Game 84, Blue Jays at Mariners

DMZ · July 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

7:10, in a thunderstorm if this keeps up. That’d be kind of cool.

Dustin McGowan v Jarrod “The Bus” Washburn

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77 Responses to “Game 84, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. killer_ewok18 on July 2nd, 2008 6:18 pm

    During pregame:

    Kenji:Hey, Jarrod! Hold this for me. (Hands Jarrod aluminum bat)

    Jarrod: What’s this for???

  2. north on July 2nd, 2008 6:19 pm

    Oops…

    “The Bust”

  3. IndieSnob on July 2nd, 2008 6:26 pm

    Cairo batting second. Is Mac phoning in the lineups tonight?

  4. Jack Howland on July 2nd, 2008 6:27 pm

    Thunderstorm? It’s sunny and dry in the city. Cairo batting second? Sigh. The Willie watch continues with him on the bench to start the game:

    081 – Consecutive games without an XBH
    155 – Consecutive at bats without an XBH
    177 – Consecutive PAs without an XBH
    086 – 2008 season ABs with no XBH
    101 – 2008 season PAs with no XBH

    Unofficial records:

    100 – Consecutive games without an XBH – Greg Gross
    223 – Consecutive at bats without an XBH – Jose Valdivielso
    266 – Consecutive PAs without an XBH – Larry Lintz
    124 – Full season ABs with no XBH – Dwain Anderson
    144 – Full season PAs with no XBH – Dwain Anderson

  5. jefffrane on July 2nd, 2008 6:29 pm

    Rays? I thought it was them Jays.

    The Rays are losing in Tropicana Field, which seems a little odd.

  6. Benne on July 2nd, 2008 6:43 pm

    Ichiro! L RF
    Cairo(#S*%!) R 2B(?)
    Ibanez L LF
    Beltre R 3B
    Reed L CF
    Sexson R 1B
    Clement L DH
    Johjima R C
    Betancourt R SS

  7. cdowley on July 2nd, 2008 6:45 pm

    Big giant “ugh” to Cairo in the two hole…

    On a side note, am I the only one who finds the picture of Tony LaRussa on ESPN’s baseball page creepy…?

  8. hughdawg on July 2nd, 2008 6:52 pm

    #7 – Totally. He looks like he just had a frontal lobotomy.

  9. Paul L on July 2nd, 2008 6:56 pm

    Sorry I’m late. I was watching Nicole Zaloumis interview…I have no idea who…

  10. msb on July 2nd, 2008 7:00 pm

    Sorry I’m late. I was watching Nicole Zaloumis interview…I have no idea who…

    Mule Miles, the Mariners Negro League draft choice this year– he had visits this aft with Nicole, and with Shannon.

  11. Steve T on July 2nd, 2008 7:02 pm

    This is the same 25 guys but a whole different basketball team, Bill. — That’s what Angie just said.

    I guess I know what’s on her mind.

    Apparently “good things happen” and we’re going to be, uh, a lot better from now on. With magic.

  12. msb on July 2nd, 2008 7:03 pm

    [flash!]

    [crack!]

  13. Colm on July 2nd, 2008 7:03 pm

    Thunderstorm?!
    I’m going to be out on my bike later.
    And tipsy.

  14. Breadbaker on July 2nd, 2008 7:11 pm

    I love that Riggleman gives Joh to Washburn every start. “You want a personal catcher, meet your Goddamn personal catcher.”

  15. msb on July 2nd, 2008 7:16 pm

    Hey, Jarrod! Hold this for me. (Hands Jarrod aluminum bat)

    I bet Jarrod knows what a lightning rod is.

  16. tomas on July 2nd, 2008 7:39 pm

    Oh goody. Washborg.

  17. vitalogist on July 2nd, 2008 7:47 pm

    BLOWERS!

    Please don’t bring up oklahoma! Please, just not today, of all days! For the love of God!

  18. Hustl504 on July 2nd, 2008 7:52 pm

    Miguel Cairo?

  19. DMZ on July 2nd, 2008 7:52 pm

    Bloomquist Light is making Bloomquist look bad.

  20. jlc on July 2nd, 2008 7:55 pm

    On ESPN, Orel Hershiser is crooning about the Rays as they beat Boston. I agree with everything he’s saying, but as he counts off the Rays’ strengths, each category (pitching, defense, hitting, speed, management), is a little stab in my Mariner-supportive heart. Can’t we just have one?

  21. Jay R. on July 2nd, 2008 7:57 pm

    Cairo hit that off the wall just as I mocked his bat speed to a friend via text message. What a spiteful rat.

