Game 83, Blue Jays at Mariners

DMZ · July 1, 2008 at 5:10 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

This is what it comes down to: starter by committee. The guy taking the mound for us started the year as a back-rotation candidate, has spent the season being alternately effective and bad, often going long stretches where the manager(s) seem to forget he’s there at all. There’s no one to be called up from Tacoma for a turn, no ready spot starter to take the mound… nothing. We’re serving leftovers for dinner today, Blue Jays. Please to enjoy.

Again, no one has put out a pre-game chemistry forecast. It’s disappointing. I’d have thought coming off that sweep they’d have all gelled and kept on going, united in trying to redeem the season, but I guess not. If only someone had been able to tell us what happened to the chemistry. Or where it stands for tonight’s critical game.

Update: I just realized this, but if RRS goes the hoped-for four innings, that’s better than four of Batista’s fourteen starts and two of Silva’s.

If he manages to go five, that’ll be equal or better to five of Silva’s starts and fully half of Batista’s starts this year.


212 Responses to “Game 83, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. mln on July 1st, 2008 10:33 pm


    Better yet, Willie was able to limit his hit to a single, SO HIS RUN FOR BASEBALL IMMORTALITY CONTINUES!

    This season is turning out to be a magical one, after all!

  2. edgar for mayor on July 1st, 2008 10:33 pm

    You just had to say it, didn’t you.

    The talk has already started on teh mariner MLB Forum…its bad.
    And I know…it my fault.

  3. hincandenza on July 1st, 2008 10:33 pm

    Ah- this must be one of those times that Derek meant the server couldn’t handle the load. 🙂 It’s the best of both worlds: walk off win by Bloomquist, and the XBHitless streak is still intact!

  4. Craig K on July 1st, 2008 10:35 pm

    Seriously, I don’t get how they score walkoff hits; he was on second when the run scored, wasn’t he?

  5. Paul L on July 1st, 2008 10:35 pm

    And speaking of trifectas, apparently three of us got our “Willie’s still on track for maximum suckage” posts through the server at the same time.

  6. Breadbaker on July 1st, 2008 10:38 pm

    204: I think he wasn’t at second yet when the run scored, since half the Mariners seem to have beaten him to second. Is this one up to the official scorer?

  7. msb on July 1st, 2008 10:41 pm

    gack. Valle post-game:

    “…ever snce he’s had that opportunity to platoon, he’s come through with hits and plays…”

  8. Paul L on July 1st, 2008 10:42 pm

    Kreuger just threw in a “he’s producing now that he has a chance to play” comment too.

    We’re screwed.

  9. absolutsyd on July 1st, 2008 10:51 pm

    I really wanted to see Raul stand right by home and yell for Willie to touch second…

  10. Karen on July 2nd, 2008 8:51 am

    Just as I was listening to all those post-game comments by Valle, Krueger, etc. (as well as the in-dugout interview of Willie by Angie), I was thinking about what fellow USSM denizens were saying… 🙂

    No, I wasn’t wondering. I knew.

  11. Rusty on July 2nd, 2008 10:47 am

    [ot and mlbtraderumors is not a credible site]

  12. Rusty on July 2nd, 2008 11:26 am

    [comment about moderation, please use email]

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