Game 75, Red Sox at Mariners

Dave · June 27, 2007 at 1:29 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Matsuzaka vs Feierabend, 1:35 pm.

Coming off the worst start of his life, Feierabend looks to rebound by trying to get out Ortiz, Ramirez, and company. Ouch. I’m rooting for him, because the last thing I want to see is Horacio Ramirez taking the hill again anytime soon, but you take a kid who pitches up in the zone and put him against a line-up of guys who drive the ball, and the Red Sox could put up some crooked numbers in bunches today.

Turbo is still hitting third, which is great, because it allows him to set his sights on Jim Rice’s GIDP record again. With 13 double plays in 299 PA, he’s fallen off the pace quite a bit, so it’s nice of Hargrove to give him as many chances to bat with a runner on 1st and less than 2 out as possible.

Also, Broussard in left, Guillen in right, Jones in Tacoma.


395 Responses to “Game 75, Red Sox at Mariners”

  1. Dave Clapper on June 27th, 2007 5:32 pm

    I *heart* Joel.

  2. scraps on June 27th, 2007 5:33 pm


  3. nickpdx on June 27th, 2007 5:33 pm

    Go home in tears, Red Sox fans. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!

  4. Tony Fossas on June 27th, 2007 5:33 pm

    Royals sweep the Angels. Mariners sweep the Red Sox. Oakland is killing the Indians. Life is good.

  5. Karen on June 27th, 2007 5:35 pm

    I’m enjoying the irony that the game was won off Joel Piniero…

  6. scraps on June 27th, 2007 5:36 pm

    If there hadn’t been an out, Lopez would never have been allowed to swing.

  7. Lauren, token chick on June 27th, 2007 5:38 pm

    Dang. We sweep and the Royals sweep. That’s simply loony, and I love it.

  8. msb on June 27th, 2007 5:39 pm

    and Richie escapes being the goat.

    oh, seeing the Cards on ESPN, I heard Troy Percival just got called up …

  9. milendriel on June 27th, 2007 5:41 pm

    All I can say is:

    lol Piniero

  10. milendriel on June 27th, 2007 5:41 pm


  11. jefffrane on June 27th, 2007 5:44 pm

    Came home and thought “Mariners game was at 1:00. I wonder how it went.”

    “Holy crap!” turn on the teevee!!!

    Jo-el! We’re gonna win!

    Hooray for the Mariners!

  12. Tony Fossas on June 27th, 2007 5:45 pm

    Wow – just learned that was the first time the Sox have been swept in a 3-game series this year. Way to go M’s!!

  13. kenshabby on June 27th, 2007 5:45 pm

    First I offered to buy everyone a beer if Weaver pitched a CGSHO vs. Pirates. On Monday’s post I said I’d give everyone a Crying Joey Cora doll if the M’s and Royals swept their respective series. Maybe my next “offer” should involve the AL Wild Card. Crikey.

  14. Lucky Number on June 27th, 2007 5:48 pm

    LOL 363. Keep making crazy offers, it seems to be helping!

  15. JR Ewing on June 27th, 2007 5:48 pm

    kenshabby, bring the dolls on july 14

  16. bakomariner on June 27th, 2007 5:48 pm

    where’s my doll?

  17. kenshabby on June 27th, 2007 5:54 pm

    Instead of a bobblehead, the Crying Joey Cora doll weeps whenever the M’s lose a game. There’d be a radio receiver inside the doll that gets the final score and cries accordingly.

  18. BKM on June 27th, 2007 5:55 pm

    And nice job, Jason Davis, the one “Cleveland didn’t want on its roster anymore”.

  19. williebfan on June 27th, 2007 5:58 pm

    what happened to the M’s sucking and the season being over?

  20. DJCarter on June 27th, 2007 6:07 pm

    does anyone else think that angie bears a striking resemblance to jimmy glick now? maybe that’s why she’s breaking out punchlines …

    btw: long-time reader, first-time commenter

  21. dotcomse on June 27th, 2007 6:17 pm

    Before this series, I was willing to call those three games a loss and save us the grief of having to play them. I’m sure the Royals felt the same way. But that’s baseball, and the way Sexson’s been coming on, hopefully the resurrection of (good) Jeff Weaver, a return to form (or at least something resembling his first two games) for King Felix, and Ichiro’s continued dominance, I feel like the second half of the season won’t bring with it the ‘sinking-ship’ feeling it did last year. We’re going to the post-season this year, mark my words!

    …and it’s a damn shame we have to wait til Friday to add another one to the W column.

  22. Axtell on June 27th, 2007 6:29 pm


    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves…the M’s are still 5 out of the divison, despite sweeping Boston.

  23. kenshabby on June 27th, 2007 6:31 pm

    I’m willing to bump my predicted M’s win total from 85 to 86, but no more.

  24. IdahoInvader on June 27th, 2007 6:32 pm


    Davis did well tonight. But look at any year in his career. He’s not that good.

  25. bhsmarine on June 27th, 2007 6:52 pm

    Glad Manny was just being Manny on that hit. Not that Broussard or Ibanez would have had it either, but a decent LF catches that thing.


  26. Karen on June 27th, 2007 7:12 pm

    #373 According to SG’s Pythagorean winning percentage table at his Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, that’s exactly what the Mariners Pyth. win total should be at the end of the season, based on today’s W-L record and RS-RA.

