Game 161, Rangers at Mariners

DMZ · September 29, 2007 at 9:47 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Apologies – I was off helping a friend work on his house, and didn’t get back until now. What’d I miss?

5-1 in the 9th? Wow. Go M’s.

Aaand it’s over. Well. Sorry folks, I blew that.


34 Responses to “Game 161, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. jlc on September 29th, 2007 10:00 pm

    Guillen and Beltre still at 99, but Mac said AJ will play tomorrow. Batista got his 16th. The Mariners showed that when the heat is off, they can beat Texas.

  2. Sports on a Schtick on September 29th, 2007 10:01 pm

    There was a game? I feel like barfing after watching all that football today and my team won (hint: it survived a late onside kick to seal the victory).

  3. Mike Honcho on September 29th, 2007 10:02 pm

    Can’t wait for the season to be over. I can’t stand the daily hatred I feel for McLaren.

    His treatment of Adam Jones has been despicable…

  4. msb on September 29th, 2007 10:09 pm

    there was a nice play by Beltre. as usual.

    in Old Guy news, the NL East comes down to a game pitched by Glavine and a game pitched by Jamie.

    oh, and boyhood Astros fan Brandon Backe asked Biggio if he’d put the tools of ignorance on one more time, and catch him today …

  5. Mo Vaughn Is My Hero on September 29th, 2007 10:18 pm

    Nice, Derek.

  6. terrybenish on September 29th, 2007 10:29 pm

    You guys need to go get drunk and decide if you want to do this any more. You are not as knowledgeable as you think you are.

  7. DMZ on September 29th, 2007 10:37 pm

    Terry, you keep telling us that, and telling everyone else that, and then when we ask you to please stop reading us, you tell us you really appreciate everything we do… so I’m not sure what to take away from your comments except that sometimes you have no respect for the site, and sometimes you do, but the one constant is that you won’t stop reading or complaining to us about the low quality of what you’re reading.

  8. Colm on September 29th, 2007 10:44 pm

    “Such terrible food”
    – “I know, and such small portions”

  9. msb on September 29th, 2007 11:25 pm

    per Drayer, RR-S & Morrow will split one spot on the Venezuelan team, and AJ will go in the 2nd half to split a spot to get a jump start on spring next year. The Ms are having a hard time finding a spot for Rob Johnson; with the PR league closing down, there aren’t as many spots for the American players.

  10. HamNasty on September 29th, 2007 11:39 pm

    Taking a guy who has never played a full 162 game schedule and extend his spring training, pure genius! This way when Jones gets tired near the end of the year they can blame his youth and go to a Gritty Vet. That Bavasi sure is on the top of his game.

  11. mr.smartypants on September 29th, 2007 11:45 pm

    Moyer and Glavine are pitching? Can we get them in our rotation for next year?

    I heard that they’ve been through wars.

  12. John in L.A. on September 29th, 2007 11:52 pm

    I choose to assume that #6 was directed at Lincoln and Armstrong.

  13. Mo Vaughn Is My Hero on September 30th, 2007 12:11 am

    #12 But we can’t have Big Howe lying down on the job!

  14. Bremerton guy on September 30th, 2007 12:31 am

    DMZ, No. 7: technically, that would be two constants. Got your point, though.

  15. scott19 on September 30th, 2007 1:50 am

    Wow…sorry I missed it…went to catch T-Birds home opener, where they beat Everett 3-1…glad Batista got his 16th, tho…what is that, 87 on the season…gee, if we were in two of the NL divisions, we’d still be in it!

  16. AK4Sea on September 30th, 2007 2:20 am

    I feel an irrational man-crush developing on Jeff Clement and I don’t know why. Is it love at first small-sample size?

  17. Typical Idiot Fan on September 30th, 2007 2:59 am


    Probably, but judging by his tendencies in college and the minors so far, his isolated stats seem about right. Walks and some power are a nice combination to have.

    .270 / .370 / .500 in his prime, with a career year fluctuating some of those stats. He could be a very effective player for us.

  18. strong silence on September 30th, 2007 5:06 am

    On this scale of fan intensity, what number do Mariner fans deserve?

    10 – Brazilian soccer fans/Fans that would watch their team even in a cold bath with someone they dislike
    9 – Red Sox fans/Yankee fans/Pittsburgh Penguin fans
    8 – Those fans that don’t wear shirts in freezing weather/Fans of the Silver and Black
    7 – Seahawk fans – “the loudest in the NFL”
    6 – Fans, so pure and true to the game that they never miss a chance to sing “Take Me Out to The Ballgame”
    5 – Ehh, would rather watch on TV where the temperature is controlled than go to the ball park.
    4 – Dodger fans
    3 – Fair weather fans
    2 – Those corporate types that don’t like baseball but attend baseball games only to schmooze in a luxury box
    1- People who watch the Super Bowl for the commercials

  19. Typical Idiot Fan on September 30th, 2007 5:34 am

    I’m sensing some strong ECB in that ranking order. Sox, Yanks,… Penguin fans? I may not know a hockey puck from a Hostess Ding Dong, but hockey fans rating above Seahawks fans? No sir, I think not.

