Game 74, Mariners at Braves

DMZ · June 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Washburn v Jurrjens, 4pm our time.

This lineup — and I know that it’s sad to say this — made me really, really happy.

RF-L Ichiro!
2B-R Lopez
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
CF-L Reed
1B-R Sexson
SS-R Betancourt
C-R Johjima
P-L Washburn

I mean, it’s… it’s so conventional, and generally well-structured!


228 Responses to “Game 74, Mariners at Braves”

  1. LordLes on June 21st, 2008 7:33 pm

    Oh boy! The Post Game Show!! Hooray!!!!!!

    Nothing like recapping a THRILLER like this one!

    Down to the wire!

    Heroic battle!

    The intensity! My oh my, the INTENSITY of it all!!!

    I think I’ll crack a tall one and SAVOR THE FLAVOR that only the MEN IN BLUE AND TEAL can provide!

  2. BillyJive on June 21st, 2008 7:34 pm

    You’re right Jeff..After all we’re Mariners fans..and they are a family-friendly organization.
    I think I’ll go have some ice cream…later people

  3. absolutsyd on June 21st, 2008 7:37 pm

    So there is a story on espn about how Boston is having one of the best ever years for sports in a single city. I think it’s safe to say Seattle is having one of the worst ever…

  4. crazyray7391 on June 21st, 2008 7:37 pm

    Ummm…..I was just going to apologize for posting out of complete frustration.

    I watched the second half of the game and it just got so bad, I didn’t think about what I was posting.

    Is there any chance that Sexson is still on this team when they get back to Seattle?

  5. LordLes on June 21st, 2008 7:37 pm

    5 minutes of game recap followed by 20 minutes of “Welcome to Turner Field” and other distractions.

  6. msb on June 21st, 2008 7:38 pm

    Oh boy! The Post Game Show!! Hooray!!!!!!

    you know, I am beginning to think Krueger wishes he’d thought of that “circle me, Bert” thing first.

  7. LordLes on June 21st, 2008 7:39 pm

    I have a newbie question: can Sexson be sent down to the minors??

  8. cody on June 21st, 2008 7:39 pm

    How long until we are mathematically eliminated?
    And guys, look at it this way, every game we lose gets us closer to a number one draft pick.
    So at this point, losses now=wins down the road

  9. profmac on June 21st, 2008 7:42 pm

    Okay, I correct myself. His baseball skills consist of a bag of shit.. Is that better? Have I considered his feelings enough now. Give me a break. The guy is making a crap-load of money to pretty much throw batting practice. I went to two games in a row where Batista started, and he was freaking terrible. He didn’t make it out of the second inning either time. When a person gets paid as much as these guys do to play a game, I expect greatness. If he can’t handle that, then he should go flip burgers or something.

  10. msb on June 21st, 2008 7:43 pm

    I have a newbie question: can Sexson be sent down to the minors??

    only if he agreed to go.

  11. Matt the Dragon on June 21st, 2008 7:45 pm

    DarkKnight1680 said:

    Since Sexson is done, does anyone know anyting about this Hubbard guy down at West Tenn? If he had 50 more PAs, he’d be leading the league in OPS, but he’s not on the Future Forty. DMZ? Dave?

    I’d presume that he’s not on the Future Forty because he’s twenty-six at AA and until this season has never been particularly good.

    This year he’s cut his strikeout rate a lot and upped his walk rate a little but most of the effect is an unsustainably high BABIP. (.471)

    If Hubbard is any kind of answer you’re in need of new questions.

  12. LordLes on June 21st, 2008 7:51 pm

    And if he doesn’t agree then our only choices are to keep him on the major league club or release him with us paying him either way? Talk about being over a barrel. Yikes!

    Time for some comfort food. (And thank you for the answer msb)

  13. msb on June 21st, 2008 7:59 pm

    ah, the KOMO post game show. A caller thinks that the answer to the closer problem is to throw Felix out there.

    and then Matt Pitman adds to that really full roadway under the bus by saying that in his opinion only one of the two guys with back spasms has back spasms.

  14. jlc on June 21st, 2008 8:03 pm

    Batista is still the Mariner I’d most like to have dinner with, but I don’t get that warm fuzzy feeling I had last year when he was on the mound. What’s the opposite of warm fuzzy? Oh, yeah, fear.

