Game 120, Mariners at A’s

DMZ · August 16, 2006 at 5:56 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Gil Meche (good Meche or bad Meche?) vs RHP Dan Haren. 7:05.

Win! For the love of Edgar, even the Devil Rays win a game against a divisional opponent once in a while! Win! Win! ARRRGHHHH!!!


234 Responses to “Game 120, Mariners at A’s”

  1. MMjohns195 on August 16th, 2006 10:17 pm

    Someone tell me how is Adam jones going to get any better with willie freakin bloomquist starting so much?

  2. JeffS on August 16th, 2006 10:18 pm

    It’s time to pull a YOU WA SHOCK on Hargrove. Three straight sweeps against divison rivals should make firing him easy on the eyes on the public.

  3. John in L.A. on August 16th, 2006 10:22 pm

    201 – Osmosis.

  4. DiamondDave on August 16th, 2006 10:28 pm

    I only listened to the last few innings (all that’s necessary, really) but something Niehaus said in the 8th totally cracked me up. This was on radio. He was talking about Rich Aurilia hitting 17 home runs this year–“What’s got into Rich Aurilia–he couldn’t off a TEE here last year.”

    Yeah, Dave, tell it! Testify!

  5. BelaXadux on August 17th, 2006 1:23 am

    What’s got into Rich Aurilia? Same thing as before.

  6. Nate on August 17th, 2006 6:16 am

    why no comments on the 10-28 against the west thread?

    my post would be something benign like: why don’t the losses add up to 28?

  7. daveblev on August 17th, 2006 6:46 am

    Anyone else sense the frustration in Dave Niehaus on the tv broadcast when the A’s scored the first runs and when Mark Ellis hit the homer..sounded very monotone in a “here we go again” kind of way.

  8. daveblev on August 17th, 2006 6:54 am

    Wow, they just mentioned it on KJR on my above theory.

  9. Tim_G on August 17th, 2006 7:24 am

    Does anyone know what the Mariners’ number is exactly?

    And is there any way we can help them get it back from the A’s?

  10. leetinsleyfanclub on August 17th, 2006 8:04 am

    Why can’t SOMEONE on this team blow up and go berserk? 15 straight losse to your biggest division rival is flat out unacceptable. Yet, they all mope around like puppies that just got swatted with a newspaper. I’m not saying they don’t care, I’m saying they’re meek. It’s just pathetic.

  11. msb on August 17th, 2006 8:21 am

    so what exactly do you mean by go berserk? Bat throwing? Pitcher charging? ‘Shivering, chattering of the teeth, a chill in the body, the face swelling and changing its color, great rage, howling, and indiscriminate brawling’?

    Because, you know, they say that ‘when the rage quelled, the berserker was exhausted and dull of mind for up to several days after’…

  12. leetinsleyfanclub on August 17th, 2006 8:53 am

    Perfect. And if the berserker is “exhausted and dull of mind” afterwards then he will be just the same as he is now…no damage done.

  13. daveblev on August 17th, 2006 8:56 am

    I wish #210…I’d like to see something like the Angels vs. Rangers last night. How bout Chris Bosio and brawling with the Orioles in the early 90’s.

    “My love for you is like a truck, berserker. Would you like some making —-, berserker. My love for you is like ticking clock, berserker.”

  14. G-Man on August 17th, 2006 9:05 am

    How can I lose thee; let me count the ways.

    210 – that’s a good point.I’d like to see Grover go postal for a change. I doubt that it would accomplish much, but nothing else works, and it would be more entertaining video or print news than anything else the team is doing. I think it would improve his chances of keeping his job, too….oh, on second thought, just sit there, Mike. No sense raising your blood pressure and all.

  15. msb on August 17th, 2006 9:12 am

    How bout Chris Bosio and brawling with the Orioles in the early 90’s.

    yeah… nothing like teams losing pitchers– one on the DL for 3 weeks, another on the DL for six weeks with back and shoulder injuries– for fun. Good times.

  16. daveblev on August 17th, 2006 9:35 am

    MSB it was just a statement in a sarcastic manner.


  17. Xteve X on August 17th, 2006 10:11 am

    213 – Awesome Clerks reference

  18. dw on August 17th, 2006 11:09 am

    If you take out the Oakland games, the M’s would be 55-49. If the M’s were 8-8 against Oakland, they’d be in second place, 5 1/2 games back.

    Against the other two AL divisions, the M’s are .500 — 32-32.