  22. msb on July 2nd, 2008 7:59 pm

    BLOWERS! Please don’t bring up oklahoma! Please, just not today, of all days!

    awww, he can’t help it. “My first memory of baseball– when I was 8, my stepdad brought home an old catcher’s mitt and took me and my brother into the back yard of our house in Lawton, Okla. I loved it right away, but over time I think that love was mingled with the memory of our stepdad, Carlos Ramos. At that time, he was just dating Mom and it was the first real bonding thing we did with him”

  23. Jay R. on July 2nd, 2008 8:10 pm

    Ah this is the Washburn I know and loathe.

  24. Jay R. on July 2nd, 2008 8:13 pm

    Another spiteful performance. These guys just like showing me up. The instant I start to believe they will fold like a circus tent.

  25. RobP on July 2nd, 2008 8:24 pm

    Don’t worry, guys, Jarrod Washburn may suck, but so does our lovely Blue Jay offense. This this game should be proof positive of that. (It wasn’t nearly as bad as this one, however, but at least Batista is your problem now.)

  26. G-Man on July 2nd, 2008 8:38 pm

    I don’t think Derek could stand one more XBH by Willie Lite.

  27. Lauren, token chick on July 2nd, 2008 8:38 pm

    Awww li’l Cairo is really pulling his weight tonight! And those ears make him look like the Latin Boonie. Adorable.

  28. MattThompson on July 2nd, 2008 8:38 pm

    OK, who replaced Cairo with a rejuvenated Edgar?

  29. Breadbaker on July 2nd, 2008 8:39 pm

    I’m shocked the server is still up. First, Willie’s GWRBI last night and now two run-scoring doubles by Cairo. What’s next? Yuni walks?

  30. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 8:41 pm

    Cairo with two doubles…
    Unfreakinbelievable!

  31. hans on July 2nd, 2008 8:46 pm

    I was the one who told Riggleman to bat Cairo second tonight. I knew he’d have a good game.

  32. Benne on July 2nd, 2008 8:47 pm

    This thread is pretty quiet tonight. Can’t blame everyone, given the depressing news from earlier.

  33. fishiam on July 2nd, 2008 8:51 pm

    I don’t think we can refer Cairo as Willie Lite anymore … he’s become a Willie Double-Lite.

  34. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 8:53 pm

    I am not a basketball fan at all nor do I live in Seattle but I am sorry to hear about the Sonics moving.
    It doesn’t seem fair that a franchise with some actual winning history should leave Seattle.

  35. Lauren, token chick on July 2nd, 2008 8:54 pm

    I would take it as an excellent outcome if every fan sorry to lose the Sonics went at least once to a Storm game. Even just for the principle of the thing.

  36. Benne on July 2nd, 2008 8:56 pm

    Back to the M’s for a moment: I just stumbled upon this video. I think it’s a perfect description of the debates we had before this season.

  37. DMZ on July 2nd, 2008 8:58 pm

    Is Cairo the Amstel Light of Bloomquist Light varieties?

  38. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:00 pm

    36- Funny stuff! and you’re right..it all sounds familiar..

  39. Lauren, token chick on July 2nd, 2008 9:04 pm

    C’mon Ichiro. Get over .300.

  40. msb on July 2nd, 2008 9:09 pm

    say, didja know there was a game-winning hit by Willie Bloomquist last night?

  41. SequimRealEstate on July 2nd, 2008 9:09 pm

    Benne, that was great. Anyone on this blog in the video?

  42. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:10 pm

    Way to go Cairo….
    3 doubles…

  43. Go Felix on July 2nd, 2008 9:10 pm

    How dare Scott Rolen throw out Cairo.

  44. cody on July 2nd, 2008 9:12 pm

    1 down, runners on 1st and 2nd. A run here could posssibly seal up a victory. Stepping up to the plate, striking fear into the heart of the pitcher is… Miguel Cairo?

    Something doesn’t fit

  45. Go Felix on July 2nd, 2008 9:12 pm

    42 times……that’s how many times.

  46. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:16 pm

    What has happened to Beltre? Perhaps he went for lunch with the Baconator and Silva…

  47. naviomelo on July 2nd, 2008 9:19 pm

    So nice to see Ichiro batting over .300 now, for the first time since April 9.

  48. cdowley on July 2nd, 2008 9:27 pm

    Turned off the game awhile ago as the lightning is starting to come down rapidly here in Puyallup. Didn’t want to risk my TV as I don’t trust it’s surge protector, but I do trust the one my laptop is on. What Mother Nature doing near the Safe?

  49. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:27 pm

    Reed!!
    Wow! all these doubles…maybe Willie should take a turn at bat….
    *grin*

  50. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:30 pm

    Oh My Gawd..I called it!! LOL

  51. naviomelo on July 2nd, 2008 9:31 pm

    We’re now 1/2 a game better than San Diego.

  52. fishiam on July 2nd, 2008 9:33 pm

    Waiting for Morrow …. (get it?) has become the highlight of the season for me so far.