    (disclaimer: as SG says, it’s just a toy…but it sure is fun, so long as the M’s are over .500)

  27. skipj on June 27th, 2007 7:23 pm

    After this game broke down and bought tickets to the 28’th vs A’s. Might matter. REALLY good tickets still available all.

  28. DizzleChizzle on June 27th, 2007 8:39 pm

    372, have you looked at the wildcard standings?

    The Angels start a long road trip this weekend ending with a trip to the Bronx. The M’s play one more series at home vs a beatable Toronto team and then start a mini road trip starting in KC and I believe ending in Detroit. Detroit gives them a shot at gaining some ground in the wildcard race. If they stay hot they can catch up to Angels here real soon IMO.

  29. JIMINEDMONDS on June 27th, 2007 8:44 pm

    As we all bathe in the warm glow of the resurgent Mariners’ sweep of the Sox, this season is beginning to have a special feel to it–notwithstanding the recent demoralizing trips to Chicago and Houston. I just hope that the M’s front office, sensing that they may be recapturing the hearts and minds of Seattle sports fans, will aggressively go after some front line starting pitching to give this team a real chance to get into the post-season (and to prosper in October). If we could just acquire one, maybe two, starters to bolster our rotation, maybe this season will take us to the heights that we hoped we could get to in 1995, 2000, and 2001. As George Allen used to say, “The future is now.” Let’s put it into overdrive to try to win a championship this year.

  30. dnc on June 27th, 2007 8:55 pm

    “If they stay hot”

    Three guesses at the key word in that clause…

  31. dw on June 27th, 2007 9:07 pm

    What’s their record in one-run games again?

    This really does still feel like a .500 team, only a .500 team that’s been really lucky.

  32. gwangung on June 27th, 2007 9:34 pm

    What’s their record in one-run games again?

    13-9, I think it is….

    A little better than average, but not astoundingly so….

  33. smb on June 27th, 2007 10:11 pm


    They stopped starting Bloomquist?

  34. smb on June 27th, 2007 10:11 pm

    oops, 369

  35. DJCarter on June 27th, 2007 10:50 pm

    ” Let’s put it into overdrive to try to win a championship this year.”

    i love your optimism, but i don’t see us making any good trade deadline moves (trader bavasi? yikes.), we still have corner infielders with maddening plate discipline, and our ace hasn’t pitched like one in a long while.

    and yet, i’m cautiously hopeful about the playoffs.

    i can’t believe i’m writing that, but there’s hope. Go M’s.

  36. jringler on June 27th, 2007 10:59 pm

    Jim — don’t forget 1997!

  37. BKM on June 27th, 2007 11:25 pm

    374. Doesn’t matter. He did what was necessary today, and he deserves the credit. Go Mariners, including Jason Davis.

  38. scott19 on June 28th, 2007 12:13 am

    385: I’m with you on the cautious optimism. Despite the obvious flaws (i.e. too much free-swinging, starters not going deep enough, etc.), this season is starting to have an interesting feel to it — and thinking historically, there are plenty of examples of somewhat-flawed teams that seemed to somehow have destiny on their side (’87 Twins & ’06 Cards are two that come to mind).

    A trade for/re-sign of Dontrelle Willis might be a big shot in the arm, though.

  39. joser on June 28th, 2007 12:54 am

    Willis is not the pitcher you think he is.

  40. scraps on June 28th, 2007 5:33 am

    387: No one says he doesn’t deserve credit for last night. It just doesn’t change — very much — who he is and what we can expect from him.

    It seems like every time people are realistic about expectations here, someone scoffs at them, and then, when (as often happens) a bad player has a good game, the scoffer crows triumphantly over those silly realistic people — as though the people being realistic want the team to do badly, as though the scoffer really told them by saying we should all still cheer, you know. Yet somehow the scoffer never comes back to eat a little of their own crow the next time the bad player comes back to earth.

  41. Slippery Elmer on June 28th, 2007 7:33 am

    Enough with the Dickensian satire. Just who is “the scoffer” to whom you refer? Anyone in particular, or merely a man of straw?

  42. scraps on June 28th, 2007 9:06 am

    Dickensian? satire?

    If you look again, you’ll see that I’m responding to a specific comment, the last of a few comments by the same person. Not to be coy about it: It is BKM to whom I was replying, though he (or she) is hardly alone in the behavior I described.

  43. IdahoInvader on June 28th, 2007 11:25 am



    That’s all I was saying. I’m GLAD, heck THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF that Davis didn’t eff it up. But like I wrote in plain english, Jason Davis’ history has shown he’s not been very good.

    If Joel had pitched two scoreless innings, would we have said he’s a good pitcher, in spite of the last few years?

  44. JIMINEDMONDS on June 28th, 2007 12:29 pm

    #388–You are right, flawed teams, including the 1988 Dodgers and those that you list, have won it all, if they catch fire at the right time. Why can’t that happen here, right now? If we can just improve our starting pitching, we do have the offense and the bullpen to be a serious player in the championship chase.

  45. scott19 on June 29th, 2007 1:54 am

    395: Jim – ya know, I almost mentioned the ’88 Dodgers, ’cause they came to mind as well. I remember Hershiser having a fantastic year and being unstoppable in the post-season, but that team had some definite quirks — and it looked as if Oakland (on paper, at least) should have been able to crush them in about four or five games. I can still picture Gibby’s HR — and somehow you just had a feeling that it was all over for the A’s right then and there! 🙂

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