Game 18, Royals at Mariners

Dave · April 27, 2007 at 4:44 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

De la Rosa vs Ramirez, 7:05 pm.

Jorge De la Rosa was famously once described by Dan Duquette as “the Mexican John Rocker”. He’s been pretty horrible in the majors up until this year, but at age 25, he’s finally showing why his arm used to get scouts pretty excited. He tossed 8 scoreless innings in his last start while throwing strikes and missing bats. He looks like he may be in the beginning stages of a true breakout season.

The Royals acquired him last July in a one for one trade for Tony Graffanino.

Meanwhile, Horacio Ramirez was once described by me as “a pretty crappy pitcher”. Scouts have never liked his arm. He tossed 4 horrible innings in his last start, not throwing any strikes and missing no bats at all. He looks like a AAAA starter who is in the beginning stages of pitching himself into a middle relief role.

The Mariners acquired him last December in a one for one trade for Rafael Soriano.

Go M’s.


375 Responses to “Game 18, Royals at Mariners”

  1. Big_Smooth_Mariner on April 27th, 2007 10:13 pm

    Daddy likes! JJ is the man!!

  2. Rick L on April 27th, 2007 10:13 pm

    248. You got your wish

  3. bhsmarine on April 27th, 2007 10:13 pm

    Hip Hip HOORAY!

  4. _David_ on April 27th, 2007 10:13 pm

    Putz don’t need no stinkin’ splitter!

  5. Brandon on April 27th, 2007 10:13 pm

    Nice but Putz better be unavailable for tomorrow.

  6. bhsmarine on April 27th, 2007 10:14 pm

    Ever since I joined USSMariner we are 4-0, but don’t think it will matter tomorrow. 🙁

  7. IdahoInvader on April 27th, 2007 10:15 pm


    The only way Putz has to pitch tomorrow is if we score at least 10 to match the 8-9 Weaver will give up

  8. EnglishMariner on April 27th, 2007 10:16 pm

    Urghh! It’s 6.10 AM here, I woke up at 5.30AM and checked the score on my phone and when I saw it was 5-4 I just had to get up and turn on. Good work by Putz and credit to Grover going to him again. This was a big win – getting back to .500 after that terrible slump whilst playing average ball is hopefully a sign that there is more to come from this time when we get ‘hot’ [if that ever happens].

  9. milehighmariner on April 27th, 2007 10:16 pm

    352 – Hawks got a 2nd round pick from someone out of their division for DJack?

  10. kentroyals5 on April 27th, 2007 10:19 pm

    353- Hip Hip Jorge!!

  11. bhsmarine on April 27th, 2007 10:20 pm

    Hip Hip Jose possible nick name?

  12. Big_Smooth_Mariner on April 27th, 2007 10:30 pm

    I think Weaver will have his best outing tomorrow, but that’s not saying much.

    This IS the KC Royals after all…..

  13. joser on April 27th, 2007 10:34 pm

    English, you missed a pretty good game. Some dramatic catches, clutch hits, fortunate errors, and a reliever so wild I was worried about the Moose. Of course, it was just against the Royals, but still.

  14. thenatural on April 27th, 2007 10:38 pm

    we’re at .500 ball… 1/2 game out of first place… all is right with the world


  15. carcinogen on April 27th, 2007 11:07 pm

    I just checked out the boxscore over at, and I noticed that they credited Reitsma with an “H.” Is that what I think it is? A “hold?” Are they really counting those these days?

  16. JMHawkins on April 27th, 2007 11:23 pm

    Do we have a good nickname for Jose yet?



    Lopie the Pooh!


    Are you sure?


  17. Tak on April 27th, 2007 11:28 pm

    this team sucks, but the competition sucks just as much. As long as this team can win games against the AL West, the chances of winning this division is not 0%.

  18. M Bombs on April 27th, 2007 11:57 pm

    RE: Jose Lopez nickname

    My friends and I have been running with Joey Loops for him and either Nicky Bets or Juny Doubles for Betancourt. Get on board? America’s double play combo.

  19. Colorado M's Fan on April 28th, 2007 1:12 am

    Regardling the search for a Lopez nickname, I consulted the Cult of Doyle and they recommended the nickname “Celestino.”

    Its really too bad that you can’t put “all-star who hits 9th on a terrible offense” into a nickname. How many other ballplayers could you say that about?

  20. Typical Idiot Fan on April 28th, 2007 1:26 am

    RE: Jose Lopez nickname.


  21. apunetid on April 28th, 2007 1:53 am

    M’s win!

    Sorry, I’m getting to the game a little late here.

  22. mln on April 28th, 2007 7:53 am

    I thought that Jose Lopez already had nickname of sorts, J-Lo?

    Or does that sound too much like these contrived “branded” nicknames ala A-Rod, D-Mat, J-Roll?

    How about just Jose Lopez? Jose could be the first guy to have a nickname that is his actual name.

  23. msb on April 28th, 2007 8:29 am

    nothing wrong with ‘Jose!’

    all those other Jose-come-latelys can get their own names.

    well, Turbo already has his.

  24. Lucky Number on April 28th, 2007 10:49 am

    I still lol at the “Turbo” nickname.

    I’ve been trying to come up with a nickname for Weaver, but most of them involve dirty words and novelty rubber dog poo…

  25. joser on April 28th, 2007 11:21 am

    Well, I’ve heard Weaver called “Wheezer” but I prefer “Wipeout” myself.

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