Game 95, Mariners at Royals

DMZ · July 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Bus vs Gil Meche.

Of the two, Meche is being paid about $2m more for this season

Meche 08: 6.9 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 1 HR/9
Washburn 08: 5.6 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9

Make of that what you will.

Tug Hulett starts at DH. Nothing against Tug, but… yea, that’s the season in a nutshell.

Comments

153 Responses to “Game 95, Mariners at Royals”

  1. Carson on July 12th, 2008 1:21 pm

    Thread is up a bit early. Did you want to give us plenty of time to realize what we’re about to see and get drunk?

  2. joser on July 12th, 2008 1:26 pm

    I suspect that, looking at this matchup — and in light of the absurd M’s lineup — DMZ is already so drunk no longer knows what time it is. Or perhaps he did this as his last sane and sober act before losing himself in a vat of ersatz SP lager.

    Or maybe it’s a nice day and he didn’t want to end it on a sour note by watching this game, so he put up the game thread and then went off to ride his bike or celebrate SubPop’s 20th (it’s at Marymoor, they have a velodrome — hey, he can do both!)

  3. smb on July 12th, 2008 1:36 pm

    I saw a promo for that, it looks like it will be pretty good. I saw Blues Traveler, Live, and Collective Soul there on Wednesday, and that was pretty badass. The nice thing about concerts in comparison with the M’s is that at least your favorite band doesn’t habitually lose. If the M’s were my favorite band and played concerts instead of baseball, I expect they would take the stage two hours late and shit-drunk. Good times.

  4. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 1:54 pm

    And they’d only play covers, with none of their own music but obscure B-sides.

    Just once, can we please see a lineup like this:

    1 Ichiro
    2 Lopez
    3 Ibanez
    4 Beltre
    5 Reed
    6 Betancourt
    7 Clement
    8 Johjima
    9 Vidro

    Just once?

  5. bakomariner on July 12th, 2008 2:28 pm

    I’d rather see a line-up with no Vidro…

  6. pygmalion on July 12th, 2008 2:34 pm

    Just once, can we please see a lineup like this:

    1 Ichiro
    2 Lopez
    3 Ibanez
    4 Beltre
    5 Reed
    6 Betancourt
    7 Clement
    8 Johjima
    9 Vidro

    Just once?

    Ha ha, you have to bat your DH 9th!

    Oh wait, that’s my team too.

  7. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 2:35 pm

    Baker is over on his blog making fun of Hulett– starting at DH tonight– for being 5’8″. Class act.

    Oh, and Vidro is playing first.

  8. pygmalion on July 12th, 2008 2:39 pm

    In actual news, our DH is batting 8th today. But don’t celebrate; Vidro is playing 1B and Tug is going in as the DH. (Via Baker).

    It’s nice to see some kids out there, but this lineup really is even more pathetic without Sexson.

  9. pygmalion on July 12th, 2008 2:39 pm

    D’oh!

  10. naviomelo on July 12th, 2008 2:42 pm

    I suppose the bright side is that the only two positions we have nobody to play at are DH and 1B. Those should be the easiest positions to find a replacement at.

  11. Jar on July 12th, 2008 2:42 pm

    I will be at this one. Not sure why…

    Anyways, if your watching it on TV, look for the only idiot stupid enough to still be wearing an M’s cap and t-shirt, that would be me….

  12. DoesntCompute on July 12th, 2008 2:57 pm

    That lineup really makes me miss say… 1997 (OBP and OPS)
    Dan Wilson C 146 .326 .749
    Paul Sorrento 1B 146 .345 .859
    Joey Cora 2B 149 .359 .800
    Russ Davis 3B 119 .317 .805
    Alex Rodriguez SS 141 .350 .846
    Ken Griffey, Jr. OF 157 .382 1.028
    Jay Buhner OF 157 .383 .889
    Edgar Martinez DH 155 .456 1.009

    When I tried to compare to this year’s version I recieved the following error, “Selected team did not play in the 2008 season” — no kidding!

