of the tattoo…

  15. Anne on August 18th, 2005 8:09 pm

    Forgive me if this was already noted…

    Sportscenter, on after the Cards game ends (which, with any mercy, will be quick), is going to show a “dugout skirmish in Minnesota.”

    This may now be pre-empted by replays Spiezio’s hit, which is obviously a much more news-worthy event.

  16. Anne on August 18th, 2005 8:10 pm

    replays *of*

  17. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:11 pm

    and first thing out of Glasgow’s mouth in the postgame, dysfunctional family & frustration in the dugout…..

  18. Fan since forever on August 18th, 2005 8:14 pm

    They are covering the fight on the postgame show if you are interested. Shannon Dreyer is at this time trying to find out what happened and is supposed to make a report as soon as she gets some information.

  19. Spike on August 18th, 2005 8:17 pm

    Did anyone else hear Fairly completely forget what base the runners were on the 6th or 7th. Guys on 1st and 2nd. Ron says,”Watch out, What do you do if the guy at 1st breaks for 2nd”. I’m thinking,” A double steal with the guy from 1st taking off before the guy from 2nd???” Hell throw to third. Then Ron realized it was 1st and 2nd, NOT 1st and 3rd, and said “Oh, never mind!” Left out the DOH!

  20. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:18 pm

    sounds as though it was hard to see just what started the argument; Blowers seemed to think it was pretty much to be expected at this time of the year, as you’re with them every single day– that it usually happened up the tunnel and not in the dugout 🙂

  21. ron on August 18th, 2005 8:25 pm

    ESPN Sportscenter teased the Beltre/Franklin altercation in the open

  22. Jeff on August 18th, 2005 8:32 pm

    The postgame show also raised the possibility that Franklin got into it with Bryan Price, and the altercation we saw occurred when Beltre tried to separate them. Unconfirmed, but worth noting.

  23. John in L.A. on August 18th, 2005 8:37 pm

    That would be awesome. If Beltre stepped up and told Franklin to shut his trap. I gotta go Tivo sportscenter.

    Waiting for Hargrove’s conference now.

  24. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:40 pm

    according to Hargrove it was a 1 on the scale of 1-10; Franklin had a little snap up the tunnel as he was mad at himself, came back to the dugout still steaming, Price told him to relax & not hurt himself, Franklin snapped that he was mad because he cares… Hargrove says Beltre not involved, which doesn’t really explain the whole lift-him-by-his-jersey shot 🙂

  25. Josh on August 18th, 2005 8:43 pm

    ESPNEWS is going to show highlights (ok lowlights) from todays game in their next segment, it was highlighted going to break as “Who said what, mariners not getting along in the clubhouse with a clip”

    So perhaps tune in there for more insight.

  26. John in L.A. on August 18th, 2005 8:43 pm

    If Beltre was any more “involved” we would have been into the bullpen by the third inning.

    Good god, what does he think, we’re stupid? Or does he not know that it was broadcast on Twins TV?

    Beltre not involved… sheesh.

  27. Josh on August 18th, 2005 8:45 pm

    Bah, they just went with “Its unknown at this time what started the altercation.” On Espnews.

  28. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:51 pm

    Drayer says that the biggest concern with the whole thing that the M’s have is that unfortunately the only bit of footage of the whole thing that was caught by Twins tv was the aftermath of the incident –the shot of Adrian telling Ryan to calm down after Ryan let off his frustrations with himself. Shannon reported that also not shown onj tv was the next inning break when Price & Franklin were sitting together on the dugout, and Price was doing his usual arm over the back of the bech chat, that all was forgotten. Blowers repeated that it is the sort of thing that happens all the time, in every clubhouse– it just isn’t usually in the dugout.

  29. ron on August 18th, 2005 8:51 pm

    that’s THREE teases on sportscenter now. typical. we’ll see it at the end of the show right before the water skiing squirrel.

  30. BCS on August 18th, 2005 8:51 pm

    Huh, espn on the East Coast just mentioned the altercation and stated that it was “still unknown”…I guess we’ll just have to exercise patience in finding out…

  31. BCS on August 18th, 2005 8:53 pm

    That’s it??? Lame.

  32. Jeff on August 18th, 2005 8:54 pm

    I’ve got a short post about the altercation up now, if y’all want to keep discussing “Wrestlemania Returns to Seattle.”

  33. John in L.A. on August 18th, 2005 8:55 pm

    You know, I’m willing to believe that Beltre’s intention was to sanp Franklin into calming down.

    But the dishonesty of their approach is limp.

    Beltre had Franklin up in his face by lifting him by his shirt front.

    It could be nothing, but trying to information-control by “didn’t happen, didn’t happen” is ridiculous. I saw it.

  34. msb on August 18th, 2005 8:56 pm

    and when ESPN finally shows it, it is with their usual wacky ‘improvised’ dialogue. In other words, they know nothing, and the only other story tonight is Randy Moss stupidly admitting he tokes, so they’ll try to make something of this one.

    oh, and Drayer confirms Dave’s comment that Eddie didn’t clear waivers, no matter what ESPN claims.

  35. msb on August 18th, 2005 9:01 pm

    no one is saying it didn’t happen.

  36. Colm on August 18th, 2005 11:52 pm

    Beltre lifting Whinin’Ryan Franklin by his lapels – hmmmn?

    Franklin is listed as 6’3″ and Beltre as 5’ll”. Although Franklin is giving away at least 30 pounds of muscle, lifting a guy four inches taller than you by the front of his shirt can’t be easy.

    Go Adrian.