Game 55, Orioles at Mariners

DMZ · June 5, 2007 at 6:55 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Burres v Baek. Two guys no one really thought would be in the starting rotation, for one reason or another, for long if they were in it at all – Burres was thought to be the second lefty in the pen if he was lucky, Baek was blocked by Weaver and other delicious signings – but here they are.

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402 Responses to “Game 55, Orioles at Mariners”

  1. Chris on June 5th, 2007 6:56 pm

    yawn

  2. David J. Corcoran I on June 5th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Yep

  3. Tek Jansen on June 5th, 2007 6:57 pm

    Is Broussard starting at 1B tonight? If so, is anything wrong with Sexson? It seems odd that Broussard would get the spot start against a lefty.

  4. David J. Corcoran I on June 5th, 2007 7:00 pm

    Yup.

  5. David J. Corcoran I on June 5th, 2007 7:07 pm

    This lineup scares the Keystone Light out of me.

  6. msb on June 5th, 2007 7:10 pm

    pre-game pearls of wisdom:

    voicemail caller bitches about why the Ms can’t get a better utility player than Willie B, giving Groz the chance to be astonished– look at the way he’s brought his average up this week, and at all the positions he can play, how could anyone not think Willie was one of the best utility men in the game?

    Kurkjian (in answer to a caller’s question) opines the best, shiny move the Ms could pull off as a deadline deal would be to go get Texiera; he knows it prob. wouldn’t be realistic, given what Texas will be asking for him, but …

    followed by the caller who vented about how shocking it is to see how the players are now running the game, forcing someone like Lou to kowtow to them, and by god, watching Edgar’s retirement just reminds him again, whatever happened to the character-type players who just played for the love of the game?

    and Bill Krueger winds it all up by repeating his notion (as summarized by Paul earlier) that ‘[Felix] needed to abandon his breaking and off-speed pitches and throw more fastballs to get the batters to strike out more’. Bill then mentioned happily that he’d had ‘a nice chat’ with Felix today.

  7. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 7:20 pm

    I actually like this line up if you toss Beltre back into the mix and its a Ben vs. Righty matchup. It’s getting there.

  8. AuburnM on June 5th, 2007 7:24 pm

    Felix should listen to us, not someone who actually pitched in the big leagues.

  9. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 7:27 pm

    Really wish that strike three to Miggie had actually been called a strike. It always seems like the wheels come off after a pitcher doesn’t get the call.

  10. scraps on June 5th, 2007 7:27 pm

    8: Authority Fallacy, Sarcasm Lite Variant

  11. David J. Corcoran I on June 5th, 2007 7:28 pm

    I hate drinking in the early afternoonn. Now it’s 8:00 and I’m hungover and I’m not enjoying the game as much as I should be as a result. Although I suppose it coule be aurged there’s not much to enjoy

  12. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Those were both good pitches and better hits on the doubles. Couple feet either way and they are foul.

  13. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 7:28 pm

    I feel a blowout in the making.

  14. shortbus on June 5th, 2007 7:30 pm

    13: Or a slugfest…

  15. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 7:30 pm

    What … just 33 pitches to get through the first? Looks like another 3.5 hour game ….

  16. Eugene on June 5th, 2007 7:31 pm

    “A blowout in the making”? What, like 14-6 Mariners? Go M’s!

  17. Morgan on June 5th, 2007 7:32 pm

    Yah, not too long ago, I would have checked out after even one inning if the other team was spotted a couple runs. Now, it’s a pretty good sign that I’m confident we’ll get more runs

  18. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 7:32 pm

    The Os pitcher looks like the pimple-faced kid from The Simpsons, sans pimples.

  19. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 7:33 pm

    At least I still feel hopeful at this point. There have been many many times where a 2-0 deficit in the first would have meant utter despair.

  20. Morgan on June 5th, 2007 7:33 pm

    *Edit. now it’s a good sign for the M’s because I’m confident…

  21. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 7:33 pm

    Uh, what Morgan said.

  22. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 7:34 pm

    No I mean the Orioles romp.

    Incidentally, did anyone catch Simms asking Miguel T. on the pregame show about a comment that essentially slandered latino players? It was interesting, certainly not your typical “safe” pregame show fare.

    And speaking of pregame show, someone should offer Hargrove public speaking lessons, I’ve never heard someone say “uhh” and stumble through speech so badly just trying to get basic thoughts across.

  23. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 7:37 pm

    I love how when Guillen yells after an AB it comes in so clearly.

  24. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 7:37 pm

    I missed the pregame show, but I will say that on reading ESPN.com’s polite rewording of Sheffield’s comments, I thought that there was probably a point to be made about GMs and Evil Authority Folks thinking that they might have more control over people not from this country who can’t speak English well. Of course, it’s an entire other thing to claim that that’s behind the success of entire continent’s worth of players.

    What’d Tejada say about it?

  25. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 7:45 pm

    Oh dear, even the announcers are bored. Never a good sign when they start discussing the roof.

    “It opens; it closes!”

    It was cool to see the big green button that does it all, though.

  26. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 7:46 pm

    Tejada was ultimately cool and ambivalent (good for him) but was clearly caught offguard by the directness of Simms question.

  27. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 7:47 pm

    Cy Baek!! Nice inning.

  28. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 7:48 pm

    25… I wonder what happened to the “roof guy” that Gas used to have on KJR once in a while.

  29. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 7:52 pm

    I’m not Seattle local, so sadly have not heard the ‘roof guy’. I’m sure he has many tales to tell. Taking the stadium tour is pretty cool but I wish they’d let a lucky visitor push the green button.

    I must have missed something. Why was Dave talking about D-day and the Normandy beaches?

  30. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 7:53 pm

    D-Day is tomorrow.

  31. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 7:53 pm

    30, shhh! You’ll tip off the Germans!

  32. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 7:55 pm

    so … did corcoran pass out, send out for more beer, or just go catatonic? Definitely, if you drink early afternoon you either continue through the evening or call it a night real early.

  33. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 7:56 pm

    AFLAC: name the 3 M’s shortstops who have had 16-game hit streaks

    Yuni, Vizquel and??? Sojo?

  34. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 7:56 pm

    Jesus, when did it get to be June 5th?? I’m still back in May.

    Still, seems a bit of a stretch for baseball commentary. There’s *nothing* else they want to talk about?

  35. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 7:56 pm

    or A-Rod?

  36. joser on June 5th, 2007 7:57 pm

    Funny, tiananmen was yesterday and Dave didn’t talk about that.

