Game 71, Giants at Mariners

DMZ · June 18, 2006 at 12:18 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Hey, it’s Jamey Wright! One of those guys who makes you think “he’s still around?” every time you see his name on a lineup card (in Jamey’s case, this is partly because there were two Jamey Wrights for a while, and one of them is gone).

versus Jamie Moyer. Which spelling will prevail?


RF-L Ichiro!
3B-R Beltre
LF-L Ibanez
1B-R Sexson
DH-S Everett
C-R Johjima
CF-L Reed
2B-R Bloomquist
SS-R Betancourt


80 Responses to “Game 71, Giants at Mariners”

  1. matt2500 on June 18th, 2006 3:19 pm

    Heh, heh. Niehaus just called the home plate umpire a red-ass. Actually, his words were ‘He’s quickly got a touch of the rouge rump.’ Great stuff.

  2. Mr. Egaas on June 18th, 2006 3:20 pm

    I’m secretely hoping the M’s don’t play add-on so Putz will come in and get a save for a fantasy team.


  3. Mr. Egaas on June 18th, 2006 3:21 pm

    Oh well, love those 2 out hits. 6 of ’em today per Fairly.

  4. JMB on June 18th, 2006 3:21 pm

    Sorry, Egaas.

  5. Huskermariner on June 18th, 2006 3:22 pm

    Yuni singles and is quickly approaching .300. I know everyone talks about his glovework, but from a casual observer, a SS hitting .300 in only his first real season (he didn’t start playing consistently until mid of last year or am I suffering from a memory lapse) is pretty good. Who else is hitting as well (.300) and still has his glove?

  6. matt2500 on June 18th, 2006 3:22 pm

    I also loved Dodger Stadium, but I sat down the right-field line lower bowl, just past third base. I was there for a mid-week series against the Rockies a few years ago, so the place was only half-full. Lots of room to roam around, stretch out across a couple of seats, and sit watching a baseball game in 80-degree weather at 9 at night, listening to Scully. Of the half-dozen parks I’ve been to, it’s by far my favorite.

  7. hairofthedawg on June 18th, 2006 3:22 pm

    I know the feeling Mr. Egaas, but I really don’t mind that much.

  8. IndieSnob on June 18th, 2006 3:29 pm

    You know, I was completely set against us moving to the NL West when it was brought up years ago.

    Now, I’m all for it.

  9. JMB on June 18th, 2006 3:30 pm

    So… splitter on 1-2?

  10. Mr. Egaas on June 18th, 2006 3:30 pm

    55 – Definitely. His bat has been everything I’ve hoped for. I don’t ever think he’ll be patient enough to draw walks to make him a more complete offensive player, but I’ll take a .725+ OPS shortstop with that kind of glove.

    Oh Putz, you are looking spectacular.

  11. JMB on June 18th, 2006 3:30 pm

    Or maybe just a fastball.

  12. apunetid on June 18th, 2006 3:30 pm

    Ninth inning rematch time…

  13. sojourner on June 18th, 2006 3:31 pm

    #55- Vizquel for one. heady comparison.

  14. Martino on June 18th, 2006 3:31 pm

    Bonds has been Putzed again.

  15. Guuiduck on June 18th, 2006 3:33 pm

    Do ya think JJ has secured the closer role yet??


  16. apunetid on June 18th, 2006 3:34 pm

    The M’s record in the three games following each Oakland sweep: 6-0

    We should get swept by them more often.

  17. sojourner on June 18th, 2006 3:35 pm

    Three sweeps in a row. Two for and one against.

  18. brasten on June 18th, 2006 3:41 pm

    I don’t like shoulda-coulda-wouldas, BUT…

    If they had been able to win in Oakland even a little, that would have been huge. Even going 2-4 in those games would put them over .500 now.

    I understand losing series’ in Oakland, just don’t get swept every time!