  13. thefin190 on July 12th, 2008 3:13 pm

    12 – I am so used to the weak hitting Mariners of today, its hard to imagine a whole lineup without an OPS under .700 and a DH with an OPS over 1.000, since our “Edgar Clone” has an OPS of under .600.

  14. don52656 on July 12th, 2008 3:42 pm

    Does anyone know what kind of defensive player Hulett is? I can’t imagine he has less range than Lopez, so why not have Lopez as the DH?

    Hope the Royals lineup is loaded with RH hitters. I can’t imagine having Lopez and Vidro on the right side of the infield…has there been a 1B/2B combo with less range?

  15. don52656 on July 12th, 2008 3:44 pm

    Nice to see Clement benched against a RHP. Vidro batting cleanup again. That’ll build his confidence.

    Oh well, at least Clement will still be here long after Riggleman is gone.

  16. matthew on July 12th, 2008 3:48 pm

    I can hear Geoff Baker now. What’s their ERAs? haha

  17. don52656 on July 12th, 2008 3:52 pm

    Mariners lineup and OPS vs. RHP:

    1. Suzuki (.748)
    2. Lopez (.716)
    3. Ibanez (.754)
    4. Vidro (.584)
    5. Beltre (.700)
    6. Reed (.690)
    7. Johjima (.568)
    8. Hulett (?)
    9. Betancourt (.660)

    On the bench: Burke (.358), Clement (.585), Bloomquist (.493), Cairo (.574)

    Woof.

  18. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 3:54 pm

    This is BS… everyone is making fun of Hulett for being 5’8″… but no one ever seems to mention how Silva and Vidro who each weigh more than a baby elephant.

  19. Karen on July 12th, 2008 3:59 pm

    Maybe Hulett is a clone of Dustin Pedroia (who hacks mercilessly even though he’s about Freddy Patek’s size — but he makes contact an awful lot, too).

  20. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:00 pm

    Current Strasburg Standings as of 7/12 at 3:55:

    1) Nationals… –
    2) Mariners… .5 GB
    3) Padres… 1 GB
    4) Rockies… 2.5 GB
    5) Indians… 4 GB

  21. CC03 on July 12th, 2008 4:00 pm

    This is so freaking retarded. How can you not find consistent ABs for your future MOTO bat? WOW.

  22. Zeem on July 12th, 2008 4:06 pm

    Did we get any compensation picks when Meche signed with the Royals? Meche had a hot month in 2006 and I often wondered what they could get for him at the deadline.

  23. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:14 pm

    Our one pick in the supplemental round that year was Matt Mangini, but I don’t know if that was from Meche or not…

    He’s currently hitting .243/.271/.272 in 103 ABs at Double AA but he was just called up recently. He hit .265/.376/.431 at A+ ball in 181 ABs.

  24. Sports on a Schtick on July 12th, 2008 4:20 pm

    One step closer to that vesting option.

  25. tmesis on July 12th, 2008 4:21 pm

    On whose calendar is it “half-way to Christmas”? Surely it’s more than half way through the year today, and xmas comes 6 days before the end of the year.

  26. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:21 pm

    “And Jose Vidro again in that cleanup spot.” –Dave Niehaus

  27. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 4:22 pm

    For what it’s worth, the broadcast crew is starting to make comments about Vidro hitting cleanup.

  28. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:23 pm

    Wow! That was an unexpected variation of the Vidro Groundout.â„¢

  29. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 4:29 pm

    OK, that was high comedy.

  30. Go Felix on July 12th, 2008 4:30 pm

    Wow Vidro, wow.

  31. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 4:31 pm

    After seeing the replay I can’t believe that Dave and Blow still think he was safe. Sure looked like Wash got him to me.

  32. Mendoza Line on July 12th, 2008 4:35 pm

    Is it legal under the CBA to release a player in the middle of a game? Please?