    Somebody should do a “secrets of safeco” video that shows the guy who actually drives the roof (in a cockpit complete with steering wheel) and the underground dungeons where children pull on the ropes to actually make it open and close.

  37. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 8:01 pm

    Now they’re yakking about the “Mariners Mailbag” without naming it. (At least it’s baseball related.)

    Why aren’t they chewing on this one?

    “I know Safeco Field is pitcher-friendly, but is that the reason the Mariners have had run-production problems from 2004 to this season? Would the Mariners acquire Justin Morneau or Ken Griffey Jr., to shore up better run production?”

    Hilariously, Street could only bring himself to hold his nose and address the ‘run-production problems’ part of the question. He let that Morneau/Griffey part just lie there, rotting slowly in the sun.

  38. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:02 pm

    Randy Johnson just tied Roger Clemens for 2nd on the all-time strikeouts list!

  39. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:04 pm

    See where I’m comin’ from, Jose?
    Jose, can you see?
    – Sheffield

  40. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 8:07 pm

    So it turns out that Felix’s forearm strain comes from his penchant for giving his teammates shoulder rubs…

  41. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 8:07 pm

    ichiro is fast

  42. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 8:09 pm

    I love how we are getting alot of bad base calls.

  43. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:09 pm

    Lauren, is that what Yuni told you?

  44. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 8:09 pm

    So it turns out that Felix’s forearm strain comes from his penchant for giving his teammates shoulder rubs…

    That was a creepy, manlove moment. I’m accustomed to only seeing such things among the Red Sox players.

    And why shouldn’t we get one freakin’ break in this game??

  45. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 8:13 pm

    No, it was an AWESOME manlove moment. Sheesh.

  46. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 8:15 pm

    Dang. Where *is* everybody tonight? We already know that things go Very Bad if I have a thread mostly to myself.

  47. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:15 pm

    Randy just passed Clemens for 2nd place all-time in Ks!

  48. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:16 pm

    Lauren – I don’t count as part of “everybody”? I’m disappointed.

  49. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 8:19 pm

    I guess I don’t count either. Then again, I’m not Lauren’s boyfriend.

  50. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:20 pm

    [no]

  51. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:20 pm

    we are but dust upon the wings of eagles … those of us here tonight that is ….

  52. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:21 pm

    Maybe we want to score late again? If anybody’s to blame it’s that darn moose, he hasn’t gotten the team motivated yet!

  53. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:22 pm

    We need the Ingitor to ignite this thread.

    Do the Angels ever lose, lately? I mean, really, its getting old.

  54. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 8:22 pm

    I gotta root for Mora. The guy’s wife had quintuplets a few years ago. That must put a strain on a man to perform.

  55. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:23 pm

    Seriously though, the baseball world has been drooling all over Clemens and here Randy quietly passes him on the all-time strikeout list. What gives? Roger may have more wins and a slightly lower ERA, but in their prime I’d take Randy any day of the week (and even now for that matter).

  56. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 8:23 pm

    The man has performed enough if you ask me…

  57. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:23 pm

    the angels are off to the best start in franchise history…really…just when we start to turn things around…

  58. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:26 pm

    Look at all those empty seats in the OF. Geez, I wish I was living near Seattle so I could see every game I could. Never know when you’re going to catch a Bloomie dinger ya know. ;)

  59. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 8:26 pm

    50- It wouldn’t be the M’s of the Bavasi/Hargrove era if a lefty AAAA pitcher didn’t come in and mow ‘em down.

  60. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 8:27 pm

    Since this thread seems to be drifting out of PG territory; Felix’s forearm: I can think of a way a young man could strain his forearm, and it’s not from rubbing on another man’s….shoulders….

    Speaking of the manlove, though, you’d think Jesus was coming back to town, not Griffey.

  61. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:27 pm

    DMZ: I notice Baek puts his thumb under his cap after every ptich. Could it be there is a little lubricant smearned under there?

  62. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:27 pm

    A hit! A ….error…hit! I’ll take it!

  63. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:28 pm

    That was a seriously bad throw.

  64. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 8:28 pm

    Nice at bat, Vidro

  65. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:29 pm

    I challenge anyone to hate Vidro more than I do. What an F-ing waste of at bats is that guy!

  66. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:29 pm

    Yay, Vidro!

  67. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:29 pm

    Tremendously productive at bat by Turbo.

    Don’t tell me that was on the first pitch

  68. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:29 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the scorekeeper called it a double.

  69. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:29 pm

    60. Burres looks like a guy who could strian his arm that way.

  70. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 8:30 pm

    60… Jesus isn’t coming back to Safeco until the Yankees have a series here.

  71. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 8:30 pm

    60: Griffey is the messiah! implying anything else would be blasphemous

  72. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:30 pm

    Man, does this kid look exactly like Moyer or what? From the back, especially in the windup . . .

  73. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:31 pm

    Broussard promptly swings at ball four

    On cue with the rest of the impatient line up

  74. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:32 pm

    Never mind.

    A WALK by golly…what’s that?

  75. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 8:32 pm

    lets make it 17, YUNI

  76. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 8:32 pm

    72: and the high socks…

  77. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:33 pm

    Is it legal to go 2-0 on Yuni?

  78. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:33 pm

    Geez, I hate that MLB.TV has a time delay. I have to be careful when I refresh this page or I’ll ruin the surprise of what’s about to happen. Either that or you’re all psychic.

  79. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:33 pm

    Wow

    2-0 and swing at garbage…sigh

  80. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:33 pm

    why would you swing 2-0…FUCKING STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:34 pm

    and you know that the angels will probably lose along with the Ms tonight…

  82. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:34 pm

    80

    Seriouly, it honestly seems like Yubet has no friggin’ idea what the count is.

  83. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 8:34 pm

    And not only swinging 2-0, but on a guy who just walked the previous batter. Geez

  84. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:35 pm

    76 – Everything. The way he cups the ball and extends his arm from glove to release is exactly the same. The leg kick from the windup, the follow through with the glove; exactly the same.

  85. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:35 pm

    Seriously that is…

  86. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:35 pm

    walk willie, sacks full for ichiro!

  87. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:36 pm

    81

    I seriously doubt that Baker will outpitch Kelvim

    (Nice anti-climatic inning by the sleepwalking M’s)

  88. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 8:36 pm

    er, no.

  89. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:36 pm

    worst game ever…

  90. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 8:36 pm

    Welcome back WFB.

  91. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:37 pm

    At least Burres and Cy Baek’s pitch counts are the same now. M’s been making him work more.

