Game 2: Angels at Mariners

DMZ · April 4, 2006 at 1:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

RHP John Lackey vs RHP Joel Pineiro. 7:05, televised on KSTW-11. Washburn’s not the #2? Really?

Suggested storyline: Can Pineiro continue his WBC success?


387 Responses to “Game 2: Angels at Mariners”

  1. Theodore on April 4th, 2006 8:55 pm

    Jesus, close it out before i have a heart attack. Out one!!!

  2. Jack Howland on April 4th, 2006 8:55 pm

    Welcome to the part of the game where Rizzs and Henderson start explaining things for people who have never seen a game before.

  3. Faceplant on April 4th, 2006 8:55 pm

    There we go Eddie.

  4. Prenderman on April 4th, 2006 8:57 pm

    “And the wicket gets a little bit stickier here in the ninth.”
    -Dave Niehaus, 9:59PM 4 April 2006

  5. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 9:00 pm

    2 down.

  6. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 9:01 pm

    Yankees lose. That’s always fun.

  7. Alan on April 4th, 2006 9:02 pm

    Yeah, but that means the A’s won. That’s always sad.

  8. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 9:03 pm

    …esp, btw, because A-Rod choked with a chance to give the Yanks the lead.

  9. KW on April 4th, 2006 9:04 pm

    How many pitches will it take Eddie to finish this inning? Anyone bet 40?

  10. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 9:04 pm

    geez, is this ever going to end?

  11. KW on April 4th, 2006 9:04 pm

    Oh good grief. Not again.

  12. DCFan at GW on April 4th, 2006 9:05 pm

    ACK! This is ridiculous

  13. Alan on April 4th, 2006 9:05 pm

    I’m guessing a 1-2-3 inning is going to be a rarity this season.

  14. Faceplant on April 4th, 2006 9:05 pm

    Argggghhhhh CUSS WORDS!

  15. scotje on April 4th, 2006 9:05 pm

    Somebody please tell me we are not going to give up a 5-spot in the top of the 9th here…anyone?

  16. Mr. Egaas on April 4th, 2006 9:06 pm

    I thought the pen was suppossed to be a strong point.

  17. argh on April 4th, 2006 9:06 pm

    Good grief, 37 pitches for Guardado so far. Might as well put him in the rotation.

  18. zzyzx on April 4th, 2006 9:06 pm


  19. Prenderman on April 4th, 2006 9:06 pm


  20. argh on April 4th, 2006 9:08 pm

    I’ve seen this bullpen before somewhere.

  21. Alan on April 4th, 2006 9:08 pm

    If Eddie takes 40 pitches to get through the ninth ever again, I won’t survive to tell about it.

    Might not be the prettiest win, but its a win nevertheless.

  22. KW on April 4th, 2006 9:09 pm

    Some game.

  23. Theodore on April 4th, 2006 9:09 pm

    To answer a previous question, has attendance at 20,051.

  24. Jeff on April 4th, 2006 9:09 pm

    Johjima in the post-game interview: “First, let me say that the ninth inning was very long.”

    I love this guy.

  25. dw on April 4th, 2006 9:09 pm

    Tonight’s attendance: 20,051.

    Sure didn’t look like 20K.

  26. msb on April 4th, 2006 9:10 pm

    boy, you combine Adrenaline Eddie making his season debut with a 5 run lead, and fireworks (or bile) will ensue…

  27. msb on April 4th, 2006 9:12 pm

    and the AL West is all tied up.

  28. pinball1973 on April 4th, 2006 9:36 pm

    Boy, that was a ninth that made me glad I couldn’t watch it on a TV!

    Nice going, Joel! And the entire batting lineup (everyone hit AND scored!)!!!!

  29. Evan on April 4th, 2006 9:43 pm

    Eddie was tired from catching Richie’s laser.

    Richie’s bonb actually reminded me a lot of Cameron’s shots. Cameron had a tendency to ht HRs off the end of his bat just like that. Though Mike’s didn’t travel at 400 mph.

  30. jglongball1 on April 4th, 2006 9:48 pm

    It finally hit me – Everett’s batter’s-box antics (twisting arms, hitting bat, hitting self, mumbling, etc) remind me of Spiezio. And they both have WS rings and “intensity”, and quirky outside-baseball personas. Ye gods, we’ve replaced one declining one-hit wonder with another!