  33. Go Felix on July 12th, 2008 4:38 pm

    30+ pitches in the first inning for Bus. Maybe Johjima isn’t calling the right pitches again.

  34. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 4:39 pm

    Well, we announced the Garcia trade in the middle of the game, while he was on the bench if I remember right, I could be wrong on that though. If you can do that, you should be able to DFA someone during a game too.

  35. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 4:41 pm

    Go Felix said:

    30+ pitches in the first inning for Bus. Maybe Johjima isn’t calling the right pitches again

    To be somewhat fair, we should be out of the inning already, the ump missed that call at first after Vidro’s craptastic throw IMO.

  36. Sentinel on July 12th, 2008 4:43 pm

    30+ pitches in the first inning for Bus. Maybe Johjima isn’t calling the right pitches again.

    Washburn sucks Damn language barrier. That’s what it is, you know? It’s the fact that Washburn sucks doesn’t speak Joh’s language.

  37. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:45 pm

    Here’s hoping he can salvage the start, increasing the liklihood of us dumping trading him to a contender.

  38. Go Felix on July 12th, 2008 4:46 pm

    Sentinel:

    I love how Washburn tried to make that an excuse but his last few decent starts were do to his own tweaking of mechanics.

    If I do something good I’ll take the credit.
    If I do something bad it’s someone else’s fault.

  39. Sentinel on July 12th, 2008 4:48 pm

    I love how Washburn tried to make that an excuse but his last few decent starts were do to his own tweaking of mechanics.

    If I do something good I’ll take the credit.
    If I do something bad it’s someone else’s fault.

    Perhaps Wash should run for a Senate seat.

  40. Sentinel on July 12th, 2008 4:50 pm

    You know, my last post got me thinking about something.

    I wonder if Japanese fingers look different from American fingers?

  41. Go Felix on July 12th, 2008 4:52 pm

    There’s a size joke there somewhere.

  42. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 4:54 pm

    I think the middle finger is universal.

  43. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 4:56 pm

    Update: Washburn still sucks.

  44. msb on July 12th, 2008 4:58 pm

    a few questions.

    did Washburn suddenly realize after his last few starts that he was in danger of being traded away from the comfy confines of the Mariner clubhouse?

    who ever thought Vidro was a first baseman?

    what happened to Game 93? It seems to be misisng from the recent posts…

  45. msb on July 12th, 2008 4:59 pm

    one more.

    are the Ms really going to allow themselve to be shutout by Gilbert Allen Meche?

  46. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:01 pm

    Wait, isn’t this game 94?

  47. Go Felix on July 12th, 2008 5:04 pm

    Alright guys, that’s it for me. Have a great night. F’ing Betancourt.

  48. RallyFried on July 12th, 2008 5:04 pm

    Yuni is a pretty awesome baserunner

  49. msb on July 12th, 2008 5:04 pm

    awww. the Fluid. Mudhoney & Green River, all playing this weekend.

    I feel old.

  50. Jay R. on July 12th, 2008 5:05 pm

    Goddamn it. Throw a bench under Yuni until he figures out he is being paid to play PROFESSIONAL baseball. This horsesh*t is beyond tiresome.

  51. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 5:06 pm

    are the Ms really going to allow themselve to be shutout by Gilbert Allen Meche?

    The better question: will Gilbert Allen Meche allow the Mariners to score a run?

    At some point, pity for former teammates does play a role.

  52. Tom in Edmonds on July 12th, 2008 5:08 pm

    Yuni is out of control running bases. He should be pulled from the game now. Jeez!

  53. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 5:09 pm

    And a non-snarky congrats to Grudzialanek on 2K hits. That’s a cool achievement.

  54. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:12 pm

    Middle of the lineup coming up in the 4th.

    I wish that was a good thing.

