Game 88, Tigers at Mariners

DMZ · July 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Robertson v Rowland-Smith. 1:10 our time.

Go team wooooo!

No pre-game chemistry report…. again. Sigh.

Lineups yayyyy

RF-L Ichiro
2B-R Lopez
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
DH-R Sexson (okay, replacing Turbo with MegaTurbo, I get it)
1B-0 Cairo (wait, what?)
C-R Johjima
CF-R Bloomquist
SS-R Betancourt

Wow. I uh… if that’s who you’re going to play, that’s a reasonable lineup. And yet…


173 Responses to “Game 88, Tigers at Mariners”

  1. praetor on July 6th, 2008 5:26 pm


  2. matthew on July 6th, 2008 5:26 pm

    That’s too bad they couldn’t get Burke the win 🙂

  3. jlc on July 6th, 2008 5:29 pm

    1. Can’t help it, I love Burke. (Though I feel like I’m in one of his daydreams.)

    2. He shakes off the catcher??!!

    3. How pissed is WFB at not pitching?

  4. Go Felix on July 6th, 2008 5:29 pm

    Riggleman pretty much threw in the towel for that game.

  5. G-Man on July 6th, 2008 5:30 pm

    Uh-oh – did DMZ have to get under the hood and fix USSM again?

  6. jefffrane on July 6th, 2008 5:31 pm

    Felix’s reaction was pretty funny.

  7. Joe C on July 6th, 2008 5:37 pm

    Gameday shows Burke throwing 5 straight changeups to Cabrera. I guess Gameday won’t call a pitch between 80 and 84 a ‘fastball’.

  8. buckleybats on July 6th, 2008 5:37 pm

    Wow I wonder what Rhodes was thinking out in the pen?

  9. Milendriel on July 6th, 2008 5:41 pm

    I wonder what Betancourt was thinking swinging at the first pitch after the batter in front of him just got hit.

  10. G-Man on July 6th, 2008 5:41 pm

    Weren’t those mostly curves he was throwing?

  11. Sports on a Schtick on July 6th, 2008 5:41 pm

    Sexson + Cairo + Kenji + Willie = 20 plate appearances.

    Clement = DNP Manager’s Decision

  12. daveblev on July 6th, 2008 5:49 pm

    hmm so it wasn’t an error?? i got the game summary via text message from MLB, it said LP (Burke 0-1), i was like that can’t be right, must’ve been an error or something, ie: he let a passed ball get by and that cost the M’s the game and whoever does the text reports was confused for a minute. Wow, Burke pitching..i need to one watch the archives and see that.

  13. galaxieboi on July 6th, 2008 5:51 pm

    Wow I wonder what Rhodes was thinking out in the pen?

    “What the f***, man?”. That’s what.

  14. PaulMolitorCocktail on July 6th, 2008 5:52 pm

    162… it was interesting. Burke threw a wild pitch that ended up costing him the, er, win.

    Was Riggles planning on saving Rhodes until the next game or something?

  15. HamNasty on July 6th, 2008 5:52 pm

    I know he pitched 6 last night, but isn’t Dickey a rubber arm knuckle baller, or is that just a myth they can throw all day long?

  16. naviomelo on July 6th, 2008 5:54 pm

    Riggleman said that Rhodes “slept on his arm funny”, and wanted to get into the game if he got up and started throwing. Charlton said that Rhodes didn’t feel right when he started throwing after he got up in the bullpen.

  17. Breadbaker on July 6th, 2008 5:59 pm

    So let’s see. Riggleman is thinking “I need to keep Clement on the bench because Jamie is my emergency pitcher and I need to have Clement ready to catch.” So, please tell me, why not have him pinch hit for Richie in the 14th, where you might win the game? If you put the DH in the field, you have to have your pitcher bat, but is there some rule that would say the position player can’t become the pitcher?

  18. alkraft00 on July 6th, 2008 6:04 pm

    i don’t think there is any rule against that. good point.

  19. KaminaAyato on July 6th, 2008 7:35 pm

    Why didn’t Riggleman seriously consider Ichiro? It’s many years removed, but when he was playing for Aikodai Meiden HS in Japan he was an OF/P, and not bad.

    He’s stated he’s wanted to pitch. Losing the DH doesn’t matter anymore – your pitcher IS a position player at this point if you were putting Burke in. Then your lineup would be:

    P Ichiro
    2B Lopez
    LF Ibanez
    3B Beltre
    1B Clement/Vidro/Clement (You choose)
    RF Cairo
    C Burke
    CF Bloomquist
    SS Betancourt

    Who cares now if your P hits?

  20. Paul B on July 6th, 2008 8:08 pm

    I would rather have had a pitcher hit than Cairo, for sure.

    There were so many things about this game, it’s hard to point to just one mistake. The Mariner pitching was good, and there were a lot of great fielding plays. But, man, the roster is brutal.

  21. Matt the Dragon on July 6th, 2008 8:35 pm

    iceman21287 said:

    Sabathia to Milwaukee

    Looks like the Indians get Taylor Green, Zach Jackson and Rob Bryson to go along with Matt LaPorta. (According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

    Green’s a left-handed hitting 3B at high-A. Decent glove but still a long way off with the bat.

    Jackson’s a junk-throwing lefty who doesn’t really amount to much.

    Bryson is a long way off. Only 20 and in his first full season, he’s one of Jack Zduriencik’s late round stabs in the dark. He might turn out great but odds are he’ll never be more than a middle innings bullpen guy (and not for a few years).

    Milwaukee seem to have done a nice job in not giving up much of value for Sabathia (beyond LaPorta who they had nowhere to put).

  22. don52656 on July 6th, 2008 9:30 pm

    Having attended the game, I really can’t believe what I saw. After 14 innings and a 1-1 games, didn’t Riggleman essentially forfeit the game? What purpose does Rhodes have on this team anyway? He’s pitched 15.2 innings in a half a season, and yet a backup catcher pitches the 15th inning. So what if Morrow has pitched 3 days in a row? He’s pitches 27.2 innings. Dickey…Silva…even Washburn. They couldn’t have pitched an inning?

    What a joke the Mariners are. If Riggleman had considered that the game would go into extra innings, he could have kept Batista for later in the game instead of replacing him after one inning.

  23. austinspace on July 7th, 2008 10:58 am

    We stayed for the entire game, and my favorite moment was Pudge flailing through a Burke pitch…very satisfying. And wow the animosity towards Richie is the loudest the crowd got. By far.

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