Game 137, Mariners at Yankees

DMZ · September 4, 2007 at 3:45 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Friendly reminder that KSTW.com will be hosting a chat with Dave right after the game – surf on over and join the fun

Ramirez versus Wang. KSTW. 4:05 our time.

M’s run out the Broussard variant of the standard lineup.

The Yankees lineup’s pretty weird, too, now that I look at it.

CF-B Cabrera (.298/.347/.428)
SS-R Jeter (.322/.392/.429)
RF-L Abreu (.282/.364/.440)
3B-R Rodriguez (.308/.415/.634)
C-B Posada (.331/.412/.527)
LF-L Matsui (.298/.368/.503)
DH-R Duncan (small sample)
2B-L Cano (.298/.347/.483)
1B-B Betemit (small sample)

Comments

372 Responses to “Game 137, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 3:48 pm

    I have a Bad feeling about this game, of course i have a bad feeling in any game where HoRam is pitching. Anyone else?

  2. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 3:50 pm

    I have a Bad feeling about this game, of course i have a bad feeling in any game where HoRam is pitching. Anyone else?

    I have a great feeling about this game. A great feeling that I’ll be drunk long before it’s over.

  3. thefin190 on September 4th, 2007 3:51 pm

    I kind of liked the earlier prediction of how the pitching will turn out.

    HoRam 2.1 innings, Rowland-Smith 5.0 innings, Parrish 0.0, White 0.0, O’Face 0.2.

    Plus Wang will probably shut out the Mariners.

  4. lailaihei on September 4th, 2007 3:53 pm

    This game is pretty hopeless.
    The money line for it is something like -265 for the Yankees.
    So if you want to bet on the Yankees and win $100, you have to wager $265.

  5. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 3:56 pm

    Good news is we get to type Wang all day long and laugh about it every time. I am with #2 on this game.

  6. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 3:57 pm

    I get the same feeling when Ho pitches for the M’s as when Vlad bats against the M’s.

  7. lailaihei on September 4th, 2007 3:59 pm

    “I must be looking pretty cool right now.”
    Yeah, Ichiro, that’s right.

  8. cgmonk on September 4th, 2007 4:02 pm

    The Ichiro interview with Brad Adam on the pre-game show was interesting. Brad’s asking if 200 hits is his goal for the season, Ichiro says he will keep trying for it until he gets chubby. Brad then asks what happens when he gets chubby, Ichiro says he might retire. Brad comes back with “Or become a pitcher?” to which Ichiro responds in English “DH”.

  9. Sammy on September 4th, 2007 4:05 pm

    8. I love that man.

  10. thefin190 on September 4th, 2007 4:06 pm

    8 – Ichiro is sweet. I think he should convert to a Power-hitter once that happens.

  11. maalox on September 4th, 2007 4:07 pm

    Oh my god. Was that ad on channel 11 real? The one about the Muslim Exchange Student sitcom?

    “They thought they were getting a _regular_ exchange student… but they got a potential terrorist instead! Watch the hijinks ensue as a wholesome American family has to live with someone from the middle east!”

    Please tell me this is some kind of avant-garde meta-sitcom. Like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heil_Honey_I'm_Home!

  12. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 4:07 pm

    It’s interesting, too, that Ichiro doesn’t wait for an interpreted question – he clearly understands exactly what Adam was saying, for instance – but still pretty much won’t speak English for interview or recording purposes except in the most unusual of circumstances.

  13. thefin190 on September 4th, 2007 4:12 pm

    Too bad i’ll be at work, i won’t be able to participate in the chat. :/ Anyway i can view it afterwards?

  14. Dan W on September 4th, 2007 4:13 pm

    Balanced lineup for the Yankees – 3 RH, 3 LH, 3 switch. I wish we had that.

  15. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 4:19 pm

    DMZ gotta love plausible deniability.

  16. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 4:19 pm

    And now the fun begins.

  17. DAMellen on September 4th, 2007 4:21 pm

    I’m not confident in this one. I think we have a better chance of Wang screwing up and winning 12-10 than Ramirez shutting down and winning 4-2.

  18. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 4:23 pm

    Any bets on HoRam’s final tally?

    My edumacated guess: 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.

    And that’ being pretty kind to Horammy.

  19. BP on September 4th, 2007 4:24 pm

    I’m just going to hope that yesterday was the start of an improbable ten game winning streak to make up for the disaster that was the end of August/beginning of September.

  20. Faradan on September 4th, 2007 4:24 pm

    How about the grouping on those groundouts, eh?

  21. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 4:25 pm

    #18

    My bet for the HoRammit-dammit extravaganza final tally would be:

    5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3K

  22. shortbus on September 4th, 2007 4:25 pm

    Nice “out pitch” on Jeter, Mr. Ramirez.

  23. Karen on September 4th, 2007 4:26 pm

    Abreu will outwait anybody. He’s the one that I expect to break the dam open.

  24. krb on September 4th, 2007 4:26 pm

    Aand it starts.

  25. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 4:26 pm

    Could Jones have caught that?

  26. Karen on September 4th, 2007 4:27 pm

    So what’s he do on the 2nd pitch? Yeah, a double. So much for waiting on HoRam.

  27. Say Hey on September 4th, 2007 4:28 pm

    Ho Ram looks incredibly hitable. Not that that’s a surprise. It’s just a matter of time until the Hit-Fest begins. Ho Ram doesn’t make it through four.

  28. NBarnes on September 4th, 2007 4:28 pm

    If I were a Yankees fan (Goddess protect me), I’d be driven crazy by Jeter in the #2 spot instead of the #1 year after year so that lesser players can take ABs away from him.

  29. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 4:28 pm

    16 Outs total (5 ground outs, 6 fly outs, 3 strike outs, 2 pop fouls), 7 line drives for hits, 3 walks, 3 ground balls for hits.

  30. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 4:28 pm

    #24

    Aand it ends.

  31. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 4:29 pm

    Where’s Bud when we need him? He could call it a tie and we could save three hours of either seeing, or anticipating, disaster.

  32. fetish on September 4th, 2007 4:30 pm

    hey – name all the mariners you can in the following picture (no cheating looking up numbers):
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1288/1288510894_93ba2d96f8_b.jpg

    Starting with Griffey and moving right, I think next to him is Dave Fleming, the tall scowling gentleman i think is Jeff Nelson (also a Metro-league high school basketball referee if I recall), #11 is obviously Edgar, and Brian Holman has his jersey facing us. The next guy, I’m pretty sure (with the “hey who’s taking the picture?” look) is Erik Hanson.

    Who are the rest of those guys?

  33. Say Hey on September 4th, 2007 4:33 pm

    Raul 1, USSM doubters 0

  34. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 4:34 pm

    What the fuck is your problem? Do you think there are people hoping Raul screws up so they can mock him?

  35. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 4:35 pm

    Yankees announcer roughly quoted.
    “You really have to give it to the Yankees. With the amount of revenue sharing they have given to the other teams, giving those cities a chance.”

