Game 63, Mariners at Red Sox

DMZ · June 8, 2008 at 9:35 am · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

The Interview vs Masterson. 10:35.

9:35 for a game post? Bleagh.

Sunday lineup:
CF-L Ichiro!
DH-R Lopez (wait, what–)
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
RF-L Reed
1B-R Sexson
SS-R Betancourt
C-R Burke
2B-R Bloomquist

I’m not quite sure what the logic is there. Or if there’s logic. But okay, not a huge deal, getting Lopez a day off. But now the team’s batting Reed at #5 ahead of Sexson and Betancourt? Does that mean Reed’s Tacoma stats mean something? If so, shouldn’t Clement be playing? And… I give up.

Comments

79 Responses to “Game 63, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. MedicineHat on June 8th, 2008 9:43 am

    Just wait until Wednesday when the GAME actually starts at 9:35 AM. When will the game post be up? LOL.

  2. skeets35 on June 8th, 2008 9:45 am

    I’m not sure if I should give Mac credit for trying new things in an effort to get the team going, or I am more convinced than ever that he’s just guessing each day hoping that something will work.

    Not that it really matters, this entire organization is lost, at least Vidro is sitting.

  3. marinerfaninpdx on June 8th, 2008 10:17 am

    Just curious – does anyone know what is the lowest in the order that Richie “Comeback player of the year” has batted this season?

  4. JG on June 8th, 2008 10:20 am

    DMZ, your looking for logic from the Mariners. The MARINERS.

  5. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 11:01 am

    Sweet play by Drew!

  6. ManageWA on June 8th, 2008 11:01 am

    so that’s what good outfielding looks like…

  7. msb on June 8th, 2008 11:17 am

    Bloomquist? who is this Bloomquist? was he down in Tacoma with that Vidro kid?

  8. Benne on June 8th, 2008 11:20 am

    Bloomquist is still alive? I thought Silva ate him.

  9. msb on June 8th, 2008 11:37 am

    CB Bucknor, endearing himself to the Mariners again.

  10. AZ Ms Fan on June 8th, 2008 11:38 am

    the strike zone is really makeing me angry, those are looking like some great pitches and not gettin any calls.

  11. Benne on June 8th, 2008 11:40 am

    The crappy video feed on FSN is making me angry.

  12. sad_loyal_fan on June 8th, 2008 11:45 am

    What a load that hbp was.

  13. John in L.A. on June 8th, 2008 11:45 am

    Hah. I turned on the game just in time to see that. Way to go, Bedard.

    You have a guy 0-2 with the sacks loaded and you hit him with a pitch to walk in the tying run.

    Oh, with Manny on deck. Just a multi-layered cake of awesome.

  14. fetish on June 8th, 2008 11:51 am

    an explanation of the Joe’s Tracer accuracy:

    Q: Why are the pitch locations different in Enhanced Gameday vs. Classic Gameday?
    A: The pitch locations in Classic Gameday are entered by our scorers in the ballpark, but are not exact; they are the best human attempt to approximate the location of the pitch. The high-speed camera system in Enhanced Gameday makes it far more accurate than the locations previously available in Classic Gameday.

    There you have it – if MLB Gameday was using a person in the press box to essentially guess, and then replaced it with the Pitch F/X cameras, you can pretty much guarantee that FSN has an intern doing the job.

  15. msb on June 8th, 2008 12:00 pm

    you know, most umpires on a 98 degree plus plus humidity day in Boston would call that third strike.

  16. Mike G. on June 8th, 2008 12:01 pm

    Good to see Richie ‘Clown Shoes’ Sexson turn in a web gem there.

  17. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:02 pm

    The crappy video feed on FSN is making me angry.

    Is it the feed? I’m just imagining one of those horribly hot East Coast days, with a grey sky and a 1000% humidity, making the picture dim and flat.

  18. sad_loyal_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:04 pm

    The feed is coming in and out. Very irritating.

  19. Lauren, token chick on June 8th, 2008 12:06 pm

    I have a good feeling about this game. I feel a little bit like my mood was really bad for some reason before today, and now my entire outlook has sort of brightened up. Go M’s!

  20. Steve T on June 8th, 2008 12:08 pm

    Which irritates you more, when you can’t see or when you can?