  92. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 8:37 pm

    This kid is pissin me off. Now I understand why all my friends that were A’s fans hated Moyer. How in God’s name is he one hitting (technically no hitting) us?

  93. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:38 pm

    Home run Dbacks. Appears that Randy may get win 284 tonight as well.

  94. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:39 pm

    The Orioles are just looking at his first pitch, which is often a 76 mile and hour curve. It looks like they are waiting on the fastball or the slider.

  95. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:39 pm

    This looks like a quick inning so far.

  96. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:40 pm

    so much for the quick inning…warm-up davis or green…

  97. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:40 pm

    I take back comment 94. I guess they decided to swing at the first pitch curve.

  98. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:41 pm

    this sucks for baek…he should have gotten the call on tejada in the first to get out with no runs, and then the dinks and foul-line shots have killed him…he hasn’t pitched that bad really…

  99. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:43 pm

    My wife says I need to put something in about her that is nice. She is a very compassionate person who even brings me beer during games. Right now, she is indulging her compassion by reading about a homeless man who was killed by a brush-clearing tractor.

  100. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:43 pm

    ichiro taking charge again…lol…

  101. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    Ichiro just made my day, that was great!

  102. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    wow … that had to be the most blatant display of ballhogism I have ever seen. Ichiro … you make it tough to love you at times.

  103. BKM on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    65 – yeah, that RBI single that tied the game last night really a wasted at-bat. But it’s good to know you follow the USSM.com party line in your vitriol for Vidro.

  104. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    Ichiro even makes ball-hoggery look cool.

  105. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    homeless guys shouldn’t sleep in brush that is about to be cleared…but your wife rocks for bringing you beer…

  106. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:44 pm

    lol That play by Ichiro reminds me of a co-ed softball league where the guys always try to steal the catches away from the female players.

  107. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 8:45 pm

    that chick in the Taco Bell commercial is hot

    I hope we can get some gosh darn runs

  108. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:45 pm

    Even Sims was tsk-tsking Ichiro for stealing a ball that was, quite obviously, in STRAIGHTAWAY LEFT FIELD.

  109. DizzleChizzle on June 5th, 2007 8:45 pm

    M’s better start working the pitch count so that we get a chance to pound their bullpen again

  110. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:45 pm

    BKM, vidro is terrible…and a very expensive terrible…

  111. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:46 pm

    Ichiro leading off…lets FINALLY get some runs, geez

  112. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:46 pm

    Ichiro has the only *hit* today, so I guess he has the right to any fly ball he can get to.

  113. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:46 pm

    Lets see…

    THREE walks, a HBP and NO k’s? Yet we’ve managed exactly NO runs and a bad call infield single.

    Gotta be kiddin’ me

  114. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 8:47 pm

    103. good point 110. weaver is terrible, not vidro

    106. maybe ichiro wants the cf putouts record

  115. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:47 pm

    Burres will be pissed when he sees the replay if he continues to blank us.

  116. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:47 pm

    as i said before…worst. game. ever.

  117. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 8:47 pm

    106-That’s funny because we have two guys in right center and left center instructed by our team captain to “take it away from the women at all costs” Good call on that one.

  118. JMB on June 5th, 2007 8:48 pm

    Burres kinda looks like Moyer in his motion, don’t you think? Same socks, too. He’s a bit quicker in finishing his delivery, but other than that you might think you’re watching Jamie from the CF camera.

  119. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:49 pm

    Someone needs to watch some tape on Burres next time they face him.

  120. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:49 pm

    118 – beat you to it.

  121. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:49 pm

    114- weaver is god-awful and shouldn’t be in baseball…vidro is terrible…

  122. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:50 pm

    a hit!

  123. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:50 pm

    Honestly, Burres’ pitch count is pretty high right now for a guy who has only allowed 1 hit (now 2) and 0 Ks.

  124. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 8:51 pm

    With Guillen up you win either way. A hit or a miss and he yells fuck as loud as possible.

  125. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:52 pm

    116: you are contending for worst post ever (this game). All we need to do is keep it close, run up Burres’ pitch total, get to the bullpen with

  126. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:52 pm

    Uh oh, now getting a hit would actually matter. Can the M’s do it?

  127. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:52 pm

    2-out rallies are little league . . .

  128. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:52 pm

    Do you think Kenji can take us to Funky Town?

  129. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 8:52 pm

    121. admittedly, the ops sucks for vidro, but you can’t be terrible and hit .295 in this league.

  130. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:53 pm

    If Kenji could just somehow get on, then Bakomariner’s buddy would be up!

    ;-)

  131. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 8:54 pm

    125, contiuned (I guess a “less than symbol messes upm things) … less than a 4 run deficit and the game is ours.

  132. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:54 pm

    129 – Vidro actually makes it possible. 9 XBH’s, 10 GIDP’s, .710 OPS, $8 million per year, no speed, no glove. See? He’s figured it out.

  133. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:54 pm

    Niiiiiiiice

  134. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 8:55 pm

    Go JOH!

  135. bhsmarine on June 5th, 2007 8:55 pm

    I am guessing Vidro gets a dink RBI.

  136. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 8:55 pm

    I’ll settle for another seeing eye single from Vidro.

  137. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 8:55 pm

    Vidro is not terrible, he is just not meeting the relatively high expectations we have of a GM who had a big blank check and whos ass is clearly on the line.

  138. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 8:56 pm

    That was positively pussy like

  139. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:56 pm

    The Orioles are so desperate for bullpen help they have Joan Baez warming up.

  140. enazario on June 5th, 2007 8:57 pm

    I’ve never seen any batter hit so many ground balls.

  141. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 8:57 pm

    as i said before…vidro is terrible…HOW THE FUCK CAN YOUR JOB BE TO HIT THE BALL AND YOU KILL THE RALLY!!!!! FUCK VIDRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:57 pm

    Anyone notice that on ESPN.com’s latest Power Rankings (June 1st) the M’s are #11? They were #18 the week before.

  143. kwk on June 5th, 2007 8:58 pm

    Just turned on Gameday. Burres was at 48 strikes, 43 balls, 0 runs. The Seattle Mariners: They’re HAAAAACK-Tastic!

  144. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 8:58 pm

    Wow. Note to self: do not sign up for co-ed softball

  145. huhwhat on June 5th, 2007 8:59 pm

    That Espn Power Ranking will drop to 25 this week…All due to the fact that Weaver is now back in the rotation.

  146. theraven on June 5th, 2007 8:59 pm

    Where was Ichiro?

  147. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 8:59 pm

    Way to lay out, Jose.