  15. kenshabby on June 21st, 2008 8:04 pm

    I like Jair Jurrgens. He’s a talented young pitcher with great potential. As a Tigers fan I was sad to see him traded. As one who has disliked the Braves for 15+ years I’m sadder that he wound up in Chopville.

  16. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 21st, 2008 8:10 pm

    Some good news: the Mets hired Krivsky.

  17. smb on June 21st, 2008 8:16 pm



  18. joser on June 21st, 2008 8:26 pm

    Well, I started watching and then got distracted by the “Dogtown and the Z-Boys” doc that was playing on one of the other TVs (more precisely, explaining it to the person next to me because it was running with the sound off). Then the repeat of the Russia-Nederlands Euro’08 match came on and I started watching that. Every time I looked up at the M’s game score was the same. Then I saw Batista come in and I said “Oh, great, the M’s are going to lose” and the person next to me pointed at the score and I said “Just watch, he’ll walk the first guy and then the next guy” — at this point I realized it was Norton on deck — “will hit a home run.” Not exactly what happened — Batista couldn’t even blow the game crisply, but had to draw it out — but when all was done I looked like a genius. “How did you know they were going to lose?” “It’s the Mariners

    I thought maybe it was a cunning plan on his part to slide under the tag, because the pitcher was just standing there– but, dang it, he’s just too darned tall, even sliding awkwardly.

    It looked to me like he was expecting to score standing up and then suddenly the pitcher was there with the ball and it just startled him and he fell down like a
    narcoleptic goat.

  19. skeets35 on June 21st, 2008 8:54 pm

    I’m still frustrated, but tonight it was the baserunning. I see some slams of Sexson and his crappy “slide” at home, but the real culprit on that play was Bentencourt, if he is not caught in no man land, then we get another baserunner, and who knows, maybe we score another run or two. It seemed minor at the time up, 4-1, but it turned out to be huge.

    Honestly, this is one of the worst baserunning teams I have ever seem…we need a stat for getting caught in rundowns!

  20. LordLes on June 21st, 2008 9:14 pm

    Ooooooooooooooooohh! I’m watching the replay on my new DIGITAL tv! So we GOTTA win this time!

  21. jlc on June 21st, 2008 9:32 pm

    joser, I knew Sexson reminded me of something. You nailed it!

  22. NBarnes on June 21st, 2008 9:33 pm

    Whew. Dodged a large-bore anti-tank round.

  23. Breadbaker on June 21st, 2008 9:40 pm

    Weirdest thing I heard from Dave N. today: the Braves were worried when it was 4-3 because they always lose one-run games. The mind just boggles.

  24. smb on June 21st, 2008 11:16 pm


    You are like the people who blog about Fox New Channel. You always link to timely and relevant stuff, but why put yourself through the KOMO postgame? Morbid curiosity? Insatiable Mariner fandom even in times of total disaster? Either way I am impressed.

  25. scott19 on June 22nd, 2008 12:31 am

    Actually, the back-to-back episodes of The A-Team on RTN would’ve been more entertaining than KOMO’s insipid post-game show.

  26. Mike G. on June 22nd, 2008 2:22 am

    I didn’t go to tonight’s game or watch it on TV. Nope, I’m at the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, AK, still!

    Bill “The Spaceman” Lee made an appearance, not for a ceremonial pitch but he started and pitched 6 innings and is still in line for the win. I can die a happy man seeing the Spaceball/Leephus pitch in person. It was magical.

  27. scott19 on June 22nd, 2008 2:54 am

    226: If ever I find myself in Fairbanks on the Solstice, I’ll be at that game — it sounds like an absolute hoot! 😮

    BTW, speaking of the Spaceman, I wish the M’s had him on the roster right now. Even as old as he is these days, he’d easily be more effective than three-fifths of the starting rotation!

  28. msb on June 22nd, 2008 9:10 am

    You are like the people who blog about Fox New Channel. You always link to timely and relevant stuff, but why put yourself through the KOMO postgame? Morbid curiosity?

    usually waiting for Drayer to arrive with quotes and observations …

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