  55. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:15 pm

    Professional Groundout.â„¢

  56. RallyFried on July 12th, 2008 5:16 pm

    I just saw Meche pee in his pants when Vidro came up to bat… He breathed a huge sigh of relief after he weakly grounded out. I could tell he was really worried about Vidro.

  57. jefffrane on July 12th, 2008 5:19 pm

    Listen to those happy fans! Your 2008 Mariners, spreading joy all over America (except Seattle). The real reason for those Santa caps is that it’s Christmas in July! Yay!

  58. Jay R. on July 12th, 2008 5:19 pm

    Are you sure he wasn’t laughing?

  59. msb on July 12th, 2008 5:27 pm

    only 1999 more to go for Tug.

  60. pygmalion on July 12th, 2008 5:28 pm

    GO TUG!

  61. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 5:28 pm

    Nice job, Tug…give that young man Vidro’s spot in the lineup!

  62. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:28 pm

    Boy, the announcers are getting snarky!

  63. pygmalion on July 12th, 2008 5:29 pm

    It takes so little to please us. But dang it, I can’t help it, I am pleased.

  64. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:39 pm

    What’s GIl Meche thinking right now?

    “Oh god oh god must throw strikes! Professional hitter on deck!”

  65. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:40 pm

    Whoop de freakin’ doo

  66. Carson on July 12th, 2008 5:41 pm

    That was some amazing protection by Vidro there. Meche saw him in the on deck circle and tossed up a meatball for Raul.

  67. HamNasty on July 12th, 2008 5:43 pm

    I have had the game on the entire time… I could not tell one play that happened or the score. The magic of the 2008 Mariners.

  68. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 5:44 pm

    Well, good to see the same old Gil Meche.

  69. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:45 pm

    WTF. WHY WOULD YOU SEND REED THERE.

  70. Jay R. on July 12th, 2008 5:45 pm

    So I look up and see a shambling amorphous blob that resembled Jose Vidro, but it was on base, so I knew it couldn’t be him.

  71. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 5:45 pm

    Did Blowers sneak Rally Fries to somebody before the inning started?

  72. msb on July 12th, 2008 5:46 pm

    did Perlozzo send Reed?

  73. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 5:46 pm

    JEREMY!!!

    Also, the Royals have Ho-Ram warming up in the bullpen…hence, the fun may just be starting.

  74. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:46 pm

    Should be 5-3 right now.

  75. Scooter4 on July 12th, 2008 5:49 pm

    At least they’re winning.

  76. Scooter4 on July 12th, 2008 5:49 pm

    for now*

  77. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 5:51 pm

    Your 2008 Seattle Mariners — where it’s possible to be both hero and goat on the same play!

  78. terry on July 12th, 2008 5:54 pm

    How does a major league pitcher throw 100 pitches into the 6th inning and have no Ks but only 1 walk?

  79. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:54 pm

    Cameraman would be a cool job– scan the crowd for hot chicks all day.

  80. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 5:56 pm

    I never thought I’d say this but…

    Richie would have caught that.

  81. dlb on July 12th, 2008 5:56 pm

    Maybe Vidro’s D will make the team realize they need to cut him…

  82. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 5:57 pm

    can tug play 1B?

  83. jefffrane on July 12th, 2008 5:58 pm

    can tug play 1B?

    Can Vidro?

  84. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 5:59 pm

    Boy, that was sure a quality display of pitching there, Wash…lol.

  85. BigJared on July 12th, 2008 5:59 pm

    ‘Pepe’ Vidro:
    Body of Spam
    Glove of stone

    Thats two Web Gems today and we’re only in the 6th!

  86. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 5:59 pm

    Maybe Vidro’s D will make the team realize they need to cut him…

    Naw, the FO would tell you that he rarely plays the position, so he gets a break. They’d probably also tell you that because he’s willing to play different positions that he will now get an extension.

  87. argh on July 12th, 2008 6:02 pm

    Nice catch, Son of Eastern Europe.