  148. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 8:59 pm

    Ichiro would have had that.

  149. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:00 pm

    ichiro should have had that…

  150. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:01 pm

    139

    Will their pen take ol’ Dixie down?

  151. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 9:02 pm

    150 The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind.

  152. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:03 pm

    Is anyone hopefully optimistic that Weaver could have a good outing? I am, but I also believe in leprechauns and unicorns.

  153. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:03 pm

    151

    I simply can’t top that answer, lol

    If Baltimore can’t score off Baek with the lead off double, then they should just be real men and surrender now.

  154. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:04 pm

    152

    There’s about as much chance of that as MeatChicken upsetting Oregon State in the super regionals this weekend

    ;-)

    I know Jamie Burke agrees with me!

  155. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:04 pm

    I can imagine Weaver stepping incautiously from a curb and badly twisting an ankle. That’s about the extent of my optimism.

  156. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:05 pm

    #144 – The secret is to flirt with the male outfielders and they’ll let you catch a few. ;)

  157. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 9:07 pm

    Baek gives up 3 in 5 and two thirds. I can live with that. Especially since he was the victim of a couple of bad calls. And especially since it is so much better than our other pitchers have been doing so often.

    Now O’Flaherty is on to walk the left handed batter.

  158. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 9:07 pm

    [Will-Blo flirting with male managers]

  159. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:07 pm

    157

    What? Just because its 3-0 to a guy who swings at everything?

  160. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:08 pm

    154-Hey my boys in blue Michigan took down the #1 overall seed Vandy with a homer off of Price by a kid who’s last 8 ABs had been strikeouts so anything can happen.

  161. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 9:08 pm

    We need our own version of The Heckler to just heckle Weaver mercilessly until he leaves or “gets injured” again.

  162. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 9:08 pm

    Pre-emptive brackets…

  163. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 9:09 pm

    E6. What is up with Yuni this year?

  164. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:09 pm

    jesus. fucking. christ. how is it that the kid makes circus plays, but can’t throw across the diamond…

  165. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:09 pm

    160

    They really did an amazing job vs Vandy. Granted, I was surprised APU played the Commodores so tough as well.

    Nice effin’ throw and nice effin’ pick…NOT

    Pathetic…truly pathetic

  166. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:09 pm

    Yuni====Yunoooooo

  167. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:10 pm

    Well, the M’s may actually wanna think about an extra base hit some time today…or two…or

  168. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:10 pm

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but was that actually Raul making that catch? Not Ichiro?

  169. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:11 pm

    Darn, Randy won’t get the win now.

  170. Arkinese on June 5th, 2007 9:11 pm

    So my dad and I are arguing about whether Richie would have caught that bad throw…any thoughts?

  171. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 9:11 pm

    With the sloppy play the last 2 days, we all just discovered that the Mariners effective limit on consecutive games played was reached sometime yesterday…

  172. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:12 pm

    Sexson would have had that…

    Shot of the giggling blonde girls…must be late innings, and M’s down….

  173. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:12 pm

    Sadly I missed Sexson on that play. He almost certainly would have dug that out.

  174. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 9:12 pm

    168: Ichiro was WAY late getting over there obviously.

  175. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:13 pm

    Geez, this dude has thrown like 300 pitches already. Where’s the bullpen?

  176. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:13 pm

    God, it’s only the 6th? It feels like the 12th inning at least.

    Plenty of time for the M’s to almost win this thing and then break my heart.

    I do appreciate players who come back with a hit after f-ing up.

  177. apunetid on June 5th, 2007 9:13 pm

    Hitting streak!

  178. Bender on June 5th, 2007 9:14 pm

    So what the hell is up with Yuni? Can someone explain it?

  179. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 9:15 pm

    maybe that bako clown can be the heckler, just aim his venom towards weaver

  180. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 9:16 pm

    Trivia: Why is Kevin Millar not allowed on commemerotive merchandise for the ’04 BoSox World Series Championship team?

  181. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:17 pm

    #178 Well, Yuni is only on pace for 38 errors this year. I wouldn’t worry until he gets up to 50.

  182. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:17 pm

    Kevin Millar isn’t a member of the Player’s Association? That’d be my guess. He was a scab back in ’95 right?

  183. dw on June 5th, 2007 9:17 pm

    Because he crossed the picket line in 1995 to be a replacement player and is thus barred from the players union and the MLBPA licensing contract.

  184. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 9:17 pm

    Hate WFB all you want (and I do). But this (now that) pitch wasting AB was a thing of beauty. So huzzahs where they are deserved!

  185. Rick L on June 5th, 2007 9:18 pm

    WilBlo HAMMERS that ball for a clean single.

  186. Bender on June 5th, 2007 9:18 pm

    You don’t worry when your no-hit all-defense short stop is making close to 40 errors a season???

  187. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 9:19 pm

    Here we go … M’s are going to win … the O’s bullpen is now in effect.

  188. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 9:20 pm

    182/183 correct. Also, his named has been changed in the video game “MLB 07: The Show” to Ivan Jimenez

  189. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:20 pm

    #186 Was just kidding. Yes, anything over his # from last year (20) is definitely cause for concern. I think it may be an issue with having time to think about the throw, which is why he’s able to make the remarkable plays so easily (less time to think, just react).

  190. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:21 pm

    186-Well so far his offense has been pretty good this year. He will right the ship on defense eventually. A lot of ball players hit bad patches.

  191. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:21 pm

    Jose has been money this year. Well…if he doesn’t swing at crapola that is.

    Never mind…first pitch hunting, AGAIN

  192. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 9:22 pm

    theraven: Wow. I’ll get right on that “flirt with men to get what I want” tip. Thanks.

  193. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:23 pm

    i’m a clown cause i hate vidro and weaver, yet your name is JR Ewing? classic…

  194. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:24 pm

    What other players are not part of the collective marketing agreement with the MLBPA?

  195. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:25 pm

    191: That was a hanger hit on the nose.

  196. Bender on June 5th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Lauren, you can just take the easy route and flash them. Saves hours of you dropping hints and men not understanding…

  197. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:25 pm

    barry bonds is always some big white dude in the games…

  198. dw on June 5th, 2007 9:26 pm

    Wow. I’ll get right on that “flirt with men to get what I want” tip. Thanks.

    Here’s a tip on that, Lauren: Write a book with that title, do some promotional videos you can show during PBS pledge drives, hit the talk show circuit, and profit.

    And then you can hire some outfielders to flirt with theraven.

  199. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:26 pm

    yep. Barry negotiates royalties separately if you want him in a game.

