Game 56, Royals at Mariners

DMZ · June 2, 2006 at 6:31 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Bob Keppel v LHP Jamie Moyer.

Beltre sticks in the #2 hole for… some reason, making it Ichiro!/Beltre/Lopez/Ibanez/Sexson/Everett/Johjima/Reed/Betancourt.

I’m hoping the M’s can pick up some cheap wins this series, but I fear it’ll be a badly-played batch of contests.


233 Responses to “Game 56, Royals at Mariners”

  1. Jim Thomsen on June 2nd, 2006 9:06 pm

    #199. yeah. So is this really a two-hit shutout? Does it have credibility?

  2. bigred on June 2nd, 2006 9:06 pm

    Yeah I told ya’ll this is what would happen. See post #1

  3. rd on June 2nd, 2006 9:06 pm

    This AAAA baseball ain’t bad.

  4. rd on June 2nd, 2006 9:07 pm

    193: There were two outs? I thought there were none. That shows how well I was paying attention. Don’t make me manager.

  5. dan on June 2nd, 2006 9:09 pm

    193 – there was only 1 out. betancourt flied out, ichiro and beltre singled, then lopez came up.

  6. dw on June 2nd, 2006 9:10 pm

    Moyer: 93 pitches, 1 BB, 2 hits.

    Nothing against the old man, who has won the people’s acclimation and fame forever, but the Royals are Cleveland Spiders bad.

  7. G-Man on June 2nd, 2006 9:10 pm

    204 – I meant to say if there had been NO outs. There was actually one out, IIRC.

  8. sidereal on June 2nd, 2006 9:10 pm

    Love the post-game:

    Q: I counted 19 ground-ball outs. What is he doing that’s so effective?

    What Krueger said:
    “blah blah pitching down blah blah working quick”

    What Krueger should have said:
    “He’s pitching to the Royals”

  9. msb on June 2nd, 2006 9:10 pm

    #169– no. personally, I think he practiced it until it became 2nd nature, to keep himself from saying bad words on the radio.

  10. Guuiduck on June 2nd, 2006 9:11 pm

    Do you think that Felix is pissed that he doesn’t get to pad his stats against the Royals?

  11. msb on June 2nd, 2006 9:13 pm

    #206– of course, these Spiders-Bad Royals did beat Oakland twice before heading up here– does that make Oakland even worse than the Ms?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your Starting Second Baseman, Robinson Cano.

  12. dbroncos31 on June 2nd, 2006 9:17 pm

    Great game from Moyer, Lopez shows why he, and not cano or loretta (most fans who did the all star game voting should not be allowed to leave the house) should be the 2B in the ASG. I think that we deserve about another 100 games against the royals this year.

  13. argh on June 2nd, 2006 9:37 pm

    Even against the hapless Royals the Ms can’t seem to score until late in the game. But sufficient unto the day.

  14. msb on June 2nd, 2006 9:46 pm

    well, stats haven’t been updated yet, but as of earlier today, Lopez & Ty Wigginton were your leading 2nd basemen in the AL, Lopez likely to be the leader after tonight, unless Ty had a good day as well.

    Lopez 42 RBI, .794 OPS, .482 SLG, 10 2B, 5 3B, 9 HR
    Wiggs 41 RBI, .795 OPS, .495 SLG, 9 2B, 0 3B, 12 HR

    Cano 8th in OPS, 8th in RBI, 6th in SLG, 12th in HR
    Loretta 6th in OPS, 3rd in RBI (but about 20 behind the leaders), 5th in SLG, 11th in HR
    Iguchi (Guillen’s sure pick) 4th in OPS, 8th in RBI, 4th in SLG, 3rd in HRs

  15. msb on June 2nd, 2006 10:05 pm

    completely unrelated, but Chad Kreuter just was named the new baseball coach at USC…..

  16. Deanna on June 2nd, 2006 10:30 pm

    192 — Deanna was at the game tonight, so she wasn’t around until now. And what a game it was. Yeah, I know it was the Royals, but seeing Jamie get a complete game shutout is pretty damn awesome. Lopez and Raul’s back-to-back home runs ruled, and Yuniesky Betancourt pretty much had a hand in 15 out of 27 outs. The man’s a machine. Anyway.

    If you want to have input into book club, you can come to Elliott Bay Book Company TOMORROW (saturday) at 5pm, because that’s when the next meeting of book club is, and that’s where people decide what’s going to get done next. We’ll be going to the game afterwards as usual as well, if anyone particularly just wants to tag along for that.

    Yeah, I didn’t bug DMZ or anyone to plug it here again, but it mostly slipped my mind because I spent most of May moving and was in Philly last week. I have no idea how far in advance to remind people about meetings. First Saturday of each month where there’s a Mariners home game, or there’s always the book group page thingy with the dates/books.

