Game 134, Mariners at Blue Jays

DMZ · September 1, 2007 at 10:01 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

10:07? What the heck is that. I don’t want to be making coffee before a game.

Batista v McGowan.

The M’s lineup is 50% back to the old one for a day-after-night:
CF-L Ichiro
DH-B Vidro
RF-R Guillen
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
1B-L Broussard
2B-R Lopez
C-R Burke
SS-R Betancourt

Lopez, it appears, found his way out of the doghouse.


239 Responses to “Game 134, Mariners at Blue Jays”

  1. wfan99 on September 1st, 2007 12:48 pm


  2. cgmonk on September 1st, 2007 12:48 pm

    Lost 8 in a row

  3. WardP on September 1st, 2007 12:48 pm

    and then there were eight..

  4. WardP on September 1st, 2007 12:50 pm

    Appalachian State

  5. Grayfox on September 1st, 2007 12:51 pm

    IM so damn sick of Raul ending our chances by GIDP its f’n rediculous. What happend to this hot streak he was on? now he’s on a GIDP hot streak to end any hopes of gettin out of this damn slump. You know what else makes me mad about it, is the fact that he swung at the very first pitch, didnt give willie any time to try and steal, nope cant do that can we now. Well, at least football season is here to save us, i hope. Hey the huskies won 🙂 damn mariners, i feel like puttin holes in things with raul’s face on them.

  6. scott19 on September 1st, 2007 12:52 pm

    Eight in a row…way to go, boys! >:(

    Oh well, at least I’ll get to hear Hughson calling hockey again in about six weeks or so when the Canucks start playing.

  7. carcinogen on September 1st, 2007 12:53 pm

    201: Do you mean Bavasi’s Tenure? Uhmm..ok,

    Those were some gritty, veteran-style double plays out there today!

  8. lailaihei on September 1st, 2007 12:53 pm

    Yeah grayfox, at least we have the Huskies to root for. I got my season tickets yesterday. They’re pretty =P

  9. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 1st, 2007 12:53 pm

    146: Go to Tacoma if you want to see Clement; he still has 3 games there.

    I can hardly wait for the recap of this, wherein it’s somehow all McLaren’s fault.

  10. Steve Nelson on September 1st, 2007 12:54 pm

    It really was important to keep Putz available for the Toronto series, wasn’t it?

  11. mln on September 1st, 2007 12:55 pm

    Didn’t Raul swing at the first pitch last night when he grounded in the DP?

    Anyways, that’s Proven Veteran goodness for you.

  12. gwangung on September 1st, 2007 12:57 pm

    And it was really important to have your Proven Veterans fresh and ready to aid you for your stretch run…

  13. Grayfox on September 1st, 2007 12:58 pm

    We could of easily won both games, you would think in both the situations you would want raul up there, but what does he go and do? disapoint the mariners nation, the yankees lost yesterday, didnt check the angels, who knows about today, we could of really been right back in this, all we needed was 1 base hit each night from one of our “proven” vet’s but no, cant even get that, sorry im just really angry right now, i threw my seahawks hat :(, i havent worn any mariners stuff the past 3 days cuz i have been so mad at the way they are playing.

  14. gwangung on September 1st, 2007 1:00 pm

    Hmmm…last couple times we were in the playoff hunt, didn’t we swoon in September, too?

  15. thefin190 on September 1st, 2007 1:01 pm

    Just look on the bright side, Maybe Mac will get the boot if the play doesn’t turn around soon.

  16. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 1st, 2007 1:02 pm

    C’mon, look at their schedule. Look at how streaky they’ve been all year. It’s not like they saved all their swooning for September.

    They’re just not a well-built balanced team.

  17. Sports on a Schtick on September 1st, 2007 1:03 pm

    Are we officially playing for positioning in the ’08 draft?

  18. jlc on September 1st, 2007 1:05 pm

    Actually the Angels won yesterday in the 10th. You know, like division winners do.

  19. HamNasty on September 1st, 2007 1:07 pm

    What an awful day. First my team CSU loses in overtime to CU their rival. Then I come back to find out M’s lost 2-1!!! BOOOO!!!

  20. Swungonandbelted on September 1st, 2007 1:09 pm

    I’m sitting here looking at my Hawk’s season ticket booklet, and 9/9 just can’t get here soon enough…. if the M’s don’t get it together right damn now, they’re going to be 6 back in the WC by Wed’s afternoon.

