Game 69, Giants at Mariners

Jeff · June 16, 2006 at 7:24 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Apologies for the delay. Let’s see how many pitches Noah Lowry can throw before getting an out.


149 Responses to “Game 69, Giants at Mariners”

  1. Jim Thomsen on June 16th, 2006 9:41 pm

    That was a SNARKY fastball.

  2. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:41 pm

    And here we go.

  3. msb on June 16th, 2006 9:41 pm

    1-1 tie going into the 9th down in Sacramento; it was a 1-0 lead for the Rainiers, but Green couldn’t quiiiite get out of the 8th.

    so, out of the various heartwarming returns to Seattle, which will capture the hearts of the broadcast team this weekend … Ishikawa? Ellison? Omar? Randy?

  4. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:41 pm

    Stand up, lazy fans.

  5. drjeff on June 16th, 2006 9:42 pm

    Man, it’s fun watching JJ challenge him like that.

  6. apunetid on June 16th, 2006 9:42 pm

    I should of figured we’d be in this situation.

  7. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:42 pm


  8. msb on June 16th, 2006 9:43 pm

    #104– of course, whenever we’d stand up with two outs & two strikes for Kaz, he’d inevitably throw a ball….

  9. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:43 pm

    And here we go!

  10. drjeff on June 16th, 2006 9:43 pm


  11. apunetid on June 16th, 2006 9:43 pm

    Oh yeah!!!

  12. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:44 pm


  13. Jim Thomsen on June 16th, 2006 9:44 pm


  14. Jim Thomsen on June 16th, 2006 9:45 pm

    Did you see J.J. react to that??? I think he just won the World Series.

  15. Russ on June 16th, 2006 9:45 pm

    My man crush on JJ has intensified in the last 45 seconds.

  16. marbledog on June 16th, 2006 9:45 pm

    Wow – I think that last K there was the first thing I’ve gotten genuinely excited about with this team in a long long time. I spontaneously whooped right here in my living room. Thank you JJ.

  17. msb on June 16th, 2006 9:45 pm

    wow, wonder if Vin has any investment info he’d like to pass along….

  18. JMB on June 16th, 2006 9:45 pm

    Sometimes we have to strike out our own Barry Bonds. Who, in this case, is the actual Barry Bonds.

  19. msb on June 16th, 2006 9:47 pm

    I’m guessing JJ won’t be willing to hand back this job anytime soon, no matter how much he looks up to Eddie.

  20. Free Dan Rohn! on June 16th, 2006 9:49 pm

    JJ was Dy-no-mite!

  21. Russ on June 16th, 2006 9:49 pm

    #119…Eddie who?

  22. westfried on June 16th, 2006 9:50 pm

    Thank you, El Guappo

  23. dw on June 16th, 2006 10:01 pm

    At the park tonight, there was a much larger security detail than normal, including cops and alcohol enforcement.

    It really looked and felt like an NL park tonight. It might have been because the beer lines were 4 times normal length. I think I saw one non-drunk Giants fan the whole night.

    I think we should start calling WFB “The Rally Killer.” Man, what an idiot.

  24. BelaXadux on June 16th, 2006 10:07 pm

    He ain’t no Putz!!! That pitch sequence to He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named in the 9th to end the game was prime, and J. J.’s holding out for another splitter on the last pitch best of all. With Putz shaving three digits above and off the plate, the batter couldn’t hit the split if he tried, as Nameless showed on the one swing he took at it. The batter isn’t going to swing at the split, so you get a free try at the strikezone. J. J. split a beauty to carve the dish in equal halves, which leaned to either side to form a ‘W.’

    Putz was shaking Johjima off a lote in the 8th and the 9th. I don’t know it that says anything about Kenji, but the good side of it is that Putz has a very clear idea of how he wants to set up his pitch sequences, and it looked good, both on the K to Winn in the 8th, and to Nameless in the 9th.

    Pitching is why I’ll always love baseball.