    And while the M’s were 14-4 against a “weak” NL West, the M’s won as many games against that division as Texas and AnaLAnge County COMBINED.

    All things considered, the M’s are a .500 with a bad luck streak in Athletics school, to paraphrase Mr. Zevon.

  19. davepaisley on August 17th, 2006 11:16 am

    Of course, if the M’s were 8-8 against Oakland, they’d actually be leading the division by a smidge because Oakland wouldn’t be 15-1, they’d be 8-8 too. Those 7 extra losses are actually a 14 game swing in the standings.

  20. davepaisley on August 17th, 2006 11:17 am

    Oh, and Sandmeyer (what a frickin idiot) just totally went off ona fire Hargrove rant – finally. If even a moron like him can see it, well…

    Of course, he did at one point say that Hargrove was just a “bad fit” for this team. Bleah.

  21. MrIncognito on August 17th, 2006 11:18 am

    I imagine it’s fairly common to have problems with a baseball field les than a week after the raiders and their NFL friends have been running all over it.

  22. gwangung on August 17th, 2006 11:21 am

    What would really be bad is if the team is about to go into a late summer nosedive that Grover’s Baltimore teams did….

  23. DiamondDave on August 17th, 2006 11:37 am

    Well, Pineiro is finally BOOTED from the rotation.

    According to the notes section of this story Jake Woods will be taking over Pineiro’s spot and Pineiro goes to the bullpen. About time.

  24. DiamondDave on August 17th, 2006 11:39 am

    hmm, the link doesn’t seem to work. I’ll try it again or you can just paste this:

  25. DMZ on August 17th, 2006 11:50 am

    Uh huh. This was covered in the “O’Flaherty up, Dobbs back to Tacoma” post of yesterday.

  26. G-Man on August 17th, 2006 11:52 am

    At this point, I wish they’d just try someone from Tacoma in the rotation. There is little point in sticking Woods ibn there when they could give someone who might have a shot at next year’s rotation to get his feet wet in MLB. But maybe I’m answering my own question – do they not think anyone is ready?

    Maybe they’ll do it when rosters expand. Or perhaps they want to give Joel a week or two to straighten himself out and get back in the rotation (I could barely type that with a straight face).

  27. DMZ on August 17th, 2006 11:57 am

    Woods was in Tacoma for a while.

  28. strong silence on August 17th, 2006 12:10 pm

    Aside from handing the division to the stinkin’ A’s, we’ve made (more) enemies in Anaheim and TBIA. I wouldn’t expect the Rangers or Angels to be pleased if they finish a close 2nd.

  29. msb on August 17th, 2006 12:28 pm

    #220– gee, and just last week it wasn’t Hargrove’s fault. huh.

  30. byronebyronian on August 17th, 2006 1:26 pm

    #210 – they are the perfect reflection of their “leader”, Grover. They mope and whatnot because the guy has NO fire. He constantly makes bad decisions and it shows on the bench.

  31. DiamondDave on August 17th, 2006 1:26 pm

    ok, DMZ, I just wanted to insert the pitching change in here too. For fun. For discussion. For joy.

    BTW, I just heard Hargrove on KOMO saying his team was “playing hard” and “competing every night.” Yeah, okay, Mike. That and $3 will buy you a Mocha at Tully’s. But, see, you need to actually win a divisional ballgame once in a blue moon. Or get the hell out of town.

  32. Ralph Malph on August 17th, 2006 2:04 pm

    So do they mope around on the bench because he makes bad decisions, or because he has no fire? Which is it?

    Personally I’d take good decisions over a lot of “fire” any day. Too bad we have had neither for the last 4 years. If fire is what you want, let’s bring back Eddie Guardado to light people’s shoes on fire.

  33. byronebyronian on August 17th, 2006 2:10 pm

    Lack of fire. The bad decisions are a side effect as every guy in that dugout probably has an inflated self worth of themselves anyway (what athlete doesn’t?).

    True, fire doesn’t win games (it didn’t help Lou in TB) but it would sure be nice if the manager showed a little of it from time to time 🙁

  34. byronebyronian on August 17th, 2006 2:13 pm

    Oh and btw, I am not a big fan of “fire,” but I am of the belief that it helps in down times (Beltre sliding into 2B to break up a play, etc).

    I am of the belief that a manager with a sense of control and a good knowledge of in game strategies is best (Buck Showalter comes best to mind).

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