  21. Grayfox on September 1st, 2007 1:12 pm

    Remember last year, when we were all excited cuz we though we were in it, then we lost what like 11 in a row and the rest of the season was just a lame excuse to call up our youngins, i feel that if something doesnt happen quick then its going to happen all over again. I really hope this is the end of Bavasi, i dont want to get rid of mac, but id rather him be assistant/bench coach, he doesnt have what it takes to win as far as we have all seen lately.

  22. Grayfox on September 1st, 2007 1:12 pm

    Im down in arizona for the month of september, but i did get tickets to the Hawks/Cards game and im sooo excited!

  23. DizzleChizzle on September 1st, 2007 1:39 pm

    I know earlier in the season I said I was fearful that the M’s were going to trip and fall into another 6 game losing streak, but eight in a row! Right now Ichiro is with his a lawyer trying to figure out a loophole to get out of his contract. At least I can save my hard earned money and skip the next Angel/Mariners series. Thanks for a great 3/4 of a season M’s….LOSERS!!!

  24. lailaihei on September 1st, 2007 3:09 pm

    So uh… are there any good Washington Huskies blogs?

  25. Slippery Elmer on September 1st, 2007 3:36 pm

    LOL–silly Dawgs, blogs are for fans who can type!

  26. msb on September 1st, 2007 3:47 pm

    looks like I didn’t miss much but frustration, eh?

    so, what does a complete September collapse do to turn the hot seat burners back on?

  27. Tom on September 1st, 2007 4:14 pm

    #226: We’ll see with how happy Howard Lincoln is with asses being put back in the seats.

  28. Karen on September 1st, 2007 4:32 pm

    The M’s will probably revive in time to act as spoilers for Cleveland (if Detroit manages to make the AL Central more of a race).

  29. rufusgufus on September 1st, 2007 6:44 pm

    Ibanez hit a rocket and a hard ground ball up the middle. It it is asinine to blame him for both loses.

  30. PADJ on September 1st, 2007 7:05 pm

    229 – Agree. Raul is an easy target ‘cuz he’s on a gritty veteran level GIDP streak. Likewise, it’s easy to rip on McLaren because…well… because he makes some pretty weird and, IMHO, lame decisions. There’s enough wrong with this team to spread the blame around. It starts at the FO and trickles down throughout.

    I mean after getting shelled in the last series, if you’d asked me about how I’d feel about giving up only a couple runs to the Jays I would’ve snapped it up in a heartbeat. But NOOOOOOOOOO…

  31. PADJ on September 1st, 2007 7:14 pm

    From FoxSports…McLaren speaks…

    “We need to hit better with runners on third base. We need to pitch better, make a pitch in certain situations,” Mariners manager John McLaren said. “This is why we’ve lost eight in a row, we haven’t been doing those things.” (Doh! We’re losing because we haven’t been pitching well enough or hitting well enough! Alert the media!)

    And in speaking of the batting out of order thing:
    “That was our trump card,” McLaren said. “When Hill got on with the double, we used the trump card.” (Well…when you aren’t able to win in any conventional way, get out the “trump card”…)

  32. jlc on September 1st, 2007 7:29 pm

    231 – And at the end of the game, he lost his trump.

  33. Slippery Elmer on September 1st, 2007 8:30 pm

    It was an “icky trump” anyhow.

  34. scott19 on September 1st, 2007 10:02 pm

    At this point, I think I’d rather have Donald Trump as manager than John McLaren.

    Or, better yet, CEO. Thst way he could tell both Bavasi and Mac “You’re FIRED!”

  35. thefin190 on September 1st, 2007 11:18 pm

    I know this has been talked about alot, but who is the ideal replacement for John Mac and Bill Bavasi? Like the realistic ones? I don’t know if Girardi would choose seattle out of all the offers he’ll probably get this offseason.

  36. davepaisley on September 1st, 2007 11:43 pm

    Well, we now know that Mac learned all he could from Grover in terms of knife-in-the-ribs season-ending losing streaks.

  37. vin on September 2nd, 2007 12:36 am

    #235 Why wouldn’t he choose Seattle? We have a payroll in the top 1/3rd of the league, great stadium, great city and hopefully a GM like Antonetti that knows whats up. Whats not to like?

  38. thefin190 on September 2nd, 2007 2:24 am

    I agree Seattle does sound appealing from the way you put it. But Antonetti isn’t our GM…yet atleast. Hopefully since there is no chance the M’s will make the playoffs now, Mac and Bavasi will get the boot for masterminding this downfall. Just that there will be other places that’ll want managers, and also it’d just be too good to be true if Girardi came to the Mariners.

  39. cgmonk on September 4th, 2007 7:43 pm


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