Game 12, Mariners at Red Sox

DMZ · April 15, 2006 at 10:06 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

10:20? What kind of a game time is that? I like to get my sleep on the weekends, it’s much easier on the constitution (I learned that from the Beastie Boys).


Pineiro v Wakefield… Junkballer v Knuckleballer. In Fenway. This should be amusing.


288 Responses to “Game 12, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. metz123 on April 15th, 2006 2:02 pm

    I’d pay extra just to never hear another Schick Shadel add on the radio.

  2. Dave in Palo Alto on April 15th, 2006 2:34 pm

    But without Schick Shadel, how could we enjoy this?

  3. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2006 2:34 pm

    My favorite Bill Bavasi quote from the recent Feed, on Scott Spiezio:

    “That wasn’t an age issue. It was an a mental explosion issue.”

  4. DMZ on April 15th, 2006 2:36 pm

    Wasn’t it implosion?

  5. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2006 2:48 pm

    My notes say “explosion.” Are you sure you heard “implosion”? I’m planning to quote it in my column tomorrow.

  6. Typical Idiot Fan on April 15th, 2006 2:48 pm

    So dating back to all of last year, Spiezio has three hits, all XBH?

    100% of hits for XBH? Why didn’t we keep him? Guy’s got POWAH!

  7. DMZ on April 15th, 2006 2:54 pm

    I have no idea. I don’t think it really matters.

  8. joser on April 15th, 2006 2:57 pm

    “Implosion” makes more sense. “Explosion” is a funnier mental image. But making tough calls like that is why sports columnists get paid the big bucks.

  9. oNeiRiC232 on April 15th, 2006 2:59 pm

    Speaking of implosions…

    AB: 42
    H: 5
    2B: 0
    3B: 0
    HR: 0
    BA: .119
    SLG: .229
    OBP: .119
    OPS: .348

    Rich Aurilia looks like an all-star in comparison so far this season.

  10. bmanuw on April 15th, 2006 3:00 pm

    i am the good humor man

  11. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2006 3:04 pm

    Anybody else at the feed hear “explosion” vs. “implosion”? I agree, it doesn’t really matter. But now I’m curious to know what others heard.

  12. Sammy on April 15th, 2006 3:11 pm

    IF Beltre ends up never outperforming his 2005 numbers, where would his contract rank on the worst ever free agent signings list? What about on the Mariners’ worst deals list? Would this outrank Heathcliff?

  13. Mr. Egaas on April 15th, 2006 3:23 pm

    14 million dollar gold glover.

  14. terry on April 15th, 2006 3:24 pm

    #259: Aurilia:
    Total: .219/.400/.200……

    away from GABP: .154/.214/.231

    I guess you could argue Aurilia is an upgrade but he’s also making a cool 1.3 mill this year….

    Now tongue and cheek aside, here’s a serious comparison:

    Reed’s major league numbers against lefties:
    80 games, .195/.278/.265

    #242: If you want to watch a Red’s game, you should do what I do…catch the video from FSN Ohio but turn down the sound and listen to the radio feed from 700 WLW…. the FSN Ohio guys are pretty much wastes of breath…. All it takes is hearing Marty Brenneman call one misplayed flyball to Dunn to become hooked on 700 WLW…

  15. The Ancient Mariner on April 15th, 2006 3:31 pm

    Re #259: how can you have a slugging percentage .110 above your batting average with no extra-base hits?

  16. jjb on April 15th, 2006 3:34 pm

    Beltre – a ground out/strikeout machine. Too bad these aren’t pitching stats:

    Groundball: 45.7% | Strikeout: 31.4%

  17. Paul Covert on April 15th, 2006 3:42 pm

    M’s still undefeated (now 5-0) with more than one hit in the first three innings….

  18. argh on April 15th, 2006 3:52 pm

    Re: — the OBP and slugging numbers got transposed. But 800 or so more games with Beltre is starting to look like a really, really long slog. Surely unto God he’s got to at least get back to *last* year’s numbers pretty soon.

  19. davepaisley on April 15th, 2006 4:32 pm

    On the radio they were blathering on about how it’s impossible to sit Adrian down because only WFB can back him up, blah, blah, blah, and what if someone gets hurt… (obvious answer – you put AB in the game and move WFB wherever he needs to go), but the even more obvious move, that doesn’t involve sacrificing defense – dropping him down the order – was never even brought up. Idiots.