    Ya, thanks for being able to out bid anyone for talent 100% of the time. What a bunch of team players…

  36. Dave Clapper on September 4th, 2007 4:37 pm

    30: I didn’t realize a single counted as a run.

  37. krb on September 4th, 2007 4:37 pm

    Brad Pitt?

  38. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 4:37 pm

    I’m guessing the year is ’89, since Seafirst has yet to become BoA and GTE is still GTE.

  39. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 4:38 pm

    DMZ, wait… That’s not what we are doing here?

  40. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 4:38 pm

    Brad Pitt is a true American.

  41. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 4:38 pm

    If Joh had stopped on the line there, giving Raul time to touch home, would the run have counted…since he didn’t go for the “force” out?

  42. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 4:38 pm

    Hope you all saw Brad Pitt in the stands. He might want to adopt Rick White or John Parrish.

  43. Dan W on September 4th, 2007 4:39 pm

    I hope somebody at least hits a fly ball tonight.

  44. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 4:39 pm

    I think the guy next to Griffey is Henry Cotto. And maybe Scott Bankhead?

  45. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 4:40 pm

    Hmm, well a quick trip to google answered that question. That seemed like it would have been a pretty serious loophole if it was legal anyway.

  46. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 4:40 pm

    Oh, because he has 7 children* and he is teaching them about America’s national pasttime.

    *If I scanned the cover of People magazine correctly yesterday while shopping.

  47. Dan W on September 4th, 2007 4:40 pm

    38 – yes, on a tag play. But if Jo had stopped say half-way down the line, Betemit would have just turned and stepped on the bag, eliminating the timing play.

  48. Say Hey on September 4th, 2007 4:41 pm

    32 Hey, now, no need to resort to profanity. This is a classy blog.

    Actually, I do think there is a certain percentage of the people who post to this blog who actually lament when players they don’t want to get playing time have good games. I’ve read this blog regularly for months, and I can’t even tell you how many times someone has said, “Oh great, because Raul/Richie/whoever got that key hit, we’re probably consigned to two more weeks of him starting.”

    Go back and look in the archive. It’s all over the place. And you can’t tell me all those people are being saracastic.

    Maybe now that we’re in a pennant race and every at-bat matters, people have changed their minds. But people have pined for AJ for so long, methinks it’s a hard habit to break.

  49. shortbus on September 4th, 2007 4:41 pm

    I thought the guy next to Griffey might be Rich DeLucia. But Cotto had himself a sweet ‘stache as well.

  50. reality3 on September 4th, 2007 4:42 pm

    Someone mentioned on the ealier post that Reed was a bust. I guess that holds true for someone (REED) who led all of AAA (PCL and Int’l league) with 169 hits this year.

  51. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 4:42 pm

    HoRam approved.

  52. eric on September 4th, 2007 4:42 pm

    #30

    I think most people here want to See Jones in LF and Raul at DH with Vidro to the bench, so Raul getting a hit doesn’t change anything.

  53. SpokaneMsFan on September 4th, 2007 4:43 pm

    Man gameday had that pitch RIGHT down the middle, what the hell does it take to prove that Ho-Ram, you know, sucks.

  54. thowe1 on September 4th, 2007 4:43 pm

    MEATBALLLLLLLLLLLL……. That was a tasty pitch, nicely done HoRam. DAMNIT!!!

  55. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 4:45 pm

    So the girl I meet at the bar on Sat calls me and the M’s give up a HR. If it was anyone but HoRam I would consider it an omen and never talk to her, thanks for sucking Ramirez!

  56. SpokaneMsFan on September 4th, 2007 4:46 pm

    On a much lighter note, this Duncan guy’s picture on Gameday is really funny looking.

  57. Evan on September 4th, 2007 4:49 pm

    Duncan’s picture looks like the evil zombie version of Jesse Litsch.

  58. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 4:49 pm

    48- Would you compare it to the Kinsler HR?

    http://www.lookoutlanding.com/story/2007/8/26/22723/6003

  59. krb on September 4th, 2007 4:50 pm

    In these close up shots of HoRam.. it looks like hes wearing eyeliner.

  60. earinc on September 4th, 2007 4:52 pm

    I noticed after Cano got that hit off Ho-Ram, the Yankees P.A. played a snippet from that Pearl Jam song with the chorus, “can’t find a better man”… was that a simple nod to Seattle or a rhetorical question for our GM?

  61. SpokaneMsFan on September 4th, 2007 4:56 pm

    54 not sure their intentions, but freaking hilarious either way.

  62. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 4:57 pm

    54 I don’t think most people in New York even know where Seattle is, let alone know anything about the past and present music scene.

  63. Teej on September 4th, 2007 4:57 pm

    I’m almost positive reality3 is Jeremy Reed.

  64. Evan on September 4th, 2007 4:59 pm

    “A better man”? I always thought that lyric was “The Butter Man”. I never could figure out what it meant.

  65. fetish on September 4th, 2007 4:59 pm

    I was thinking Cotto for the ‘stache guy, but I suspect that’s a coach. I remember Cotto being darker. I think Bankhead is right on for #46 next to Edgar.

    As for what year the picture was taken, i’ll give everyone a hint: there is something distinct about the uniform that pegs it to a particular (important) date in Mariner’s history.

  66. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 5:00 pm

    So how bout them seahawks??? you guys excited for opening day? i dont get to go this year cuz im in arizona but i get to see them opening day in cardinals stadium :)

  67. bat guano on September 4th, 2007 5:02 pm

    It’s definitely not Cotto behind Griffey. Could be DeLucia or maybe a backup catcher?

  68. shortbus on September 4th, 2007 5:02 pm

    59 I’m still looking for a picture of Rich Delucia, who I like for Mr. Moustache.

  69. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:02 pm

    HoRam,

    Great inning.

    Thanks,

    m’s fans

  70. zippyflynn on September 4th, 2007 5:03 pm

    re:54 Perhaps it’s because the way Eddie sings “better man” almost sounds like Betemit. He follows Cano.

  71. Say Hey on September 4th, 2007 5:03 pm

    DMZ, are you gonna publish my response to your personal attack, or just let it go unanswered? That seems a little… small.

  72. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 5:04 pm

    arod pulled a raul

  73. bat guano on September 4th, 2007 5:04 pm

    Only 5 hits through 3 innings for HoRam. He’s dealin’ tonight!

  74. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 5:05 pm

    DMZ, are you gonna publish my response to your personal attack, or just let it go unanswered? That seems a little… small.

    Yes, I am at your beck and call continually moderating game thread comments so that they appear in real time, in the hopes that they’re somehow not interpreted as “small” or “petty”. Forgive me for being several minutes late on that one.

  75. Otto on September 4th, 2007 5:06 pm

    Can somebody take a pitch please? Make Wang Work!

    Writing that second sentence made me laugh.

  76. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:08 pm

    #75

    Viagra would like to sponsor your last comment.

  77. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 5:09 pm

    Ouch. Nice pitch.

  78. Otto on September 4th, 2007 5:09 pm

    I wonder if Wang feels all rubbery after a night of work?

