Game 140, Rangers at Mariners

Dave · September 8, 2006 at 6:28 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Millwood vs Baek, 7:05 pm.

Mariners put Green and Lowe on 60 day DL to make room for Cruceta and Feierabend on the 40-man roster. Beltre in LA to be with his wife and new child.

Even after an off day, Hargrove’s lineups are still ridiculous.

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

Bloomquist gets to start at third base against a RHP because he’s… I don’t know, white, I guess.


97 Responses to “Game 140, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. joser on September 8th, 2006 8:43 pm

    On the radio Fairly and Dave N are talking about the offseaon free-agent pitching market and they keep talking about “that Japanese pitcher” — neither one of them wants to attempt pronouncing his name (or perhaps neither can remember it).

  2. firova on September 8th, 2006 8:44 pm

    I hope the kids are taking note of this at bat of Raul’s.

  3. firova on September 8th, 2006 8:44 pm

    The nine pitches, not the groundout.

  4. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 8:53 pm

    Owned by Cha Seung Baek for 7 innings. Yes, I know it’s mostly smoke and mirrors but… God damn Texas sucks.

  5. IdahoInvader on September 8th, 2006 8:56 pm

    Take the effin’ walk Kenji

  6. vaughn leland on September 8th, 2006 8:57 pm

    no golden sombrero for doyle tonight, bohn in right

  7. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 9:00 pm

    Defensive Substitution: T. J. Bohn replaces right fielder Chris Snelling, batting 2nd, playing right field.


  8. G-Man on September 8th, 2006 9:01 pm

    Why pull Baek after only 63 pitches? Is it sweltering down there?

  9. KW on September 8th, 2006 9:02 pm

    That’s 93. 😉

  10. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 9:03 pm

    I’m more annoyed that, with his new arms brought up from the minors, he goes with freaking Jo-EL.

  11. _David_ on September 8th, 2006 9:05 pm

    This is really off topic but there doesn’t seem to be much to say at this point, so: Who else thinks the Marlins, with their rotation of 4 rookies + D-Train is the best in baseball (other than a healthy twins rotation)

  12. Mere Tantalisers on September 8th, 2006 9:10 pm

    Happy as I am to get some wins against the AL west, I have to say that Cha Baek’s run of luck bodes very poorly for the rotation next year.

  13. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 9:10 pm

    Just taking a quick glance at superficial stats…:

    Dontrelle Willis FIP – 4.21, xFIP – 4.63
    Josh Johnson FIP – 3.87, xFIP – 4.23
    Scott Olsen FIP – 4.12, xFIP – 4.24
    Ricky Nolasco FIP – 4.71, xFIP – 4.88
    Anibal Sanchez FIP – 4.38, xFIP – 5.35(!)
    Brian Moehler FIP – 4.86, xFIP – 5.00

    Meh. Olsen and Johnson are good. Willis may not be as good as people believe. The rest are crap.

  14. AK4Sea on September 8th, 2006 9:13 pm

    Ok, I never actually watch the games (I don’t have TV and I’m stuck in San Antonio, Texas until I finish college), so I can’t really tell; is this just one of those Ichiro! slumps that we see inbetween .400 months, or is it something more sinister (such as the infamous “he’s lost a step”)?

  15. _David_ on September 8th, 2006 9:13 pm

    Thanks for humbling me. I was rooting for them to get the wildcard but now I realize they’ll probably pitch their way out of the race.

  16. G-Man on September 8th, 2006 9:13 pm

    Is this pitcher the guy who threw the chair into the crowd in Oakland?

  17. Goose on September 8th, 2006 9:14 pm


  18. vaughn leland on September 8th, 2006 9:15 pm

    66. yes

  19. G-Man on September 8th, 2006 9:23 pm

    Get out the rye bread and mustard, Gran’ma, it’s Grand Salami Time!

  20. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 9:24 pm


  21. KW on September 8th, 2006 9:24 pm


  22. Mere Tantalisers on September 8th, 2006 9:26 pm

    Huh, I guess those pitching changes didn’t really pan out.

  23. Typical Idiot Fan on September 8th, 2006 9:26 pm

    Hey… did you know we have Ben Broussard on this team? Huh.

  24. AK4Sea on September 8th, 2006 9:28 pm

    Atta boy, Sexy! I love ya, man, but bump up that trade value!

  25. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on September 8th, 2006 9:29 pm

    Gamecast is airing video ads during innings now. Great.

  26. Mere Tantalisers on September 8th, 2006 9:32 pm

    Sexson’s gotta be setting some kind of record this season for hitting/slugging with the sacks full. Anybody know how he measures up to the rest of the league this year or others?
    I am very unfamiliar with retrosheet, and I don’t even have excel, so I have to ask others to do the data mining for me.