  200. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:26 pm

    195

    Yeah, but I just hate that first pitch out thing, justified or not.

  201. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:28 pm

    200: Not everyone can be Edgar :-)

  202. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:28 pm

    #194 Shoot, I used to know a few of their names… (checking Google) -

  203. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:30 pm

    #194 Some notable names: Benny Agbayani, Brian Daubach, Brendan Donnelly, Charles Gipson (Mariner), Cory Lidle, Damian Miller, Frank Menechino, Shane Spencer, Rick Reed (previous strike). You can see the complete list at:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/replacement_players.shtml

  204. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:30 pm

    Hopefully Yuni and Lopez will learn to be more patient. Too bad the only patient hitter on that team is Vidro. Although Ritchie has been in his career too. Not many role models for the young guys.

  205. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 9:32 pm

    what about raul chavez

  206. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 9:33 pm

    nice typo rafael chavez as a replacement player

  207. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:33 pm

    In his last 55 appearances, covering 76 innings, for WHATEVER reason, Davis has allowed exactly ONE home run.

  208. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:33 pm

    Sorry, I was incorrect about Rick Reed, he was a replacement player in 1995.

  209. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:34 pm

    That’s right–when Cory Lidle was killed, there was sort of a shuffling of feet as folks tried to say something nice, since there hadn’t been a lot of love thrown his way for a number of years.

  210. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:35 pm

    Never been a better time for a 7th inning stretch as half the crowd has been pullin’ a Grover by napping for the last few innings.

    Where’s that elusive extra base hit? That sterling .100 ba w/ RISP sorta blows too.

  211. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:35 pm

    Wasn’t Baez the closer for Cleveland a few years ago when we got like 5 runs off of him in the 9th at the Safe?

  212. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:36 pm

    Grover to bunt with Jo on the plate.

  213. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:37 pm

    2 on no one out–sounds like a good start.

  214. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:37 pm

    Even after a 4 pitch walk, Kenji will be hackin’ away at the first pitch that doesn’t almost hit him in the noggin.

    Mazzone sorta looks like that hand grenade throwing coach of the AA Mississippi team that went nuts the other day

  215. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 9:38 pm

    This is playing out just as I predicted. Get to their bullpen by the 7th and our win is basically assured. You just watch.

  216. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:38 pm

    Kenji just took a dump in his pants

  217. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:38 pm

    TAKE TWO HERE if ya have to.

  218. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 9:38 pm

    If we don’t tie the game now, I am going to bed.

  219. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:38 pm

    #198 There’ll be multiple outfielders flirting with me? That sounds promising!

  220. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    Yay Oreo’s bullpen!

  221. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    “Mazzone sorta looks like that hand grenade throwing coach of the AA Mississippi team that went nuts the other day.”

    Probably feels like it, right about now.

  222. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    Enrico Perlozzo! Enrico Perlozzo!

  223. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    Again, I will settle for a seeing eye single Vidro. Alternately, if they throw it inside, let it hit you.

  224. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    Sacks jammed and NO ONE out.

    I will join BakoMariner on the hate-meter scale if he effs this inning up!

  225. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    if vidro doesn’t drive in at least two…

  226. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 9:39 pm

    hey bako clown . . . vidro gets gets a hit, you shut up for the rest of the night. no hit = i shut up . . . deal

  227. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:40 pm

    But if Vidro gets a single will BakoMariner join the “ehh, at least we don’t have Russ Davis still” side?

  228. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:40 pm

    If he hits into a triple play…then all three of us crap in our pants

  229. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:40 pm

    Seems like prime DP territory for Turbo.

  230. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:41 pm

    Where have ya been Pumpkinhead?

  231. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:41 pm

    #226 Would a sac fly equal a draw?

  232. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:41 pm

    Everybody chill on Vidor. Goosfraba. He will come through. *nervously crosses fingers*

  233. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    DP coming…and russ davis could play defense and wasn’t crazy expensive…

  234. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    I mean Vidro

  235. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    Argh. That’s out on a warm day.

  236. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

  237. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    Dare I say…a productive out by chance?

    GOTTA get AT LEAST one more, by even a simple fly out. Lets be smart…please

  238. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    He hits one that leaves the infield! Holy crap.

    Sorry, I was out of town until just now =)

  239. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:42 pm

    That was a productive AB. He hit it well and the other way.

  240. JR Ewing on June 5th, 2007 9:43 pm

    should have taken the deal bako.

  241. Axtell on June 5th, 2007 9:43 pm

    Russ Davis could play defense? The same Russ Davis who set the major league record for errors?

    Or do I remember that wrong?

  242. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:43 pm

    Broussard vs a lefty?

    Not good imho. Just get a fly!!

  243. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:43 pm

    LOL

    Baltimore is truly flawed late in the game

  244. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    #241 I was thinking the same thing!

  245. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Ha-ha!

  246. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Wild pitch! I’ll take it. We’ve got a game.

  247. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Yeah. Perfectly acceptable at bat by Vidro, especially with Ibanez also being able to advance and getting home on the WP

  248. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    i am an optimist as much as anyone……but with no outs, bases loaded, and a DH that is making 6+ million at the plate, we should get more than a sac fly…

  249. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    A comedy of errors.

  250. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Nice hustle on a very hard hit ball.

    Still just need a stinkin’ fly ball to tie the game!!! A fairly decent one at that w/ our catcher running.

  251. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    248, it’s better than the unassisted triple play I was about to predict.

  252. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Wow, you know you’re excited watching a game when you give the “safe” sign while watching it on TV.

  253. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    i never said davis played well…lol…at least he could take the field unlike vidro…

  254. JMB on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Ah… a little life.

  255. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Honestly if I was an Orioles starting pitcher I would slap my bullpen – the entire bullpen.

  256. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Low and inside is NOT the pitch ya want Yuni

  257. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Seriously though Ritchie should’ve pinch hit.

  258. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Whatever we’re paying the firs base ump, let’s double it.

  259. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Are we having fun yet? WooHoo, I told you so!

  260. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Ooops…yeah it is

  261. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Life is good.

  262. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Whatever we’re paying the first base ump, let’s double it.

    Yuuuuuuuuuuni! I’m lovin the 7th innings as of late.

  263. enazario on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    258: He missed the bag.

  264. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    A great reward for all 20 fans still at Safeco.

  265. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    Good thing its so late in Maryland that most of the bridge jumpers have long since gone to sleep

  266. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    Oh and 19K my ass.

  267. apunetid on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    All-hit, no-field shortstop!

