Mariners at Giants, televised, tonight

DMZ · March 27, 2008 at 5:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

7:15! FSN! This is awesome for me because I’ve been totally sick — I’ve been looking forward to this even though there’s a good chance the lineup’s going to be awful.

After this, we get two games against the Cubs in Vegas (one home, one away) and then it’s the season opener on the 31st (at 3:40, which is kind of annoying)

Hopefully I just don’t fall asleep. They sure missed on the flu vaccination mix this year, huh. Holy mackeral.

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68 Responses to “Mariners at Giants, televised, tonight”

  1. galaxieboi on March 27th, 2008 5:55 pm

    and then it’s the season opener on the 31st (at 3:40, which is kind of annoying)

    Yeah, what the hell? Having to be at work is going to interfere with having a couple beers and watching the game.

  2. Chris on March 27th, 2008 6:21 pm

    I had the flu already and it blew. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. AZSEAfan on March 27th, 2008 6:22 pm

    The lineup shouldn’t be that bad since the only MLB-level position players that played the early game were Kenji, Vidro, and WFB.

  4. Jeff Nye on March 27th, 2008 6:27 pm

    Shouldn’t your list have stopped after Kenji?

    I kid, I kid.

    Also, I can now blame my illness on Derek! I’m sick too, so I must’ve caught it from him somehow via the interwebs.

  5. thenatural on March 27th, 2008 6:32 pm

    I got the flu bad this year as well (it put me out for 2+ weeks). I watched a report on this years vaccine, and they said it was only a match for about 40% of the people who got it…

    anyways, back to the game tonight, since its in San Fran and they head for Vegas tomorrow, I don’t think we’ll be seeing many big names.

  6. Mr. Egaas on March 27th, 2008 6:51 pm

    Sounds like Greg Halman parked one earlier today. I love Greg Halman!

    Boo flu! Hooraaaay Beer…

  7. BigB on March 27th, 2008 7:15 pm

    Jeff Nye Says:

    Shouldn’t your list have stopped after Kenji?

    Well played, sir.

  8. JI on March 27th, 2008 7:20 pm

    I’m gonna be pissed if Dickey gets cut.

  9. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 7:21 pm

    Not a lot of people there at AT&T Park.

    I wonder what kind of NSA tie-ins you could do?

  10. msb on March 27th, 2008 7:25 pm

    the interweb flu is almost as bad as the Google.

  11. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 7:28 pm

    Wow, they might have drawn more fans if they’d stayed in Arizona.

  12. JI on March 27th, 2008 7:34 pm

    I can’t believe they think that they can draw 3 million fans with Bonds gone and a team that’s going to go 0-162.

  13. jlc on March 27th, 2008 7:36 pm

    0-162 seems harsh. Don’t they play Pittsburgh? I’m sure they can pull a game out of them.

  14. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 7:37 pm

    That is one horrible lineup. Yeeeee-ouch.

  15. JI on March 27th, 2008 7:39 pm

    I would like to see Durham’s gold glove.

  16. JI on March 27th, 2008 7:39 pm

    which lineup?

  17. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 7:42 pm

    The Giants. You get through the top and you could nap through the remaining six outs.

  18. msb on March 27th, 2008 7:42 pm

    Winnie the Pooh.

    The Randinator.

  19. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 7:45 pm

    Goodness, for all the hype about the knuckler, it would be nice if we got some for strikes.

  20. JI on March 27th, 2008 7:51 pm

    I can believe that Brad Wilkerson is an everyday player and we plan on winning the World Series

  21. msb on March 27th, 2008 7:55 pm

    yaaaaaaaarghhhh

  22. jlc on March 27th, 2008 7:55 pm

    Sweet.

  23. msb on March 27th, 2008 7:56 pm

    my, but Arthur Lee is looking well-fed these days.

  24. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 7:57 pm

    Arthur Lee? Well, that was a nice double+error by Yuni, anyways.

  25. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 8:05 pm

    “In Aurelia’s time with the Mariners, he was less than…great” -Dave Niehaus
    No, really?

  26. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:05 pm

    Dave, I’m sorry, but while Omar had a run of defensive greatness, and certainly once he started to hit well he was a hugely valuable shortstop, but there’s just no way he was the best defensive shortstop ever.

    No.

  27. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:06 pm

    This is, not that anyone cares, the best I’ve felt since Tuesday, and I’m still coughing, aching, and feel bad.