  79. revbill on September 4th, 2007 5:09 pm

    I’m almost positive reality3 is Jeremy Reed.

    Maybe Adam Jones has a laptop he uses to amuse himself on the bench, and he let Reed use it when they called him up.

  80. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 5:09 pm

    w/r/t your point though: you’re still full of shit. There’s no huge group of fans, as you claim, wishing for players to fail. Even people who’ve said they want the M’s to tank so McLaren/Bavasi aren’t around next year are torn up about it.

    I wish Jones were playing. Many people wish Jones were playing. No one ever wants Raul to GIDP in a game-winning situation. Even people who lament a single might win Ibanez more PT are complaining about management, not Ibanez.

    I don’t know where this perception – and you’re not the only person to hold it – that USSM authors or commentors root against the team, or against players – comes from. Even Bloomquist, everyone’s generally pretty consistent about acknowledging the issue is how he’s used, not what he does.

  81. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 5:10 pm

    Wang so far: 9 groundball outs, 1 K, 2 flyballs. Dude is dealing.

  82. nwtrev on September 4th, 2007 5:11 pm

    Is Wang really pitching that good. “Watching” on Gameday makes him look pretty good. He’s averaging 10 pitches per inning — or are the Ms just swinging at everything?

  83. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:11 pm

    Raul 1, Imaginary USSM Doubters 1. A new ballgame!

  84. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:11 pm

    Hey, don’t make so much fun of Wang, his name isn’t that bad. At a recent photo shoot for a sorority bid day we did photos for a girl with the last name Takeashita. In writing we assumed it was a joke…but it wasn’t.

  85. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:14 pm

    It’s pronounced “wong.”

    Extra points for anyone who has ever read Dan Clowes’ “Pussey” and gets this joke.

  86. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:15 pm

    #85

    Don’t care how it’s spelled. Wang Wang Wang!!!

  87. Otto on September 4th, 2007 5:15 pm

    I went to school with a guy named Tobia Halter the kids were relentless.

    I think maybe Ramirez is trying to double the pitch count that Wang is posting.

  88. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:15 pm

    Or pronounced, I mean.

  89. Say Hey on September 4th, 2007 5:16 pm

    Fair enough. I concede the point.

    I know that everyone here wants the Ms to do well, or they wouldn’t be reading/posting. So we’ll put this one to bed.

    But wait,… Rick White–here’s a guy it’s hard to root for ;-)

  90. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:17 pm

    I was just joking. I agree that the comedy potential is far to great to ignore by pronouncing it correctly.

  91. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:18 pm

    HoRam,

    You’re making me nervous now. Where did this come from?

    Thanks,

    M’s fans

  92. Teej on September 4th, 2007 5:18 pm

    Nice tag, Jose!

  93. msb on September 4th, 2007 5:18 pm

    gotta love Edgar’s partial mustache.

    and up by the diamond vision,
    “Northwest Joint Services”?

  94. bat guano on September 4th, 2007 5:18 pm

    Right on DMZ! It’s precisely because we care so much and want this team to win so badly that we feel it’s necessary to criticize the way the team is run, especially when there are obvious improvements that can be made. I’m a fan of Raul, but the team, we fans and Raul himself would be better served if he played out the string as our DH while a superior fielder like Jones takes over leftfield. If McLaren can’t figure that out (or that Rick White is not an answer to any question he should be asking), then we certainly aren’t doing the team a service by keeping our mouths shut.

  95. gwangung on September 4th, 2007 5:19 pm

    I was just joking. I agree that the comedy potential is far to great to ignore by pronouncing it correctly.

    *sigh*

    The level of wit around USS Mariner is usually higher than this (come on…haven’t you folks gone to school with some Asian people before?)

  96. msb on September 4th, 2007 5:20 pm

    heh heh. Roger. heh heh.

  97. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:22 pm

    The level of wit around USS Mariner is usually higher than this (come on…haven’t you folks gone to school with some Asian people before?)

    What do you expect from a bunch of people who spent a long stretch of time following a man named Randy Johnson…not to mention the “little unit”?

  98. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:22 pm

    95- You are just saying that cause you have wang in your name. I watched 16 Candles, does that count?

  99. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 5:23 pm

    Chavez thinks he has fixed Ramiez, getting more sink on his ball and slowing down his change-up. So far, so good.

  100. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 5:23 pm

    Damn it, if this game stays close Rick White might show up.

  101. krb on September 4th, 2007 5:25 pm

    Anyone wanna bet Mac has Kenji bunt?

  102. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:25 pm

    99- Right on time Chavez! End of August is when all pitching problems should be fixed. Shouldn’t that get Chavez fired?

  103. bat guano on September 4th, 2007 5:25 pm

    Is there any doubt?

  104. SpokaneMsFan on September 4th, 2007 5:25 pm

    A BB from BB Woo Hooo!!! (Sorry I couldn’t resist)

  105. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:26 pm

    Looks like the Wang is losing his control.

  106. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 5:26 pm

    I actually wouldn’t mind a bunt here. The way Wang is pitching, he’s likely to induce the GIDP otherwise

  107. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 5:26 pm

    “Now Wang, this is a private club, so don’t tell anyone you’re Jewish, OK? Alright…”

  108. krb on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    106- Good point.

  109. ccm on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Patience Kenji! For once in your career!

  110. BrianL on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Carlos Garcia is an idiot.

  111. David* on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Why. WHY?

  112. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    He missed the tag!

  113. G-Man on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    By a MILE – TWO MILES!! ^#(@^%*

  114. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 5:27 pm

    Was Beltre waved in? If so, that was dumb.

  115. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    Johjima vs Wang here…. would bunting be absolutely crazy?

  116. ccm on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    Garcia must have thought Damon was still in left field

  117. msb on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    there are times I hate Carlos Garcia.

  118. Teej on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    With no outs, that was uncalled for.

  119. gwangung on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    AHHHHHHHGGHHHH!

    And waved in!@

  120. todda70 on September 4th, 2007 5:28 pm

    Wow – horrible base running. If that was a send by the coach, horrible call.

  121. Dave on September 4th, 2007 5:29 pm

    He shouldn’t have gone, but Matsui really did make a hell of a throw.

  122. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 5:29 pm

    Damn it. No outs, leave them loaded Garcia.

  123. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:29 pm

    Garcia should have tomatoes tossed at him for that decision….

  124. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:30 pm

    Nevermind, got the tag…at first it looked to me like he swung his arm and missed, but it was kicked.

  125. savethesonics on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    I honestly think Garcia is dumber than Mac.

  126. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    Thanks Garcia, Thanks…

    Are you fucking kidding me??? Hard hit right at the LF, try not getting someone out at home every chance you get!

  127. juustabitoutside on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    Nice play by Posada, as well. Short hop with a catcher’s blove is pretty slick.

  128. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    AUGH!! Why in the hell did they send Beltre? He didn’t have a snowball’s chance on that hit. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Great DP to finish off our likely best chance at doing some damage. DUMB.

  129. lokiforever on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    For those watching, was it even a close play at the plate?

