Game 130, Red Sox at Mariners

Dave · August 27, 2006 at 12:35 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Baek vs Snyder, 1:05 pm.

Edit: The M’s optioned T.J. Bohn back to Tacoma before the game, recalling Mike Morse to take his place.

M’s go for the sweep. If the team wins, there will be a post game ceremony where J.J. Putz and Adrian Beltre will carry an oversized commemorative fork and stick it into the backs of the Red Sox roster.

Kyle Snyder’s an RHP, so, let’s try this again: Huzzah for Doyle!

1. Ichiro, CF
2. Snelling, RF
3. Beltre, 3B
4. Ibanez, LF
5. Sexson, 1B
6. Broussard, DH
7. Betancourt, SS
8. Rivera, C
9. Hole, 2B


272 Responses to “Game 130, Red Sox at Mariners”

  1. colm on August 27th, 2006 4:16 pm

    See what happens when you put Snelling in the line up?
    We should do this every year.
    It hasn’t been this much fun to watch August baseball in Seattle in, what, five years?

  2. JI on August 27th, 2006 4:16 pm

    Wow! We just ended the Red Sox season. All things considered, it doesn’t get much sweeter than this! Go home Fenway Faithful! There’s always next year!

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on August 27th, 2006 4:17 pm

    Putz in.

    Game over.

  4. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on August 27th, 2006 4:25 pm

    252… congrats on ensuring the Yankees go to the playoffs.

  5. Tom on August 27th, 2006 4:42 pm

    I doubt the Red Sox are ever going to hear the end of this until they sweep the Mariners next.

    At least around here, that is.

  6. Tom on August 27th, 2006 4:45 pm

    #254-Yeah, the damn Yankees are going to be in the playoffs and the Red Sox will more than likely be out now, but quite honestly, I’m glad we swept the Red Sox.

    I think this kinda, sorta, evens the score from when they swept us in that infamous 4 game series in Fenway Park back in August 2003 that sent the Mariners on a downward spiral that eventually ended our season without tasting the fruits of October.

    Plus, I’m glad this shuts the bandwagon Red Sox Nation fans up. Because for a minute there they were starting to get a little bit arrogant.

  7. dw on August 27th, 2006 4:48 pm

    The Red Sox callers want Theo Epstein run out of town on a rail.

    You know, I’ve been a Bavasi defender, but if Theo is available, I’d kick Bavasi to curb without a second thought to get Epstein.

  8. Typical Idiot Fan on August 27th, 2006 4:52 pm

    This is way overdue:

    I spell RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL with a career high 25 “U’s”!

  9. carcinogen on August 27th, 2006 5:03 pm

    Well…although the last sweep was deemed “best sweep ever,” this one is nice too.

    Though…the truth of that post is not in doubt, and the fruits of that awful run are beginning to ripen.

  10. dw on August 27th, 2006 5:05 pm

    I have to say… you all really do sound like you have your panties in a bunch.

    Remember a few years ago when Schilling had a perfect game broken up by a Ben Davis bunt single — and how Bob Brenly was sptting venom over that for days? That’s why the no-hitter traditions are so stupid. You’re out to WIN GAMES.

    Now, I usually don’t say “he has a no-hitter” until the sixth is over, but still, there’s no mystical voodoo or woofgods that cause these things to stop happening because Jim Bob in Richland just turned to buddy in the bar and said, “Hey, Baek has a no-hitter.”

    The true tradition, anyway, is that you don’t say it AROUND THE PITCHER.

  11. Josh on August 27th, 2006 5:05 pm

    Blowers thinks Lopez is an ‘on base guy’?

    Lopez hasn’t walked this month.

    His OBP for the year is .312.


  12. Rusty on August 27th, 2006 5:07 pm

    That was fun! Sitting amongst umpteen million Red Sox fans on the 2nd deck on the 3rd base line, watching the Yuke blow the game for them.

    Let’s Lose Red Sox!