  19. msb on June 18th, 2006 4:30 pm

    a win! a win! I finally got a win in person, even if I had to sit in front of Mr Full Of Loud & Inaccurate Information who was really anti-Reed (“Bavasi could have traded Reed for Arroyo, Boston really wanted him, and Arroyo is tearing up the league this year”) and as Reed struck out felt compelled to yell “We want a real centerfielder!”
    um, huh? A few innings later he was busily explaining about Reed’s deficiencies in center (“Reed tries out there in center, but….”)

    and, really, it was only appropriate that Jamie got the win on Fathers Day 🙂

  20. msb on June 18th, 2006 4:37 pm

    and I get home in time to hear Matt Pittman continue to declare his Man Crush on Willie

  21. msb on June 18th, 2006 4:58 pm

    oh, two things from the post-game– after Jamie commented on longevity (it was his 500th career start) one of the writers reminded Moyer that he had given up Bond’s 11th career HR, and Drayer stated that Jamie did NOT throw an 89 MPH fastball to strike out Bonds, contrary to the gun– both he & Hargrove say that the reading must have been Bond’s bat swing …

  22. Joe on June 18th, 2006 5:37 pm

    Apparently Blanton has found another team that treats him like Kryptonite. Today vs the Dodgers:
    8 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3Ks

  23. Jim Thomsen on June 18th, 2006 7:20 pm

    Tacoma wins today, 13-8:

    Doyle: 2-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 RBI … now hitting .256/.371/.350.

  24. pablothegreat on June 18th, 2006 7:52 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of pot shots at the AL West in the media this year. I’ve also heard a lot of “the NL West has vastly improved and is now a solid division.” Well, the AL West absolutely slaughtered the NL West this weekend. SEA swept SF, OAK swept LA, and TEX swept ARI. The only blemishes to the AL West’s perfect record were losses by the last place Angels, which lost to SD twice.

    It was my first game in attendance this year (I live in Portland, so it’s tough to get up there). The good: the Mariners won, and Jamie pitched very well. Also, the wave didn’t make a single appearance. The crowd’s booing of Barry Bonds seemed much louder in person than it did on TV. The bad: A young woman behind me asked, “So you can only score points when you’re at bat?”

  25. JI on June 18th, 2006 10:05 pm

    Felix v. LHB: .291/.359/.564
    Felix v. RHB: .244/.299/.325

    Felix V. LHB: .182/.255/.243
    Felix v. RHB: .224/.272/.322

    Any theories as to why just the lefties are teeing off on El Rey, and RHBs are still being baffeled to roughly the same extent as last year?

  26. Mat on June 18th, 2006 10:28 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of pot shots at the AL West in the media this year. I’ve also heard a lot of “the NL West has vastly improved and is now a solid division.”

    It would’ve been difficult for the NL West NOT to improve over what they were last year. At any rate, most of the media’s “analysis” on that topic probably extends to glancing at the standings and noticing that the teams have better records without any sort of consideration for strength of schedule, etc.

  27. davepaisley on June 18th, 2006 10:30 pm

    Hmm, in the “reasons for optimism” stakes, we’re 5 games over .500 against teams not names “Oakland” or “Athletics”.

  28. colm on June 18th, 2006 11:10 pm

    re: 66. apunetid.

    Be careful what you wish for…

  29. mark s. on June 19th, 2006 1:54 am

    #74 I feel your pain. Maybe 1/3 of the games I have been to this year I end-up sitting in front of drunk frat guys. A lot of talk about why isn’t “retired player from 5 years ago” playing.

    People don’t have to talk about the game. But if you are yelling a foot away from me please make it interesting.

    Today was great. Four boys under 10yr. with their fathers. They were trading baseball cards and everything.

    BTW, I have talked to several older (over 60yr) women at the games this year. The ones with the headphones know their stuff.

  30. byronebyronian on June 19th, 2006 10:22 am

    #44 – Petco (the Padres new digs) is a great place to catch a game. Fun atmosphere.

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