  53. bratman on July 2nd, 2008 9:33 pm

    The Sonics leaving Seattle makes me appreciate having a baseball team at all. I was part of saving that team in 1995.

    What a day.

  54. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:33 pm

    Come onMOrrow..shut ‘em down..

  55. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:35 pm

    I heart Ichiro

  56. naviomelo on July 2nd, 2008 9:36 pm

    “Ichiro, a mile to come, and he went all 4,782 feet.” – Dave Niehaus.

  57. apunetid on July 2nd, 2008 9:38 pm

    56: Those mental signals took care of the other 498 feet.

  58. BillyJive on July 2nd, 2008 9:39 pm

    It feels good to win…
    Cheers everyone!

  59. MattThompson on July 2nd, 2008 9:41 pm

    I love regression to the mean. That, and playing other crummy teams.

  60. Paul L on July 2nd, 2008 9:59 pm

    Shhh…Nicole’s talking.

  61. _David_ on July 2nd, 2008 10:02 pm

    MLB Trade Rumors speculates that the Yankees might look at Sexson as a “defensive backup first baseman”. Should we ask for Joba or Hughes?

  62. msb on July 2nd, 2008 10:10 pm

    so, what’s on Benne’s video, for those of us with tiny slow laptops?

  63. Breadbaker on July 2nd, 2008 10:14 pm

    Should we ask for Joba or Hughes?

    And A-Rod to even out the salaries.

  64. msb on July 2nd, 2008 10:19 pm

    earnest caller on the post-game: “if we keep this up, maybe we should reconsider breaking this up, we could be the next 1948 Braves”

    man, the BIAW must be spending a fortune on those anti-gov ads.

  65. Jeff Nye on July 2nd, 2008 11:14 pm

    Every time you post something from mlbtraderumors.com, God kills a kitten.

    Please, won’t you think of the kittens?

  66. Paul B on July 3rd, 2008 7:13 am

    I wish the Mariners could always play last place teams that recently fired their managers.

    It levels the playing field, don’t you see.

  67. jzalman on July 3rd, 2008 8:21 am

    Uh, guys, did we just win 3 series in a row? What’s going on?!

  68. The Ancient Mariner on July 3rd, 2008 8:50 am

    What’s going on is playing crummy teams.

  69. Paul B on July 3rd, 2008 9:24 am

    Let’s see..

    Atlanta, losing team, would be in last were it not for the excreble Nationals

    NY Mets, losing team, recently dumped their manager

    SDP, last place team, in the middle of a huge losing streak, have now lost 14 of their last 16

    Toronto, last place team, recently dumped their manager

  70. Steve T on July 3rd, 2008 9:58 am

    70 comments on a Mariners winning game thread. Wow.

    What’s also going on is regression to the mean, and a little old-fashioned random variation. The M’s were never a .350 team, and even if they were, they would be expected to have SOME good stretches. Nobody goes 3-7 over ten all season long. It’s not like they’ve won ten in a row or anything (the traditional cutoff for streaks that bad teams can’t make); they’re just having a fairly decent stretch against some bad teams.

    We could finish at .400, but that doesn’t mean we’ve turned anything around.

  71. nvn8vbryce on July 3rd, 2008 9:59 am

    What’s happening is a Miracle of God.

  72. jefffrane on July 3rd, 2008 10:07 am

    One of the more irritating things about last night’s game was how many times Rick, Dave and Co. babbled about Bloomquist “winning” the previous game. I suppose tonight we’ll have to hear repeatedly about Cairo “winning” last night’s game. Superstars, both of them.

  73. bakomariner on July 3rd, 2008 10:34 am

    The winning is actually drving me crazy…I sit there watching the game and get excited when they play well…but then I realize that the more the guys we want to dump do well (Richie’s homer, Cairo’s three RBIs, WFB’s walk-off, etc.) it just delays the re-build…

    I don’t want to root for the team to lose, but if that’s what it takes, so be it…

    The only good thing lately has been Washburn…he’s thankfully picthing his way out of town…a NL team HAS to take him now…hopefully we don’t have to eat all the cash and we can get at least a B level prospect or two for him…

  74. Steve T on July 3rd, 2008 10:36 am

    Well, if we’re going to win games, it pretty much by definition has to be guys we want to dump doing well. There isn’t anybody else!

  75. bakomariner on July 3rd, 2008 10:53 am

    73- There are guys we should keep around…not everyone should be dumped…but I get your point…

  76. jzalman on July 3rd, 2008 12:50 pm

    My question of “what’s going on” was tongue in cheek/rhetorical.

  77. Steve T on July 3rd, 2008 1:49 pm

    @74 — yeah, but the guys we should keep are already doing well. We suck even when Ichiro’s hitting. It’s the tiny miracles, like Cairo pounding out some doubles, that put us over the edge.

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