  25. David J. Corcoran I on June 16th, 2006 10:13 pm

    That was the most amazing game I’ve ever watched live.

    The excitement was just so excited when Bonds got K’d looking.

    Now I have to wait in line for 1.5 hours for a goddamn ferry.

  26. mln on June 16th, 2006 10:17 pm

    For all the controversy surrounding Bonds, his presence does bring more drama and fan interest to the game. His home run and subsequent strikeout in the 9th inning gave the game an excitement that Safeco has been missing for most of this blah season

  27. David J. Corcoran I on June 16th, 2006 10:19 pm

    I hate to say that Barry Bonds makes a game more exciting, but it really does. It’s funny

  28. JMB on June 16th, 2006 10:26 pm

    You think the wait for the ferry is long — just wait until you see how long it takes the boat to get from Seattle to Idaho!

  29. Deanna on June 16th, 2006 10:37 pm

    Awww, Corco was there and I didn’t get to meet him? I am so sad.

    That was a really fun game. Wearing a Yomiuri Giants shirt around the stadium was pretty priceless, though not as priceless as the extremely drunk dude sitting a few rows behind me in section 148 yelling his lungs out at Barry Bonds, who would just smile and wave.

  30. Daniel Carroll on June 16th, 2006 10:52 pm

    And I was at the game, too, and I didn’t run into either of you guys. Jeez.

  31. Jim Thomsen on June 16th, 2006 10:55 pm

    I wasn’t at the game, and I didn’t see any of you.

  32. zzyzx on June 16th, 2006 10:56 pm

    I was at the game and missed all of you guys too.

    What fun it was. I couldn’t remember if I had seen Bonds go yard at the Kingdome, but now I know that I saw him jack one. I also saw the King make him look stupid.

  33. Deanna on June 16th, 2006 11:23 pm

    I was happier seeing Randy Winn’s homer. I still like Randy Winn, even if he still throws like a girl.

    I’ll be at tomorrow’s game (Saturday) too, wearing yet another Yomiuri Giants jersey (I had Takahashi #24 today, I’ll have Uehara #19 tomorrow).

    Oh yeah, surprised it didn’t get mentioned on here, but Brandon Morrow was at today’s game. They showed him on the screen at one point with a big “MARINERS WELCOME BRANDON MORROW” thing.

  34. pablothegreat on June 17th, 2006 12:17 am

    132: Bonds has never gone yard at the Kingdome, so you never saw him hit a home run there. Since you were at the game, you didn’t see the Aflac trivia question, which listed the Kingdome as one of three parks in which Bonds has played in but never homered.

  35. dw on June 17th, 2006 12:40 am

    I’ve seen Barry Bonds play in person three times in my life: 1993 in Denver, 2001 in Seattle, and tonight.

    In all three games he homered. In the Colorado game, he homered three times.

  36. dw on June 17th, 2006 12:45 am

    Outside of Thomsen, who wasn’t at the game tonight? Sounds like we should have had an impromptu pizza feed.

    Another thing I’ll say about SF Giants fans: They were lit on BALLPARK BEER. They may have been hitting the bottle before the game, but they were drinking $7 ballpark beer at an insane rate.

    If I’m paying $7 for a cup of some alcoholic beverage, it better contain single malt or port.

  37. dw on June 17th, 2006 12:52 am

    Oh, and one more thing before I go to bed:

    The booing and hate toward HHMNBN was nowhere near the hating on ARod that happens in a normal Yankees game, much less that night in April 2001.

  38. FrayLo on June 17th, 2006 1:04 am

    I love Safeco Field. I was sitting in RF today in my normal 16-game plan seats, and after Bonds’ home run and 75% of the people were cheering, I decided to pipe up and say “…you guys have got to be frickin (verbatim) kidding me. He’s a cheater.”

    Now whether he is actually a cheater or not is obviously unproven, but not a few minutes later a Safeco Field usher came down to my seat and said, “we’ve had a complaint about you using abusive language.”

