Game 97, Rangers at Mariners

Dave · July 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Feierabend vs Rheinecker, 2:05 pm.

Game 1 of the double-header features two emergency Triple-A starters. Both are lefties. Both teams hit lefties better. The ball flies in Texas, especially in the afternoon. Expect a football score.

McLaren, by the way, bows to platoon splits, knowing that he has to use his bench today due to the combination of 18 innings and the Texas heat. So, with a lefty on the hill, Ellison starts in left, Bloomquist in center, Ichiro DH’s, and Ibanez and Vidro head to the bench.

Also, Mark Lowe will be activated from the DL at the end of the game, with Feierabend heading back to Tacoma. He’ll be eligible to pitch in game 2.


230 Responses to “Game 97, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. kenshabby on July 24th, 2007 4:49 pm

    198 – Exactly. Well, that and they have some mystified knowledge to which we’re not privy.

  2. IdahoInvader on July 24th, 2007 4:51 pm

    But remember guys…

    We don’t need Jones apparently. I mean just ask our FO…sigh

  3. Mat on July 24th, 2007 4:52 pm

    If they can somehow score, we’ll see the worst defense ever in the bottom of the 9th.

    There’s probably been worse. The M’s could have opted to lose the DH, move Ichiro into CF, Lopez to SS, Vidro to 2B, and Raul in LF. That would be really bad, but probably not the worst ever.

  4. C. Cheetah on July 24th, 2007 4:57 pm

    I would have loved to see Ibanez try to play CF….

  5. msb on July 24th, 2007 4:57 pm

    sadly reminicent of the game featured in #71.

  6. Spadam on July 24th, 2007 4:57 pm

    I know things look grim, but really we have a chance to be just 1.5 back if we win the second game and the Angels lose again..

  7. shortbus on July 24th, 2007 4:58 pm

    After that one, all I can say is “Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!”

  8. Grayfox on July 24th, 2007 5:01 pm

    What a horrible game, im really gettin fustrated to the point where im punching things because we squander oportunities that playoff contention teams should never do. U got a runner on third, 1 out and ichiro strikes out? thats how we know things are not going well for us, and until someone higher up in the organization can start a fire under the players asses, were done until someone is on the blocks, or a certain someone is called up, We need a starter and a few more hitters, im not giving up yet, but its gettin real hard to keep my heart in this team at this point, in a crucial season. Bring back mike? he should of never left.

  9. msb on July 24th, 2007 5:03 pm

    We need a starter and a few more hitters

    from where?

    Bring back mike? he should of never left.

    yah, because this kind of play would be sure to keep the passion alive …

  10. joser on July 24th, 2007 5:04 pm

    Can I just say I appreciate TV Producer being here giving us useful info about the broadcast (especially since s/he is presumably also busy with an actual job involving the broadcast). I suspect this may be same person who got “Doyle” onto the in-game box score last year, which was one of the memorable highlights of a season far too filled with unmemorable lowlights.

  11. flash_33 on July 24th, 2007 5:07 pm

    Son of a b****. WTF is going on with this team? It is so frustrating to have all sorts of hope after the all-star game and now we are F-ing ourselves with all these losses. Sorry but it’s really frustrating.

  12. Grayfox on July 24th, 2007 5:07 pm

    So what do we expect out of the 2nd game? more of the same, low hits, double plays, striking out with a man on 3rd?

  13. fetish on July 24th, 2007 5:12 pm

    I expect the M’s score 10, 11 runs.

    The rangers score 0.

  14. fetish on July 24th, 2007 5:12 pm

    I should have the irony tag in that post like fiftyleven times.

  15. Jordan of Boise on July 24th, 2007 5:12 pm

    Stop me if this has been discussed before – but isn’t the solution in front of our faces?

    Bloomquist needs to adopt Adam Jones.

  16. Jigga8481 on July 24th, 2007 5:14 pm

    Pardon me if this has been said but aren’t those the M’s spring training jerseys?