  130. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    Posada made a hell of a catch. He received it on a short hop, with pace on it.

  131. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:31 pm

    Well that inning was a bag of garbage. Thank you, 3rd base coach. Instead of having bases loaded and 0 outs. You have an out at home and a double play. Great job!

  132. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 5:32 pm

    Un. Fucking. Real.

    Please tell me Gamecast is lying to me.

  133. jephdood on September 4th, 2007 5:32 pm

    Good god. Matsui was so shallow when he got to that ball… dumb DUMB send. And then the double-play topper… I think my remote control is wedged into some drywall somewhere here.

  134. thowe1 on September 4th, 2007 5:32 pm

    F-IN LOPEZ!!!! Go find another job you freakin’ bum.

  135. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:32 pm

    Ok, I have to respect anyone who has The Who as their intro music. Especially one of their best songs.

  136. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:33 pm

    Not really close. Had JP bobbled it, then it would have been close. But JP was waiting for him.

  137. fdeezle on September 4th, 2007 5:33 pm

    Was it just me or did USSM crash for a moment after the debacle that ended that last inning? A collective post by everyone at the same time perhaps?

  138. msb on September 4th, 2007 5:33 pm

    sadly, no. only some choice Laurening can express it.

  139. krb on September 4th, 2007 5:33 pm

    Beltre didn’t have a chance to score on that. The ball was hit too hard.

  140. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 5:34 pm

    Lauren: Gamecast is lying to you.

    USSM, #1 in customer service

  141. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:34 pm

    With regard to Rick White, I’m not actively rooting for him to fail. I’m rooting for him to retire.

  142. smb on September 4th, 2007 5:34 pm

    Probably our best shot to get at Wang, pissed away.

  143. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 5:34 pm

    USSM never crashes. It just gets really slow sometimes.

  144. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:34 pm

    129 – No, it wasn’t even close. The only shot Beltre had was if Posada fumbled the catch.

  145. G-Man on September 4th, 2007 5:35 pm

    129, Godzilla had the ball when Bletre hit third. No way he should have been sent.

  146. BrianL on September 4th, 2007 5:35 pm

    #141

    I’m rooting for him to get shanked in the clubhouse showers.

  147. Teej on September 4th, 2007 5:35 pm

    Clutch!

  148. savethesonics on September 4th, 2007 5:36 pm

    129. No, it wasn’t close. For those saying that it was a great throw and catch, even a mediocre catch and throw would’ve gotten him by ten feet.

  149. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:36 pm

    #144

    You ready for some football!!!

    Go Seahawks.

  150. juustabitoutside on September 4th, 2007 5:36 pm

    Ok, so who had Horam holding NY to one run through 5?

    Yeah, me too. *ahem*

  151. mrmitra on September 4th, 2007 5:36 pm

    I will have to give credit to HoRam for keeping this game close. If we lose it won’t be HoRam’s fault.

  152. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:37 pm

    I will have to give credit to HoRam for keeping this game close. If we lose it won’t be HoRam’s fault.

    It’s not really him keeping it close though. He hasn’t pitched well, things just haven’t hit the fan yet.

  153. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:37 pm

    Sending Beltre there looked like a big-time panic move, as opposed to just plain ol’ poor judgement. So not smart. With Horammy’s good luck, we’re in this thing and we should be playing fairly conservatively on the offensive end.

  154. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:37 pm

    HoRam should kick Garcia in the nuts. He is pitching a 1 run game though 5 in Yankee stadium and since Garcia thinks his job is to play air guitar over at 3rd and send anyone that comes near him we are still down 1-0.
    For a little history I have known Garcia was going to kill us in a big game eventually, been preaching it for months now. Being right usually feels better.

  155. fdeezle on September 4th, 2007 5:37 pm

    Only Vern Fonk can get me to forget that last inning. On second thought no he can’t.

  156. Evan on September 4th, 2007 5:38 pm

    To expand on Derek’s point (which I don’t have to do, because he’s quite clear), we don’t hope the players fail, but we do recognise the downside of their success. There’s a difference.

  157. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:39 pm

    Adam Dunn could’ve gunned Beltre on that one…

  158. Evan on September 4th, 2007 5:40 pm

    I love Vern Fonk. I can’t believe he’s real.

  159. krb on September 4th, 2007 5:40 pm

    Maybe Raul even could have got Beltre at home.

  160. fdeezle on September 4th, 2007 5:40 pm

    157 – Even Manny would have probably have had no problem on that.

  161. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:41 pm

    Boy it just seems like Ichiro dials it in as the game progresses! I think he feels like he can hit every pitch, but by the 3rd AB he knows that he has the pitcher wired.

  162. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:41 pm

    I actually honked the last time I drove by Vern Fonk. Someone there gave me the finger, though.

  163. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:44 pm

    Wait a minute. The throw was strong and on target but the short hop he gave to Posada made that a difficult play. Many catchers don’t make that short hop. The argument that Matsui’s arm is average has some merit for defending the call to send Beltre home.

  164. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:44 pm

    No luck on that ball. Another inning ending double play.

  165. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 5:44 pm

    Anyone have a rope?

  166. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 5:45 pm

    DMZ: Please tell me Guillen didn’t just do you-know-what.

  167. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 5:45 pm

    This is gettin rediculous,

  168. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:46 pm

    163 – How can you predict a short hop when sending a runner? Matsui’s arm is a bit above average and the hit was incredibly shallow. Even with Beltre’s speed that was a huge gamble at a poor time to be gambling.

  169. BrianL on September 4th, 2007 5:46 pm

    If we lose a HoRam game on the road 1-0, I think I might have to shoot myself.

  170. mark on September 4th, 2007 5:46 pm

    well, if you take away a couple of swings, the M’s have had a great day at the plate.

  171. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:47 pm

    163- No. Just no.

    This is not a local softball league, these are Major League Baseball Players!! Professional Athletes!!! They are expected to make good plays and do!

    I am tired of hearing an excuse of, “Well it was a good play they should have sent him in case it is a poor throw”. NO!!! They make good plays cause they are professional players!!

  172. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:47 pm

    Is this great, good or so-so pitching?

    20 batters faced.
    6 line drives for a hit.
    1 line drive for an out.
    2 ground balls for a hit.
    7 ground ball for an out.
    1 Fly Ball for an out.
    2 K’s
    1 Sac Bunt.

  173. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:47 pm

    For a split second there, I forgot there was one out, thought Cano had caught the ball and turned a triple play.

  174. Dan W on September 4th, 2007 5:48 pm

    In case you were wondering, before today, only 2 MLB teams have more GIDP than Seattle.

  175. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:48 pm

    Rally Squirrel!!! If we win tonight HoRam has a new mascot

  176. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 5:49 pm

    Heh heh. Squirrel.

  177. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:50 pm

    ball hog….

  178. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:50 pm

    Yeah, I wanna see the official Yankee Squirrelâ„¢ again. What’s his name? Mr. Nutsy?

