Game One, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · April 3, 2006 at 7:53 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Bartolo Colon vs LHP Jamie Moyer. 2:05 PM, FSN.

I’m excited.

To the Everett issue — what’s appropriate? Do you boo him starting with the first game and then keep booing until he’s released? Or is polite support for someone who wears the team uniform appropriate? If you don’t like the move, or if you don’t like Everett, I’d say the baseline is don’t applaud anything except the scoreboard announcement that he’s been traded to Tampa for a PTBNL. Waving inflatable dinosaurs… hmm. Where would you get one?


386 Responses to “Game One, Angels at Mariners”

  1. Jake on April 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm

    Wow, that was one hell of a blast.

  2. Barking Pumpkin on April 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm

    First AB,HR

  3. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm

    hmmmm. Carl Everett or Roberto Petagine….hard to choose. (okay, yeah, small sample size but still…)

  4. Dave in Palo Alto on April 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm

    Roberto . . . . .dude . . . .

  5. Jim Thomsen on April 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm


  6. Jar on April 3rd, 2006 4:13 pm



  7. IP on April 3rd, 2006 4:13 pm

    W00t! Petagine!

  8. Mike G. on April 3rd, 2006 4:14 pm

    He’d hit 35-40 of ’em if he was an every day player

  9. Zero Gravitas on April 3rd, 2006 4:15 pm

    I was reading this book “Mind Game” yesterday and it had a chapter about how most managers misuse their bullpens by reserving the closer for situations where they don’t really increase your chances of winning very much. And that this is statistically quantifiable but they keep doing it anyway. Some guy named Zumsteg wrote it I think. Anyway it’s always fun when you read about something, then the next day it happens live right in front of you. So now I have another reason to specifically justify why I think Mike Hargrove is a dumbass.

  10. Nick on April 3rd, 2006 4:16 pm

    Pet-man is on a pace for . . . 162 homers!

  11. fanoliv on April 3rd, 2006 4:17 pm

    That’s it then… same old Mariners. But it’s OK. I say we can still go 161-1 this season.

  12. pensive on April 3rd, 2006 4:17 pm

    Barking–Absente the fake stuff but as strong as Ouso. I think

  13. Nick on April 3rd, 2006 4:18 pm

    Why did Lopez bat?

  14. pensive on April 3rd, 2006 4:20 pm

    Question? Who do you bring in first Soriano or Putz?

  15. Greybear on April 3rd, 2006 4:21 pm

    363–who else from this bench was available? WFB?

  16. Gomez on April 3rd, 2006 4:21 pm

    Another month of Carl laying eggs and Petagine hitting bombs, and I think Petagine’s gonna take a starting job from a certain Bigotsaurus.

  17. Phoenician Todd on April 3rd, 2006 4:21 pm

    Who would have batted in his place is the question? Nevermind, I forgot about WFB!!

  18. Gomez on April 3rd, 2006 4:23 pm

    I would normally have flip flopped: brought in Putz for the 7th and 8th innings and used Soriano in the pressure cooker spot. But I see how Soriano/Sherrill had to face the 3-4-5 hitters and Putz was brought in to face the bottom of the lineup. He just did his Thornton impression at the worst freaking time.

    At least the M’s hung in there and responded for a change.

  19. Barking Pumpkin on April 3rd, 2006 4:24 pm

    let’s try and look at the bright side of things
    ..we won on Opening Day last season,and then look what happened next..,i still have a fair share of aftershock left for the next losses,er,geames,i meant games..

    That said,bases loaded,no outs,and you DON’T SCORE A RUN??
    The horror,the Horror,as Col.Kurtz would have said.

    I switched to the Giants-Padres game now. Baseball is SOOO much more relaxing to watch when it is not your team that’s playing.
    (glug glug)

  20. Jim Thomsen on April 3rd, 2006 4:25 pm

    I hereby dub our newest folk hero “Petagine-gine, the Power Machine” ….

