Game 141, Rangers at Mariners

Dave · September 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Tejeda vs Washburn, 6:05 pm.

King Felix has had his start pushed back to tomorrow so that the M’s can split up their no-stuff lefties. No-stuff lefty number one goes tonight instead. The King pitches tomorrow.


260 Responses to “Game 141, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. colm on September 9th, 2006 11:28 pm

    Nobody with an ounce of baseball wit could justify keeping Hargove after this season. The team underachieved substantially in the early part of the year and has played better despite, rather than because of his decisions. His in-game management is not just predictably by-the-book, it’s openly inept. Remember leaveing in Mateo to get a ground ball?

    Further, Hargove was all over Jurassic Carl like a cheap suit – but that didn’t stop the FO from showing Everett the door. Hargrove will soon follow him into a quiet retirement.

  2. Red Apple on September 9th, 2006 11:29 pm


    That is the correct ruling, even though it seems unfair. Per rule 4.11(c):

    The score of a regulation game is the total number of runs scored by each team at the moment the game ends.
    (a) The game ends when the visiting team completes its half of the ninth inning if the home team is ahead.
    (b) The game ends when the ninth inning is completed, if the visiting team is ahead.
    (c) If the home team scores the winning run in its half of the ninth inning (or its half of an extra inning after a tie), the game ends immediately when the winning run is scored. EXCEPTION: If the last batter in a game hits a home run out of the playing field, the batter-runner and all runners on base are permitted to score, in accordance with the base-running rules, and the game ends when the batter-runner touches home plate.
    APPROVED RULING: The batter hits a home run out of the playing field to win the game in the last half of the ninth or an extra inning, but is called out for passing a preceding runner. The game ends immediately when the winning run is scored. Official Rules: 4.00 Starting and Ending a Game

  3. G-Man on September 9th, 2006 11:45 pm

    250, didn’t he PH for Broussard? So he would have been the DH if his spot had come up again.

  4. Tom on September 10th, 2006 12:21 am

    #251-I won’t celebrate until it actually happens. Especially with Bavasi as the GM.

  5. Durpe on September 10th, 2006 12:21 am

    For you guys that were interested in listening to the game on the Internet I’m pretty sure it’s streamed through the komo radio website. Found here:

    It’s free. Hope that was what you were looking for.

  6. David J. Corcoran I on September 10th, 2006 12:50 am

    It’s not. They play a generalized news reel over the stream. You have to get MLB Gameday Audio.

  7. mln on September 10th, 2006 12:57 am

    Yeah. Another win for the Mariners. Only 5 games below .500 now. If the Mariners finish strong against the AL West and end up above .500, that’s another feather in Mike Hargrove’s cap. And the Mariners will be sure to bring him back for 2007. (ducks)

  8. joser on September 10th, 2006 1:37 am

    Wow. I go off to the Devo concert and it’s zero-zero in the 3rd. I come out and wander into Vons to see if I can catch some highlights only to discover –WTF!?– the game is still on, it’s the 13th inning, and I’m just in time to catch the Navarro-Johjima-Lopez sequence. Now that’s a ballgame!

  9. joser on September 10th, 2006 10:36 am

    And, dare I point out: according to Fangraph’s WPA the most valuable position player on the M’s last night? Bloomquist. The most valuable pitcher (and player overall): Fruto. Clearly that was a game determined by pitching, and the M’s were fortunate to have a better bullpen (one they mostly shouldn’t have had to use if their bats had been even slightly more effective).

  10. John D. on September 10th, 2006 12:20 pm

    PINCH-HITTING NAVARRO (See # 250) – IIRC, Broussard is chopped liver in the hands of lefties–even when bunting. Even though pinch-hitting Navarro would probably bring in a right-handed pitcher, Navarro’s chances of laying down a bunt sucessfully would still probably be a lot better than Broussard’s. [Although some think that he simply went for the match-up, I’m sure that Grover considered all this before he made his move. Ahem.]

    BTW, # 253 answers the other concern.

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