Game 146, Devil Rays at Mariners

DMZ · September 14, 2007 at 6:17 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

7:05, FSN. James Shields v Felix.

Another Lopez-less lineup.

The Devil Rays lineup is pretty interesting, though:

3B Iwamura
DH Norton
1B Pena
CF Upton
RF Young
LF Gomes
C Navarro
SS Wilson
2B Velandia



94 Responses to “Game 146, Devil Rays at Mariners”

  1. Flowin on September 14th, 2007 8:14 pm

    Wow.. just as we get a hit, we hit into a DP and give Shields a 4-pitch inning.

    4 pitches!?!?!

  2. HamNasty on September 14th, 2007 8:14 pm

    How many DPs is that for the game? 5?

  3. lailaihei on September 14th, 2007 8:15 pm

    Man, the Rays [baseball skill] is just disastrously bad.

  4. Joe on September 14th, 2007 8:16 pm

    Hmmm, Manny’s not in the lineup, you’re right.

    Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez continues to inch closer to game mode, as evidenced by the batting-practice pitches he hammered well over the Green Monster before Friday night’s game against the Yankees. However, Red Sox manager Terry Francona doesn’t expect Ramirez to be back in the lineup for this weekend’s rivalry showdown….Friday marked the 16th consecutive game that Ramirez was out of the lineup due to the strained left oblique he suffered against the Yankees on Aug. 28.

    OK, so no chance of a hilarious highlight on SportsCenter tonight.

  5. Thom Jimsen on September 14th, 2007 8:18 pm

    Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeelthy slider, no less so because it came against Jonny “Flyswatter” Gomes.

  6. lailaihei on September 14th, 2007 8:19 pm

    Yanks tied it up?

  7. zzyzx on September 14th, 2007 8:19 pm

    Wow, the Sox just choked.

    At the rate we’re going, we might pass their game despite starting 3 hours later.

  8. Dave on September 14th, 2007 8:20 pm

    No sliders in the Gomes at-bat, Jim – he went curve, change, change. The first change-up was actually a meatball that Gomes swung through, but the curve and the strikeout change-up were nasty.

  9. zzyzx on September 14th, 2007 8:21 pm

    Oh and the triple was nothing special. Hit into the rightfield corner.

  10. Joe on September 14th, 2007 8:21 pm

    Jeff over at LL said this was a matchup of the two worst defenses in the AL and, if not for the Marlins, the two worst in baseball. “At a staggeringly bad 136 plays below average, the D’Rays have cost themselves nigh ten wins or so with bad glovework alone.”

  11. Flowin on September 14th, 2007 8:23 pm

    Just keep playing your game Seattle… ignore the Yankees score.

    Win, and that is all you can do.

  12. zzyzx on September 14th, 2007 8:23 pm

    There’s a case where HD really helped see what happened.

  13. Joof on September 14th, 2007 8:24 pm

    … I just looked at the gameday for the Red Sox/Yankees game.
    I hate the Yankees so much. So very, very much.

  14. Joe on September 14th, 2007 8:25 pm

    Wow, the Sox just choked.

    …. wow. Damon, Jeter, Abreu — double, single, double. All off Papelbon.

  15. Beniitec on September 14th, 2007 8:33 pm

    its not over yet… There’s still time for them to lose.

  16. Lauren, token chick on September 14th, 2007 8:33 pm

    I keep glancing over at the TV screen and thinking the Rays are Mariners. From a distance, their road grays look exactly like ours.

  17. lailaihei on September 14th, 2007 8:45 pm

    Felix day is always amazing.

  18. timc on September 14th, 2007 8:46 pm

    66 – agree, and TB has the dark top on white pants at home, too.

  19. zzyzx on September 14th, 2007 8:56 pm

    So now will the Yankees choke the game back…

  20. theraven on September 14th, 2007 9:02 pm

    #69 That’s a no. Those Yankees have a grittiness about them that only a veteran team like them could.

  21. geofftoons on September 14th, 2007 9:03 pm

    So much for the Yanks choking. They pulled the same thing on Boston tonight that we pulled in last nights game.

  22. _David_ on September 14th, 2007 9:04 pm

    I haven’t really been paying attention…are we seeing Good Felix? The Rays as a team have a 100 OPS +

  23. Lauren, token chick on September 14th, 2007 9:05 pm

    Man, Beltre.