  179. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:50 pm

    The situation , kenshabby, made the call a poor one, in my opinion. Even, if you’re playing for one run, you don’t send the runner.

  180. shortbus on September 4th, 2007 5:50 pm

    Well the Padres picked up Tomko. Not that the M’s were going to replace HoRam after holding the Yanks to 1 run through five. No matter what he does next…

  181. krb on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    Damn that was crushed.

  182. G-Man on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    Typical HoRam hit.

  183. fdeezle on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    At least it was a solo shot.

  184. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    163 – I was surprised it was as close as it was. It looked to me like Matsui was pretty shallow and was throwing just as Beltre rounded third, it looked to me like he was gonna be out by a mile and I couldn’t imagine why he was being sent with nobody out. Disastrous.

    Goddamn A-Rod.

  185. mr.smartypants on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    3-2 count to A-Rod and Sims is talking about a squirrel

  186. David* on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    That ball’s gonna land in Lake Union.

  187. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 5:51 pm

    179 – I don’t, understand, what, you’re saying, and you’re using, too, many commas.

  188. Teej on September 4th, 2007 5:52 pm

    Can we have him back, please?

  189. Ichy on September 4th, 2007 5:52 pm

    Don’t blame HoRam. He is pitching really well.

  190. terry on September 4th, 2007 5:52 pm

    HoRam looks kind of surprised…that’s cute.

  191. BrianL on September 4th, 2007 5:53 pm

    Dear Yankees

    Can you put Mike Mussina back on the mound?

  192. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:53 pm

    #187

    Comma chameleon?

  193. opiate82 on September 4th, 2007 5:53 pm

    What was scary about A-Rods homer is he didn’t even have full extention on that one. He still put it in the upper deck.

  194. mrmitra on September 4th, 2007 5:54 pm

    It happens when a questionable #5 starter pitches against the best hitter in the AL and perhaps the league.

  195. earinc on September 4th, 2007 5:55 pm

    Get Ho out.

  196. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 5:55 pm

    Lets get the bullpen throwing.

  197. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 5:57 pm

    That was Matsui’s 6th assist of the year (in 207 chances)

    manny Ramirez – 8 assists in 191 chances
    Raul Ibanez – 6 assists in 202 chances
    Craig Monroe – 6 in 171 chances

    Matsui

    Shannon Stewart – 4 in 241 chances
    Carl Crawford – 3 in 273 chances
    Jay Payton – 2 in 198 chances

  198. north on September 4th, 2007 5:58 pm

    I check in to see the Yankees have 2 DPs and an outfield assist.
    3 of 6 baserunners lost against Wang.
    Slight hope to no hope.

  199. msb on September 4th, 2007 5:59 pm

    #188– Jim Street says “no”

    I love Vern Fonk. I can’t believe he’s real.

    I dunno. I have the same problem with him that I do with attorneys who specialize in getting drivers out of drunk driving charges.

  200. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 5:59 pm

    197- Define chance in that situation for me please.

  201. mr.smartypants on September 4th, 2007 5:59 pm

    89 mph fastball from Ho

    Sims, “good change of speed”

  202. isaac_spaceman on September 4th, 2007 5:59 pm

    Catcher’s interference? It’s not like Ho needs anybody inventing ways to extend a bad inning.

  203. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 5:59 pm

    Going from 90 to 89 miles an hour is not a “good change of speed” Mr. Sims.

  204. pumpkinhead on September 4th, 2007 6:00 pm

    what the hell is this team doing???

  205. mr.smartypants on September 4th, 2007 6:00 pm

    what kind of throw was that Ichiro?

  206. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:01 pm

    OK, we can laugh at that only because he brings so much joy!

  207. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:02 pm

    he decided mid throw to go to 3b. His mind performed but body didn’t.

    It must be hard for Ichiro to let the lead runner pass.

  208. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:03 pm

    I mean, he isn’t going to let anyone have a free pass without a challenge right?

  209. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:04 pm

    “That was Matsui’s 6th assist of the year (in 207 chances)”

    Yeah, but I wonder how many of those failed attempts were with nobody out, the runner rounding third as Matsui was already throwing and positioned only about 20 feet behind the infield dirt. I mean, that’s the point: Raul, Manny, Craig Monroe, Jay Payton, Shannon Stewart, Carl Crawford and my Aunt Petunia all could have thrown Beltre out there. I felt it in my gut the moment I saw him go, I thought there was no way he was gonna go for it.

    Sometimes things just get away from you.

  210. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:05 pm

    Vern Fonk has an interesting business plan, which seems to be “we insure dumbasses and felons who can’t pay their bills.” I can see him explaining that to an advertising agency. They came up with the perfect commercial.

  211. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:05 pm

    Sweet, now Rivera can’t get a cool-looking “S” next to his name in the box score.

  212. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:06 pm

    Final totals for Mr. Ramirez (unaudited):

    26 batters faced.
    6 line drives for a hit. (incl. 1 HR)
    1 line drive for an out.
    4 ground balls for a hit.
    7 ground ball for an out.
    1 Fly Ball for a hit (a home run)
    2 Fly Balls for an out.
    3 K’s
    1 Walk
    1 Sac Bunt.

  213. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:06 pm

    197-
    Ichiro throws out .02% of his “chances”

    Matsui throws out .03% of his “chances”

    Well obviously Matsui has a better arm and everyone should run on Ichiro. That was easily the worst stat argument I have ever seen used at USSM. It is the equivalent of using ground balls between 2nd and 1st on a rainy night game during April with less the 2 outs to determine how good a player is.

  214. argh on September 4th, 2007 6:07 pm

    Whether it’s pitchers or position players, the Mariner strategy appears, uniformly, to be: leave them in until they have conclusively failed. Richie Sexson from April to August – HoRam in the 6th inning tonight.

    They never act pro-actively. They are always in the hole.

  215. msb on September 4th, 2007 6:07 pm

    Dammit.

    I going to go bake a blackberry pie.

  216. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:09 pm

    Everyone please make voodoo dolls of your least-favorite Yankee tonight and keep a pocketful of pins with you during tomorrow’s game.

  217. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:10 pm

    Spike Lee is at the game to work on the script for his noew movie, “How Raul Got His U’s Back.”

  218. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:10 pm

    Well I was close to calling HoRam’s line:

    5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3K—-called
    5 2/3 IP, 9H, 3ER, 1 BB, 3K—–actual

    I get nothing and like it.

  219. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:11 pm

    You are the HamNastiest of the all the HamNastys!

    Those total chances are wrong. I used what was available on ESPN.

    But where did I say those stats defended the decision to send him home?

  220. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:12 pm

    Beltre!

  221. Ichy on September 4th, 2007 6:13 pm

    ARRGHGHH!!

    Not that the game is out of reach, we start scoring.

  222. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:13 pm

    Yay Beltre. Now Jobe and Rivera can dominate this lineup.

  223. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:13 pm

    That would have felt sooo good an inning ago.

  224. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:14 pm

    Obviously, you need total chances for getting an assist. Who has those stats – THT, mgl, DMZ, UZR, someone else?

