Game 50, Rangers at Mariners

Dave · May 31, 2007 at 7:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Padilla vs Baek, 7:05 pm.

Finally back at Safeco Field and facing a pretty lousy Rangers team.

Standard line-up applies.


313 Responses to “Game 50, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. DMZ on May 31st, 2007 10:24 pm

    FWIW, I agree that the 1980s were a pretty great time for baseball, generally speaking.

  2. joser on May 31st, 2007 10:24 pm

    That’s pretty funny: “No, there’s no disagreement,” Weaver said Thursday. “It was always something we were going to discuss.”

    So, uh, when you get around to discussing it and you don’t agree, then what will it be called?

    Also this:

    The team has said Weaver was shelved with tendinitis in the shoulder. Weaver called it “fatigue” in the joint that has since improved markedly through weight lifting.

    OK, I don’t know much about pitching mechanics or injuries. But I have lifted weights. And I’ve never had a tired joint feel better after lifting. Resting, sure. But lifting?

  3. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on May 31st, 2007 10:25 pm

    “When [the injury] happened this time, I’d been struggling,” said Weaver…


  4. msb on May 31st, 2007 10:25 pm

    and he could have played through it, like he did before, but …

  5. Thom Jimsen on May 31st, 2007 10:39 pm

    The early Eighties, especially, was when little slap-hitters were most in vogue. Everybody wanted a Jerry Remy or Miguel Dilone or Jack Perconte or Alan Wiggins or Cecil Espy.

  6. planB on May 31st, 2007 10:52 pm

    149: Plenty of people criticized Boone’s bat flip. He was an arrogant showboat. But he was our arrogant showboat, so it’s different 🙂

  7. B_Con on May 31st, 2007 11:29 pm

    That was a fun game to see live. Baek gets props for drilling Teixeira. Baek is such a comical guy, always confused looking and worried looking as was said before. It was great to see him protect his catcher. If he leaves the rotation for Weaver or Ho Ram it’ll be a tragedy.

  8. S1lent on May 31st, 2007 11:40 pm

    As horrible as last night was for a Mariners fan, and as meaningless as this win was tonight, I don’t think we should get all doom and gloom just yet. It’s still very early, and a 4 and half game lead is not insurmountable. We still have plenty of games left against the Angels, so we will have a chance to decide our own destiny. If we can keep guys like Weaver and Ramirez out of the back end of our rotation, we have a shot. I really don’t think the Angels are that good of a team. Their offense far too relient on Vlad and I don’t think their starting pitching is as great as everyone thinks it is.

  9. S1lent on May 31st, 2007 11:43 pm

    As far as Weaver returning to the rotation, hopefully if he does then he’ll make his shitty start and be booted right back out.

  10. Typical Idiot Fan on June 1st, 2007 4:44 am

    Brandon Morrow:

    20.1 IP, 17 BB, 21 SO, 18.69 Pitches per inning.

    Teach this kid some control before he kills somebody.

  11. et_blankenship on June 1st, 2007 9:55 am


    You mean the crazy red bearded hippie guy confessing his love of Beltre? I don’t know, but he was unintentionally hilarious. If I were his agent, I would mold him into the 2nd coming of Bill the Beer Man.

  12. Bearman on June 1st, 2007 11:35 am

    Brandon Morrow yes does need to learn better control and cut that BB rate down.On that 310 you and I fully argee however having said that you can’t argue with the success he’s had setting up in some instances for Sherrill and for Putz.
    I’m convinced his control will improve as he gains more and more confindence and experience with each appearance.

    As for the tonight’s matchup I canonly say if the M’s are going to get a shot at knocking Millwood around this is their chance with their bats on fire and Washburn being lights out as he has been.
    Here’s Ichiro making it 25 gamer and hopefully the FO will come their senses and just sign HIM NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!

  13. eponymous coward on June 1st, 2007 3:33 pm

    Vidro Awesomeness watch:

    Vidro GIDP: 9
    Vidro XBH: 8
    Next lowest number of XBH from an AL team’s DH’s: White Sox: 13
    Mariner ranking in AL DH OBP: 10th out of 14 (AL AVG: .354, M’s: .349- TB is at .335, and there are 3 teams with sub-.300 OBP’s: BAl, KC and LA)
    Mariner ranking in AL DH SLG: 13th out of 14 (KC is dead freaking last at .342… interestingly enough, KC’s DH OPS of .626 would be 12th in the AL among shortstops, and 11th among catchers).
    Mariner GB/FB ratio: highest GB ratio in the AL (duh).

    Sooooooo, I guess you can say Vidro sucks, but he’s not the worst in the AL. Unless his groundballs stop finding holes, at which point, we’re likely looking at a total collapse. I guess we’re reduced to hoping Vidro’s scooting balls through the IF is a repeatable skill…

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