  24. theraven on September 14th, 2007 9:09 pm

    Why was Ichiro so shallow?

  25. theraven on September 14th, 2007 9:14 pm

    Ok, it appears that Velandia has a .212 slugging % for his career, but I still think Ichiro was too shallow.

  26. Joof on September 14th, 2007 9:19 pm

    A full 8th of shields pitches have come in that last Kenji at bat.

  27. (Expletive) Dave Samson on September 14th, 2007 9:35 pm

    Why are players always due to hit?

    “Wow, Ibanez is on a tear… he’s due to hit into a double-play!”

  28. HamNasty on September 14th, 2007 9:35 pm

    I like Ichiro!, like more then a friend…

  29. Lauren, token chick on September 14th, 2007 9:48 pm

    I think you mean “than.” I like him as more than a friend too, if “as my baseball hero” counts as more than a friend.

  30. killa3312 on September 14th, 2007 9:49 pm

    Well, if we can’t win tomorrow, we aren’t going to win a game in this series. HoRom versus Kaz is such a lopsided matchup, it almost seems like a game the Rays will lose.

  31. Lauren, token chick on September 14th, 2007 9:58 pm

    Isn’t being “due” merely another way of talking about regression to the mean?

  32. geofftoons on September 14th, 2007 9:59 pm

    I’ll take it! It’s a win! Go M’s!

  33. Sports on a Schtick on September 14th, 2007 10:01 pm

    Nice to see the M’s try so hard to beat a crappy team.

  34. Wallingfjord on September 14th, 2007 10:16 pm

    Well, a pretty cool win. Felix was terrific.

    When the worst part of a game is Niehaus’ spontaneous recital of the poem ‘Baseball’s Sad Lexicon’, in full eulogy voice, I’ll take that.

    Now that Niehaus is slowing down, maybe that’s what they plan for him? “Dave, we see you transitioning into a sort of Rod McKuen meets Harry Caray role…”

  35. thefin190 on September 14th, 2007 10:23 pm

    As long as Mariners win, after that crappy run, I’ll take it. We gain a game on the angels, not that it matters. But funny to think, if Mariners win the next 2 games and angels lose the next 2, they would be only 5.5 games back, then if they could hold/gain ground in oakland, then they could have a chance at the AL West. Lol, being a little too optimistic. Sorry.

  36. jlc on September 14th, 2007 10:29 pm

    Mac slept on the decision whether or not to start Weaver. Guess what he decided? Yeah, I’m not surprised either.

    “He was our best pitcher for like six games (in July and September). We know he’s better than he threw the other day. He knows he’s better.”

    Totally convinces me.

  37. thefin190 on September 14th, 2007 10:35 pm

    86 – that totally ruins my comic translation here :/

  38. msb on September 14th, 2007 10:41 pm

    Mac the whole world knows, and it is not that he is better.

    that was a fun game, and I have two questions …

    when did the rally jig begin? not that I am complaining, really– it worked, it stopped the asses down the way who kept trying to start the wave in a 1-1 nailbiter, and it is better than tired film clips.

    and when did the ferry appear in the outfield above the out of town scoreboard??

  39. msb on September 14th, 2007 10:50 pm

    not the out of town scoreboard– the hand-operated scoreboard.

  40. fetish on September 15th, 2007 1:04 am

    I was so ready for this Mariners season to be over and move on to the already-over ‘Blazers seasons.

    Great choice of teams there.

  41. vj on September 15th, 2007 2:27 am

    Less than 100 comments on a Felix day thread has to be a record low.

  42. Bremerton guy on September 15th, 2007 10:18 am

    No. 21: the point of the comment about Ron Paul was not to discuss politics, but to point out the absurdity of No. 13’s prior comment that the Mariners still have a chance to win the wild card.

  43. scott19 on September 15th, 2007 12:24 pm

    91: And what’s sadder yet is that half the comments were not even about Felix’s decent performance, but rather that Yanks-Sox game.

    Guess we’re all pretty much hangin’ out “On The Beach” these days and just waiting for that dreaded radioactive cloud of mathematical elimination to reach us. 😐

  44. Slippery Elmer on September 15th, 2007 3:20 pm

    Did anyone else see Eric Hinske take out Posada at home plate a couple minutes ago? Posada had just received the throw and Hinske blasted him in the head with his left shoulder and upper arm. It was brutal, but Posada stayed in there.

    Sox have now opened up a 5-1 lead.

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