  88. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:05 pm

    Ho-Ram’s coming in — it’s tee-off time!

  89. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 6:06 pm

    lets see if we can make horam look like cy young, its very possible

  90. Scooter4 on July 12th, 2008 6:06 pm

    Ho-Ram isn’t a Mariner anymore. He’ll pitch like a Cy Young winner.

  91. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 6:07 pm

    Shame

  92. dlb on July 12th, 2008 6:08 pm

    Please give me HoRam vs. Vidro. It’s a Bavasi wet dream come true!

  93. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 6:09 pm

    Haha. How fitting.

    Mariners are winning — Qwest commercial with an acorn made of sand.

    Only thing missing is a blind squirrel.

  94. Raapba on July 12th, 2008 6:11 pm

    I think most of us that have played any ball at all–Little League, High School or College we tought to look the ball into our glove. . . . .
    On the slo-motion replay of Beltre’s off balance throw, Vidro saw the ball coming, waved ‘Ole at it while turning his head toward RF.
    What the heck is that ‘bozo doing on the field in a MLB game?
    This is totally BS. . .is there someone they really want with the first round draft pick next year?

    DFA TURBO NOW. . .him playing makes the whole team look bush!

  95. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:12 pm

    Please give me HoRam vs. Vidro. It’s a Bavasi wet dream come true!

    I wonder if Bavasi watches anymore.

  96. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 6:13 pm

    How does a major league pitcher throw 100 pitches into the 6th inning and have no Ks but only 1 walk?

    Average pitch-to-contact stuff, with no strikeout pitch?

  97. G-Man on July 12th, 2008 6:18 pm

    If they don’t show something this inning off HoRam …

    Sh#t! 1.86 ERA!

  98. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 6:18 pm

    maybe green should be closer so that morrow can start starting. why does the worst team in baseball need a closer anyway?

  99. argh on July 12th, 2008 6:19 pm

    How does a major league pitcher throw 100 pitches into the 6th inning and have no Ks but only 1 walk?

    Killer defense?

  100. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:22 pm

    Reed and Hulet have been robbed by good defense tonight.

  101. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:22 pm

    Sure enough, Ho-Ram — who couldn’t get a flippin’ 1-2-3 inning last year if his life depended on it — just mowed the M’s down like he was the Second Coming of Jesse Orosco. Go figure! >:(

  102. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:24 pm

    why does the worst team in baseball need a closer anyway?

    Especially when there’s not much to save these days.

  103. WardP on July 12th, 2008 6:25 pm

    why does the worst team in baseball need a closer anyway?

    This is a great question..

  104. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 6:30 pm

    does this organization even realize it needs to go into rebuilding mode immediately?

  105. BillyJive on July 12th, 2008 6:30 pm

    Does Riggles just throw names into a hat to decide lineups these days??

    That seems to be the only logical explanation.
    Oh well..we’re winning…
    Go M’s…
    In other news…even though I said I wouldn’t do it..I may end up making the trek to Seattle to see the Indians and then the Sox the next night…I am letting fate decide for me…I have a one dollar bid on some tickets on eBay…If my bid holds up I’ll go..if not..I’ll take the boat out to the lake..

  106. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 6:30 pm

    Jose Guillen holding court at first for his ex-teammates was pretty funny.

  107. RallyFried on July 12th, 2008 6:31 pm

    why does the worst team in baseball need a closer anyway?

    They actually don’t if you subscribe to the thought that the M’s are trying on purpose to lose games.

    The M’s are pretty confusing. On one hand they run out Vidro in the 4 spot everyday. But then they have Morrow close??? Doesn’t make sense if you are trying to tank.

    If they really want to compete for the worst record in the game then shouldn’t they let Batista pitch the 9th?

    The M’s should also consider putting a “C” on Vidro’s uni and naming him captain ( He is a veteran /pro hitter) and full time first basemen for the remainder of the season.

  108. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:33 pm

    why does the worst team in baseball need a closer anyway?