  268. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    doesn’t baltimore have the third best starting staff in the AL? their pen is ridiculous…

  269. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    They really need to change pitchers for Willie?

    Although, the way things are going for the bullpen….

  270. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 9:47 pm

    Sorry, Baltimore. We’d rather be rediculously lucky than good.

  271. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 9:48 pm

    This couldn’t be happening to a nicer team but I’ll take it.

  272. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:48 pm

    I think the M’s motto is “Chicks dig the singles.”

  273. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:49 pm

    263- Oh, guess I wasn’t looking at the foot. Sweet all the same =)

    Appologies for the double comment as well.

  274. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 9:50 pm

    Wills wants to be the hero so bad, I can taste it from 900 miles away.

  275. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:50 pm

    266

    They’re counting imaginary friends as well apparently

  276. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:51 pm

    Maybe Safeco is like New Zealand, only instead of more sheep than men, there are more garlic fries.

  277. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:52 pm

    Ichie is so good and Baltimore is so bad, was there really any doubt of that outcome?

    ONE game out of the WC

  278. apunetid on June 5th, 2007 9:52 pm

    Ichiro!!!

  279. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:52 pm

    I’m not accidentally watching last nights game am I?

  280. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    Is it really only the SEVENTH?

  281. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    Back in the day, the Mariners bullpen was known informally as “The Arson Squad”; Now Baltimore’s bullpen is “puting out fires–with gasoline”

  282. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    And that, my friends, is why Ichiro should be re-signed, post-haste.

  283. Axtell on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    And the M’s reach double digits in hits *again*.

  284. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    good call idaho…the angels are playing so well right now, that the WC might be the only option…

  285. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 9:53 pm

    If we somehow blow this now, I’ll be pissed.

  286. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:54 pm

    Lopez ends two innings in a row…but that’s ok I guess.

    I’m more irritated with the ensuing Banner Bank commercial

  287. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:54 pm

    280… as Yoda would say: forever game, yes…

  288. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:55 pm

    ichiro should be resigned at any cost…

  289. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:55 pm

    Burres pitched well… or at least helped the M’s look clueless at the plate. Tough no-decision for him.

    But yay our team!

  290. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 9:55 pm

    J. Lo needs to go back and read his own quote about taking more pitches, I guess.

  291. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:55 pm

    Did you know that the Ms have recorded 10 hits in 31 of their 55 games this year?

  292. Sidi on June 5th, 2007 9:56 pm

    I think this requires an insurance beer.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a “What the? You’re denying my claim because of that tiny clause I couldn’t read, and wouldn’t understand even if I had read it” beer.

    So keep it on cruise control M’s.

  293. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:56 pm

    287

    LOL

    He could also say, “Pitch Weaver again…you musn’t”

  294. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:56 pm

    let me guess…morrow will throw, um, fastballs?

  295. Axtell on June 5th, 2007 9:57 pm

    Let’s see if Morrow can shake off his last outing which was terrible and perform.

  296. bmanuw on June 5th, 2007 9:57 pm

    WILL THE ANGELS EVER LOSE A FRIGGIN GAME?????

  297. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:57 pm

    Sorry Millar, no chalkline doubles vs Morrow. SLIGHTLY different fastball than Baek’s

  298. theraven on June 5th, 2007 9:57 pm

    No Bakomariner, Morrow will throw HEAT.

  299. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:57 pm

    how tired is the bullpen going to be heading to SD? at least they finally get a day and a half off after tonight…

  300. bmanuw on June 5th, 2007 9:58 pm

    On the bright side, we could be 1 game back of the wildcard after tonight!

  301. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 9:58 pm

    293… bad signing, he was. Waste of 8 million dollars, hmmmmmmmm?

  302. UofMichgoMs on June 5th, 2007 9:59 pm

    Mike Sciosca will eventually run his team right out of first place. He does it every year. He consistently fields better talent than the West brethren and yet he has what 2 division titles and one freakish world series victory to show for it.

  303. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 9:59 pm

    wow…strike out w/o the fastball…i’m developing a man crush on the kid…

  304. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 9:59 pm

    EVERYONE wants Raul to avoid the ball apparently

  305. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 9:59 pm

    Good time to use the slider. So tasty.

    DAMNIT, someone call for the ball.

  306. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:00 pm

    that’s twice they have taken it away from Raul…he’s probably not too happy…

  307. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:00 pm

    Geez, will nobody let Raul catch a friggin fly ball?

  308. fishiam on June 5th, 2007 10:00 pm

    nobody, and I mean NOBODY, wants RAUL catching flyballs!

  309. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:01 pm

    This really is like coed softball. Neither Betancourt nor Ichiro wants to risk letting Ibanez catch a flyball.

  310. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 10:01 pm

    Ah, the Yoda translator:

    “Burres v baek. Two guys no one really thought, in the starting rotation, would be, for one reason or another, for in it at all, long if they were – Burres was thought to be the second lefty in the pen if, lucky, was he, blocked by Weaver and other delicious signings, Baek was – but here they are. Yeesssssss.”

  311. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:01 pm

    Even chokeland is winning. Damn the other west teams.

  312. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:02 pm

    I play with a few females on my co-ed city league team that probably do catch the ball better than Raul.

    Not saying much, I know

  313. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:02 pm

    can you see ibanez pulling a zambrano on yuni or ichiro in the dugout?

  314. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 10:03 pm

    Clearly, Morrow needs to learn another pitch.

  315. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:03 pm

    They’ll just tell him to go spout off to someone with LESS hr’s than him

  316. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 10:03 pm

    The Angels, as of the end of the last out in Oakland, now have the most wins in MLB. Yuck.

  317. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:04 pm

    There’s your other pitch =)

  318. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:04 pm

    #313
    Can you see Ibanez hanging from the nearest yardarm if he touches Ichiro?

  319. Phoenician Todd on June 5th, 2007 10:04 pm

    Based on Dave, it seems that Morrow is starting to show something besides his fastball… anyone watching the game care to comment?

  320. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    Is it wrong that I like the AFLAC goat more than the duck?

  321. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    318

    The biggest crime in that, would be such an incident would wake Grover up from his nap

  322. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    Eventually they’re just going to put Ibanez in foul territory so we’ll have a better chance at getting foul line drives and Yuni and Ichiro will take all the ones in fair territory.

  323. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    I just don’t think morrow has much confidence in his slider. Maybe this game will help.

  324. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    Dammit, Lauren, why’d you have to ruin a nice evening. Women.

  325. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:05 pm

    Maybe the duck and goat are related through their bank?

