Game 129, White Sox at Mariners

Jeff · August 28, 2005 at 12:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Felix’s mentor (shudder) goes against Jamie Moyer.

Thrill as Carl Everett bats left-handed against Moyer, muttering to himself about dinosaurs! Shudder as Greg Dobbs once again occupies the Designated Misser slot! Wait in anticipation for the next King Fleix start!


119 Responses to “Game 129, White Sox at Mariners”

  1. Lucas on August 28th, 2005 3:12 pm

    Guys, Hendu is talkin about his bruised knees…brutal.

  2. tede on August 28th, 2005 3:13 pm

    Tie game. Curacao went for the game ending DP with one out and only got the lead runner. 1st and 3rd, 2 out.

  3. tede on August 28th, 2005 3:19 pm

    1st extra inning LL WS final since 1971 when Lloyd McClendon was pitching (he lost).

    Gotta like the Big Unit mullet on the Hawaii pitcher

  4. shaun on August 28th, 2005 3:20 pm

    “Jamie Moyer has a wait problem–he can’t *wait* to pitch”


  5. tede on August 28th, 2005 3:26 pm

    Walk off HR wins it for Hawaii in bottom of the 7th.

    After three run comeback in 6th to tie it. Great comeback, great game.

  6. Dave in Palo Alto on August 28th, 2005 3:51 pm

    M’s had a pretty good game too today.

    Depending on the injury issues. . . .

  7. Shoeless Jose on August 28th, 2005 4:24 pm

    What a great LLWS game.

    And that’s the kind of M’s game we haven’t seen for a while. Beating up on a good pitcher. Kind of ironic, Freddy getting chased after back-to-back hits by the guys he was traded for (yeah, there was some other guy in that deal, I know). I don’t think Hargrove would know irony if he used it to press his uniform, but nice of him to stack them up in the lineup like that all the same.

    You know, there may be 10,000 seats available for the next Felix start, but they aren’t very good ones from what I can see…

  8. Metz on August 28th, 2005 4:52 pm

    No way there was 30,000 at todays game. There were open complete rows in the 100 level. We walked right down into the 1st base section in the 100 level and scooped up a couple of unused seats.

    As much as I don;t think Willie *&*&)__ Bloomquist is an every day player, he certainly was the ignitor today. A few key hits and very good baserunning. Got to give him his kudos today.

    Bizarro infield of WFb at 3rd, Morse at SS (who should have gotten flagged with at least 1 error today), Yuni at 2b and Hansen at 1st in the last few innings.

    Luckily Chicago mailed this effort in.

    Irony is Beltre at the plate, 2 strikes, runner at 3rd, Freddy goes for the breaking ball in the dirt that Beltre hasn’t been able to lay off this year and throws it 5 feet in front of home and way outside bringing the runner in from 3rd. That’s when you have an inkling it’s going to be your team’s day.

  9. msb on August 28th, 2005 4:58 pm

    FWIW, the Herald sez 9,000 tickets available…

    medical updates from KOMO–

    Sexson blurriness in the right eye, that way when he woke up this morning, not a contacts/glasses eye — wondering if he slept on it wrong– some speculating on a scratch. Know more tomorrow.

    Beltre, knee contusion, re-evaluate tomorrow.

  10. msb on August 28th, 2005 4:59 pm

    “not a contacts/glasses eye”

    that should be guy, not eye– although eye does work…

  11. Kulich on August 28th, 2005 6:28 pm

    How does one sleep on their eye the wrong way? Does he keep needles around his bed or something? Weirdest injury ever perhaps? No wait, that goes to John Smoltz, who once burnt himself ironing — a shirt he was wearing.

  12. benny young on August 28th, 2005 7:30 pm

    I went to the game today and i started thinking as bad as freddy was today the wsox got the best end of the deal .Olivo gone for nothing reed is a 4th of with no pop and morse cant play ss now has to be a of.Garcia gives you 200 innings and double digit wins .I think we got beat in this deal anyone else feel this way?

  13. Paul B on August 28th, 2005 8:16 pm

    Oddibe McDowell once cut himself with a butter knife at an awards banquet. I think that is the all time strangest injury ever for a baseball player.

  14. Mountainman Ernie on August 28th, 2005 8:32 pm

    #112. If any ballplayer us still breathing we got the best of it. Freddy had a problem, and so did his SS bud. They both needed a fresh start, they got it and excelled. My hats off to them both, way to go fellows. I really hope our 1st and 3rd guy’s aren’t out long.

    PS Good game Jamie.

  15. Mountainman Ernie on August 28th, 2005 8:38 pm

    #114…….is not us, key’s are just to close togather, and my fingers too BIG.


  16. DMZ on August 28th, 2005 9:14 pm

    I think that is the all time strangest injury ever for a baseball player.

    Spiders, glass table.

    All I’m going to say.

  17. Metz on August 28th, 2005 10:10 pm

    Freddy is sucking down considerable cash from the White Sox. Reed is still a young outfielder (the jury is out), Morse, while probably not a SS is still a potential big league player, Olivo we flipped for some mediocre talent after giving him a shot at holding down the primary catching position.

    All in all I’d stil make the trade again. We saw the best of Freddy in 2001. IMO opinion he may be an innings eater but he’ll never be a #1 starter which is what he’s paid like.

  18. Shoeless Jose on August 28th, 2005 11:26 pm

    We’ll probably get something for Morse in trade in the offseason, so you have to factor that in as well.

    Injuries — I’ve slept with a pillow pressed into my eye socket (had it wrapped around my head to keep sound out, in the days before I discovered the wonders of ear plugs) that left me with blurred vision when I woke but it didn’t take all that long to clear. Of course I wasn’t trying to hit 90mph fast balls either.

    As far as weird ones go — what about that prospect that cut his hand by crushing a coke bottle at a buddy’s funeral, mentioned in one of the “attrition war” updates a couple of days ago? That’s got to rate pretty high up there, unless you get into “luggage” and “bar stool” and “haunch of deer meat” what’s-the-frequency-kenneth pseudo-stories…

  19. LB on August 29th, 2005 12:03 am

    #117: IMO opinion he may be an innings eater but he’ll never be a #1 starter which is what he’s paid like.

    You are, as George Bush would say, misunderestimating the market. I just checked

    Freddy is signed for 3 yr / $27m.

    Now for some figures from a few recently signed contracts (or extensions after trades) for some #1 pitchers:

    Curt Schilling … 3 yr / $37.5m
    Bartolo Colon … 4 yr / $51m
    Pedro Martinez … 4 yr / $53m
    Randy Johnson … 4 yr / $65m
    Tim Hudson … 4 yr / $47m

    (All of this ignores the buyout of club option years at the back end of the contract.)

    I think you are going to have a hard time finding a #1 starter for $9m/year these days, which is what Freddy is getting. Mind you, I’m not saying he is a #1 starter, just that he’s not being paid like one.