Game 145, Blue Jays at Mariners

Dave · September 13, 2006 at 1:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Burnett vs Baek, 1:35 pm.

It’s power vs finesse in several ways. Baek takes his junk-junkier-junkiest repertoire up against an offense that can whack the ball all over the park, while the M’s take their singlefest offense up against A.J. Burnett’s high velocity offerings. I’d bet on power in both cases.


1. Ichiro, CF
2. Bad Beltre, 3B (some of his swings lately… dear god)
3. Betancourt, SS
4. Ibanez, LF
5. Sexson, 1B
6. Broussard, DH
7. Snelling, RF
8. Rivera, C
9. Bloomquist, 2B


120 Responses to “Game 145, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. Jon Wells on September 13th, 2006 5:23 pm


    Two M’s coaches have just left the team, effective immediately.
    Bench coach Ron Hassey and Admin Coach Dan Rohn.

    They told Hassey after today’s game that he wouldn’t be renewed for 2007 and he said he would be better if he quit now. Rohn was told he wouldn’t be renewed for 2007 and relieved of his duties immediately.

    I’m not sure if I see this as good news if it means that Mike Hargrove is staying for ’07. Maybe we all need to root for the club to lose the remaining games to ensure Grover’s firing?

  2. Thingray on September 13th, 2006 5:25 pm

    Are you serious msb? Hassey, who cares.. But Rohn was “relieved of his duties immediately”? Weird!

    I wonder if too many of the younger players liked and trusted Rohn more than Grover, so they got rid of him?

  3. David J. Corcoran I on September 13th, 2006 5:28 pm


  4. David J. Corcoran I on September 13th, 2006 5:29 pm

    screw this fucking team. I hate the Mariners. I bet Hargrove is back now. Goddamnit.

  5. msb on September 13th, 2006 5:30 pm

    Bavasi was having a press conference as Glasgow read the release– KOMO is expecting some audio imminently…

  6. _MFAN_ on September 13th, 2006 5:34 pm

    So we have to go 3-14 to finish with 90 losses.

    I don’t think they will be that bad, but I don’t think it is impossible either. 11 game road trip coming up (we know how well the last one went). 4 in KC, 3 in Texas and 3 in Chicago. KC at home is going to be tougher than we think-plus there is really no motavation for that series, Texas always kills us in Texas and Chicago is in the middle of the playoff race.

    With the Mariners you never know, I can see 1-10 and I can see 7-4.

    Also with two rebuilding teams going head-to-head tomorrow (M’s vs KC) you would expect to see a pitching matchup with some energy, maybe a matchup we can look forward to in the future. NOPE! Jarrod Washburn vs. Odalis Perez.

  7. Eleven11 on September 13th, 2006 5:34 pm

    Of course Grover is going to be back. Bavasi played the “it’s a young team and Mike has been patient” card a week ago. Aside from sites like this, where do you see the usual rising heat about a Manager getting fired around town? No where. It’s not happening. Oh, just to be totally crappy, watch for a Meche sighting the first week of April 2007.

    And now I go forth to puke.

  8. msb on September 13th, 2006 5:37 pm

    Bavasi wasn’t going to throw anyone under the bus, so not much info.

    Hassey was told a couple days ago, and Mike was happy having Hassey finish off the year, he chose to leave– why the decision not to renew? “he’s a smart guy– but the role of being Mike’s bench coach might not be the right role for him now”. [Hassey is Mike’s guy, so it is an interesting move]

    they just talked to Rohn about being let go today– why leaving now? per Bavasi, “Mike was comfortable in making the move now”. [well, ok, then.]

  9. msb on September 13th, 2006 5:42 pm
  10. Jon Wells on September 13th, 2006 5:43 pm

    Highlights from Bill Bavasi’s media session:

    Bavasi: In Ron’s regard, Mike talked to him yesterday and we were comfortable having him stay the rest of the year. It was his choice to leave now. With Dan, Mike was comfortable making the move today.”

    With respect to Hassey, Bavasi said: “The role of being Mike’s bench coach might not be the best spot for him and that’s the way Mike and I felt. This guy’s very, very good, but he wasn’t right for the role.”

    When one media member asked if this were a move to eliminate the speculation about Grover being fired (by eliminating the top in-house candidate for the job)Bavasi played dumb and said “I’m not sure I’m getting the question”.

    When asked when Hassey and Rohn were notified, Bavasi said that Hassey was told yesterday and Rohn “10 minutes ago”.

    Really, this is an embarassment to the organization. How many teams do you see can coaches (other than hitting or pitching coaches) in mid-season, let alone in September? And the same sort of thing happened last year when the third base coach Jeff Newman left the team in August, with Garcia moving from 1B to 3B and Goff taking over at first base. Newman reportedly needed knee surgery, but that wouldn’t exactly prevent him from doing his job as 3B coach…

  11. msb on September 13th, 2006 5:52 pm

    it wasn’t Newman’s knee– “Third base coach Jeff Newman needs surgery to repair a partially torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Newman has been slowed by pain in his left ankle over the past month, and tests this week showed a 60 percent tear in the Achilles tendon. Team medical director Dr. Larry Pedegana recommended surgery to prevent a complete rupture.”

  12. Jon Wells on September 13th, 2006 5:55 pm

    111 — thanks for the correction.

  13. G-Man on September 13th, 2006 6:00 pm

    Ugh. I, too, fear that this means Hargrove will be back.

  14. msb on September 13th, 2006 6:01 pm

    of course, with a man of Newman’s heft, a knee would have been bad enough 🙂

    Andrew Miller is in the game for Detroit on ESPN…

  15. Eleven11 on September 13th, 2006 6:04 pm

    If this means Grover stays and I am Jose Lopez, I am sweating bullets. Poor second half, the one and only Willie B playing way too much…

  16. _MFAN_ on September 13th, 2006 6:13 pm

    115- I understand what you are saying, but I don’t expect Willie to start over Lopez.

    Lopez is our 2nd baseman and he will be in 2007 no matter who the manager is.

  17. jefffrane on September 13th, 2006 6:18 pm

    Hmmm. Let’s check in to see scores, maybe watch the M’s play tonight. . . . whoops. 10-0?! Maybe the Mariners can switch to the NL.

    Teeny consolation: the Angels lost 9-0 to the White Sox. Could thing we don’t have to play in Chicago again this season.

    Oh. Wait.

    It’s bad enough they lose so much, but these truly humiliating shutouts happened waaaaay too often this year. Mortifying.

  18. dw on September 13th, 2006 7:30 pm

    So Ryan Feierabend (I look forward to future spelling enforcement of that name) has a surname that means “evening celebration.” It’s colloquial German for “end of the workday.”

    And Ryan is from the Irish for “king.”

    So, his name can be paraphrased as “King Quittin’ Time” or “King Happy Hour.”

  19. colm on September 13th, 2006 10:30 pm

    I missed this debacle, thank god. My girlie was there on some comp tickets from work. I got a text from her just before 3pm, saying merely: “Are you watching this shit?”

    Hey look, DW speaks Irish. Actually the Irish Gaelic for king is Ri (with a faidhe over the “i”); what’s the precise etymology for Ryan?

  20. Evan on September 14th, 2006 9:48 am

    It was only one at-bat, but I wasn’t terribly thrilled that Jimenez gave up that homerun to Gregg Zaun. Zaun hadn’t hit ANY from the right side all season (granted – Bengie got most of those opportunities), and Jays analyst Rance Mullincks actually said during the game, “I honestly didn’t think Gregg was capable of hitting a homerun to the opposite field from the right side.”

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