  21. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:08 pm

    Ah, my feed looks like crap but it’s only in. If you could ever see heat, I feel like I’m seeing it now.

    What team tried shorts? I can see Willie a pair of NBA length flappy shorts running like crazy on the steals! Ichiro would be the more old school tighties.

    Okay, maybe the heat’s getting to me.

  22. MedicineHat on June 8th, 2008 12:09 pm

    Yeah….Nascar on TNTHD is fine…so I know it is the FSN channel.

  23. Mike G. on June 8th, 2008 12:09 pm

    I don’t know about you but watching Lopez swing at that last pitch has me annoyed.

  24. msb on June 8th, 2008 12:12 pm

    the White Sox with the Happening shorts & collar look.

  25. Lauren, token chick on June 8th, 2008 12:13 pm

    Sweet Jesus. I’d pay good money to see Ichiro in that.

  26. msb on June 8th, 2008 12:15 pm

    was there ever a picture of him that rookie day, wearing the Hooters shorts and tee?

    man, Bedard looks hot.

    as in, flushed and sweaty.

  27. Lauren, token chick on June 8th, 2008 12:16 pm

    Since idle comparisons are kind of my forte, let me just say that Julio Lugo reminds me a little bit of Obama.

  28. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:18 pm

    AEEII! to msb’s photo. I don’t even think Fashion Icon Ichiro could pull that off.

    And Bedard does look like he’s one strike called a ball away from stroking out.

    And Raul? Would you stop freaking cutting in front of Ichiro for these balls that need to be thrown back in for an attempt to stop a runner? Surely you’ve noticed your noodle arm? Thanks.

  29. msb on June 8th, 2008 12:21 pm

    man, Pedroia is irritating.

    and annoying.

  30. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 12:24 pm

    26… reminds me a bit of Clint Nageotte; that kid was a sweat machine.

  31. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:29 pm

    man, Pedroia is irritating.

    If Washburn’s the Angry Beaver, Pedroia’s the Furious Chipmunk.

    But it sure would be nice to have a batter who could extent at-bats like that.

    Whoops, there went another inning!

  32. hairofthedawg on June 8th, 2008 12:30 pm

    That’s a pretty lame way of bringing Obama’s name into the thread. Can we get moderation on post 27 please?

  33. msb on June 8th, 2008 12:30 pm

    I’d missed the story earlier this weekend that KOMO may be out of the bidding for the next Mariners radio contract– not that it would make much difference with the broadcast team, but I’d hate to lose Drayer

  34. Lauren, token chick on June 8th, 2008 12:33 pm

    Whaa? It was sincere. I wasn’t trying to start some political brouhaha.

  35. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 12:34 pm

    KOMO must have taken a bath.

    McLaren – great timing for that pitching sub!

  36. sad_loyal_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:35 pm

    Wow, that worked out for the Ms.

  37. beef on June 8th, 2008 12:36 pm

    I’d missed the story earlier this weekend that KOMO may be out of the bidding for the next Mariners radio contract– not that it would make much difference with the broadcast team, but I’d hate to lose Drayer

    i for one would appreciate KOMO losing the contract. Interrupting for traffic every 10 mins makes me angry.

  38. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 12:38 pm

    Cool, we’re going to give the Jays a nice winning streak.

  39. Benne on June 8th, 2008 12:39 pm

    My dream scenario with the radio broadcast would be moving it to KJR and having Dave do commentary.

  40. jro on June 8th, 2008 12:45 pm

    I would like to congratulate Sexie on that walk. He looked more patient at the plate than I’ve seen him in, oh about 3 years.

    Sad that I consider this congratulatory material, and the pitcher is having control issues.

  41. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 12:49 pm

    Wow, the bottom of our order is pathetic. (I’m assuming Willie’s not going to do something here. Prove me wrong, big boy!)

  42. msb on June 8th, 2008 1:06 pm

    say, were those the Boston fans? those kind of fans that KJR loves to hold up as the real baseball fans, there at a stadium where they would never do the “family friendly” pimping the Mariners always be accused of?

    you know, the ones doing the wave?

  43. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 1:10 pm

    I noticed them doing the wave in one of the earlier games this week. I was suitably shocked.