  17. Jim Thomsen on June 2nd, 2006 10:42 pm

    Deanna, I would absolutely be in if I didn’t have to work. Sigh. This night-shfiting is killing me.

  18. Jim Thomsen on June 2nd, 2006 10:44 pm

    Another ex-Mariner note: Allan “Suitcase” Simpson is back up, this time with Milwaukee.

  19. Jim Thomsen on June 2nd, 2006 10:46 pm

    From the AP story on the game:

    “A fan seated behind the Mariners dugout yelled “Sit down, Hargrove!” when manager Mike Hargrove came out to talk to Moyer after 83 pitches with one out in the eighth, after Moyer had allowed a single to Mientkiewicz. ”

    Was that you, Deanna?

  20. Rusty on June 2nd, 2006 11:15 pm

    Re: Yelling at Hargrove… It could have been anyone. I think the entire crowd was on cruise control the whole game and then when Hargrove came out everyone woke up and started yelling at him. I wasn’t the only one on the second deck booing.

    I do want to make a point. I still find it cool going to games, although I have attended far less games this year than any year in recent memory. And following Lopez, Johjima (nice smoking line drive), and Betancourt is great. Larry Stone says he hasn’t seen this much anger in the fanbase in 10 years. That may be. But as a diehard statistics minded fan, I see more reason to go to a game than I did 2 years ago.

    Maybe in terms of the old DABDA grieving scheme I’m way past the Denial, Anger, Bargaining and Depression phases and am heading toward Acceptance. Meanwhile, the bulk of the fanbase is still stuck on Anger. I don’t know. But I’m oddly optimistic. New management will come sooner or later, and perhaps even new ownership. Who knows. It’s kind of fun hanging out with smaller crowds. It has that 1993/1994 feel where you went to the game just for the heck of it to watch the players. I remember sitting in the third row of right field in 1993 waiting for Junior to hit his 9th home run in 9 games (the streak came to an end that night). Not sure of the connection between now and then except sitting in a smallish crowd (on a free t-shirt night no less) and having fun with friends sort of felt the same.

  21. Deanna on June 2nd, 2006 11:18 pm

    Nope, I was sitting in the upper deck, bouncing up and down and singing “M-I-E-N-T-K-I-E-W-I-C-Z” for most of the game, actually.

  22. Jim Thomsen on June 2nd, 2006 11:57 pm

    To the “Mickey Mouse Club” song?

  23. Joe on June 3rd, 2006 12:42 am

    Presumably, except it has one too many letters and that “w” gives it way too many syllables.

  24. Joe on June 3rd, 2006 12:46 am

    The 43-year-old Moyer, 20 years older than Keppel, had his first complete game since a 3-1 loss at Baltimore on May 25, 2005, and his first two-hitter since Aug. 16, 1986, at Montreal, when he was a rookie with the Chicago Cubs.

    The Royals have been shut out six times this season. Seattle and Minnesota lead the major leagues in being shut out at seven times each.

  25. Deanna on June 3rd, 2006 12:49 am

    No, more like that “You can sing a rainbow” song, except it becomes “you can spell Mientkiewicz”.

  26. terry on June 3rd, 2006 3:38 am

    two game win streak!!!!!!! Now where are all of you Hargrove haters????????????????

    Sorry just couldn’t resist….i’ve been around Reds fans way too long….

  27. Oly Rainiers Fan on June 3rd, 2006 8:31 am

    Woo hoo! We finally released Kevin Appier. (there was nowhere else to post it).

  28. mariners23 on June 3rd, 2006 8:58 am

    Maybe if the rangers just loss against the Sox and we Sweep the Royals we wont be that far back(typicall Mariner Fan)

  29. terry on June 3rd, 2006 10:45 am

    Yep, and I’d be a multi-millionaire if that incompetent jerk at the circle K wouldn’t keep giving me defective lottery tickets…

  30. bigred on June 3rd, 2006 11:04 am

    We’re going to chip away at this thing, which should make the series against Oakland mid-month really interesting!! Y’all need to be less pessimistic and enjoy the games. Things are getting better all the time.

  31. Jim Thomsen on June 3rd, 2006 11:52 am

    Yeah, Hargrove was the one who pitched that shutout against, essentially, an independent-league team.

  32. terry on June 3rd, 2006 1:21 pm

    He guys, if anything, this at least proves the M’s can beat up their best friend’s little brother….that counts for something doesnt it (even if it took a sweat to do it)?

  33. joser on June 3rd, 2006 2:27 pm

    Excuse me, but I can fully enjoy the games and still be pessimistic (or rather, realistic) about the team. I’m sure there are KC fans who enjoy their games as well, despite also not having any delusions about their team’s chances in the AL Central.

    But hey, you want to be optimistic? The Angels got beat down by Cleveland already today, so if the M’s win they can climb out of the bottom of the AL West.

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