  326. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:06 pm

    got a strikeout with a slider, according to blowers

  327. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 10:06 pm

    320… naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

  328. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:06 pm

    #320 – What Aflac goat? Darn, I feel like I’m missing out.

  329. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:07 pm

    i love the goat…laugh my ass off everytime…

  330. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:07 pm

    It was like Guillen thought Todd was still finishing his warm up tosses

    Hasn’t Todd Williams gone back & forth from the minors for about forever?

  331. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:07 pm

    328- You’re definately not.

  332. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 10:08 pm

    OK, really not digging the whole us-and-them feeling here tonight. And I don’t mean Mariners-Orioles.

    Yeah yeah, jokes, etc.

  333. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:08 pm

    Ball hit to LF and… ICHIRO steals it from Payton!

  334. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:09 pm

    320

    Being a hardcore Oregon State Beaver fan, I think you should like EVERYTHING more than a “duck”

    Most Huskies would agree

  335. IMissBenDavis on June 5th, 2007 10:09 pm

    325 – lolz!
    Yes the Angels have gone on a pretty good tear, but the M’s have kind of been sucked along in their wake, so thats kind of nice. Especially if we hold here.

  336. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:10 pm

    Lauren
    I just meant reminding us of the damned Angels. Sorry

  337. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:10 pm

    Lauren

    Have you played softball before? Not ribbin’ ya, honestly wondering.

  338. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:11 pm

    Beavs won their elimination game too. Hope to watch me some Beavs in person this weekend.

    Lets go Putty!

  339. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:11 pm

    Geez, when did the Angels get 16 games over .500?

  340. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:13 pm

    338

    You really might be able to get tickets? I heard the switchboard at the ol’ ticket office is crazy busy.

    If I didn’t live in Nampa, I’d totally be trying to get some. (Tickets that is)

  341. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:13 pm

    #332:

    No offense, please, Lauren, since I’ve never interacted with you before, but if you visited a WNBA blog I’d guess you’d never face that issue. Guys don’t know how to react if females aren’t commenting solely on the cute cheeks (not facial) and bulging biceps of their baseball heroes.

  342. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:13 pm

    338-i hope to watch beav every weekend…(sorry, had to say it…)

  343. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:13 pm

    DiNardo? Who the hell is that. Can’t be that bad if he shuts out Manny, Ortiz, and the rest of the dirty sox.

  344. hub on June 5th, 2007 10:13 pm

    The chance of 85 wins clinching the division is getting slimmer and slimmer by the week.

  345. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:14 pm

    Putz will NOT walk the lead off guy

  346. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 10:14 pm

    Must think positive. What goes up must come down. Let the Angels get 10 games up on us, then falter out of the gate after the All Star break and stumble to the finish.

    Of course, that would also mean that the A’s would do their usual late season surge and pass us in a cough-enducing dust cloud.

  347. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:14 pm

    but 85 wins will probably get us the wild card…C’MON JJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  348. Mike G. on June 5th, 2007 10:15 pm

    Brian Roberts looks like either the coolest, funniest guy to hang out with or a complete douche bag. Anybody know?

  349. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:15 pm

    #346:

    That action is dependent upon them dumping Kendall for an actual MLB-caliber (or even AAA-caliber) leadoff guy.

  350. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    Beavers tickets don’t go on sale until Thursday, 7am online or 8:30 at the box office.

  351. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    In Spanish, DiNardo translates to – and I am not making this up – “I gave Nard.” Take that, Joe Table!

  352. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    349

    You mean its bad to have a guy with a .204 average?

    SLUGGING average that is.

  353. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    Both Cleveland and Detroit look like they are for real. Hard to see 85 wins getting the wild card. Oh, yeah, and there’s some team in NY that might get hot at some point.

  354. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    igniting the D

  355. bakomariner on June 5th, 2007 10:16 pm

    NICE

  356. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Bloomy is looking scandalously decent spelling Beltre, no?

  357. theraven on June 5th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Willie ballgame!!!!!!!

  358. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Wow, way to anticipate that bunt BoomBoom.

  359. hub on June 5th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Willi just earned himself another season of ‘grit’.

  360. IdahoInvader on June 5th, 2007 10:18 pm

    350

    Have you ever visited this site?

    http://www.pure-orange.net/

  361. go mariners go huskies on June 5th, 2007 10:19 pm

    353: the yanks are done, i really doubt they get back to .500 this year. No pitching whatsoever.

  362. hub on June 5th, 2007 10:20 pm

    “but 85 wins will probably get us the wild card…”

    Replace ’85′ with ’90+’…and I’d agree.

  363. geofftoons on June 5th, 2007 10:21 pm

    Willie “Boom-Boom” Bloomquist strikes again! Nice D Willie.

  364. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 10:22 pm

    My, my, Sam’s refusing to let the Orioles go quietly into the night.

  365. juneau_fan on June 5th, 2007 10:22 pm

    But they do anyway…

  366. Lauren, token chick on June 5th, 2007 10:22 pm

    SlipElm: USSM is generally an exception to that view of sports blogs/boards/etc, I’d say.

    No softball for me. I was a swimmer.

    JJ inspires much confidence in me. Annnnd YES!

  367. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Woah! What a win!

  368. agingfan on June 5th, 2007 10:23 pm

    #361
    And their defense stinks, too. I hope you are right. But Satan’s favorite team has resources . .

  369. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on June 5th, 2007 10:23 pm

    Praise the Lord and pass the garlic fries!

  370. Axtell on June 5th, 2007 10:23 pm

    Love the come from behind wins, but I am curious, as I can’t remember…when was the last time we had a walk off homer to win the game?

  371. apunetid on June 5th, 2007 10:23 pm

    M’s win! 5 games over .500! 1 game back of the wild card! O’s bullpen tomorrow!

  372. Sidi on June 5th, 2007 10:25 pm

    Hmm, so a bunt when the defense expects it may lead to bad consequences. Instead of just throwing away one of yoru three outs to get the runner to second you may throw away one of your three outs and not get the runner there.

    Fascinating. With a little more study we may find proof that “productive” outs sometimes aren’t.

  373. bmanuw on June 5th, 2007 10:26 pm

    Its weird to think of how well we played but still are 5 1/2 back

  374. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:26 pm

    360- Never been to that site until just now.

    7 is apparently the M’s lucky number lately! It sucks we have to wait that long for offense, but at least it’s some offense!

  375. hub on June 5th, 2007 10:26 pm

    So what time is the press conference scheduled for tomorrow? You know, the one that announces contract extensions for Bavasi and Hargrove?

