Game 88, Tigers at Mariners

Dave · July 14, 2007 at 6:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Batista vs Rogers, 7:05 pm.

Raul Ibanez since June 12th: .188/.225/.329
Raul Ibanez against lefties: .242/.255/.295
Rey Ordonez, career: .246/.289/.310

Maybe try not hitting Raul third tonight, guys? Anyone out there? Hello?


260 Responses to “Game 88, Tigers at Mariners”

  1. msb on July 14th, 2007 10:21 pm

    thank you, Bill.

    re: trading for pitching:

    “there are three guys available, and they are not difference-makers”

  2. fetish on July 14th, 2007 10:50 pm

    Why no Sherril?

    Actually, I really like the call to go to Putz in the 8th inning.

    If you use Sherril, like was mentioned last night as well as by the broadcast team, the Tigers bring in Monroe and you lose the platoon advantage. Not that McLaren truly believes that applies to “players” (that is, good players).

    Actually, the real problem with using Sherril is that even if he gets you out of the inning with no damage, you CANNOT run Sherril back out again in the 9th. Not with Putz sitting there in the pen. If you pitch Putz first, you aren’t forced to burn GS for just one out and still have a relief ace available in case something happens with JJ.

  3. DizzleChizzle on July 14th, 2007 10:51 pm

    There’s gotta be a better option then Reitsma. I really can’t stand this guy and I’d almost see Morrow in the game before Reitsma. Putz should’ve had the night off.

  4. JMHawkins on July 14th, 2007 11:44 pm

    Isn’t that Spicoli vs. Verlander?

    Khalil Greene’s starting for us tomorrow?

  5. Downtown Ian on July 14th, 2007 11:44 pm

    Just got back from the game…great atmosphere with all those clutch plays, though like a lot of people already pointed out I wish to GOD they’d stop playing Sweet Caroline. Someone want to write an open letter for that one?

    As Reitsma was warming up, the three outfielders, Raul + Ichiro and his bodyguard (Ellison had replaced Guillen), crouched together in center field and were chatting…too tired now to think of a clever version of what the conversation was, but it must’ve been along the lines of “wanna make a bet which one of us gets to watch the ballgame go over his fence?”

  6. Teej on July 14th, 2007 11:48 pm

    254: Exactly. Khalil Greene is far more Spicoli than Jeff Weaver.

  7. awolfgang on July 15th, 2007 12:28 am

    In regards to the whole Ichiro diving conversation. I believe he has said before that he doesn’t dive for balls, the reward is not worth the risk. Remember the great Griffey catches, and then just hoping that he didn’t snap his wrist or break an ankle. So while I think Ichiro could have dove and made a play or two, I’ll take the trade off of him playing tomorrow. On the whole positioning thing, I think the M’s field management, don’t know if that is Mac or someone else, but I do agree that infield/outfield placement has been poor. Case in point, If I have to see Lopez covering 2nd on a stolen base attempt with a lefty at bat I’ll throw something at the t.v. How obvious is it that the lefty bat will pull a Vidro and roll a grounder where Lopez should be and instead get a single and have runners at 1st and 3rd?

  8. naviomelo on July 15th, 2007 12:35 am

    Was at the game tonight, unbelievable atmosphere – the place really rocked when Putz got 2 strikes on anybody. I have to think that Reitsma’s number was called because Morrow worked 2 innings last night. Green was unbelievable again, he should have got out of there unscathed if it wasn’t for the misplayed ball by Ichiro off of Granderson’s bat. No matter what happens tomorrow, this series hasn’t been a letdown.

  9. crewm on July 15th, 2007 1:14 am

    I believe Ichiro might also be referring to the risk of not making a play when you dive, and therefore giving up more bases, which I think is a legitimate concern.

  10. DizzleChizzle on July 15th, 2007 1:56 am

    The guy has 6 gold gloves so I’d say it’s fair to trust his judgement regarding diving for flyballs.

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