    The M’s should keep Dickey on the staff just for the joy he brings me.

  28. jlc on March 27th, 2008 8:08 pm

    I agree with Dickey’s entertainment value. I hate to bring you down, but if you’re experience is like ours, it’ll be many more days before you actually feel good again. It does come though.

  29. Sidi on March 27th, 2008 8:08 pm

    DMZ do you have a nasty sore throat too? That seems to be a hallmark for the death that has hit several people at work (including me), and in the general community here.

  30. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:11 pm

    Yeah. It’s not as bad as it was, though. Still — ugh.

  31. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 8:14 pm

    Anyone else here watching on MLB.tv? Unfortunately, I missed the first half inning’s audio. I can’t wait to get the higher-bitrate feeds that will start with the regular season (stuck in Cleveland until early May for school).
    With any luck I’ll see the M’s beat the Tribe at the Jake at the end of April, though. To get back on topic: Ichiro with 2 strikeouts…ouch!

  32. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:19 pm

    oh, that is just sweet

  33. JI on March 27th, 2008 8:21 pm

    Uh, so is this enough to get him on the team?

  34. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 8:23 pm

    Who, R.A. or the intrepid 3rd baseman?

  35. JI on March 27th, 2008 8:27 pm

    One wonders, if given enough reps, whether Blowers can approach the levels of ghastly that Hendu so eloquently mastered.

  36. drjeff on March 27th, 2008 8:30 pm

    Yuuuuuuuuuuni!

  37. argh on March 27th, 2008 8:35 pm

    Nice three jack by Yuni.

    I was more or less down and out for two and a half weeks with this crap although I got to take a couple of long plane trips in the middle of it which really, really helps.

  38. Sidi on March 27th, 2008 8:40 pm

    You know, I’d love to have a knuckleballer on the staff, but I think Dickey could drive me nuts when he as a few bad games, especially if the season is running a lot closer than people expect. I guess that’s the fun part about a knuckleball, they usually make either the hitter or the pitcher look terrible.

  39. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:45 pm

    They’re all going to have some bad games eventually.

  40. Sidi on March 27th, 2008 8:50 pm

    Of course, but I think Dickey will be a lot more frustrating for me when it happens, because I don’t think it will feel like just a “bad game. I think it will feel more like endless pitches way out of the strikezone punctuated by softballs launched into the stratosphere.

    Of course, with how quickly relief pitchers were yanked last year, perhaps it won’t be a big deal.

  41. DMZ on March 27th, 2008 8:51 pm

    Good ol’ Sexson, pretty consistently reliable for the post-K cursing.

  42. argh on March 27th, 2008 8:51 pm

    That 3rd strike Sexson swung at was closer to Oakland than it was to the strike zone.

  43. ocelot on March 27th, 2008 8:54 pm

    Ouch, that looked like it stung. Much as I don’t want to see Wilkerson everyday this season, still feel bad for any guy that takes a pitch on the elbow.

  44. msb on March 27th, 2008 9:19 pm

    what’s got into Yuni?

    hey! Triunfel Time!

  45. msb on March 27th, 2008 9:25 pm

    so, I see where the Fresno AAA team beat the Giants last night … and sadly, it wasn’t a SS or B-game; it was against the Giants’ full MLB squad.

  46. dw on March 27th, 2008 9:28 pm

    Today, I wrapped up a round of interviews for a position. The final candidates could best be described as “veteran leadership” and “high upside.”

    Guess which one got hired.

    Apparently my employer was taken over by the Mariners when I wasn’t looking.

  47. Sidi on March 27th, 2008 9:32 pm

    Nice, hearing about Aurilia’s best year in 2001.

    Of course, no reference to his time here.

  48. thefin190 on March 27th, 2008 9:52 pm

    Hey, let’s look on the bright side, at least playing the Giants make the Mariners look good.

  49. Breadbaker on March 27th, 2008 10:18 pm

    46: Has your employer just bought a bunch of season tickets? Look on the bright side.

  50. Kazinski on March 27th, 2008 11:52 pm

    This is the scariest game thread I’ve ever read. I’m going on vacation to Morocco and Spain next week, if anybody gives me the flu, I’ll kill them.

    I grew up a Giants fan when Bonds, McCovey, Mays, Marichal, and Gaylord Perry were on the team. This team is just sad.