  225. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:14 pm

    221

    A 3 run lead is out of reach? Wow.

  226. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:14 pm

    Is Joba done with his suspension?

  227. mr.smartypants on September 4th, 2007 6:16 pm

    positivity post: Broussard is SO much better than Sexson! AND he’s playing!

  228. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:17 pm

    You argued to send him home earlier, which a few people let you know they thought it was a poor decision. Then you list Matsui’s assist stats, I made the assumption that you thought Matsui’s throw out per chance rate was a indicator that we shouldn’t expect him to make a good throw.

    The problem is chances has next to NOTHING to do with assists. A chance could be a pop fly with no one on base and no one out. Chances and assists are so loosely correlated it is ridiculous to use.

  229. Ichy on September 4th, 2007 6:18 pm

    We dont want Chamberlain/Rivera.

    Lets shoot for Mussina/Farnsworth. lol.

    Hey, think of it like this. When the M’s need to hold a lead, we have Rick White. Maybe they will employ a similar tactic with Mussina.

  230. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 6:19 pm

    226 from what I heard he served it immediately, without appealing, so he’s available. Funny how certain teams/players (although I’m sure the Yankees told him what to do) consider how to best deal with things so that they’re as strong as possible in important games.

  231. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:19 pm

    Jeter to Cano to Mientkiewicz. These are the saddest of possible words.

  232. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 6:21 pm

    wow whats the record for most GIDP in a game? isnt that our 3rd one this is gettin stupid.

  233. strong silence on September 4th, 2007 6:21 pm

    It’s cool, HamNasty.

  234. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:21 pm

    MacLaren again pulling a relief pitcher after a third of an inning leaving everyone exhausted at the end of the game and no one to turn to but Rick White.

  235. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:22 pm

    Tinker to Evers to Chance

  236. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:23 pm

    I’m intrigued to see Joba against the M’s. The way this team flails at random pitches, who knows?

  237. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:23 pm

    233- I am just upset cause Mariner coaches have been making poor decisions poorly for 30 years.

  238. pensive on September 4th, 2007 6:24 pm

    If-msb-is baking Mariners are winning. Power of pie.

    Or POP as we prefer to name it.

  239. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:24 pm

    Ok, now it’s out of reach.

  240. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 6:25 pm

    Ugly to Crap to Sh!t.

  241. maalox on September 4th, 2007 6:26 pm

    Still a 3% win expectancy! Cmon, M’s!

  242. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:27 pm

    Sims couldn’t have said it better. We are a #2 hitting team tonight, in other words.

  243. cgmonk on September 4th, 2007 6:29 pm

    Uh oh, A-Rod hurt.

  244. ccm on September 4th, 2007 6:30 pm

    yankee fans are shitting their collective pants

  245. FrayLo on September 4th, 2007 6:31 pm

    Woo! Another pitching change! How many will Mac go through tonight?

  246. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:31 pm

    Now we have to watch that clip 4000 times on ESPN and FOX all year, thanks Beltre!

  247. The Unknown Comic on September 4th, 2007 6:33 pm

    I would like to spend the rest of this game watching that squirrel.

  248. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:36 pm

    247 – At this point, me, too.

  249. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 6:37 pm

    I uh… I think I’m going to start drinking now. This is fuckin ridiculous.

  250. lailaihei on September 4th, 2007 6:37 pm

    Someone stab me.
    Please.
    C’mon RRS, c’mon.

  251. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:37 pm

    “Start”?

  252. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 6:38 pm

    I uh… I think I’m going to start drinking now. This is f’in ridiculous.

    I’m glad I had the sense to start two hours ago. Five beers in, and this is much easier to take.

  253. Swungonandbelted on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    Apparently the M’s liked that losing streak so much, they’re bound and determined to start another one…

  254. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    DMZ: Please tell me that everything that happened on my bus ride didn’t happen. Thanks. There’s a hippie Pop Tart in it for you.

  255. FrayLo on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    well we better wear out our entire bullpen so we have to throw rick white out there in a high leverage situation tomorrow.

  256. D Truth on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    Shot through the heart!

    Guess it’s back to 2-under.

  257. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    Boy howdy, that youth is sure working out well for us in the bullpen tonight.

  258. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:39 pm

    DMZ, you are starting now?? That is way to late. I bust out the Rally Micro brews at 5:05 ET.

  259. Ichy on September 4th, 2007 6:40 pm

    OUCH… This is getting ugly fast.

    ALERT: HERE IS WHERE RICK WHITE SHOULD COME IN!!

    NOTE TO MACLAREN:

    When it is 9-1, it is the time to see if some washup guy is any good, NOT IN THE 9TH INNING OF A TIE GAME OR IN THE 7TH INNING OF A 1-RUN GAME AGAINST THE ANGELS!!!

  260. Swungonandbelted on September 4th, 2007 6:41 pm

    ah crap… they just did a close up shot of the line up card, and R. White is still available…

  261. D Truth on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    Time to bring in “Bleach” White.

  262. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    So what’s the tone of the KSTW.com chat going to be: complete dejection, unbridled anger or weary surrender?

  263. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    Lauren: nothing happened during your bus ride. Nothing at all.

  264. _David_ on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    This should be fun.

  265. pensive on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    #249 DMZ, Would it help the drinking if the “buy the author a beer” were back up somewhere?

    It was fun.

  266. D Truth on September 4th, 2007 6:42 pm

    Parrish isn’t any better.

  267. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:43 pm

    Perhaps this is all part of Mac’s evil plan to wear out the Yankee batters so they will be too tired to hit tomorrow.

  268. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 6:45 pm

    Ommmmmmm

  269. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 6:46 pm

    hell-oooo, shiraz

  270. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 6:46 pm

    M’s can’t buy an out.

    I guess it’s not surprising. The Yankees would just offer 1.5x as much money for the opposite call.

  271. Swungonandbelted on September 4th, 2007 6:46 pm

    Kickoff in 4 days… 18 hours…. 30 minutes…. Go Hawks!

  272. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 4th, 2007 6:47 pm

    This is awesome, you know, watching a playoff caliber team and all. Oh, wait, it’s not our team.

  273. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 6:47 pm

    Your pitching sucks, Parrish. It sucked last time we had to put up with you, and it sucks now.

  274. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:47 pm

    Or maybe it is MacLaren’s plan to say to Bavasi: “Look at this crap you saddled me with. You want me to have to use these guys, I’ll show you how good they are.”

    But probably it is just incompetence.

  275. George_Argyros_Lives on September 4th, 2007 6:48 pm

    Parrish is like a left-handed Rick White. No colored goatee though.
    Can’t have everything!

  276. WardP on September 4th, 2007 6:48 pm

    Again with the damn squirrel..

  277. Rick L on September 4th, 2007 6:49 pm

    I think MacLaren is saving Rick White for the 9th.

  278. WardP on September 4th, 2007 6:49 pm

    Didn’t Parrish have an unbleached chin muff when he arrived?

  279. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:50 pm

    OMG, Parrish just vaulted percentage points ahead of White for my most hated M. Upset of the Year.