    I have been asking this since Morrow became closer. We are in rebuilding mode, the season is history. Send Morrow down now to start.

  109. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Johjima…weak nubber against HoRam. Yay now Clement…wait now Bloomquist is now our DH!
    Why didn’t Clement start tonight? Right hander on the mound? Riggleman you are just as bad as Mac, when it comes to putting the line-up together.

  110. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:36 pm

    I have a one dollar bid on some tickets on eBay

    That’s outrageous…I’d never pay that much! :)

  111. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 6:36 pm

    108: i really dont think this organization knows it should be rebuilding. i just dont understand the moves this FO makes. they dont have to tank intentionally, just load the lineup, rotation, and bullpen with untested young players and see what happens. ill bet theyd lose just as many game as they will with the baconator and WFB hitting 4 and 5

  112. brooklynmariners on July 12th, 2008 6:38 pm

    why do we have to send morrow down? joba was allowed to stretch out with the yankees and it worked out just fine, its not like we can’t afford to lose a few games while he works out the kinks

  113. BillyJive on July 12th, 2008 6:40 pm

    This Ramirez guy looks pretty good..anyone know his story?
    *sigh*

  114. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:41 pm

    The M’s should also consider putting a “C” on Vidro’s uni and naming him captain

    Actually, I think I’d rather have Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla take Vidro’s spot on the roster during the NHL’s off-season. After all, he played some played some little-league baseball as a kid, so chances are, he could probably hit (and play 1B) better than Vidro.

  115. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:42 pm

    joba was allowed to stretch out with the yankees and it worked out just fine, its not like we can’t afford to lose a few games while he works out the kinks

    joba has nasty, devolped secondary pitches, pitcher, meaning more than one. Morrow has a get it over slider, and a change and splitter he neve uses. Morrow has to go down to the minors where he can devolope his off speed stuff and use it to get outs.

  116. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 6:44 pm

    Boy, those first two breaking balls looked good.

  117. fishiam on July 12th, 2008 6:44 pm

    So … what’s it gonna be … Morrow gets this last out or … 2 run walk off?

  118. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 6:44 pm

    Hmmm, a four pitch walk. It can’t be the atmosphere at the stadium getting to him. This sounds like a typical crowd at Safeco these days, rooting for the other team and all.

  119. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:44 pm

    Blowers: Brandon doens’t typically walk guys…

    Well not this year he doesn’t.

  120. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    ITS OVER!

  121. Swungonandbelted on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    well shit.

  122. fishiam on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    I cannot believe that just happened not 10 seconds after I wrote that. F*&K!

  123. MattThompson on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    Are you kidding me?!?

  124. BillyJive on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    Scott…
    It’s for 3 tickets (and they are good seats too LOL) so for 33 cent each I figure why not…
    And I agree about Iginla…he’s a much superior athlete to Vidro…then again who isn’t…

    Wow..that’s game…sick

  125. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    Well, crap…I just knew that was too good to be true…sigh.

  126. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 6:45 pm

    And with that, the Mariners will not lose any ground in the Strasburg race.

  127. HamNasty on July 12th, 2008 6:46 pm

    Strasburg is on our side!

  128. RallyFried on July 12th, 2008 6:46 pm

    Do the Royals think they just hit a walk off in the World Series???

  129. Tom in Edmonds on July 12th, 2008 6:47 pm

    The closer thing is over for Morrow.

    Start him and let him lose as a starter…

    Nice loss M’s!

  130. Sports on a Schtick on July 12th, 2008 6:47 pm

    What a shitty (excellent Strasburg???) day.

  131. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:47 pm

    Can we start Morrow now. Please…

  132. mpowercc on July 12th, 2008 6:48 pm

    I hate this season

  133. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:48 pm

    Interesting note: if I am correct. All of Morrow’s ER’s are on Home Runs.