  21. pensive on April 3rd, 2006 4:26 pm

    Petagine is going to make tough on management. My bet

  22. Nick on April 3rd, 2006 4:27 pm

    My Q about Lopez batting was rhetorical, i.e., “nice bench”

  23. Jim Thomsen on April 3rd, 2006 4:33 pm

    Aaaaaaand the Bavasi Coundown Clock commences …. (humming “Final Jeopardy” theme) ….

  24. IP on April 3rd, 2006 4:35 pm

    “Bigotsaurus.” Heh…

  25. dw on April 3rd, 2006 4:53 pm

    The crowd response for Everett (Jurassic 8?) was really strange. Kinda cheering, kinda booing, but just generally indifference.

    I don’t think I’d ever heard that “indifferent sound” for a position player. Maybe for a AAA placeholder 12th pitcher coming out of the pen in a 12-3 game, but never for a starter.

  26. eponymous coward on April 3rd, 2006 5:00 pm

    Jim, I think the Hargrove Countdown Clock is running considerably ahead of the Bavasi one.

  27. msb on April 3rd, 2006 5:19 pm

    please oh please.

  28. Jeff Nye on April 3rd, 2006 5:34 pm

    Had great seats for this game. Club level, just to the first base side of the press box, six rows back. Great view, although I was at too sharp of an angle to be able to tell balls and strikes very reliably.

    There wasn’t much energy in the ballpark for an opening day game; might have had something to do with it being rainy and cold, or maybe it being Monday. Even when the score was close, the crowd didn’t seem really into it except when certain players were up to bat.

    -Jose Lopez looked good, aside from his horrible baserunning blunder.
    -Man, is the Angels bullpen good.
    -The $15.50 (!) Kobe beef blue cheese & bacon burger is not worth $15.50
    -Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if Betancourt added a plus bat to his stellar defense?

    And, lastly…
    -Boy, am I glad to have the season finally start up. This was a really, really, really long off-season.

  29. eponymous coward on April 3rd, 2006 5:51 pm

    Mike Goff says it’s not a baserunning “blunder” if he’s being “aggressive”.

  30. colm on April 3rd, 2006 6:25 pm

    Sweet mother. 380 responses. It was a long off season.
    Nice to see the offense wasn’t completely supine.
    Everett is unlikely to out-hit Petagine. Let’s hope he doesn’t outlast him.
    I’m glad I missed the sixth.
    I have not at all warmed to Hargrove as a manager. If Lou was angry and Bob Melvin was woebegone, Hargrove is just DOUR. It’s like watching a team managed by a Puritan turnip farmer.

  31. Evan on April 3rd, 2006 6:29 pm

    Absente the fake stuff

    Come up and visit. You can get real absinthe here.

    I don’t advise consuming it with tequila in the same sitting.

  32. msb on April 3rd, 2006 7:02 pm

    #7– my thought while watching those classic comebacks was ‘but Edgar vs Black Jack is hardly the same thing as Jeremy Reed vs F-Rod…’

  33. Gomez on April 3rd, 2006 7:25 pm

    6) zzyzx, here’s the thing with Opening Day crowds: they’re large, but it’s mostly an event, like the Super Bowl. Therefore you get a lot of a) corporations and businesses handing out tickets as gifts to colleagues and b) casual fans who attend the game seeing it as an event, thus you get a bunch of casual suits and casual fans who aren’t really into baseball.

    … actually, now that I think of it, that’s similar to every Mariner crowd. No wonder you can’t get people in Safeco excited for crucial moments.

    8) Eh. I think it’d get really smoky if the Mariners hit too many- wait, what am I saying?! Nevermind.

    9) Didn’t Ichiro hit a walkoff blast in that game too?

  34. Gomez on April 3rd, 2006 7:27 pm

    Whoa, clean off my comment: it was in response to a comment that has since disappeared.

    Yeah, clean this one off too.

  35. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 5:20 am

    Gomez – this is my 11th straight opening day, so I know how those crowds work. It was a disengaged crowd.

  36. Rusty on April 4th, 2006 9:43 am

    Fun game to be at once we started knocking Bartolo around. If before the game started I could designate 2 Mariner hitters to knock an HR, I would have selected Johjima and Petagine.

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