    Well, at least we got our disappointment in the season out of the way earlier. Red Sox nation is feeling it tonight.

  13. msb on August 27th, 2006 5:15 pm

    yippee! I got to see a win while actually attending a game! and we had lots of happy fans around us! and I didn’t have to listen to Hendu! And the UPark folks stuck an envelope under my wiper and wrongly claimed that I did not pay, so I should give them an extra 10.00 in said envelope!

  14. scraps on August 27th, 2006 7:49 pm

    I… are there people who really believe talking about a no-hitter jinxes it? I mean, I always figured it was the type of superstition that’s, you know, a game. I just can’t see it as the kind of thing you get angry with someone about if they don’t play along.

  15. Coach on August 27th, 2006 7:49 pm

    I got to see this one from section 111. Some things of note:
    Doyle is so much into the game. That comes through so much better seeing him in person. On Lowell’s fly ball in the second, Doyle was leaning in on the pitch, had already started to move at contact, and made the play look easy. I also heard someone on the concourse behind me yell “Go Doyle” during his first AB.
    Hargrove sending Ibanez with Richie at the plate was pretty disgusting, but I almost couldn’t contain myself on the sacrice bunt to Doyle with Ichiro on – absolutely freaking mindless.
    It’s somewhat frustrating to see WFB standing on second (Twice!) due to absolute gifts, but what the hell, he plays for us.
    Also very discouraging to see so many adult fans decked out in full Red Sox gear and trying to start “Lets Go Red Sox” in our stadium. On the other hand, we took their money and dismissed them from Safeco with a broom!!

  16. Coach on August 27th, 2006 7:54 pm

    I was also surprised at the Red Sox outfield alignment. Crisp and Yuke were positioned as deep for WFB as they were for Sexson. Hinske moved up 5 steps each time. Same positioning for Rivera. Think they were using yesterday’s lineup card in their dugout?

  17. scraps on August 27th, 2006 8:03 pm

    Like, John in L.A., I have great respect for you, but this:

    It’s not about superstition, it’s about respect.

    seems disingenuous to me. Respect for what? A superstitious tradition. It is about superstition — either that, or it’s about getting upset over a tradition that’s about nothing at all: tradition for its own sake. Baseball isn’t a religion, it’s a game, so I really don’t believe that it can be offensive to politely disagree about a tradition.

    I don’t go out of my way to piss somebody off — I don’t feel like jumping up and down shouting “no hitter! no hitter!” just to upset someone — but it is interesting and relevant to talk about what’s happening in a game, damnit.

  18. LB on August 27th, 2006 10:37 pm

    #265: Hargrove sending Ibanez with Richie at the plate was pretty disgusting …

    Javy Lopez had not thrown out a single baserunner since coming to Boston. Most of his throws were not even close to the bag. (Baltimore stopped using him as a catcher because of his defensive deficiencies, which is why he was available to Boston in the first place.) That was a gamble worth taking, especially with a lead.

  19. LB on August 27th, 2006 10:39 pm

    #248: Man it feels good to shut all those “red sox fans” up.

    Yeah! Much better than beating Oakland or contending for a playoff spot!

    I bet the Angels don’t even want to take the field tomorrow.

  20. Kouvre on August 27th, 2006 11:51 pm

    One three-letter acronym sums up these last six games best:


  21. msb on August 28th, 2006 8:14 am

    well, a few days ago, Drayer did raise the idea of what influence there might be on younger players of playing on the road vs playing in front of 40,000 at home …

  22. John D. on August 28th, 2006 6:47 pm

    ARROGANCE OF RED SOX FANS – (See # 256) – [Analogy coming up] I grew up in Fall River, Mass., about fifty miles south of Boston. We used to make fun of the way people from Boston talked. (“Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd.”) It was not until later that I found out that we and people from Boston talked pretty much the same.
    It’s the same with Red Sox fans. They spend a lot of time criticizing those obnoxious,arrrogant Yankee fans. (The Red Sox fans don’t seem to realize. They’re just like those Yankee fans.)

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