Game 33, Yankees at Mariners

DMZ · May 13, 2007 at 12:36 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Andy Pettitte (two ts twice) v Horacio Ramirez. 1:05 FSN.

The Yankees run the same lineup out twice, the M’s sub Burke in for Johjima.

Courtesy of Fangraphs, which I’ve been playing around with since Dave proved a particularly interesting point yesterday:

Pettitte: 5.65 K/9 3.98 BB/9 0.42 HR/9 16.5% line drives
HoRam: 3.46 K/9 4.85 BB/9 .69 HR/9 22.4% line drives

Team offenses, by rank:
AVG: Yankees 3rd, Mariners 12th
OBP: Yankees 3rd, Mariners 23rd
SLG: Yankees 11th, Mariners 14th

So a really good offense, particularly adept at hitting for average and drawing walks, faces a pitcher who gives up a lot of walks and pitches to contact, as they say in the broadcasts.

Meanwhile, an impatient team with decent contact hitters who have some power but can’t draw walks face a groundball pitcher who doesn’t give up home runs.


187 Responses to “Game 33, Yankees at Mariners”

  1. Swungonandbelted on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm


  2. Rick L on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    149. The whole season.

  3. Jar on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    Splitter or not that was filthy.

  4. jdam on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    #135: I can’t imagine much that would be more fearsome than a pitcher throwing a 90mph pitch towards me, after he’s announced he can no longer control it. Though that, and a lack of talent, may be why I’m commenting rather than playing.

  5. Rick L on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    98 MPH!!!!

  6. NBarnes on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    Gameday doesn’t think much of the umpire on Mientkwicz.

  7. kmsandrbs on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm

    3 Ks in the 9th in a one run game!

  8. dutchmariner on May 13th, 2007 3:47 pm


  9. F-Rod on May 13th, 2007 3:48 pm

    “This team ain’t so fucking bad!”

  10. Andren on May 13th, 2007 4:01 pm

    JJ looked pretty solid today…are there still rumors out about him being hurt and pitching through the pain?

  11. Rick L on May 13th, 2007 4:10 pm

    Does Davis take Mateo’s roster spot?

  12. joser on May 13th, 2007 4:13 pm

    Don’t forget Felix is coming back to the roster…

  13. Tom on May 13th, 2007 4:21 pm

    #161: I believe so, too bad it took a domestic violence arrest to finally have them see the light.

  14. Rick L on May 13th, 2007 4:30 pm

    162. Felix takes Weaver’s spot. Baek is the new 5th starter. I hope.

  15. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 4:37 pm

    I was at the game today, and, during the pitching change that brought in Morrow, it sure appeared that Beltre was angry at Lopez for teasing him (i.e., tryint to swipe his glove). You could tell that Adrian, who swung his glove hand at Jose, was mad. Beltre was so hot that Sexson came over and steered him away from Lopez. After Betancourt playfully swatted at Beltre’s cap, Adrian went back to his position. Yuni and Jose were smiling, but Adrian definitely was ticked off. Did anyone else at the game notice this strange turn of events, and is there some bad blood on this team (especially by Beltre, who was the butt of a joke in New York when they let him sleep through a bus ride.)?

  16. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 4:40 pm

    Ooops, the word should have been “trying” not “tryint”.

  17. Karen on May 13th, 2007 5:09 pm

    114. bakomariner Says: “how bad was a-rod in the series? one hit?

    The BBtN crew covered the Yanks/M’s game at the end of their pre-Sunday-night-game wrapup. It seemed like they were embarrassed for the Yanks, b/c they didn’t even mention that the M’s took the series.

    They DID show A-Rod’s high throw, and him striking out against Morrow, but went on to praise the wonderful week he and Jeter had.

    And oh, yeah, Betancourt and Ibanez are two of the best-kept secrets in baseball (and why is that, you dumb ESPN dorks? Is it because you never watch Mariners games??????)

  18. Marooners on May 13th, 2007 5:09 pm

    165. That stuff happens over the course of the season. I wouldn’t read too far into it.

  19. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 5:13 pm

    168–Yeah maybe in the clubhouse or dugout, but does it occur right out in the middle of the diamond in front of 46,000 people? I have been going to Mariners games since 1979, and I can’t remember the last time I saw teammates go at it (not counting Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson in Fenway on national TV in 1978).

  20. awolfgang on May 13th, 2007 5:14 pm

    A week or so ago, Putz was asked about not throwing the spitter, and his response was that he didn’t want to speed up the batters’ bats when they still weren’t getting to his fastball. Not sure what that means, but I’m sure after he gets hit hard a couple times he’ll probably throw it a lot more. Personally I don’t care if him or Morrow through 100% fastballs if it results in a K or out.

  21. Marooners on May 13th, 2007 5:16 pm

    My favorite was the ’95 we finished off the Angels in the 1-game playoff and Hudler and Langston got into it in the dugout.

  22. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 5:19 pm

    #171–You are right. Another good one that comes to mind was in the Kingdome in July 1987 when Dick Williams and Mark Langston got in each other’s faces after Langston imploded late in a big game against Minnesota. The camera caught Langston and Williams heatedlyjawing in a corridor. I believe it was this game that Dick cites as showing Mark did not have “gut one.”