    And….*gasp*…it was while their pitcher was on the mound!

    My RedSoxFanFriend sneered at all the waving at Safeco when we went to a game, along with ‘Let’s Make Some Noise!’ and all the other big, flashing screens telling the fans what to do.

  44. juneau_fan on June 8th, 2008 1:12 pm

    And why is Sims absolutely obsessed with ‘Sweet Caroline’? Hasn’t he mentioned it every game?

    Why is doing the wave bad form, but singing along to some horrible old song the ultimate sign of great fans?

  45. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 1:13 pm

    Fenway needs to have Rally Lobstah Rolls.

  46. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 1:14 pm

    I do not think The King would perform a horrible song.

  47. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:17 pm

    Yep, those would be the same Red Sox fans — the ones who still apparently have not figured out that Seattle and LA are not the same city.

  48. Benne on June 8th, 2008 1:22 pm

    Do they still play the Dropkick Murphys at Fenway after every win? I would think that would get old pretty fast. Still not as annoying as Zombie Nation, though.

  49. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:22 pm

    i for one would appreciate KOMO losing the contract. Interrupting for traffic every 10 mins makes me angry.

    Thank you! I find that rather annoying as well…especially when it’s a weekend and the traffic volume is light enough that it’s not really necessary.

  50. Benne on June 8th, 2008 1:24 pm

    Today’s comment section is pretty pitiful. I know it’s a Sunday morning game, but still.

  51. tomas on June 8th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Papelbon should try something: See how far over his head he can get Beltre to swing at one

  52. Benne on June 8th, 2008 1:26 pm

    Meh. Cue “Tessie.”

  53. sad_loyal_fan on June 8th, 2008 1:27 pm

    The game was pretty pitiful as well. Hitters looked pretty meek.

  54. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 1:27 pm

    0.349 winning percentage! YEAH BABY!

  55. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:28 pm

    the White Sox with the Happening shorts & collar look.

    Ah, gotta love those wacky Veeck family ideas. I still don’t know how the Chisox guys back then managed to slide in those rec-league softball unis…would be a little hard on the knees, I’d reckon. :o

  56. Swungonandbelted on June 8th, 2008 1:30 pm

    Man, I’m starting to think that trading Bedard this year might be a really good thing….

  57. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:40 pm

    #42. Trust me. The wave always breaks out at Fenway, these days, if there’s little scoring in the game. The pink hats and the people who got their tickets solely as an expression of status couldn’t possibly try and pay close attention to the game if there wasn’t a conga line going across the plate.

  58. tomas on June 8th, 2008 1:41 pm

    The pressure is building. Art Thiel inthe P-I the other day, calling for Chuckie to be replaced. Larry Stone’s piece from the Times today, saying this years team could be worse than one of the early M’s team with a payroll under 1 mil.

    Something’s gotta give. I hope and pray that it’ll be Howie and Chuckie. Those clowns have to go. They’ve turned the M’s into the joke of MLB.

  59. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:42 pm

    #48. After wins, they play “Dirty Water” by the Standells. They do play the Dropkick Murphys a lot.

  60. Steve T on June 8th, 2008 1:43 pm

    17 games out! Woot! Let’s shoot for 40! 50?

  61. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:45 pm

    #45. They don’t have that but they do have guys walking through the stands selling “Chowdah!” on cool or cold nights.

    “Mmm. Good chowdah, Bobby. Now, ah, Mahtin . . . “

  62. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Okay, time for a new promotion the next time the Bosox come to town: “Chowder Night!”

    Which, of course, will be hosted by none other than the M’s very own Willie Bloomquist! :)

  63. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 2:07 pm

    As long as it is proper (clear) chowder, not that fake “new england chowder” that no New Englander eats.

  64. Phightin Phils on June 8th, 2008 2:15 pm

    After 63 games, M’s elimination number is 84; Angels are currently leading Oakland.

    whoo hoo.

  65. Steve T on June 8th, 2008 2:48 pm

    Every New Englander I’ve ever met eats gallons of the stuff. I’ve had all the best chowder in Boston (Jake Wirth’s, Legal, Durgin Park, Anthony’s, Union Oyster House, and straight off a Navy ship) and none of it could be described as “clear”. All are made with milk.

