Game 15, Royals at Mariners

DMZ · April 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

3:40 start time. Batista, you’re the stopper — go!


183 Responses to “Game 15, Royals at Mariners”

  1. pygmalion on April 15th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Uhmm…Somehow 137 became 141. Am I the only one whose comment numbers shift down every once in a while, so that post #10 suddenly becomes #13? Is this a result of moderators allowing queued posts through?

  2. joser on April 15th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Moose do have beds, of a sort. I don’t think they have entertainment centers or desks or anything that would qualify as dens. Let alone the mirrored ceilings and beads and lava lamps that would make for a “lair.”

  3. joser on April 15th, 2008 6:38 pm

    Is this a result of moderators allowing queued posts through?

    Yep. And sometimes retroactively deleting earlier posts. Now that we have a moderation crew that sometimes verges on beltre-pointing-to-first-base-ump level of hypervigilance , I’ve stopped referring to posts by number and switched to commenter name instead.

  4. Paul B on April 15th, 2008 6:38 pm

    Raul is the only Mariner hitter today with a negative WPA.

  5. pygmalion on April 15th, 2008 6:41 pm

    joser – that sounds like a good practice.

  6. scraps on April 15th, 2008 6:44 pm

    Now that we have a moderation crew that sometimes verges on beltre-pointing-to-first-base-ump level of hypervigilance , I’ve stopped referring to posts by number and switched to commenter name instead.

    Sigh. It’s sensible to refer to the commenter rather than the post number in any case, and it’s even better to quote when possible, so I’m glad at whatever has prompted the change in your personal approach, which makes it easier for everyone else to follow the conversation; is there really any point to taking a cheap shot at moderators removing worthless posts, the worst of which you never even see?

  7. Mike Snow on April 15th, 2008 6:48 pm

    Right, use names or reply to quotes. Comment numbers are best avoided. And really, we do far more letting stuff through that was held in the queue, as opposed to outright deleting. Even for worthless stuff, the spot it was in usually doesn’t disappear, it just gets edited to say [reason comment was deleted].

  8. OppositeField on April 15th, 2008 6:49 pm

    Great offensive showing from the boys today. Please, please let the bullpen close this one out.

  9. PaulMolitorCocktail on April 15th, 2008 6:49 pm

    Wait, relievers can’t pitch two innings! That’s FORBIDDEN!

  10. ocelot on April 15th, 2008 6:50 pm

    So, we get to see the return of the diamond stud-man in the 9th. Hope we get a few insurance runs just in case, but I’m hopeful.

  11. Paul B on April 15th, 2008 6:50 pm

    Well, we are going to get to see Rhodes in the 9th.

    Here’s hoping he has something left in the arm.

  12. joser on April 15th, 2008 6:53 pm

    Belre punches himself out. How often will that happen this season?

  13. joser on April 15th, 2008 6:54 pm

    Sorry, that shot was meant to be “humorous” not “cheap”

  14. Paul B on April 15th, 2008 7:00 pm

    Between 89 and 91 mph on pitches to the first hitter.

  15. OppositeField on April 15th, 2008 7:00 pm

    In all seriousness, I do like the intimidation factor and swagger that Rhodes brings to the team. Not that it has any effect on the game, but I do like seeing him out there. Granted, if this inning gets out of hand that could all change pretty quick.

  16. Steve T on April 15th, 2008 7:01 pm

    Adam Jones not only hit a homer, but he walked in both of his other trips. Today’s OBP = 1.000. Oh, and George Sherrill leads the majors in saves. Hmm.

  17. Paul B on April 15th, 2008 7:03 pm

    That was a short outing. Oh, well.

  18. Steve T on April 15th, 2008 7:03 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Arthur Rhodes, always have. Great fun to watch. Just not anymore.

  19. OppositeField on April 15th, 2008 7:04 pm

    And there you have it folks, the intimidation factor of Arthur Rhodes!

  20. PaulMolitorCocktail on April 15th, 2008 7:06 pm


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  22. JMHawkins on April 15th, 2008 7:10 pm


    Might I remind you Mr. Spade that you may have the falcon, but we certainly have you.

    Oh, you mean that Cairo…


  23. pygmalion on April 15th, 2008 7:11 pm

    It would be awesome if Rhodes were suddenly the Rhodes of 2001 – however unlikely this should be. But even if he is, and his diamond earrings are continuing to sparkle in the sunlight, I still don’t want to see him pitching against the Yankees in a close game. I have enough bad memories of that already.

  24. msb on April 15th, 2008 7:30 pm

    Do we really know if Mama RRS is watching the games on or are they just plugging it cause they can?