  134. Scooter4 on July 12th, 2008 6:48 pm

    ugh

  135. crazyray7391 on July 12th, 2008 6:49 pm

    Do the Royals think they just hit a walk off in the World Series???

    No, that’s relief because they didn’t lose to the M’s.

  136. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:49 pm

    How pathetic is it that Ho-Ram — of all people –”beats” the M’s.

  137. draketw206 on July 12th, 2008 6:49 pm

    BFM

  138. Willmore on July 12th, 2008 6:50 pm

    On the bright side, this might discourage the front office from using Morrow as the uber-closer of tomorrow, because they might have perceived that role for him to be as valuable as a starter.

  139. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 6:53 pm

    Bill Krueger says only one base in a game hit isn’t enough for a DH.

    Is he blind?

  140. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:53 pm

    Hey Billy — Actually, if you’ve got one to Saturday’s game, it’s ’80′s Retro Day. Win or lose, that in itself should be worth the price of admission.

  141. killer_ewok18 on July 12th, 2008 6:53 pm

    Err, “only one base hit in a game.”

    Dyslexic?!?

  142. edgar for mayor on July 12th, 2008 6:54 pm

    Bill Krueger says only one base in a game hit isn’t enough for a DH.

    Bill, man, thats Vidro…on a GOOD day.

  143. BillyJive on July 12th, 2008 6:57 pm

    Actually scott this whole season is retro 80′s…My band was supposed to play at Turn Back The Clock Night until they decided this season to go 80′s…so maybe next year…

  144. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 6:58 pm

    Bill Krueger says only one base in a game hit isn’t enough for a DH.

    Ya gotta love the World of Hard-Hitting Analysis that is Bill Krueger.

  145. Raapba on July 12th, 2008 7:01 pm

    Let’s start at PETITION to the Front Office. . . DFA Vidro or we start wearing paper sacks over our heads (if we go to the game–better yet, just stay away and they lose out on our Beer and Garlic Fry money)
    This is frickin’ PATHETIC ! ! !

  146. galaxieboi on July 12th, 2008 7:04 pm

    Richie would have caught that.

    Sounds like he might be doing that for the Yankees when he clear waivers. Or, that’s what I read on the ticker on ESPN.

  147. scott19 on July 12th, 2008 7:07 pm

    Sounds like he might be doing that for the Yankees when he clear waivers.

    Gawd, are the Yanks that hard up for a bat these days?

  148. Tom in Edmonds on July 12th, 2008 7:13 pm

    I am new to this saber stat geek game thing but I must say you stat folks are having a very difficult time with basic numbers. How can it be game 95 if our record as of tonight’s loss is 36-58?

  149. Graham on July 12th, 2008 8:00 pm

    I am new to this saber stat geek game thing but I must say you stat folks are having a very difficult time with basic numbers. How can it be game 95 if our record as of tonight’s loss is 36-58?

    See, the less irritating way of putting this would be something along the lines of ‘It’s actually game 94, DMZ’.

    Instead, you’ve decided to be annoying. Good plan.

  150. Steve T on July 12th, 2008 8:00 pm

    Um, good point, Tom. Looks like Derek or somebody skipped 93. It’s understandable; all these games start to look alike after a while. “Oh, is that the one where we scored FOUR runs?”

  151. Tom in Edmonds on July 12th, 2008 8:07 pm

    Hello Graham, No actually I have sent emails b4 so no one else would be aware and the # has changed. Check with DMZ. This game numbering thing is ongoing. So if you are going to be stat aware, be stat aware. I hope you are not to annoyed by truth. Game # is game #. If it isn’t right what is?

  152. Steve T on July 12th, 2008 8:16 pm

    Ah, so you’ve decided to be annoying. Got it.

  153. Jeff Nye on July 12th, 2008 8:18 pm

    There are few things that are off-topic in a game thread; pointlessly trying to start a fight over something ridiculous about game numbering is one of them.

    If you really think it’s that critical, send another email.

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