Game 144, Blue Jays at Mariners

Dave · September 12, 2006 at 6:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Marcum vs Meche, 7:05 pm.

Okay, it might not be a great reason, but at least you might sort of care how Gil Meche finishes out the year, since it could affect what type of draft pick compensation we get when he walks away as a free agent this winter. That’s better than last night, when there just wasn’t a reason to watch.


1. Ichiro, CF
2. Beltre, 3B
3. Betancourt, SS (6-27 as #3 hitter – .222/.222/.222. Only Grover would think this is working.)
4. Ibanez, LF
5. Sexson, 1B
6. Broussard, DH
7. Johjima, C
8. Lopez, 2B
9. Doyle, RF (Carl Everett went 0-16 about 142 times and never got dropped in the order…)

Line-ups by in large don’t matter, but they do serve as small insights into a manager’s ability to think critically. Or, in this case, have absolutely no idea about what kind of skills the player on his team possess.


109 Responses to “Game 144, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. metz123 on September 13th, 2006 9:44 am

    I was in the best seats I’ve ever had last night (Diamond club), 1st row, right behind the M’s on deck circle. It’s nice to have friends and take advantage of the last good night of the summer. I was close enough to smell Kenji’s stinky shin guard when he warmed up to bat.

    Some observations…..

    Meche’s yakker was on for the first 3 innings. Incredibly tight spin. His untapped potential still amazes me but his inability to keep it together for 6+ innings consistently means I don’t want to spend any cash on him this offseason.

    Doyle had to have heard me calling him Doyle when he went to bat.

    It would be really hard to work in front of 44k fans sitting a few feet from me, commenting on my ability (think hostile road crowd in the playoffs).

    Putz threw some great splitters during warm up but only threw 1 (that I saw) in the 9th. His splitter actually snakes its way to the plate instead of dropping. It’s amazing to watch up close.

    Beltre had some classic Beltre at bats. Toronto fielded a series of 5′ 9″ skinny pitchers. The M’s fielded a series of 6′ thick legged pitches. M’s have absolutely no patience at the plate.

    If you ever get a chance to see how the other 1% lives (Diamond club), do it. You’ll probably never get closer to the players/game.

  2. Chiro1623 on September 13th, 2006 10:59 am

    Morse is better than doyle

  3. AQ on September 13th, 2006 11:13 am

    #102 – What criteria are you using in order to come to this conclusion?

  4. 88fingerslukee on September 13th, 2006 11:36 am

    #103 – Let me take a shot at that one:

    Morse took steroids. That means he just “wants it” more than Doyle does. Doyle hasn’t “done what it takes” to get to the big leagues and Morse has. Morse will be a better player because he will do anything to get there.

    Plus Doyle went 0-16, he obviously sucks.

  5. Abodacious on September 13th, 2006 11:51 am

    # 103

    Plus, Doyle is Australian.

  6. Livengood on September 13th, 2006 11:59 am

    Chris Snelling, minors:
    .327/.398/.496 (.894 OPS) in 1594 ABs through 2005
    .216/.326/.340 (.667 OPS) in 241 ABS on an injury rehab assignment in AAA in AAA in 2006

    Mike Morse, minors:
    .255/.309/.402 (.711 OPS) in 1758 ABs through 2005
    .248/.300/.403 (702 OPS) in 206 ABs in AAA in 2006

    Chris Snelling majors:
    .250/.338/.431 (.769 OPS) in 116 ABs

    Mike Morse, majors:
    .285/.352/.381 (.733 OPS) in 260 ABs

    Let’s not even get started about defense, where Mike Morse is charitably described as “slightly better than awful” and Snelling is a bit better than average.

    Now, Chiro1523 (#102), go ahead and make your argument. But be sure to include, uhh, actual facts.

  7. msb on September 13th, 2006 12:34 pm

    Chiro1523 just likes to say it. Again and again.

    so, think there will be a game thread today?

  8. Dave on September 13th, 2006 12:55 pm

    Why would you not trust me?

  9. msb on September 13th, 2006 1:05 pm

    of course I trust you 🙂

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