    But, yeah, nobody is as intense as soccer / football hooligans world ’round. Those fuckers are crazy.

  20. scott19 on September 30th, 2007 5:48 am

    18: Generally speaking, I’d say probably about a 6-6.5 or so…since there’s nothing left to play for but the string, tho, meh…

    19: Toronto Maple Leafs fans, however, are definitely a 7.

  21. Russ on September 30th, 2007 6:55 am

    Sheesh, missing a game post for a game that apparently is only being played so a few, veteran players can reach some arbitrary milestone that they seemingly didn’t even know existed when those RBI’s would have meant something.

    I think there is a deeper, well-intentioned meaning to this story. Good for you, somethings really should be ignored, including this post.

  22. HamNasty on September 30th, 2007 7:16 am

    I would say they rank around a 6, like when the Broncos play the Jags. But The Broncos can get up to a 9-9.5 with any mention of John Elway. I hope the Mariners can get that way one day thinking of Felix taking us to our first WS.

  23. 116in01 on September 30th, 2007 8:53 am

    22: I’m 10 when I think about John Elway lying in a broken bloody pile on his own 1 yard line at the Kingdome…then I remember how he 0wn3d our secondary for so many years and no one could tackle him in the open field. Reality sucks…

  24. msb on September 30th, 2007 8:58 am

    The M’s shot themselves in the foot– Our Hated Rivals got their feet knocked out from under them by Tony Gwynn Jr.

  25. Grizz on September 30th, 2007 10:26 am

    Red Sox and Yankees fans rate about a 5 — it’s just too easy.

  26. joser on September 30th, 2007 11:03 am

    I don’t know if anybody is reading here, but are you paying attention to the NL race? Those of you that called the M’s season a collapse need to look at the Mets: what they’re doing is spectacular, epic. Tom Glavine just gave up seven runs in the top of the first inning; the Marlins batted around (he even HBP D-Train) and Glavine only registered one out before getting pulled. Glavine’s line: .1 IP 5 H 7 ER 2 BB 0 K

    (Hmmm, way to adjust your numbers on the last day, Tom — that’s what, a 21 ERA?)

  27. joser on September 30th, 2007 11:08 am

    I guess it’s just my perverse nature, but I’d love to see this occur:

    The Padres’ loss yesterday handed Arizona (90-71) the division title, and the Diamondbacks also clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.

    That means that the Diamondbacks have little incentive to win against Colorado Sunday, and losing may even help them since it could help create a complicated tiebreaker scenario for the final playoff spots in the NL that would likely jumble the starting rotation of their division series opponent.

    In order to stay alive, the Rockies must win and hope the Padres lose again to the Brewers. If those two results occur and both the New York Mets and Philadelphia also win Sunday, it would create a four-way tie for the final two playoff berths in the league.

    In that case, the Mets and Phillies would play for the NL East title on Monday. The loser of that game would go into a two-day, three-team tiebreaking set of games for the wild card, with the Rockies getting the choice of having a bye on Tuesday or playing both games at home.

    Four-way tie-breaker. While the AL sits around twiddling their thumbs. Heee-larious. (OK, I know it’s highly uniquely, especially with the Mets in full meltdown mode and the Padres hanging tough against the Brewers, but still, we can dream, right?)

  28. HamNasty on September 30th, 2007 11:29 am

    I am listening to all the NL games right now. I heard this gem, “Is there such a thing as a scouting report on how to pitch Kahlil Greene??” Seriously? .255 avg? 125K 32BB… Ya, hes a tough out.

  29. msb on September 30th, 2007 11:37 am

    and Delgado just broke his hand.

    not a good year for the Mets.

    Delgado should have just signed here, instead 🙂

  30. msb on September 30th, 2007 11:42 am

    just a thought– in a nail-biting situation like the NL West, wouldn’t you think ESPN would have more of a presence than having Jayson Stark phoning in a report from the Phillies game?

  31. _David_ on September 30th, 2007 11:48 am

    Isn’t MLB trying to keep ESPN away whenever possible because of the stupid All-Star team announcement?

  32. _David_ on September 30th, 2007 12:00 pm

    Pena with another HR today, OPSing 1.041, 46 HR, where the hell did that come from?

  33. scott19 on September 30th, 2007 1:09 pm

    IIRC, something very similar to this NL mess happened in the AL back in ’00 — where, had we lost to the Angels on the final day of the season, it could have resulted in a three-way tie for the Wild Card. Fortunately, though, we won that game and the WC.

    That being said, I do feel a bit sad for Mets fans — to lose out on even the WC on the last weekend after leading the division for the entire season.

  34. joser on September 30th, 2007 1:15 pm

    That being said, I do feel a bit sad for Mets fans — to lose out on even the WC on the last weekend after leading the division for the entire season.

    Yeah, that’s absolutely Soxian (or Cubsian).

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