  27. vaughn leland on September 8th, 2006 9:37 pm

    mlb total slug % with sacks juiced .466 in 2006

  28. NextYear on September 8th, 2006 9:38 pm

    Is it just me, or are the announcers mentioning “arm angle” and “arm slot” every 3 minutes for the last couple months? How many slots can there be??? Maybe the pitchers in question just plain suck, guys.

  29. vaughn leland on September 8th, 2006 9:42 pm

    sexson in his mariners career: 1.682 slug% with bases loaded

  30. metz123 on September 8th, 2006 9:43 pm

    [Pineiro, Chaves]

  31. Mere Tantalisers on September 8th, 2006 9:43 pm

    thanks vaughn

  32. _David_ on September 8th, 2006 10:05 pm

    I just noticed Mike Cameron has an .817 OPS this year while playing half his games in SD. I know the division sucks and so does the league really, but with Cameron still producing like this at 33, with a .786 career OPS while playing freakishly good CF defense in pitchers parks his whole career, stealing 29 per year at a 78% clip, and generally playing on winning teams and being known as a good clubhouse influence… does he deserve any kind of shot at the hall?

  33. dnc on September 8th, 2006 10:09 pm

    I can’t imagine Cammy has any real shot at the Hall with his hitting numbers. Also, does anybody know if his defense is still freakishly good in center, or is age catching up to him some?

  34. _David_ on September 8th, 2006 10:11 pm

    It does seem though that his offense isn’t dropping off as soon as you’d expect it to.

  35. zzack on September 8th, 2006 10:15 pm

    Ok, so I know Dave has stated that Baek is lousy and really doesn’t have any talent, which for all I know is true (I don’t see the games), but is there any doubt that the M’s aren’t already penciling him into the rotation for next year? He’s pitched well, and I’d think with our need for starting pitching he’d be an easy solution for Bavasi and the guys.

    Not saying its a good thing, because it probably means they’ll rely on him going into ST and will think they only need to pick up two starters instead of three.

  36. JeffS on September 8th, 2006 10:17 pm


  37. noel on September 8th, 2006 11:14 pm

    Baek has been a pleasant surprise in his recent starts. I’d give him Pineiro’s spot in the rotation anytime.

    He couldn’t really do any worse than Pineiro, after all. 🙂

  38. JMB on September 8th, 2006 11:17 pm

    Wow, slow thread tonight.

  39. NextYear on September 9th, 2006 12:07 am

    I will be interested to see how Baek fares if/when he faces the Rangers again. That will be a better indicator of his chances to be a good Number 5 next year.

  40. Rick L on September 9th, 2006 12:27 am

    It took him until September to do it, but Sexson finally passed the .250 line in batting average.

  41. David J. Corcoran I on September 9th, 2006 12:32 am

    For what it’s worth, I just watched Bill James’s son get hammered.

  42. Coach Owens on September 9th, 2006 12:39 am

    Hey guys it was pretty cool. I went to the game with my friend, got to sit in a suit, then I met Bob Alyward.

  43. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on September 9th, 2006 1:20 am

    If anyone is still here, go read this story about Satchel Paige.

  44. Typical Idiot Fan on September 9th, 2006 1:45 am

    After tonight’s game:

    – Cha Seung Baek –
    K/9 – 6.29
    BB/9 – 3.33
    BABIP – .176
    LOB% – 92.8%
    FIP – 5.17
    GB% – 44.1%
    FB% – 38.2%
    LD% – 17.6%
    HR/FB% – 15.4%

    Two years ago when Baek first came up, he was throwing more flyballs (50.0%) and striking out fewer, though not much fewer. Baek two years later is inducing more groundballs but basically doing everything else the same. He’s getting lucky with the LOB% and BABIP.

    Usual “I’ll sample your small size if you size my small sample” rules apply.

  45. DiamondDave on September 9th, 2006 1:49 am

    I’m here!

    RE 93, that is AWESOME! Check it out, peoples.

    “That’s where he got the nickname “Ruler Stick” Paige. Anyhow, everyone in the crowd is laughing, thinking Satch is just horsing around. But he comes out there throws the ruler at a 98 MPH pitch, makes contact and the ball travels at least 1100 feet if it traveled a foot at all. So Satch sometimes would hit home runs on accident. That’s where he came to be known as “accidental” Paige. Heck, his own mother called him “Accidental” Paige,…”

  46. PeterCampbell on September 9th, 2006 10:15 am

    ESPN recap:

    “Johjima said he was surprised Hargrove didn’t give him a bunt sign with runners on first and second.

    “Then I tried to hit it as hard as I could,” Johjima said through a translator.”

  47. scraps on September 9th, 2006 1:04 pm

    Cammy is possibly my favorite player ever, but he isn’t close to a hall of famer.

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