Game 141, Mariners at Tigers

DMZ · September 9, 2007 at 9:48 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

Felix offers the team a good chance at a win. He faces Bonderman. 10:05, FSN.

McLaren figures out how to put Broussard and Sexson in the lineup with Bloomquist!

CF-L Ichiro
3B-R Beltre
LF-L Ibanez
RF-R Guillen
1B-L Broussard
DH-R Sexson
C-R Johjima
2B-R Bloomquist
SS-R Betancourt

That takes some creativity. McLaren for Manager of the Year!


119 Responses to “Game 141, Mariners at Tigers”

  1. Karen on September 9th, 2007 1:43 pm

    How could he have psychological damage? He WON this game (mind boggled)!!

    Yeah, that’s right. 5.0 IP, 10 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned runs, 3 BBs, 4 Ks, 1 HR given up. Win #12, wow.

  2. jlc on September 9th, 2007 1:45 pm

    100 – I agree, but I don’t think that responsibility falls on the individual players. In order to play professional sports, you have to have a huge ego, so having them take themselves out of the line-up doesn’t seem like a feasible option to me. I’ve been riding Richie for two years, but I never expect him to take himself out.

    I certainly don’t have any problem with the comments, frustration, and anger directed toward any level of M’s management.

  3. Karen on September 9th, 2007 1:53 pm

    The M’s Pythagorean win expectancy level didn’t improve from 85 with this win, even with the 14-7 score. Their run differential is still -13.

  4. fetish on September 9th, 2007 1:58 pm


    Hernandex 5IP, 112 pitches, 6 ER? Am I the only one with serious doubts about his long-term potential?

  5. beck21 on September 9th, 2007 2:02 pm

    104 – Yes, you are.

    Or, at least you should be.

  6. scott19 on September 9th, 2007 2:03 pm

    74: The way this game was going there for a while, you’d think maybe JJ would qualify for a save. After all, Wes Littleton got that “save” against the O’s a few weeks ago when he finished the game with a 27-run lead! 😮

  7. John D. on September 9th, 2007 2:06 pm

    Let’s be positive here.
    The Mariners scored 14 runs, the most of the 30 teams playing today.

  8. scott19 on September 9th, 2007 2:13 pm

    104: I really wouldn’t be overly concerned about this one. Hard-hitting offense + playing at home + frustration over recent struggles (Tigers, too) sometimes = Coors Field linescores.

  9. msb on September 9th, 2007 2:19 pm

    Drayer says Sexson did reinjure the hamstring (no word on how bad it is) and Joh entertained his teammates after the game by wandering into the clubhouse with his head completely wrapped in an ace bandage.

  10. Colm on September 9th, 2007 3:09 pm

    fetish – half the things you’ve posted on this blog suggest that you aren’t the wisest baseball analyst out there, so we’ll let that comment slide.

  11. Colm on September 9th, 2007 3:13 pm

    Nah, changed my mind.

    fetish: Are you really suggesting that we should doubt the future a 21 year old baseball player because of his performance over the last 5 innings? Because that’s what it sounds like, and that’d be dumb.

    By the same logic, based on their most recent performances, Bonderman’s washed up and no organization in baseball should want him, and Roger Clemens is a junkballer who doesn’t belong anywhere near the Hall of Fame.

  12. terry on September 9th, 2007 6:27 pm

    What’s more useless than a DH who can’t hit?

    1. teats on a boar
    2. professional cheerleaders
    3. mattress tags
    4. warnings on McDonalds coffee cups that state: “this product is served hot”.
    5. speed bumps on the information superhighway
    6. trade rumors passed off as news
    7. sportscenter?
    8. sportscenter!
    9. Michael Vick’s rookie card.
    10. A pair of mens size 74 classic 1 inch cut Solar 1 Speedos (I mean really if it’s not useless it should be illegal).

  13. Paul B on September 9th, 2007 6:42 pm

    Who is Jimerson?

  14. thefin190 on September 9th, 2007 7:26 pm

    Good Day. Both M’s and Seahawks won, even though it appears Felix’s start wasn’t a gem. I was going to say today if they lost that the Mojo Fallin’, but i think it already has.

  15. Chris88 on September 9th, 2007 8:44 pm

    I love how even when we are up, what 5 runs? guys like Johjima and Ichiro, Guillen, and Ibanez are still in. I mean, lets get Clement or Johnson some time behind the plate. We’re out of contention, up by a ton, and the “Vets” are still in. Why aren’t we seeing WLAD in right? Jones in center?

    I mean, I know they’ve looked for every reason they could find to NOT play Jones when we could have used him… but now that it just doesn’t matter… why is their hesitation?

    ohhhh yaaaaa

  16. mln on September 10th, 2007 12:57 am

    Great news, everybody. With today’s win, the Mariners’ playoff chances have increased from 1% to 1.4% according to Coolstandings.

    Lolla-Blue-Za is back!

  17. John D. on September 10th, 2007 1:05 am

    Speaking of Bloomquist. Has anyone ever noticed that (acording to the radio and television) he never makes any ordinary plays?
    Something’s strange here.

  18. msb on September 10th, 2007 8:32 am
  19. Karen on September 10th, 2007 6:14 pm

    My thoughts exactly, msb (I just got back home after being out all day, and read the same thing).

    The only way the M’s broke their losing streak was to come up against an arm-lame pitcher whose season probably should have been done before he started Sunday’s game.

    I just hope the team is going into tonight’s game against Blanton still “upbeat” after such a lopsided victory. (wry irony emoticon)

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