  17. JIMINEDMONDS on July 24th, 2007 5:16 pm

    If you like the Mariners’ woes in this road trip, just get ready for the stretch in August-September when they will play 17 out of 20 games on the road. If they aren’t buried by the time the first road trip to Minnesota and Texas is over, then they surely will be in wake mode when the go to Cleveland, Toronto, NYY, and Detroit. Oh, well, it will be football season then.

  18. krb on July 24th, 2007 5:17 pm

    I was wondering if we got new road uniforms. They do look like spring training jerseys though.

  19. Glen on July 24th, 2007 5:18 pm

    216 – either way I like them…

  20. msb on July 24th, 2007 5:21 pm

    sheesh, who is the leatherlung sitting near the radio crowd mike?

  21. joser on July 24th, 2007 5:21 pm

    Well, if the M’s can hang tough they get a ten game streak where they play four home against the Rays sandwiched by home/away 3-game series against Oakland. And September is the time for call-ups and experiments by teams that are out of it (assuming Oakland is indeed out of it). That last stretch against the Angels, Indians (and these Rangers) could be brutal, though.

  22. joser on July 24th, 2007 5:21 pm

    sheesh, who is the leatherlung sitting near the radio crowd mike?
    I don’t know, but he’s got a brother in Tampa.

  23. joser on July 24th, 2007 5:22 pm

    Richie AB w/RISP…. sigh

  24. bhsmarine on July 24th, 2007 5:23 pm

    I think those are spring training jerseys, they don’t button all the way down.

  25. msb on July 24th, 2007 5:24 pm

    game thread is up

  26. bhsmarine on July 24th, 2007 5:25 pm

    We should bench Sexson on the basis that we wouldn’t have to hear that damn Jason Kidd roommate story another time.

  27. Kingfelix34 on July 24th, 2007 5:31 pm

    Putting things in perspective….a little…after we failed to score in the top of 8th in the first game I was so frustrated that I had to go for a run instead of stay and watch the 9th….and risk throwing something in anger of us NOT getting the job done again…

    I had to run to burn off energy b/c I get that upset when the M’s lose especially this year. I got about as far away from my apt as I could before turning around….a good 2 miles….and a thunderstorm quickly came in (I live in Orlando FL and they pop up like crazy all the time.) It took me about 25 minutes to finally get back, as I am out of shape. But on the way back there were numerous lightining strikes all around me, and seemingly close. TO be honest it scared the living shit out of me running back, and the only reason I was in the place to begin with was b/c the M’s lost and I was real pissed off.

    Granted this is just a story I’m sharing for fun, but it does put things in a little perspective…..that baseball is just a game and we are not in control of how the M’s play. I’ll still be living and dying with each pitch tonight but this is just a game…as hard as it is to realize that.

  28. Kingfelix34 on July 24th, 2007 5:31 pm

    and just as I type this Broussard wastes a great opportunity to get the M’s on the board! Marvelous…

  29. eddieranch on July 24th, 2007 6:29 pm

    Hi I’m new to this blog so I apologize if I’m repeating something that’s been said earlier. But it seems that the Ms are completely dependent on the clutch hit. Where’s the opportunistic bunt, sac fly, squeeze, or steal when our bats are this silent? We’ve now had 2 shutouts and a 1-run loss in our last 4 games. But it seems McClaren (and for that matter Hargrove before him) are unwilling to play small-ball to scratch out a run here and there. Could have been the difference in splitting the last games instead of going 0-4. Our pitching is generally doing well. I’d much rather watch us attempt a little fun, small ball and fail than continue to await the clutch hit from Sexon or Broussard.

  30. S1lent on July 24th, 2007 11:52 pm

    Twice we had a runner get on base to lead off the inning late in that game, and twice McClaren opted not to bunt. Twice we grounded into a DP instead. Pathetic.

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