    What they are lacking is corn starch thickener, which is gross. That’s what gives Northwest chowder it’s special library-paste texture.

  66. terry on June 8th, 2008 3:08 pm

    I’m sad.

  67. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Interesting…corn starch is often used in Asian dishes. Ergo, I wonder if “Northwest” clam chowder is really more closely Pan-Asian than “New England” in style.

  68. Flowin on June 8th, 2008 5:32 pm

    I think that Kenji is probably the most underperforming member of this team, but we hardly mention him. I mean, we all talk about Turbo and Richie sucking, but we KNEW that they were going to suck. I think the biggest disappointment on this team (other than maybe Silva) is Kenji. He was a productive .280 hitter last year with some pop. Now, he is hovering around .220 with 3 HRs for the year.

  69. OppositeField on June 8th, 2008 6:46 pm

    What in the hell is clear chowder

  70. msb on June 8th, 2008 8:10 pm

    My RedSoxFanFriend sneered at all the waving at Safeco when we went to a game, along with ‘Let’s Make Some Noise!’ and all the other big, flashing screens telling the fans what to do.

    if you listen to the Yankees on radio, you can hear they play the exact same repetitive noise to get the Yankee fans clapping …

  71. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 9:05 pm

    Clear chowder doesn’t have any “thickeners” (i.e. milk or tomatoes) to mask the flavors of off seafood; just a delicious broth.

    Served best with clam cakes.

    Iggy’s

  72. James T on June 8th, 2008 9:10 pm

    My RedSoxFanFriend sneered at all the waving at Safeco when we went to a game, along with ‘Let’s Make Some Noise!’ and all the other big, flashing screens telling the fans what to do.

    Well, there’s been a Mariners team for 31 years. That’s a long time to be telling people when to cheer.

    The other thing about that is that people live down to the level of laziness you allow them. I went to a game at Shea in 2006 and was shocked at all the crowd prompting (“Every-body clap your hands!) About two weeks after that, I went to an interleague game at Fenway against the Mets. All night long, the Mets fans down the right field line (if there’s a crappy ticket in Fenway that you’ll sell to an out of town fan, it’s down the right field line) were trying to start “Let’s Go Mets!” chants. It was amazing. They sat there like docile sheep in their own park waiting to be prompted but in Fenway were just as aggressive as the Sox fans, but totally outnumbered.

  73. bratman on June 8th, 2008 10:00 pm

    It is official: We are in baseball hell.

    The next 4 months will be some of the most painful in recent history … only BoMel’s 04 fiasco even compares (considering we won 93 games the year before).

    Baseball Hell: 08 Mariners

  74. John in L.A. on June 8th, 2008 10:31 pm

    Why is doing the wave bad form, but singing along to some

    horrible old song

    the ultimate sign of great fans?

    Blasphemer!!

    That’s a pretty lame way of bringing Obama’s name into the thread. Can we get moderation on post 27 please?

    Give me a break.

    What if I said: I bet you Chuck and Howard are McCain supporters. Think about it. He’s an old, overpaid veteran. Just their type.

    (And that’s President Obama to you, hairofthedawg)

  75. bratman on June 8th, 2008 10:44 pm

    I vote to keep politics out of this Blog

  76. mln on June 8th, 2008 11:25 pm

    Well, this game thread has definitively established that discussing the relative merits of clear clam chowder is more interesting than talking about the Mariners.

    (Clear) Clam Chowder > Mariners.

  77. Benne on June 9th, 2008 12:22 am

    At 22-41, the M’s have to play .700 ball the rest of the way to even have a decent shot at the playoffs. They have to play .600 ball just to get to 81 wins.

    You know what that means………bring on the Rally Fries!

  78. scott19 on June 9th, 2008 1:25 am

    71: That Iggy’s place in Warwick, RI looks really cool…wish I could afford a cross-country road trip this summer to hit it along the way.

  79. 6-4-3 on June 9th, 2008 10:29 am

    Did anyone else catch the radio postgame show where callers were suggesting which Mariners should be untouchable for trading? Not that this is anything new, but at least one caller said Bloomquist. Yeah, I know this is just par for the course, but I feel like putting my head through a brick wall whenever someone extols the virtues of Bloomie.

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