Game 133, Yankees at Mariners

JMB · September 1, 2005 at 3:52 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Better late than never. Let’s go M’s.


66 Responses to “Game 133, Yankees at Mariners”

  1. Michael L on September 1st, 2005 8:24 pm

    I was at the game. The pitch that Wright took laid him flat on his stomach — he fell towards 3rd base and laid still for about half a minute until everyone could come in and look at him. It happened fast, but my mom said she knew it hit his neck area, since he clutched that area in pain.

    The more comical play for me was in the 1st inning, when Ichiro blasted a ball right at Giambi at first. Somehow, it stopped on the ground right behind Giambi, who did not see it. He spun around 360 degrees looking for it underneath himself, and barely picked it up in time to lunge towards 1st to tag the base. If Giambi had not been 6 feet from the bag to touch it, that would have been a base hit. Ichiro got cheated on a couple other hits he made — at least one more hard to first that Giambi was right at.

    There were some outstanding defensive plays by the M’s today — Beltre and Reed just flat outran some balls that they had no business being near. And Betancourt at SS jumped and barely got to a ball that I thought there was no way he would get.

    The Yankees pre-Rivera bullpen looked really weak.

  2. LB on September 1st, 2005 8:24 pm

    #49: Derek Lowe was a bad pitcher last year. He had two very good outings in the ALCS and in the World Series, but that didn’t make him a good pitcher, as the Dodgers are now discovering.

    Joel Piñiero had a very good outing today.

  3. LB on September 1st, 2005 8:27 pm

    #51: Flash Gordon’s not really weak, but Torre won’t give him the ball before the 8th inning because, I guess, he likes bullpen pitchers to “own” certain innings.

  4. argh on September 1st, 2005 8:29 pm

    According to data compiled by Dr. Jon Miller of the Northwestern University Medical School, “One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.” (

    Dunno where that leaves Derek’s excellent statistical analysis of Bloomquist’s abilities in the field of public opinion, but I’m not optimistic. Although I’d guess Seattle would score better on the ‘sun around the earth’ quizz than would a random national sample.

    I hope.

  5. Mountainman Ernie on September 1st, 2005 8:33 pm

    A win is a win, we’ll take any we can get. Heaven knows we don’t get many. Have to stop wearing my yank hat for awhile. Go M’s EAST!


  6. Mountainman Ernie on September 1st, 2005 8:37 pm

    Willie , Willie he’s our man, if he can’t do it NO ONE CAN!
    Whens he due back anyway?


  7. Mike Thompson on September 1st, 2005 8:47 pm

    Re: 40 by Ralph — I think the timing of the piece had more to do with John Levesque’s column on Monday than anything. There is plenty Derek could have written if he REALLY wanted to dump on Bloomquist (or not written in the case of sticking up for his baserunner abilities).

  8. roger tang on September 1st, 2005 10:21 pm

    Dunno where that leaves Derek’s excellent statistical analysis of Bloomquist’s abilities in the field of public opinion, but I’m not optimistic. Although I’d guess Seattle would score better on the ’sun around the earth’ quizz than would a random national sample.

    I wouldn’t. Seattle is the home of the Discovery Institute, the big backer of “intelligent” design.

  9. troy on September 1st, 2005 10:37 pm

    58, and you’re suggesting that the Discovery Institute thinks the sun revolves around the earth? Ummmmm, no.

  10. Colm on September 1st, 2005 10:59 pm

    No they don’t. But if they thought there was money in it, they might start some radical research in that area.

  11. bookbook on September 2nd, 2005 3:19 am

    More than one in two Americans believe that humankind didn’t evolve from “lower” animals. A ratio which is probably worse in Seattle because of the discovery institute. (Why is the Gates foundation funding them, anyway.)

    I truly believe Derek’s article will have no impact on how Bloomquist is perceived in the Seattle area.

  12. Mike L on September 2nd, 2005 6:38 am

    If you think that ratio is higher in Seattle of all places, then you haven’t experienced the rest of the country.

    Nice work Joel. Yep.

    As far as the Bloomquist article-Derek did you start it before Willie was put on the DL? I think the “kicking him while he was down” argument would hold less water if that were the case. Not that it holds much water now.

    I liked the article, and I like Willie Bloomquist. Levesque’s column was so absurd that it needed a response. I have to say you took the high road Derek by not mentioning that column in your piece. I would have been tempted to say “Oh, and John Levesque is a butt puppet.”

  13. DriveByBlogger on September 2nd, 2005 9:53 am

    Did anyone else read that Randy Johnson took time to talk to Matt Thornton (at Thornton’s request) and to Felix Hernandez (on his own)? Both those gestures struck me as very classy moves by a guy with a rough public persona. I never stopped being a Randy Johnson fan, but seeing him in pinstripes is rough…

  14. Ralph Malph on September 2nd, 2005 11:08 am

    That gesture doesn’t surprise me though. My impression of Randy is that he isn’t a polished guy and because of that sometimes says/does things that turn people off, but he doesn’t do it because he is a bad guy. As a kind of ugly huge tall guy he never had the “charisma” of the “big man on campus” type of jock a la Jeter or A-Rod.

    To me that makes him more of a real person than those kind of P-R conscious media idols.

  15. DriveByBlogger on September 2nd, 2005 11:27 am

    Amen, #64 — I’d rather have a team full of talented “real guys” than talented phonies like a certain Yankee #13…

  16. benny young on September 2nd, 2005 1:59 pm

    2-2 against the yankees not bad.Harris and sherrill two independent castoffs get the wins.Things that you go huhmmmmmm.Are maybe the mariners dont produce much?