Game 68, Nationals at Mariners

DMZ · June 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Clippard vs. The Interview, 7:10.

Here’s a fun game: before you look at the lineups, try and name as many Nationals starting today as you can.


116 Responses to “Game 68, Nationals at Mariners”

  1. Steve T on June 14th, 2008 10:11 pm

    McLaren is ripping Yuni for bunting on his own on 3-and-2. He looks like he’s going to cry.

  2. jephdood on June 14th, 2008 10:13 pm

    Sexson: Don’t go away mad. Just go away.

  3. msb on June 14th, 2008 10:14 pm

    I meant to ask this afternoon how much of this reluctance to fold is because of the constant refrain they must hear from those “average fan” (ie. talk show callers) that ‘the Mariners don’t want to win’

  4. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 14th, 2008 10:14 pm

    100… but we all know that Bavasi would trade Bedard for a few Bags o’ Crap. The man is incompetent when it comes to making trades. Would we get anything like the talent we gave up for him?

  5. tomas on June 14th, 2008 10:17 pm

    Wow. Just when you think the suck can’t get any sucky, it does. Amazing.

    I really feel for the young guys, trapped in the black hole that is The Seattle Mariners organization

  6. tomas on June 14th, 2008 10:18 pm

    more sucky, that is

  7. msb on June 14th, 2008 10:22 pm

    a few Bags o’ Crap.

    would those be Irwin Mainway Bags o’ Crap? ’cause those could go for at least $1.98

  8. Steve T on June 14th, 2008 10:26 pm

    Bedard is a front-line pitcher. He ought to at least be worth two or three Bags o’ Glass.

  9. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 14th, 2008 10:39 pm

    105… I was thinking the Bags o’ Crap. Except Bavasi will probably not remember to order THREE items to go with his bag.

  10. don52656 on June 14th, 2008 11:01 pm

    The M’s are 24-44, and at this rate they’ll go 57-105.

    That’s the good news.

    After 21 games, the M’s were 11-10. Since then, they’ve gone 13-34. If they keep up that pace for the rest of the year, they’ll end up at 50-112.

    This could very well be the worst Mariners team of all time. But, we’re not giving up!

  11. Breadbaker on June 14th, 2008 11:46 pm

    So maybe management should be talking about getting to .400 before they talk about getting to .500.

  12. killer_ewok18 on June 15th, 2008 12:02 am

    Do-over please.

    Anyone else listen to the post game and hear Tom Hudler and Shannon Dreyer talking about how there are no impact position players in the minors?

    I mean, after all, Clement proved during his 15 game call up that he clearly cannot be a major league player. Right?

    God. Everyone is NOT Jay Bruce.

  13. edgar for mayor on June 15th, 2008 12:43 am


    I’m glad I didn’t listen.
    Yeah I love how Clement is being judged on his 48 AB’s. So wonderful the way this organization thinks.

    FO ” Lets move Reed to first Base”

    USSM ” Um, why?”

    FO ” Because we feel with Ibanez in LF, Reed isn’t going to get enough playing time out there”

    USSM *Walks Away*

    As for impact players. Yeah Clement is about the only one near being ready. Tui still needs another year, Halman, Truinfel, Aumont, Mangini, Saunders and Ramirez are all not even close.

  14. Breadbaker on June 15th, 2008 1:59 am

    My bathroom reading is the 2008 Baseball Prospectus. One thing you find in just browsing through it is the number of blocked major league prospects who can help a club like the Mariners. For example, the Todd Helton contract has created a traffic jam in Colorado for corner outfielders who would be fine DH/1B candidates but will never get those jobs because of Helton. Last year, when Piazza got injured, Jack Cust was an A within minutes; we had squandered two players and tons of dough on Turbo, whose performance was worse than Cust’s, plus the difference in salaries was huge. There are players available for a song (definition of “song”: a helluva lot less than Asdrubel Cabrera), and the M’s have a surfeit of hard-throwing relief candidates and middle infield candidates. You’d think someone might package some of them for a major league ready young slugger with no job in his organization.

    Unfortunately, I wouldn’t leave to Jay Buhner’s double the task of finding the next Jay Buhner. He’d trade Felix and Truinfel for him and end up giving Todd Helton a three-year extension.

  15. Typical Idiot Fan on June 15th, 2008 2:41 am

    I know. Who ARE these people that would want to blow $20 on parking, $100 on food, and another $100+ on tickets for this garbage?

    Me, sadly, though I didn’t quite get to $100 on food; $17 went to a hat.

    What a totally frustrating game all over the place. SafeCo Fans suck ass. Bedard was striking out quite a few people, and I was the only one trying to get the claps going. I failed miserably several times and just quit.

    I heckled Vidro several times. The first time I just shouted “retire”. The second time I yelled “BATTING THIRD, YOUR DESIGNATED SUPPOSED HITTER, JOSE VIDRO”… then he hit the home run. A fan a few seats down looked at me, then yelled “HEY RAUL, YOU SUCK TOO!”. I guess he figured calling someone out was beneficial.

    Beltre’s bomb was known immediately by the fans. Everything about that was cool.

    The fans pathetically tried to start the wave while the game was tied 2-2. An inning after the Batista home run, nobody was interested in the game anymore and the thing was in full effect.

    John McLaren is ridiculously stupid. Not that I wanted Arthur to remain in there or anything, but pulling him after Sexson screwed up a pickoff move is pretty dumb. He’d already gotten two outs and had thrown a ball to the next batter. Instead of letting him finish the inning, here comes Sean Green for more arm straining work. Is Roy Corcoran dead?

    Sexson was murdered by the fanbase. They weren’t really on him hard until the strikeout in the 6th. After that, they were on him for everything. They booed him during the botched pickoff move. They booed him when he was throwing the ball around the infield inbetween innings. Etc. He’s the most hated man in SafeCo.

    I don’t know how many times I screamed for Jeremy Reed to pinch hit. Lot of good it did me.

    Did Yuni’s defensive play look as cool on TV as it did in person? Did Yuni’s complete failure of a sac bunt attempt look as bad on TV as it did in person?

    Sucks having to watch a loss, but this wasn’t even an entertaining loss aside from King Awesome going yard.

  16. Breadbaker on June 15th, 2008 3:21 am

    Odd as it may seem, I have no compunction about going to Safeco. Indeed, I’ll be damned if I let their incompetence deprive me of my right to attend major league baseball games. No city has fought harder and longer to maintain its major league team. We lost one after a year and suffered through the Danny Kaye years, the George Argyros years, the Jeff Smulyan escapade (where MLB blamed the county for Smulyan’s personal financial woes, as though we were responsible for the severe drop in value of Indiana radio stations) and the extortion by current ownership. That the current stewards of the public trust for the sole major league franchise in the Northwest are incompetent boobs doesn’t allow them to deprive me of the right to enjoy a game.

    And heck, everytime I’ve had a designated goat to boo (I’m talking to you, Dan Wilson of the 21st century), he’s usually come through in the clutch. So assume Vidro and Cairo will have big days tomorrow, cause I’ll be there in Section 127.

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