  280. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 6:50 pm

    This would, btw, be a fine time to pull the team and play the rookies.

  281. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:50 pm

    [Chaves]

  282. _David_ on September 4th, 2007 6:50 pm

    Alberto Gonzalez makes his major league debut…

  283. maalox on September 4th, 2007 6:51 pm

    can we forfeit?

  284. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 6:51 pm

    I’ll bet he’ll have Sherrill pitch the last two innings to answer complaints about Sherill repeatedly working just one batter.

  285. D Truth on September 4th, 2007 6:51 pm

    Trade Morrow, Sherriell, and Putz. We’ve got Parrish and “Bleach” White.

  286. George_Argyros_Lives on September 4th, 2007 6:51 pm

    Chaves: Dude you suck.
    Parrish: Yeah I know.
    Chaves: No dude you seriously seriously suck.
    Parrish: Can I go home now?
    Chaves: Fuck you.
    *walks away*

  287. earinc on September 4th, 2007 6:51 pm

    No way, this is totally Sexson time! JK

  288. D Truth on September 4th, 2007 6:52 pm

    That’s Sherrill. Not Sherriell. Sorry.

  289. Non Hippo on September 4th, 2007 6:52 pm

    Wasn’t Parrish kicked off the roster last week?

  290. _David_ on September 4th, 2007 6:53 pm

    Maybe John McLaren will raise the Twelvth man at a Hawks game. They’re gonna run out of people eventually.

  291. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:53 pm

    But rookies get coaches fired.

  292. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 4th, 2007 6:53 pm

    O’Flaherty, Morrow, and Rowland-Smith are, for all intents and purposes, rookies.

    Oh, those weren’t THE rookies you were talking about.

  293. John in L.A. on September 4th, 2007 6:54 pm

    That squirrel is 8,502 times cooler than Rally Fries.

  294. George_Argyros_Lives on September 4th, 2007 6:54 pm

    Time for stupidity:
    So can Wang be beaten with the long ball?

  295. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Can’t take it anymore. Jeremy Fucking Reed. Unbelievable.

  296. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Let’s go Clement!

  297. FrayLo on September 4th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Torre: Hey guys, we’re beating the M’s 11-1. Let’s prolong their misery by going to the mound 5000 times.

  298. George_Argyros_Lives on September 4th, 2007 6:56 pm

    Who cares if Reed bats? Might as well play the call-ups,
    we’re toast.

  299. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 6:57 pm

    Wang looks tired, he went a long time.

  300. Doculivery on September 4th, 2007 6:59 pm

    #298

    There are other younger players that need to get some at bats rather than the bust that is Reed.

  301. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:00 pm

    Clement is a Mariner! Swinging at first pitch 1st AB, guarantee he starts next year.

  302. fetish on September 4th, 2007 7:01 pm

    Clement’s got a loooong swing.

  303. juneau_fan on September 4th, 2007 7:02 pm

    At least Clement swung at strikes. Not much of an improvement over some of Mariners’ hitters, but we’ll take anything we can get.

  304. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 4th, 2007 7:02 pm

    And I thought the Rainiers season ended yesterday.

    Glad to see my boys again.

    Of course, it’s not like they were successful at the team level in AAA…

  305. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 7:02 pm

    Who’s this guy coming up to the plate?

  306. juneau_fan on September 4th, 2007 7:03 pm

    This feels like late innings in a Spring Training game. We have ‘who the hell is he?’ on the mound and a bunch of rookies batting.

  307. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:08 pm

    Balentin! I am excited!

  308. juneau_fan on September 4th, 2007 7:08 pm

    It’s so odd to see young, athletic players running the bases. Must wash this memory out of my mind so I don’t start yelling irrationally when Vidro’s in the line up tomorrow.

  309. kenshabby on September 4th, 2007 7:08 pm

    Yay! We’re back to being in the red regarding run deficit (674 scored, 676 allowed).

  310. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:10 pm

    I have a new favorite Mariner. Hint, his name isn’t Vidro.

  311. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 7:10 pm

    Wlad!

  312. terry on September 4th, 2007 7:12 pm

    I went to the bathroom in the top of the sixth….did I miss anything?

  313. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:12 pm

    I just got home, but it appears that these two young outfielders have done better than the rest of the lineup so far tonight.

  314. IndieSnob on September 4th, 2007 7:12 pm

    I’m sorry, but I now want to call him Big Bad Wlad.

  315. jeffinfremont on September 4th, 2007 7:12 pm

    SHAPOOPI!

  316. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:13 pm

    So who was to blame for the total meltdown with pitching? The statline on Morrow doesn’t look very good.

  317. Oly Rainiers Fan on September 4th, 2007 7:13 pm

    313: they’re hitting against a different pitcher, you know, cuz the other one got so tired while his team was scoring all those runs.

  318. Grayfox on September 4th, 2007 7:14 pm

    wahooo, lets have Tacoma vs. New York, could probably do better than we did with our real team out there.

  319. fetish on September 4th, 2007 7:14 pm

    I like Jimerson. My favorite Mariner since Charles Gipson.

  320. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:14 pm

    Who’s the Baddest Wlad in the whole damned town?

  321. juneau_fan on September 4th, 2007 7:14 pm

    At least we know there’s someone fatter and uglier than Rick White.

    Wow, big fella, don’t fall off the mound!

  322. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:14 pm

    Nick Green in MVP 2005 was really good. I know past performance doesn’t mean anything, but I’m excited to see him with the M’s.

  323. IndieSnob on September 4th, 2007 7:15 pm

    I still have that Gipson outfield assist throw against the Twins on video tape.

    Ah, fond memories.

  324. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:16 pm

    That was the most enjoyable half inning of Mariners baseball I have seen in about 2 weeks.

  325. DAMellen on September 4th, 2007 7:16 pm

    So now that I’ve seen them, I have an even stronger desire to trade Clement and Balentien. Clement just didn’t look like he had much bat speed and his swing is huge. I don’t doubt that he crushes a ball here and there, but I don’t think he’ll make much contact. Balentien looked better (and not just because he managed to make contact), but his swing was a little big and slow too. Neither of them look anywhere near Jones’s level. That guy has some batspeed.

  326. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:18 pm

    So that’s why they’re call the bombers.

  327. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 7:19 pm

    Wow, White sure looks sharp tonight…guess he’s turning it around after recent struggles.

  328. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:20 pm

    #325 How about we trade Sexson before trading Balentien or Clement? Sexson has a longer swing than Balentien.

  329. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:21 pm

    Go mAAAriners!

  330. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 7:21 pm

    Hmm, I guess with the lucky double play I should clarify that commenst 327 was sarcasm. I assumed it would be obvious, up until that.

  331. Teej on September 4th, 2007 7:22 pm

    So now that I’ve seen them, I have an even stronger desire to trade Clement and Balentien.

    You’re going to create your opinion of two potentially great players based on watching on at-bat of each of them?

