Game 28, Mariners at Tigers

DMZ · May 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

HoRam v Bonderman. 4:05, FSN. Today’s contest: guess Sheffield’s line tonight.

M’s field Ichiro-Vidro-Ibanez-Sexson-Broussard-Beltre-Johjima-Betancourt-Lopez

Detroit bats Pudge leadoff!


265 Responses to “Game 28, Mariners at Tigers”

  1. Slippery Elmer on May 8th, 2007 8:49 pm

    Way down at the bottom of Fox’s recap of this game, it notes that Felix threw a simulated game today and that the team was “encouraged.” I’m still, figuratively, holding my breath, though.

  2. smb on May 8th, 2007 9:20 pm

    I miss Rafael Soriano. I miss Doyle. If Mateo wanted to smack someone around, it should have been Bavasi.

    Trade Ichiro before he loses another step!

  3. _David_ on May 8th, 2007 9:26 pm

    (insert quip comparing Ervin Santana to Johan Santana here)

    Ervin Santana strikes out Travis Hafner 4 times. 4 times! In one game! He’s not a strikout pitcher! Hafner is not a strikout batter!

  4. Josh on May 8th, 2007 10:19 pm

    Didn’t he do that in that first series against Oakland in ‘01? He use to bunt a lot more, IIRC.

    Opening day… Game winning rally…

    I was there. It was pretty sweet.

    Now I’m thinking that a random Felix day in 2007 might be my first game at the Safe since 2002. Eeeh… We have had some very non-enticing teams lately.

  5. gwangung on May 8th, 2007 11:48 pm

    And for those of you following along at home, Horacio Ramirez and Jeff Weaver have 10 starts, 0 innings pitched past the 6th, and 55 runs allowed.

    Awesome roster moves, Bill.

    I predict that management will not be decisive on these two pitchers and dither away for at least another month, if not two.

  6. Slippery Elmer on May 9th, 2007 8:10 am

    What choice do they have? Any random AAA or AA pitcher is not likely to do any better at this point, and since these two are already earning Major League salaries, why not just let them slog through it? If things continue as they’ve been going, Ichiro may then be dealt at the deadline–there’s your two months–for more promising hurlers.

  7. gwangung on May 9th, 2007 8:22 am

    What choice do they have? Any random AAA or AA pitcher is not likely to do any better at this point

    Well, you could assume that, or you could actually try to find out…

    Not a good choice, but I actually think that there’s one or two arms that could suck less than Weaver/Ramirez…

  8. UofMichgoMs on May 9th, 2007 9:10 am

    Just thought I would post that there were 30,171 fans at the game last night and 30,170 Tigers fans. I was proud to represent our hometown boys. On that note Tigers fans are the worst I have yet to come across in all of baseball. Everyone yelling at me only did so once the Tigers took the lead and not a single one in my section could tell me that Alan Trammell was the manager before Jim Leyland. The bandwagon always has plenty of room.

  9. Ralph Malph on May 9th, 2007 9:33 am

    So what’s the over under on Magglio hitting the DL tomorrow?

    It wouldn’t be all that hard to figure out what “over/under” actually means.

  10. eponymous coward on May 9th, 2007 10:07 am

    More unjustified Mariner hatred!

    Mariner pitchers right now are dead last in the AL in Ks, and tied with the injury-decimated Yankees in K’s/G.

    Felix coming back will help this some, but gee, maybe you SHOULDN’T build a pitching staff around guys who throw 88.

  11. Evan on May 9th, 2007 11:14 am

    Weaver wasn’t good in his last start, but he was sufficiently better than his first three starts (which were abysmal) that he probably won himself some more time.

    Which blows, by the way. If Felix had been available Weaver never would have seen that fourth start, but now we’ll suffer through Weaver probably several more times while they try to catch lightning in a bottle again.

  12. eponymous coward on May 9th, 2007 11:30 am

    I dispute the “better” part. He was in trouble in the second and the third, just like in his earlier starts, but got outs on balls in play instead of hits. He isn’t as bad as his 15.35 ERA would make you think, but he’s pretty horrible, and it’s not like his fastball improved, his control is improving, or so on.

    He didn’t show me anything that I didn’t see before, except he can occasionally go 5-6 innings before he gets the crap beaten out of him. He’s not even doing the Ryan Franklin “hey, I can pitch quickly and eat innings when I’m getting killed” act, and I don’t need to SEE any more starts.

  13. brian_sun on May 9th, 2007 12:27 pm

    Weaver was awefully good against those Tigers in Game 5 of last year’s WS. Think he can shut them down again tomorrow?

  14. ChrisK on May 9th, 2007 12:54 pm

    263 – Yes, Weaver could benefit from residual confidence based off last year’s WS…until Sheffield ropes a ball 440 ft. that leaves the yard in 1.3 seconds.

  15. Ralph Malph on May 9th, 2007 2:24 pm

    Here’s the surprise of the day:

    Tuesday, Hernandez threw to teammates Jason Ellison, Willie Bloomquist and Ben Broussard for three pretend innings. . . .None of the hitters was able to hit the ball hard against Hernandez.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.