Game 162, Rangers at Mariners

DMZ · October 1, 2006 at 12:22 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Tejeda v Woods. 1:05.

The farewell lineup is
CF-L Ichiro
3B-R Beltre
C-R Johjima
LF-L Ibanez
DH-R Sexson
1B-L Broussard
2B-R Lopez
RF-L Snelling
SS-R Betancourt

I bet Bloomquist gets into the game


78 Responses to “Game 162, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. msb on October 1st, 2006 3:21 pm

    #45– well, we are Corco-less….

    and my final ‘what if’ of the year– what if Fruto had either not come in or had actually thrown strikes on friday night.

  2. daimajin on October 1st, 2006 3:22 pm

    Nice JJ! You just gave me 3 more Ks and a save in my down-to-the-wire Fantasy matchup!!!

  3. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:23 pm

    Kreuger gets to play GM?

    I am tingling in anticipation.

  4. _MFAN_ on October 1st, 2006 3:23 pm

    And the season is over. J.J. ended it in style.

  5. Steve T on October 1st, 2006 3:23 pm

    Bye bye. Time to stoke up the Hot Stove soon.

  6. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on October 1st, 2006 3:24 pm

    Uncle Fester is talking about using organizational fodder for the fifth starter.

  7. daimajin on October 1st, 2006 3:24 pm

    Even if it is just for 7th place….

  8. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:25 pm


    Better than than say… Adam Eaton.

  9. daimajin on October 1st, 2006 3:25 pm

    How many days till spring training?

  10. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:26 pm

    Soriano yay! Kreuger isn’t a bum.

  11. msb on October 1st, 2006 3:27 pm

    #53– IIRC, Krueger spent a long timetouting Meche as a new Mussina, so his player evaluation should be interesting…

  12. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:28 pm

    Man, Hargrove is, like, totally articulate and stuff.

  13. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:30 pm

    Beltre is best defensive 3B in baseball? Wow. Hargrove’s talent evaluation skills do suck.

  14. Steve T on October 1st, 2006 3:31 pm

    By the way, barring last minute changes I finish 66th in Hacking Mass. Not bad considering Tony Womack only played a month, and Scott Hatteberg decided he was Todd Helton for most of the season. My best choice was little-known Abraham Nunez at 3B (one of only ten to choose him), and super-stud Angel Berroa at short, who got beat out at the wire for best Hacking Mass score by only Ronnie Cedeno and Clint Barmes.

    I made one really bad mistake, which was switching out Joel Pineiro at the last possible minute and putting in Scott Elarton instead. I think I was actually past the deadline, but the change stood. Elarton was reliably bad, with 32 ESPN, but Pineiro was the worst Mass pitcher in baseball, with a fourth-highest at any position 103. That would have got me almost into the top ten.

    That’s about where I finished last year. Out of 1,342 entries, I’m not ashamed. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s recognizing lack of talent.

    See you next year.

  15. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on October 1st, 2006 3:34 pm

    How did Bill Bavasi do with his Hacking Mass team?

  16. jtopps on October 1st, 2006 3:39 pm

    Beltre is best defensive 3B in baseball? Wow. Hargrove’s talent evaluation skills do suck.

    Am I missing some sarcasm here? Beltre is one of the top defensive 3B, no?

  17. JI on October 1st, 2006 3:42 pm

    I finished a paltry 166th in hacking mass. Moyer really screwed me over, and I was really hoping Casey kotchman would hold on to the Angels first base job.


    That was in the middle of Hargrove’s “No Spin, NO B.S.” speech (his words not mine). While Beltre is very good, there are probably 3-4 guys that are better.

  18. matt2500 on October 1st, 2006 3:53 pm

    Man, dang. You know what? I hate closing day. No matter how bad the hometown team may suck, I just flat out hate closing day.

    No more appropriate time, I guess, to quote the late, great Bart Giamatti:

    It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.

  19. pensive on October 1st, 2006 4:00 pm

    A DMZ, Corco, and Mr. Thomsen banter would have been entertaining. The Post game show is entertaining. Krueger does speak his mind.

    Hope not more Henderson next year.

    To USSM and those who post many thanks as I discovered this season the games were unwatchable without being able to follow USSM’s game thread. A thanks to Marbledog for pitch hitting in a game that mattered at the time.

  20. msb on October 1st, 2006 4:16 pm

    ah, BusinessGuy just called the post-game. He’s called before to explain how, in the real world (something that he, a former CEO can speak to) in the real world the Peter Principle would have kicked in, and Lincoln would have been out on his ear by now, especially as Lincoln is arrogant and never talks to the media or the fans (this was usually just about the time that Lincoln in fact was scheduled to come on KOMO for a Q&A).

    Today he added that the only reason Lincoln is still here is that his boss is in Japan and knows nothing about baseball except how to give money to Japanese players, and that new Japanese pitcher might be all they say he is, but Johjima, you can talk about his 147 hits, but those in the know know he cost them 14-15 games with his game-calling…


  21. msb on October 1st, 2006 4:28 pm

    Doyle on the postgame– talking about having learned this last stretch how pitchers adjust to hitters, and that he has to work on making his own adjustments to them, and just thrilled to have met his sring training goal of finishing the year on a roster, any roster. He’s not sure what to do with his off-season, as for once he doesn’t have to rehab anything. oh, well, get married in November, but, other than that…

  22. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on October 1st, 2006 4:41 pm

    I’ve read #68 in Toastmasters before… it makes a terrific speech.

    Rice is up. Rice whom Aaron had said was the only one he’d seen with the ability to break his records. Rice the best clutch hitter on the club, with the best slugging percentage in the league. Rice, so quick and strong he once checked his swing halfway through and snapped the bat in two. Rice the Hammer of God sent to scourge the Yankees, the sound was overwhelming, fathers pounded their sons on the back, cars pulled off the road, households froze, New England exulted in its blessedness, and roared its thanks for all good things, for Rice and for a summer stretching halfway through October.

  23. Rick L on October 1st, 2006 4:51 pm

    Dave: How about putting Huber on the future 40? I know 18 plus innings is a small sample, but I like all these zeros he puts on the board.

  24. Dave on October 1st, 2006 5:03 pm

    Huber’s pitched very well since coming up, and has certainly put his hat in the ring for a bullpen spot next spring, but really, he’s walking evidence of what we’ve been preaching for years. The minor leagues are absolutely littered with guys who are capable of coming up, throw strikes, and pitching well for an inning at a time a couple of days a week. Relievers are so easy to find, and so easy to replace, that besides the elite relief-ace types, they just aren’t that valuable.

    The moral of Jon Huber’s story isn’t that Jon Huber is better than anyone thought, but instead, it’s that relief pitchers are lying around, waiting for an opportunity.

  25. David J. Corcoran I on October 1st, 2006 5:11 pm

    51: Corco decided that his presence at the game was more valuable than Corco here. Probably a bad decision, but we won.

  26. David J. Corcoran I on October 1st, 2006 5:34 pm

    That said, Farewell 2006! You will be missed. Hard to believe I’ve been a diehard fan for 4 full seasons now.

  27. David J. Corcoran I on October 1st, 2006 5:35 pm

    *And have been reading USSM for 3 full seasons now.

  28. Evan on October 2nd, 2006 9:32 am

    Tie does not go to the runner! Stop saying that!

    Rule 7.08(e) clearly states that a tie goes to the fielder.

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