  23. outtathequestion on May 13th, 2007 5:23 pm

    About the Beltre bad blood: I was at the game too, and I’m pretty sure it was nothing. They were talking after the game and smiling, too. I didn’t see him get pissed off, but later in the game they were cool, it seemed. That infield does get along pretty well, you always see the 4 of them joking around. If anyone’s the odd man out, it’s Sexson. Bet and Lopez seem to be best buds, though.

  24. argh on May 13th, 2007 5:26 pm

    Unbelievable experience today. While waiting for a breakfast table at the Easy Street Cafe in West Seattle this morning, a young woman walked up to me and asked, “Would you like some Mariners tickets to today’s game?”

    “Say wha?” I stammered. “I mean, where are the seats?” {thinking she was scalping). She showed them to me at they were sec. 117, row 26 — pretty much in a direct line behind the 3rd-1st base line on the right field side. In other words, pretty darned good seats.

    “Well,” I said, “these are nice tickets. What are you asking for them.”

    “Oh, nothing,” she says, “I got them from a client for nothing and I haven’t been able to to find anyone who wants to go and you looked like a baseball fan so if you want them, enjoy!”

    You could have knocked me over with a feather and I took the tickets with profuse thanks. Turns out they weren’t even stolen or counterfeit (suspicious lawyer that I am) So the wife and I got to see Horrible Ho-Ram pitch the game of the year (for him, anyway) against the Yankees, Grover manage the bullpen with some good sense and Putz punch their lights out in the 9th.

    Talk about your Mother’s Day. Good thing my wife likes baseball although she did think the pink bats sucked..

  25. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 5:29 pm

    #173–Something had to be going on in the Eighth Inning because Sexson had to take Beltre by the jersey and turn him away from Lopez. This was decidely unusual, and Beltre’s response was not of the type associated with normal horseplay.

  26. outtathequestion on May 13th, 2007 5:39 pm

    175 – I took a lot of pictures in this game, and looking at them, I have a couple from about this time. It doesn’t involve Sexson pulling Beltre away or anything, but it looks like Betancourt is talking up a storm to Beltre and Beltre ignoring them at the time. Lopez and Bet were standing side to side talking to Beltre, and Sexson was trying to play catch with them.

  27. Typical Idiot Fan on May 13th, 2007 5:57 pm

    Regarding Lopez / Betancourt / Beltre… I remember an incident last year where it looked like Beltre was pissed off as hell against either Pentland or Lopez and Felix got between them.

    But later on, and never again until today, did it seem like there was anythin to it. So I’m guessing today was more of the same. I think Beltre was just a bad sport about a prank or something. I dobut there’s anything going on. Sportswriters would be all over it if there was.

  28. Thom Jimsen on May 13th, 2007 6:23 pm

    According to the Associated Press, even Ramirez knows his “success” today was purely a grand Safeco illusion:

    “SEATTLE (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit a long drive off Horacio Ramirez, trying with one swing to snap the New York Yankees out of their offensive funk.

    Instead, the deep fly landed in center fielder Ichiro Suzuki’s glove and reminded Ramirez how thankful he is to pitch at spacious Safeco Field.

    Ramirez pitched effectively into the seventh inning before four relievers stymied New York the rest of the way, and the Seattle Mariners edged the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday.

    The loss left New York a season-high eight games behind first-place Boston in the AL East.

    Ramirez (3-2) improved to 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA in three starts at home this season. He is 0-2 with a 13.17 ERA on the road.

    Why the difference?

    “The dimensions,” Ramirez said. “I like that Alex can hit the ball pretty good to right-center and Ichiro caught it on the warning track.

    “I wish I could pitch every game here.”

  29. JIMINEDMONDS on May 13th, 2007 6:24 pm

    #177-Good memory about the incident from last year. #176–Sexson tugged Beltre away right before they started playing catch. All the infielders were standing behind and to the first base side of the mound.

  30. Tom on May 13th, 2007 6:57 pm

    #178-This is why I just hate getting flyball pitchers, because you can’t pitch EVERY game at Safeco Field.

    (Note: Yes, I do know Ramirez is a groundball pitcher, or at least is considered that. I’m just making a point.)

  31. Roger on May 13th, 2007 7:03 pm

    DMZ, I sent a few “patches.” I take it if they don’t show up, they sucked?

  32. DMZ on May 13th, 2007 7:15 pm

    I haven’t gotten to round two is all.

  33. msb on May 13th, 2007 8:44 pm

    well, that was more fun, what I got to see of it.

    hey, I see that Sidney Ponson is now available….

  34. Slippery Elmer on May 13th, 2007 10:06 pm

    #4 Steve T Says:
    [quote]So, what’s the prediction for today? 41-2?
    May 13th, 2007 at 1:12 pm[/quote]

    LOL, only 40 runs off.

  35. Tak on May 14th, 2007 12:12 am

    The next 2 weeks are going to be key. 6 games against division leader LAA, and 6 games vs. mediocre TB + horrible KC.

  36. zzyzx on May 14th, 2007 7:57 am

    174 – almost the same exact thing happened to me on Saturday but I ended up with 11 rows back behind home plate.

  37. Steve T on May 14th, 2007 1:34 pm

    That was not one of my better predictions. Well, actually, it’s about average for me. I apologize for the low quality of my comments, and promise to try to do better. Grade: D+.

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