  51. rea on March 28th, 2008 7:30 am

    “In Aurelia’s time with the Mariners, he was less than…great”

    Yeah, but at least he enabled the Mariners to get rid of Carlos Guillen . . .

  52. scott19 on March 28th, 2008 8:08 am

    12 & 13: Don’t forget the Nat-Xpos and Florida Minnows are still in their league as well…so yeah, there should be plenty of optimism for the Giants to at least finish 7-155 on the year. :)

  53. Taylor H on March 28th, 2008 8:47 am

    Hey! Morrow has a 10.80 ERA (I guess baseball lives and dies by the ERA, so I am referencing it)! Does this mean he’ll be sent down to the minors and be groomed as a starter? That would give us a bullpen of: Putz, Green, RRS, O’Flaherty, Baek, Dickey, and Lowe. Not bad, with Morrow getting prepped for starting in 09.

  54. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 9:17 am

    Rowland-Smith was impressive, and deserves to be on the team.

    It was surprising that Blowers/Sims didn’t know much about Michael Saunders. I saw Saunders play in one of the practice games in Peoria last weekend, and he looks like a rising star. That was a great AB last night. Hopefully, he won’t end up as trade bait.

    My brother-in-law accompanied me to Peoria, and he had the flu. The dry air seemed to help.

  55. Axtell on March 28th, 2008 11:11 am

    I was at the game last night and, while it was still the Giants (whose lineup is absolutely dreadful), Dickey looked great. And why, again, doesn’t Morse have a spot on this team again?

  56. msb on March 28th, 2008 12:42 pm

    well, to quote Dave Andriesson in the PI:

    “Mike Morse has certainly distinguished himself with his bat, his .523 average the third-highest among major leaguers with at least 20 at-bats. But he has not done so with his defense or his baserunning, which are critical for bench players.”

  57. Karen on March 28th, 2008 1:08 pm

    I’m a little more housebound than a lot of you, so count myself lucky to not have caught the flu if the flu shots this year (I got mine) are working — or not.

    Nevertheless, for those of you who don’t do this already, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Every time you touch a doorknob, a chairback, a table edge, a bathroom door (yeah, old ladies use their sleeves to touch the door handle, it’s not a bad habit to get into), anything else handled by others, particularly in public places (like grocery stores) or in shared space with a flu victim. It’s also not a bad idea to carry around one of those tiny travel-sized alcohol handwash bottles.

    Sorry I missed watching the game last night. From the comments above I can’t tell if the M’s won, or lost… :P

  58. msb on March 28th, 2008 1:48 pm

    they stomped ‘em.

    well, kinda.

  59. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 2:26 pm

    Morse is a liability in the outfield, but he has been solid at 3B. He made a couple of nice plays against the Angels last Sunday, right in front of our seats.

    Morse played well again last night, but looked terrible at the plate.

  60. Jeff Nye on March 28th, 2008 2:35 pm

    It is beyond dispute that a few plays is not enough sample size to make a judgment about anyone’s fielding ability.

  61. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 2:37 pm

    Very funny Jeff.

  62. msb on March 28th, 2008 2:39 pm

    It is beyond dispute that a few plays is not enough sample size to make a judgment about anyone’s fielding ability.

    that’s an Austen quote, right?

  63. danuper on March 28th, 2008 2:46 pm

    Why has nobody thought about Coco Crisp for left field? The guy has speed, can hit for average, plays great defense, and Boston has no place for him. I’m sure they would love to take Norton or one of our bench people off our hands. Just an idea, yes i realize he is an injury waiting happen. No, i don’t care, worst case scenerio is Raul back in left.

  64. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 2:51 pm

    Jeff,

    I didn’t make a judgment on Morse’s fielding ability. I simply made a specific and personal observation.

    In regards to base running, Mr. Andriesen reached a conclusion based upon a very small sample size. In fact, I can only remember Morse making one base running mistake this spring, but that is only an observation…not a judgment.

  65. Jeff Nye on March 28th, 2008 2:59 pm

    So, what’s the difference between an observation and a judgment, especially when the “observation” immediately follows you stating that Morse has been “solid at 3B”?

    And who’s to say that Andriesen understands sample size any better than anyone else?

  66. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 3:10 pm

    [this is not a board]

  67. Evan on March 28th, 2008 3:22 pm

    This is not a board.

    Crap, am I allowed to say that?

  68. currcoug on March 28th, 2008 4:04 pm

    Whatever.

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