Game 20, Tigers at M’s

JMB · April 23, 2006 at 11:43 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

King Felix vs. Detroit’s youngster, Justin Verlander. Both have struggled so far this season, though Verlander did pitch seven scoreless in his first start of the year. FSN and KOMO, you know the drill.

Would you believe I’m going to see King Felix pitch in person for the first time ever today? Wild. Anyway, gotta get going.


362 Responses to “Game 20, Tigers at M’s”

  1. Ralph Malph on April 23rd, 2006 5:32 pm

    It’ll be a Rey Sanchez/Pokey Reese/Wilson Valdez type with no schtick.

    If there’s one thing this team doesn’t need, it’s a guy with no schtick.

  2. Ralph Malph on April 23rd, 2006 5:33 pm

    In case anyone missed the joke:

  3. Oly Rainiers Fan on April 23rd, 2006 5:33 pm

    I don’t know that Tacoma HAS an infielder to bring up right now. Dobbs or Morse (who struck out 4, count ’em 4, times today), I suppose. Neither is much to be excited about.

  4. Ralph Malph on April 23rd, 2006 5:36 pm

    I wonder if they might bring up Adam Jones…he could certainly be an emergency SS if they needed one.

  5. dw on April 23rd, 2006 5:39 pm

    DW–RE:Post #338 item#7 were you the person spoken to?

    Huh? There was this woman who felt it necessary to read every single thing that came up on the scoreboard aloud like it was a total novelty for her to ever see words produced by lights. “Look! It says ‘single.'”

    Odd fans didn’t cheer when Felix had two strikes on a batter.

    Every time he’d get to two strikes, it was either 1 pitch to strike 3 or 10. So, it didn’t really make much sense after a while to cheer. It just made more sense to scream when Chris Shelton watch the Royal Curve or Craig Monroe look absolutely stupid swinging at the slider.

  6. Mr. Egaas on April 23rd, 2006 5:39 pm

    Definitely want Adam Jones playing on a daily basis right now, and he’s not major league ready.

    Whoever comes up, or is brought in, won’t play much, that’s why I assume it’s some veteran.

    What it comes down to, is that Grover is more comfortable using Willie has a 4th outfielder instead of a 5th, which is, borderline retarded.

  7. Mr. Egaas on April 23rd, 2006 5:42 pm

    I wanna know how ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball game is Washington vs. Atlanta, Tony Armas Jr. vs. John Thomson. That’s a snoozer.

  8. msb on April 23rd, 2006 5:46 pm

    #140– Jim Leyland is one of the best managers in the history of baseball. If he was available since he left the Marlins, why didn’t we get him?

    because he wasn’t available– he turned down offers to manage until he was ready to get back into it, which was AFTER the M’s had hired Hargrove; he called Ed Wade and asked to be added to the interview pool for the Phillies job about a week after the M’s hire.

  9. Gomez on April 23rd, 2006 6:16 pm

    Also, Leyland wanted a job close to his Pennsylvania home.

  10. DCFan at GW on April 23rd, 2006 6:23 pm

    The M’s website is all screwed up. The front page credits ABeltre with a 2 run homer, and the wrap says we had a 4 run 8th… anything to make this team look good.

  11. D. James Corcoran on April 23rd, 2006 8:27 pm

    Jose Morban kids!

  12. shortbus on April 24th, 2006 10:07 am

    If Johjima starts yesterday the M’s win. It’s just that simple. Not only does he not let two balls get by him and throw two balls over the second baseman’s head…he probably gets one of those runners out. Plus he can actually hit.

    Overall it was a good game and I had a blast at the park. Don’t let the team’s record keep you from enjoying sunny and 70 at the Safe!

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