    And in other disheartening news, Matt Morrison is still on Sonics broadcasts. May be moving to baseball later in the year?

  31. Zero Gravitas on April 4th, 2006 9:49 pm

    Seems like the new hitting coach must be doing something right. Love the way the 7-9 hitters are getting on base, having quality ABs and setting up Ichiro and Lopez. They really look good at the plate, and have done well against some very good pitchers. What a change from last year’s easy-out drudgery. The M’s are looking like they can rally from anywhere in the lineup right now.
    Also – Beltre’s catch was pretty phenomenal. Man I can’t believe I’m feeling this excited about the M’s, and Felix hasn’t even pitched yet.

  32. Deanna on April 4th, 2006 10:33 pm

    Hey, now that I’m home, if the guys who posted waaaaay back at the start of the thread are curious and still reading this: the 2 for $22 deal is part of this “2sday” special or something — I think every home Tuesday game, in addition to the excessively dorky “Super Tuesday” giveaways, is going to have this deal where you can get two seats in View Reserved for $22. At least, it looks like that when I do a cursory sampling of the ticket-ordering on the Mariners’ website.

    Problem is, unlike Safeway where a “2 for $N” means you can get 1 for $N /2, in this deal, you couldn’t just get one seat for $11. So I conned Gomez into going with me, and we were able to show up at 6:30pm and still get front-row seats in section 339 (well, row 9, which is the front of that seating area). The View Box section in front of us literally had people only sitting in the first row and the last row, it was that empty.

    Monday night games are $10 for View Reserved, and it doesn’t matter if you’re antisocial and can’t find anyone to go with.

    As for #16, I expect to be looking for other people to go with on future Tuesdays (though not the 18th, I’ll probably be at a Pirates-Cardinals game that day) — infact, if we can get an even numbered group together we can make a blogizen outing out of it or something. Cheap seats and other people to boo Carl Everett with, what could be better?

    Oh yeah. No Everett.

    Well, still.

  33. Gomez on April 4th, 2006 11:00 pm

    I totally got conned 😛 Seriously, though, I enjoyed it. The game was great. Our offense is awesome. Joel, save for that tater, pitched surprisingly well. I couldn’t believe these were the Seattle Mariners… until I saw our bullpen :rimshot:

    Bullpen: Raffy’s great and the rest needs work, and I don’t mean more innings.

  34. SmokingVince on April 5th, 2006 12:16 am

    To #13 Nick in Taiwan, I am also living in Taipei, Taiwan, and subscribed since last season. Frankly, I don’t have any of your mentioned problems. I am using credit card issued by local bank to subscribe and renew. I have been watching since opening game. IMHO, did improve the picture quality & minimize the lag issue, much better than last version.

    Anyway, nice game for today, offense should be fine, bullpen needs some tweaks, but isn’t it more exciting when you don’t know when your reliefs going to blow up? 😛

  35. Choska on April 5th, 2006 9:18 am

    The new marketing slogan for the Ms should be “5 run lead in the 9th? So what!”.

    What I really want to hear is Niehaus crib a line from the BP 2005 edition about the Ms:

    “Okay folks, it is the top of the 7th and the Ms have a one-run lead. Hargrove has gone to the pen and you know what that means! It is ‘White=knuckle time in Woodinville!’ For every run an Ms reliever gives up, Starbucks will donate $100 to the American Heart Association. For those of you at the park, don’t forget that last call is fast approaching. Better get those refreshments now and then get ready for a wild, wild ride. And what better time than to introduce our special guest, Bobby Ayala . . .

  36. DMZ on April 5th, 2006 9:22 am

    I don’t remember writing that. Huh.

  37. JAS on April 5th, 2006 10:44 am

    Zero Gravity:

    Johjima was a quality addition to the bottom third of the lineup. Reed and Betancourt are older, and wiser. Pentland may be helping, but let’s not forget how little influence hitting coaches have by the time a player reaches the bigs. More likely, Betancourt and Reed are going to show a natural learning curve, rather than an induced learning curve.

    As far as the pen is concerned, I expected Guardado to struggle. Let’s also not forget that he started a bit slow last season, before kicking it into gear. As for Putz, I saw definite signs of life after the HR, when he stopped throwing 4-seam fastballs and started executing a full range of pitches.

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