  332. zsiron on September 4th, 2007 7:22 pm

    A flaw in Gamecast briefly showed the Yankee outfield (Matsui-Cabrera-Abreu) playing alongside an infield of Beltre-Jeter-Cano-Broussard. It was like a fantasy team for a minute there. It’s been fixed now, with the exception of a big hole at SS where there’s no name.

    It’s funny what little things you notice when the score is so lopsided.

  333. WardP on September 4th, 2007 7:22 pm

    Oakland 1, LA of A 0, top 1

  334. Emerald on September 4th, 2007 7:24 pm

    325 – “So now that I’ve seen them…”

    From one-at bat you mustered all that?

    I wouldn’t give up on them so quickly

  335. Glen on September 4th, 2007 7:24 pm

    Let’s Go Greenhorn M’s!

  336. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:25 pm

    I always though Morse should be better with his size. Like an athletic Sexson.

  337. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:25 pm

    #333 Are we even concerned with Anaheim anymore? I’m pretty sure that dream is shot.

  338. Sidi on September 4th, 2007 7:26 pm

    So, which Johnny Damon do you miss more? Caveman Damon, or “dorky bowl cut” Damon?

  339. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:26 pm

    I liked Damon more when he had hair. For that reason alone I shall cherish Fever Pitch.

  340. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:26 pm

    #338 You must’ve been typing that at the same time as me.

  341. HamNasty on September 4th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Let’s hit around with our AAA team. That would be as satisfying as a W.

  342. kentroyals5 on September 4th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Ironic that the day Baker does his dumb piece on veteran-ness and experience the Tacoma Rainiers come into Yankee Stadium and put a bunch of good at bats together

  343. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 7:28 pm

    I’m realllllllllllly fucking tired of that squirrel now

  344. cgmonk on September 4th, 2007 7:28 pm

    Time for chat! kstw.com

  345. theraven on September 4th, 2007 7:30 pm

    What’s the story behind the squirrel? This game reminded me of playing The Bigs video game against my best friend. Of course, I usually play as the M’s and win, but same feel.

  346. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 7:34 pm

    w/r/t KSTW chat: yeah, and people complain when USSM goes down

    STOP SHOWING THE FUCKING SQUIRREL NO ONE CARES IT IS A FLUFFY RAT ARGH

  347. msb on September 4th, 2007 7:37 pm

    dang. to think I missed the Squirrel Story.

    oh, and apparently blackberry pie is a secret Yankee Rally baked good.

    who knew?

  348. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 7:38 pm

    I swear the KSTW people are monitoring this thread and showing the squirrel on the post-game show at a one shot/complaint ratio, just to show us who’s boss.

  349. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 7:40 pm

    That squirrel had more grit and winning attitude than a thousand Willie Bloomquists. Back off, squirrel hater!

  350. msb on September 4th, 2007 7:40 pm

    has Norm gotten to talk about a win on the post-game, yet?

    Should we be thinking Jonah?

  351. pensive on September 4th, 2007 7:40 pm

    Did I miss the Dave chat?

  352. Emerald on September 4th, 2007 7:42 pm

    I’ts a live chat room feed on kstw.com

  353. msb on September 4th, 2007 7:42 pm

    is it worth watching the repeat of the 8th & 9th to see the kids?

    what are the odds Washburn gets out of Yankee Stadium without giving up a home run?

  354. DMZ on September 4th, 2007 7:43 pm

    I want that pop tart, Lauren.

  355. Emerald on September 4th, 2007 7:43 pm

    About 0.7%

  356. forte40 on September 4th, 2007 7:50 pm

    At least we set the major league record for most pinch hits in an inning.
    God I am so depressed, I refuse to watch gamecast after watching that debacle. It was a slow, painful and agonizing death. At least we set a record.

  357. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 7:55 pm

    DMZ: I owe you two now! Will there be a post-season get-together where I can poptart you?

    I’d say that sounded dirtier than intended, but come on, it’s me. Who’d believe that bullshit?

  358. msb on September 4th, 2007 7:57 pm

    what flavor of pop tart goes best with shiraz?

  359. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 8:02 pm

    Well, hippie pop tarts come in:

    Raspberry Frosted
    Wildberry Acai Frosted
    Strawberry Frosted
    Brown Sugar Maple Cinnamon Frosted
    Cherry Pomegran(tm) Frosted
    Chocolate Frosted
    Blueberry Frosted
    Apple Cinnamon Frosted

    and a bunch of other, less-interesting, unfrosted varieties.

    It’s only for DMZ to choose.

  360. msb on September 4th, 2007 8:06 pm

    hmm. wonder if I still have any olives…

  361. DAMellen on September 4th, 2007 8:09 pm

    First off, I’ve wanted to trade them for a while. Watching them today just continued to convince me of what I already believed.
    Second, I still think they could be good players. I’ll admit, I’m pretty sketchy on Clement, but I think Balentien will be a well above average player. I wouldn’t be even a little surprised to see him slug .500 multiple times.
    Regardless, I’d trade them both for a decent young pitcher in a second.

  362. msb on September 4th, 2007 8:09 pm

    “Carlos felt bad about it”

    and I am out of olives.

  363. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 8:39 pm

    #359

    WTF, I thought you meant weed Pop Tarts.

  364. msb on September 4th, 2007 8:43 pm

    Drayer just pointed out that Joel got the win tonight for St Louis, with the save going to Ryan Franklin.

    I don’t know why any pitcher chooses the AL over the NL.

  365. RussM on September 4th, 2007 8:56 pm

    I just got back from the game. It was a relatively hostile night. A fellow M’s fan sat right in front of me (also a fellow Sammamish HS graduate – what the hell are the odds of that?). I did my part and told him that WFB sucks and promoted both USSM and Geoff Baker.

  366. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 9:13 pm

    Ew, people put weed in Pop Tarts?

    If so, you’d think they would call them Pot Tarts.

  367. Sports on a Schtick on September 4th, 2007 9:25 pm

    I figured it was a cousin of weed brownies and cookies.

  368. dw on September 4th, 2007 9:38 pm

    All the talk about weed and pop tarts, I think we’re talking about the sad end of the Colorado Buffaloes, not the Seattle Mariners.

    And those hippie pop tarts… why the “organic evaporated can juice” pretentiousness? The rest of us call that SUGAR.

  369. msb on September 4th, 2007 9:56 pm

    go Totems :)

  370. Lauren, token chick on September 4th, 2007 10:12 pm

    dw: plain sugar is a GATEWAY SWEETENER. Just wait and you’ll be snorting Sweet-n-Low by the case.

  371. RussM on September 4th, 2007 11:00 pm

    369 – I just couldn’t believe that out of 55,000+ fans at Yankee Stadium at this particular game, another SHS grad sat right in front of me. I feel as though my MegaMillions Lotto luck is all used up now…

  372. dw on September 5th, 2007 8:54 am

    dw: plain sugar is a GATEWAY SWEETENER. Just wait and you’ll be snorting Sweet-n-Low by the case.

    Oh please. I can quit sugar anytime I want to. I don’t have a sweetener problem. You’re the one with the problem.

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