    “I said, ‘frickin.'”

    (guy behind me): “No, you did not.”

    (usher): “there are different definitions of abusive language.”

    me: “I said ‘frickin.’ Does it really matter? Whatever.”

    I love Seattle fans. I’m from Seattle, but honestly…this guy behind me didn’t have the guts to simply ask me to not use such “profane” language in front of him and his kid, instead having to go to the usher?

    Give me a break. God, I love Seattleites sometimes. And I AM one.

  39. Theodore on June 17th, 2006 1:25 am

    Seattle definitely has a certain passive agressive problem. I love the town and the people, but as an east coaster sometimes the indirect way in which people go about things drives me nuts.

  40. BelaXadux on June 17th, 2006 1:27 am

    Wasn’t at the game—work—but went out on my break to watch Putz put paid to the SFers on a TV set through the bar window. Great night for a ballgame though. Just wish the idjits who decided to schedule basketball and hockey through mid-June would take a reality break and push those petty pursuits back into the rainy months where they belong.

    Seattle fans are to nice to ‘relate to’ HHMNBN as they should. Happy Town hasn’t got it in itself.

  41. Daniel Carroll on June 17th, 2006 1:44 am


    Nobody’s probably checking this anymore, but even if he were regular-human sized, does that ball not clear the fence?

  42. BelaXadux on June 17th, 2006 3:16 am

    Oh ho! According to the Times, it was Johjima calling for the late splitters from Putz, and J. J. repeatedly shaking him off before giving in and throwing ’em. Well, kudos to Kenji then, it was totally the right call. To all those who have been wondering if Joe-Jim’s pitch calling ‘has been a problem,’ this one is Exhibit A for the defense.

  43. Ed on June 17th, 2006 3:25 am


    I expect that kind of language at Denny’s, but not Safeco Field!

  44. terry on June 17th, 2006 4:15 am

    9-5 midway thru a month….could my M’s fantasies and dreams become reality (well ok not the one about Jennifer Anniston, the bullpen at Safeco, a fullmoon and that oh so romantic train whistle)? Could the M’s record their first month with a winning record in their history (it seems that way at least….)?

    Just win 5 more baby….

    #138: if you couldn’t keep yourself from paying $4 a cup for burnt tasting cofee on a daily basis, you’d have issues too that might bubble to the surface as passive aggression…

  45. msb on June 17th, 2006 8:13 am

    it’s an often-discussed topic, including a Pacific Magazine piece last year talking to newcomers about the distancing techniques (including passive-aggresiveness” used:

    “One theory points to the cloistering effect of cloudy skies. Another has it that the Seattle Nice/Ice phenomenon is rooted in a historic intersection of Nordic-Asian reserve. It may be the influence of weekend mountain men or the influx of socially disinclined tech workers. It could be a trapping of mid-sized citydom — small enough to manage on your own but too big to care about your neighbors. Or perhaps it’s all of the above: some confluence of factors that has created a perfect storm of antisociality. Some element of our antisocial streak, at least, seems to go back to the frontier days, when the prevailing ethic was: We’re in this together, but I wish you’d go away.”

  46. gk91 on June 17th, 2006 8:58 am

    A buddy and I were told to turn down our small radio at the Kingdome during the 95 Yankees/Ms game 5.

  47. Theodore on June 17th, 2006 9:05 am

    145: That basically sums up my feelings about Seattleites.

  48. David J. Corcoran I on June 17th, 2006 10:59 am

    call me at 208-315-2254 if you are bummed about not meeting corco at the game because he will be at the entire series!

    and I managed to catch an earlier ferry so I only waited like 15 minutes

  49. Deanna on June 17th, 2006 5:54 pm

    Aw geez, Corco, you posted that pretty much exactly when I was walking into the gates at Safeco today, so I didn’t see it until now — I was there super-early due to Race for the Cure. I won’t be there tomorrow, so oh well.

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