  20. Ed on April 15th, 2006 5:14 pm

    You know, when he’s using the splitter, Putz actually looks pretty damn good. 4 Ks in 1 2/3 probably helps that, but watching that thing drop, you can understand why all those guys are striking out.

  21. dan on April 15th, 2006 5:18 pm

    #269 i was thinking it wouldn’t hurt him to spend some time in the 8 or 9 position. if he isn’t going to hit, treat him like a player who doesn’t hit.

    besides, it will open some room for k-jo to move up.

  22. patl on April 15th, 2006 6:01 pm

    From the ESPN player page for Kenji:

    With 10 RBIs in his first 10 games of the season, Johjima already has more RBIs than six catchers the Mariners used last year. The only Seattle catcher who had more RBIs than that last season was Miguel Olivo, who finished with 18 in 54 games.

  23. Joey on April 15th, 2006 6:19 pm

    I was wondering what it’d be like to be a catcher while intoxicated

  24. argh on April 15th, 2006 6:22 pm

    You could probably get to within a first approximation by going into a biker bar and making some comments about the biggest, hairiest guy’s momma.

  25. Joey on April 15th, 2006 6:25 pm

    The slower reaction time would suck…

  26. Mr. Egaas on April 15th, 2006 6:29 pm

    Probably take many a ball off the coconut.

  27. Joey on April 15th, 2006 6:34 pm

    Getting hit in the coconut is almost as bad as getting hit in your cash and prizes.

  28. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2006 6:53 pm

    Sheesh. The Rainiers have been rained out THREE straight nights now. In Fresno.

    And on Todd Linden Bobblehead Night, yet.

  29. Evan on April 15th, 2006 7:48 pm

    I’ve noticed this with Pineiro over the past couple of years. When his velocity completely abandons him and he’s barely touching 86 mph with his fastball, he’s a much better pitcher.

    I recall a game (I think in 2004) when Pineiro started the game with his usual low nineties velocity, and he had no control and he got hit. But within two innings the gun said he’d lost 10-15 mph off his pitches, and no one could hit him.

    If Pineiro has a future, it’s as a finesse pitcher.

  30. BelaXadux on April 15th, 2006 8:20 pm

    Say Jim T. in #255, my recollection is as Derek’s, Bavasi saying “implosion” at the Meet-‘n’-Greet in Spiezio’s case.

    And I think it was true, his divorce &etc. unscrewed his head, he quit his band, got fat. Plus I still think he screwed up his back in camp ’04, and was never the same, either. Not that he was good, mind you, but all the wheels came off _and_ the radiator blew near simultaneously. Short of Dean Palmer, it’s hard to think of anyone else in years who made such a splash pattern on the way down the ladder.

  31. BelaXadux on April 15th, 2006 8:28 pm

    BTW Jim, I’d trust your notes over my memory, and “explosion” would be a more natural quote from Bill B., but still my immediate recollection from the first mention in this thread was “implosion.”

  32. dw on April 15th, 2006 8:51 pm

    I recall it being “implosion” as well. But I wasn’t taking notes, either.

  33. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2006 9:55 pm

    I’ll go with “implosion.” Bill’s welcome to sue me for libel if he actually said “explosion.”

  34. Norm Charlton Fan Club on April 16th, 2006 12:00 am

    I went to the game in Boston…not gonna lie, kind of a boring game, but glad we came out on top. Lucky for us Boston decided to rest like half of its starters for this one, and we caught a few breaks in that 3-run inning. But Piniero looked pretty good once he settled down, and Putz looked REALLY good when he came in to relieve!

  35. thebig708 on April 16th, 2006 12:42 am

    My word, is anyone else ready to see Everett cut? I, along with all of his teammates, hated this clown in Texas, Boston, and Chicago… why did Bavasi have to sign him? HE’S GARBAGE!

  36. Joey on April 16th, 2006 1:09 am

    #285: Ehhh

  37. Mr. Egaas on April 16th, 2006 9:16 am

    Carl Everett is my favorite Mariner. He has edge.

  38. daveblev on April 17th, 2006 11:19 am

    “that’s insane..your stupid, you should sleep’s much easier on your constitution.” – “but i don’t hang out with those guys, i have nothing to do with these dudes” – haha, classic Beastie Boys

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