Game 28, Mariners at Indians

DMZ · April 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Can’t find a full lineup yet, but apparently Turbo’s hitting 5th and Wlad’s 7th, so why not guess at the rest, it never changes.

CF-L Ichiro!
2B-R Lopez
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
DH-B Vidro
1B-R Sexson
RF-R Balentien
C-R Johjima
SS-R Betancourt


159 Responses to “Game 28, Mariners at Indians”

  1. HamNasty on May 1st, 2008 12:12 am

    Jake N-
    You called Clement’s swing short and compact by comparing it to Olerud’s swing. Just a season ago Dave was calling Clement’s swing to long to be in the majors to be overly productive. I am in between I assume. Clement does not have a quick swing by any means, nor a overly long one. I see Clement’s swing as a thing of beauty as I did see Helton’s as a kid. The average might not be there but that swing is beautiful to watch. Mariner fans make sure to watch his AB’s!

  2. John D. on May 1st, 2008 12:17 am

    Re: #s 137, 139, and 142 –

    another interesting tidbit about Olerud. Take a look at his minor league career.

    OLERUD did have a minor league career.
    Until his last year, he was one of those MLB players who’d never played in the minors, but in 2005, the RED SOX sent him to Pawtucket – AAA.

    BTW, according to both HENDERSON and OLERUD, that humorous story isn’t true.

  3. Sentinel on May 1st, 2008 12:24 am

    I’m sure the story is true. I can see The Rickey doing something like that.

  4. scott19 on May 1st, 2008 12:39 am

    I can just picture that in my mind:

    RH: “I remember there was a guy I played with in Toronto who wore a helmet out in the field.”

    JO: “Yeah, Rickey…that was me!” 🙂

  5. BurkeForPres on May 1st, 2008 1:28 am

    Hahaha 149: I remember them talking about that conversation that actually went on. So funny.

    Clement and Balentien might be the spark we’re looking for. A start tomorrow for Clement at DH? Maybe? Please?

  6. pgreyy on May 1st, 2008 2:56 am

    Mac said in his post-game interview that he’d be starting Clement BEHIND THE PLATE tomorrow.

    The question becomes–can Pentland fix Joh’s problems at the plate before Clement’s hitting makes him impossible to remove from the line-up?

    Or, maybe, can Pentland fix Joh’s problems at the plate before Pentland gets the ax?

  7. Benne on May 1st, 2008 6:41 am

    I’m loving the kids already. It’s about time the lineup got a breath of fresh air. Even though we got our asses kicked, this game actually made me feel good. It’s much more palatable to watch a group of young, exciting guys with a bright future lose than it is to watch a group of washed up has-beens lose.

    Go Wlad. Go Clement.

  8. msb on May 1st, 2008 8:19 am

    so– even though both Henderson & Olerud say it is just a story, and even though the Met employee who made up the story & started the urban legend confirms that it was all him, y’all are still going to believe that it happened 🙂

    Mac said in his post-game interview that he’d be starting Clement BEHIND THE PLATE tomorrow.

    and maybe not just tomorrow: “‘I’m going to catch Clement (today),’ McLaren said. ‘We need to get Joh going, so I thought we’ll give him a couple days off.'”

  9. currcoug on May 1st, 2008 10:45 am

    Oops, I guess that contract extension idea didn’t lead to Johjima relaxing and hitting.

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