    “Ryan Rowland-Smith has been providing his family back in Australia with some advance play-by-play of his outings. His mother, Julie White, subscribes to the MLB Extra Innings package back home, but because of the time difference winds up watching the games several hours after they’ve been played.

    Rowland-Smith usually chats with her beforehand, letting her know whether he got in the game or not. “I’ll tell her what happened and what to look for,” he said. “Mostly just the good stuff.””

  25. BigB on April 15th, 2008 7:37 pm

    Unrelated, but… Doyle went yard for his first of the year tonight.

  26. joser on April 15th, 2008 7:48 pm


    Ryan Rowland-Smith of the Mariners: “My sister, Rhiannon Rowland-Smith, and my mom (Julie White) signed up for MLB.TV this year and they love it. Because of the time difference between here and Australia, they can’t watch the games live, but after I pitch, I’ll text-message my sister and tell her to ‘check this out’ and she’ll tell my mom. My sister (a professional surfer in Queensland, Australia) would follow our games on Gameday, but decided to get MLB.TV, and it’s great. My mom works for the Board of Education in Newcastle (between Sydney and Brisbane) and one time she was with some co-workers watching [a replay] of one of the games I had pitched. They kept asking her questions, like, ‘Was that a good pitch?’ and on a pickoff throw to first base, ‘Why did he throw a pitch there instead of [home plate]?’ It was kind of funny, actually. They love [MLB.TV]. They can watch any of the games I pitch whenever they want. That’s really cool.”

  27. msb on April 15th, 2008 8:25 pm

    How many players are wearing 42 today?

    couple of interesting pieces on the presence of african-americans in baseball today; the annual report card on diversity and a column about it

  28. currcoug on April 15th, 2008 8:42 pm

    I hate to say I told you so about Bedard being hurt in spring training, but I did.

  29. NV M's fan on April 15th, 2008 9:16 pm

    Will Mama RRS be able to get games in the Bay Area this week that I won’t? I’m outraged. I think those teams require a blackout in Oz. If not, which teams do claim the Land Down Under? Shouldn’t MLB divide up the entire world as it would make almost as much sense?

  30. Lauren, token chick on April 15th, 2008 10:01 pm

    I was in the center field bleachers for most of this game. It was freakin’ cold as fuck. Even I, your fellow USSM-reading stalwart, had to get out of there just before the end of the 7th.

    Still, I had a fine view of the Ichirear.

  31. KJR House Doc on April 15th, 2008 10:11 pm

    Here is my injury report going up on the KJR Doc blog tomorrow regarding Bedard:

    Bedard lands on DL

    Erik Bedard has been placed on the DL with a left “hip” injury. In general, and without having examined him, the most likely diagnosis would be a muscle strain or a bursitis. Bursitis involves irritation and inflammation of a small protective sac of fluid that sits on top of a bone to keep overlying muscles or tendons from rubbing on the bone. There are a number of bursa in the hip, and the most commonly affected is the trochanteric bursa that sits on the bony prominence on the outside of the hip. It usually hurts when you touch it, and causes pain with going from sit-to-stand. There are also a number of muscles in hip that could be strained, and these can be uncovered with certain tests that involve stressing those muscles.

    The worst-case scenario for Erik is that he is having pain from early arthritis (also called degenerative changes) due to the repetitive trauma of pitching. This would usually be uncovered with an x-ray or MRI, and would obviously be devastating. Did we keep the receipt on that trade???

    I try to think of pitching as four stages of body movement: stride, hip rotation, trunk rotation, and arm movement. If Erik is having pain in the hip, regardless of the cause, the cycle is broken and he will lose velocity and accuracy. Like JJ Putz, time and rest will hopefully take care of the inflammation and discomfort. Anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen or naproxen) may help, and both could receive steroid injections (if Erik has bursitis) to decrease pain/inflammation. Speedy healing guys!

  32. joser on April 16th, 2008 12:03 pm

    The Mariners’ Arthur Rhodes , who had ligament replacement surgery last May, got one out and allowed two singles in the ninth in his first game since Sept. 9, 2006, when he was with Philadelphia.

    ”(The doctor) said it would take 12 months to get back. I beat that,” the 38-year-old left-hander said. ”I’m proud of myself. I pat myself on the back.”

    Doctors then diagnosed a new injury to his arm most likely caused by the contortions necessary to pat himself on the back.

    Ok, that last part isn’t true. I hope.

  33. Dave Clapper on April 16th, 2008 1:54 pm

    Dunno if anyone will read this far down with newer threads in place, but… went to the game yesterday and was curious… was a record set in this game for Japanese imports appearing in one game? Both teams had two. Would seem somehow appropriate for this to have happened on Jackie Robinson Day.

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