Game 9, Mariners at Indians

DMZ · April 12, 2006 at 2:58 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

4:05. RHP Gil Mech v RHP Paul Byrd.

Lawton is off the restricted list after his 10-day suspension. Time went fast, blah blah blah. This set off a couple of weird moves: Jeff Harris was optioned to Tacoma, Guillermo Quiroz was taken off the roster via designation for assignment, and Rene Rivera was recalled.

I’m as baffled as you are. Why did Quiroz got the boot? It was a nice little pickup. Did he turn out to have personality issues or something?

And I’m a little surprised that they’re moving off the extra-beefy bullpen, given that the starters are getting rocked.


380 Responses to “Game 9, Mariners at Indians”

  1. Joe C. in Buffalo on April 12th, 2006 7:03 pm

    Ummm… I think that M’s fan in the coma has fallen out of bed by now.

  2. dw on April 12th, 2006 7:03 pm

    A 390 foot single. Either he’s slow or he’s blind.

  3. harry on April 12th, 2006 7:04 pm

    They can’t keep playing with my nerves like this.

  4. Jake on April 12th, 2006 7:05 pm


  5. Joe C. in Buffalo on April 12th, 2006 7:05 pm

    Remember when the M’s were up by 5 runs? That was nice.

  6. Shizane on April 12th, 2006 7:06 pm

    hang on to your hats folks…here comes lefty killer Eduardo Perez

  7. Jar on April 12th, 2006 7:06 pm


  8. G-Man on April 12th, 2006 7:06 pm

    If a Mariner ran like Martinez just did, I would be fit to be peeled off the ceiling.

  9. dw on April 12th, 2006 7:07 pm

    Too bad Proverbs 26:11 can’t be referenced here.

    “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”

  10. Joe C. in Buffalo on April 12th, 2006 7:07 pm

    Better strap yourself down there, G-Man.

  11. Shizane on April 12th, 2006 7:09 pm

    Guardado’s performance has just gotten him dropped from my fantasy team (granted, it was the bench, but still…)

    see what happens when you are bad Eddie???

  12. G-Man on April 12th, 2006 7:10 pm

    No worries, Joe, the M’s are at bat.

    TIme to go inside, Eddie??

  13. Jake on April 12th, 2006 7:11 pm

    That was just like a typical Sasaki save. Thank goodness.

  14. Joe C. in Buffalo on April 12th, 2006 7:11 pm

    Whew. Good night. Sabres win, then Mariners win. I’ll take it.

  15. Jim Thomsen on April 12th, 2006 7:47 pm

    Bobby Livingston tonight:

    6 1 1 1 2 4

    11 groundball outs, 3 flies

  16. Jim Thomsen on April 12th, 2006 8:21 pm

    San Antonio gets one-hit tonight … Bryan LaHair had a double.

    Travis Blackley:

    4 2 0 0 4 2

    2 ground balls, 7 flies.


  17. davepaisley on April 12th, 2006 8:35 pm

    Hey, that Loaiza’s looking like a real steal for Oakland…

    IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
    E. Loaiza (L, 0-2) 4.0 8 6 6 4 0 2 11.42

  18. BelaXadux on April 12th, 2006 9:03 pm

    Re: Adrian’s ABs Dave, yeah: I think he decides to swing while the pitcher is taking the sign ’cause the actual effort seems to have nothing to do with what pitch is approaching the plate. What’s weird is the degree to which Beltre guesses _wrong_. I mean, for guys who guess, you’re reading pattern and looking for location, but Adrian’s guesses seem to have no correlation to anything except the fact that he’s getting cold standing there with the bat on his shoulder so he wants to take a cut and stretch from time to time.

  19. Mr. Egaas on April 12th, 2006 9:16 pm

    Was Quirroz given the boot just to keep Harris on the 40-man roster? I didn’t quite get the move, I’d like an explanation. I was happy with the pickup, Rivera needs to be playing daily. From what I’ve heard, Quirroz didn’t have anything else to learn at the AAA level.

  20. Gomez on April 12th, 2006 10:27 pm

    Quiroz was out of options, so they couldn’t just send him down. Also, Rivera’s blocking Rob Johnson from playing time in Tacoma.

  21. Matthew Carruth on April 12th, 2006 10:31 pm

    Then trade Rivera.

    Problem solved.

  22. BelaXadux on April 13th, 2006 12:32 am

    Jim re: Blackley, you remember, of course, that he didn’t pitch all of last year after major shoulder surgery. I wouldn’t expect instant success at the start of the year, here, regardless of final outcome. Let’s talk about the guy in June once his shoulder is used to the stress again, his arm is stretched out, and he is, one hopes, back to pitching to game situations rather than thinking about scar tissue in his body on every throw. His control doesn’t figure to be that great for a while, so throwing pain free is the goal for the first six weeks. The good news is that despite the launching pad which is San Antone Travis didn’t get shelled. He’s pitched there before with success so he knows the situation, but still.

  23. dirka dirka on April 13th, 2006 2:51 am

    So, what’s the over/under on Everett and the lone HR to his name on making it out of April?

  24. dylan1988 on April 13th, 2006 9:48 am

    The game was blacked out for me on DirecTV. Did anyo0ne else have this issue?

  25. Evan on April 13th, 2006 9:51 am

    Bill Bavasi: “If Carl’s option vests, that means he’s kickin’ ass.”

    I’m going to hold you to that, Bill.

  26. msb on April 13th, 2006 10:11 am

    quote of the day:

    “I had a pretty wacky game, I never could find myself or find a rhythm,” Meche said. “I tried everything. Maybe I tried too many things. Nothing worked.”

  27. Brian Rust on April 13th, 2006 10:12 am

    I agree, Evan. I think Bavasi sees Petagine as an insurance policy against that option. Let’s hope Hargrove files a claim tonight.

    If good hitting is contagious as hitters like to believe, then bad pitching is the carrier, or in epidemiological parlance, the “vector.” As in Gil “Vector” Meche.

  28. terry on April 13th, 2006 10:55 am

    ya but its difficult to imagine how your own team’s bad pitching could make your offense more susceptible to the ugly bug….

  29. Brian Rust on April 13th, 2006 1:26 pm

    Exhibit A: Ryan “No Run Support” Franklin.

    Of course, last night it might have been Paul “The Angels Didn’t Want Me, Either” Byrd.

  30. mpataky on April 14th, 2006 7:35 am

    I have known Guillermo for 3 years now. He played in New Haven, CT while in the Blue Jays Minor Leagues at Double-A. My family were season ticket holders, so we went to most of the home games there. He became very close to us that season – he is a very kind and emotional person, who missed his family back in Venezuela temendously. I think part of the reason he had such a great season that year was the comfortableness he experienced while playing in New Haven. He’s remained very close to us over the years and it was upsetting for us to see that he ended up out in Seattle. I actually hope he gets waived again, so he can come back East. But don’t think any of your are remotely even close when you think it could be a personality thing. More than likely, the Mariners want to get him to Triple-A so he can play every day and work on his hitting. This guy has never had a full season at that level, which is something he needs.

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