Game 62, M’s at Boston

DMZ · June 7, 2008 at 11:55 am · Filed Under Mariners 

It’s not Felix Day, it’s at 12:55 our time, bleah. Batista v Wakefield. Wakefield throws a knuckleball, Batista’s written books.


119 Responses to “Game 62, M’s at Boston”

  1. Lauren, token chick on June 7th, 2008 3:46 pm

    Ooh. Just watched the ponies. That was interesting. No spoilers, for those planning on Tivoing or something.

  2. scott19 on June 7th, 2008 3:48 pm

    shreds of glory

    Hey, that’d be a great name for a sports movie, wouldn’t it? 🙂

  3. DMZ on June 7th, 2008 3:48 pm

    Seeing that “highlight” of Ibanez bobbling the ball followed by a weak throw in makes me want to sob in frustration. Just let Ichiro pick it up! Ugh.

  4. hate the bugle on June 7th, 2008 3:59 pm

    “Doyle” DFA’d and out of options. I say bring him back to DH here !

    The Cult of Doyle Lives!

  5. Mike Honcho on June 7th, 2008 4:07 pm

    Not sure if this was mentioned, but Vidro’s 15-game callup numbers (last night was game 15):


    Better than Clement. Vidro gets to stay.

    And BTW, since Vidro’s fluke HR in Yankee Stadium, he has gone .195/.244/.195 – not counting today’s 0-3 gem.

  6. bratman on June 7th, 2008 4:17 pm

    Can we beat a full strength team? Ever?

  7. _David_ on June 7th, 2008 4:29 pm

    Doyle is about to become a FA. We should get him to replace Vidro as DH. 🙂

  8. area 51 on June 7th, 2008 4:37 pm

    was my sarcasm missed? probably by some. hopefully understood by more.

    how the game would have been different if Raaaaalph had not bobbled the ball twice in his all star play and if Batista would have just walked Manny. I must say though it sure was a beauty of a hit and quite hilarious watching the valet chasing after the ball.

    at least tomorrow we have the interview for a good chance at a series win.

  9. terry on June 7th, 2008 4:41 pm

    Clement continues to tear a whole in the consciousness of AAA. Vidro continues to be more of a swirling black hole for production as a major league DH. Is it likely we’ll see a return of JC any time soon or has the leader of F troop circled his wagons around veterans for his last stand?

  10. joser on June 7th, 2008 5:03 pm

    I think it’s spelled “L’interview”

  11. Karen on June 7th, 2008 5:26 pm

    #77 through #80: Were you guys talking about ANOTHER hit to LF that Ichiro had to motor after?

    I was driving back from the grocery store when I heard the one where Ichiro dived for the ball but missed it, then I heard he was the one who threw the ball back in to the IF. I was thinking, “that’s not the usual Ichiro defense”, but then the announcers said that it was LCF where the ball landed…

    Natcherly. Ichiro was ranging so far into Ibanez territory he couldn’t quite make the play, and wouldn’t you know, Ibanez hadn’t even gotten into position to back him up, so Ichiro had to throw the ball back in himself.

    At least that’s the way it sounded from the radio description.

    Fergawdsake, when will the Managerial Leaders do something about getting Ibanez out of LF and into the dugout holding his bat, as the DH? Jeremy Reed may be ‘way out of position as a LFer, but he’d be an improvement even if he can’t hit. Might save some of our awful pitchers a few earned runs…

  12. Tom in Edmonds on June 7th, 2008 6:27 pm

    I had to work today and was in and out of the car. Sounded like a game was working early and then poof…. Game over!

    OMG, Rauuuuuuuuuuul must go to DH/1st. Sexson has no value and is impossible as trade bait… How can we not make a meaningful move and expect credibility for the contrived BS that has been going on of late?

  13. bradguy on June 7th, 2008 7:01 pm

    Claim Doyle NOW!

  14. area 51 on June 7th, 2008 7:09 pm

    …How can we not make a meaningful move and expect credibility for the contrived BS that has been going on of late?

    apparently veteran status gives you as much of a say in calling shots as m as the manager does.

    I thought Mclaren said he wasn’t afraid to hurt anyones feelings?

    As far Ichiro’s near catch goes…damn that was close. Sure a dive likely would have resulted in a catch or half a step further to the left prior to the hit. Just think, if raaalph was an even weaker of an outfielder than he is now, Ichiro would have been in even better position that make the catch.

    On another note,
    The highlight for me from the last home stand was seeing the Joh look- alike in the stands. Now that was great. Thus far, the highlight for me in the present road trip, was seeing Betancourt’s safe slide into home plate.

  15. joser on June 7th, 2008 7:10 pm

    There were two hits in the outfield we talked about. The first one went to LCF, just missing Ichiro’s outstretched glove (he didn’t dive, but he was stretched out in mid-air). Raul was apparently trying to back him up, but he overran the ball; Ichiro landed and made an immediate u-turn, picked it up on the and threw it in. The second was to LF. Raul booted it, then dropped it while trying to pick it up with his throwing hand. Ugh. When he finally threw it in, Ichiro was standing behind him with his hands on his hips (if Raul had just let it go once he booted it Ichiro probably would’ve got it and got it in much quicker).

  16. Mike Snow on June 7th, 2008 7:11 pm

    Don’t just claim Doyle. For there to be justice in the world, they have to claim Doyle AND release Vidro.

  17. TomC on June 7th, 2008 7:33 pm

    I am appalled that Vidro continues to take a spot on this Roster while Clement plays in Tacoma. Clement was sent back down because he wasn’t hitting. Clement had 56 plate appearances, during that span he had 6 singles, 7 BB, 1 HBP, 1 double, and 1 triple. Over the last 56 plate appearances Vidro has had 10 singles, 4 BB, 2 doubles and 1 HR. So, Vidro has hit only the slightest bit better than Clement over the same span of plate appearances.

    But maybe Turbo is just in a slump, let’s look at the season OPS: Clement .536, Vidro .583, ever so slight an edge to Vidro.

    But Clement can play catcher. Vidro played first base poorly for two games. Clement can contribute to the Mariner’s in 2009 and 2010. Vidro cost $8.5 million a year.

    Scouts and statistical analysis agree that Clement can be expected to improve with time. Vidro is declining.

    The Mariner solution? Send Clement to AAA, keep Vidro in the daily lineup but demote him to fifth spot.

  18. bratman on June 7th, 2008 8:15 pm

    There seems to be a theme surfacing throughout this season … I cant seem … to put my finger on it though.

    Might have to do some more research.

  19. msb on June 7th, 2008 9:42 pm

    well. got eldest nephew graduated today, missing today’s game as well and the chance to annoy Lauren further.

    think I’m glad I missed this one, though.

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