  376. et_blankenship on June 5th, 2007 10:27 pm

    The Yanks would have to play 25 games over .500 while the Sox play no better than .500 the rest of the way for the Yanks to win the East. The wild card won’t be much easier from their current location in the W/L column.

  377. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:28 pm

    #366, Lauren:

    I agree. Generally sex/gender don’t enter the conversation here, as they are issues that can’t really be measured statistcally and susequently rationally opined upon.

    Nice comeback win by the M’s. Positively Anaheim-esque, given they both did it versus B’more.

  378. hub on June 5th, 2007 10:29 pm

    Putz has done his job…and then some. Great to see him come out there night after night protecting a lead. With him on the mound the score doesn’t change much.

  379. Lucky Number on June 5th, 2007 10:29 pm

    And for the second night in a row I get off work just in time to see the M’s come back to win the game. Now THIS is something I can get used to!

  380. msb on June 5th, 2007 10:30 pm

    on the postgame Yuni says (via Carlos Garcia) that right now they feel that they can beat anyone, and he is seeing the ball very very well and not trying to do to much but put the ball in play and if he doesn’t get it done the next guy will and that he appreciates all the love and support Lauren gives him.

    so, does Davis vulture that win?

  381. apunetid on June 5th, 2007 10:31 pm

    370: Adrian Beltre, August 22, 2006, against the Yankees

  382. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:32 pm

    #378, hub:

    Putz is the man. He should be an All-Star; it’s almost impossible to perform much better than he’s done this season.

  383. F-Rod on June 5th, 2007 10:33 pm

    This is a pretty exciting team to watch. I love the constant hits…Not a classic saber metric way of building a lineup but we are without holes. Its a very fun team to watch…lots of hits….Hey can I get a “nice play” out of Bloomie?

  384. Sidi on June 5th, 2007 10:42 pm

    [i]Not a classic saber metric way of building a lineup but we are without holes.[/i]

    Other than most of starting pitching, Ibanaz, Sexson, SS defense…

  385. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:45 pm

    Yeah, Rizzs, et. al, conveniently neglect to mention those obvious portals when they spout their “no easy out” lineup rhetoric.

  386. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:46 pm

    Time for the Angels to regress to a reasonable level. No way they can even come close to this winning % in Sept.

  387. Slippery Elmer on June 5th, 2007 10:47 pm

    Though to his credit, Ibanez has not done consistently poorly this season; he just hasn’t been able to elevate the ball for HR power.

  388. AuburnM on June 5th, 2007 10:49 pm

    Didn’t expect the Angels to be this good – but I didn’t expect us to be this good either.

    Only 3 back in the loss column.

  389. pumpkinhead on June 5th, 2007 10:54 pm

    I doubt anyone thought we’d be 5 games over if we had virtually no productivity out of sexson, a horrible horrible weaver, or mediocre ibanez.

  390. Axtell on June 5th, 2007 10:55 pm

    381-
    Thanks.

  391. Tom on June 5th, 2007 11:22 pm

    #389: Don’t forget about being only 1 game out in the Wild Card and 5.5 out in the West.

  392. Typical Idiot Fan on June 5th, 2007 11:23 pm
  393. Tom on June 6th, 2007 12:19 am

    #392: What are you implying? That history can repeat itself?

  394. Typical Idiot Fan on June 6th, 2007 12:39 am

    It already is. The question is whether or not we continue to follow that season’s course of events. I, for one, do not believe history will continue to repeat itself later.

    Actually I just wanted to post that because now, like then, is fun.

  395. pumpkinhead on June 6th, 2007 9:45 am

    I wonder how deep a hole Weaver has to dig himself before Grover will take him out.

  396. Karen on June 6th, 2007 9:50 am

    #343 pumpkinhead Says: DiNardo? Who the hell is that. Can’t be that bad if he shuts out Manny, Ortiz, and the rest of the dirty sox.

    Lenny DiNardo was a “crafty lefty” Red Sox pitcher until they put him on waivers in February, and he was picked up by the As. Ironic, huh?

    Jeff Weaver: I hope his refusal to pitch rehab in the minors blows up in his face, in a “you BETTER succeed or your ass is grass” kind of way. Larry Stone’s commentary in the Times today pretty much sums it up. :)

    BTW, all you pessimists, it was nice to see the commentary tide turn about halfway through this game thread…

  397. pumpkinhead on June 6th, 2007 10:02 am

    It was quite frustrating to sit through the first half of that game. We’re not exactly known as a come-from-behind team…

    It’s a nice surprise to have the previous two 7th innings be a hitfest.

    At this point, every game counts to keep us in contention… I’m afraid the Weaver start saturday is going start the downward spiral :(

  398. joser on June 6th, 2007 10:09 am

    The M’s are a come-from-behind team when they’re facing a team with a decent starter and a sucky bullpen. Several posters predicted this. See 109, 125, 187

    fishiam (#215) gets extra credit for:

    This is playing out just as I predicted. Get to their bullpen by the 7th and our win is basically assured. You just watch.

    Unfortunately, I had a movie to get to at 9:30 (damn SIFF! ;) ) so I missed this. Ah well, I saw last night, and there will probably be another one today.

  399. Benno on June 6th, 2007 11:30 am

    I’m feeling pretty good about the M’s right now. The ‘pen has been great, and I’m seeing the Sherril/Morrow/Putz as a reincarnation of Rhodes/Nelson/Sasaki of a few years back. Just a solid group that shuts down innings 7-9 for this team. The concern is obviously the starters, as the ‘pen is going to get burnt out if they can’t get more that 5+ innings from the starters.

  400. carcinogen on June 6th, 2007 12:15 pm

    Maybe the Ms should play all their games without any days off in between. That seems to be working quite well for them.

  401. pumpkinhead on June 6th, 2007 1:10 pm

    NO. BALTIMORE SEATTLE
    1. J. Payton, CF I. Suzuki, CF
    2. C. Gomez, 2B J. Lopez, 2B
    3. N. Markakis, RF J. Guillen, RF
    4. M. Tejada, DH R. Ibanez, LF
    5. M. Mora, 3B R. Sexson, 1B
    6. A. Huff, 1B J. Vidro, DH
    7. R. Hernandez, C Y. Betancourt, SS
    8. J. Gibbons, LF W. Bloomquist, 3B
    9. F. Bynum, SS J. Burke, C

    Ibanez batting cleanup… sigh.

  402. pumpkinhead on June 6th, 2007 1:17 pm

    Actually, 4-5-6 looks pretty bleak.

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