Game 96, Mariners at Royals

DMZ · July 13, 2008 at 10:10 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

Silva v Davies. 11:10 our time

It’d be great to head into the break with a quality win.


65 Responses to “Game 96, Mariners at Royals”

  1. killer_ewok18 on July 13th, 2008 1:47 pm

    Brandon Morrow-

    Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball, Fastball.

  2. scott19 on July 13th, 2008 1:50 pm

    Soooo, the boys get back the game they gave away yesterday. Still don’t know if it could really be considered a “quality” win, but I’ll take it.

    Now, time to go to the beach.

  3. Jim_H on July 13th, 2008 1:50 pm


  4. joser on July 13th, 2008 1:51 pm

    I’m still wondering if the legal system in Quebec could’ve gone after him for the money that he scammed off of Expos season ticket holders all those years.

    Law in Quebec is weird, being based on French Civil rather English Common law, so I wouldn’t even try to hazard a guess. It’s an interesting question, though. But I suspect that even if he lost there would be nothing they could do, since he no longer had any assets in Canada and going after him in the US would probably fail.

  5. area 51 on July 13th, 2008 1:56 pm

    quality win. ha!

    a win is a win though.

  6. joser on July 13th, 2008 1:57 pm

    Brandon Morrow
    Strike,Strike,Ball,Strike (out), Ball,Strike,Foul,Ball,Foul,Ball,Foul,InPlay (fly out)

    Granted, that was against Buck and DeJesus (though they would qualify as two of the better hitters on the M’s) rather than, say, Manny and Ortiz. But in a closer, I’ll take it. It’s not like Mariano Rivera surprises people with his pitch selection.

    But if he’s going to be a starter, yeah, he needs more pitches.

  7. jefffrane on July 13th, 2008 1:58 pm

    That win required one Royal dropping a pop-up and another airmailing a ball during a rundown. . . but, what the hell. Let’s take it.

  8. scott19 on July 13th, 2008 2:02 pm

    Seriously, as a businessman he’s an evil genius; as a team owner, he’s simply evil. As much as we complain about the way the M’s are run, things could be much, much worse.

    So true. As far as “evil genius” types go, I have a lot more respect for the Steinbrenners…since, whether you love ’em or hate ’em, they always (or usually always) seem committed to at least putting a quality product on the field for the fans as well as adding to equity of the franchise. If Loria ever tried to pull his crap in NY, he’d have a freakin’ lynch mob after him!

  9. nvn8vbryce on July 13th, 2008 2:12 pm

    I wonder what kind of butt chewing the Royals are getting right now…
    We’ll take the win, ugly ball and all…
    At least the brooms were put away for another series.

  10. mln on July 13th, 2008 5:37 pm

    I think this would make a great cage fight: Jeffrey “The Evil Genius” Loria vs. Willie “Pure Evil in Spikes” Bloomquist.

  11. msb on July 13th, 2008 10:27 pm

    Clear Eyed Managerial Quote of the Weekend; Riggleman in saturday’s Times:

    “I just reminded them that we do not have an offensive club out there right now that’s going to overcome a lot of mistakes”

  12. smb on July 13th, 2008 11:18 pm

    If taking solace in at least not getting swept by KC isn’t a sign of being in the vicinity of rock bottom, then I don’t know what is.

  13. joser on July 13th, 2008 11:32 pm

    Hey, speak of the devil

    The market is mounting for the Pirates’ most likely trade pieces, outfielder Xavier Nady and reliever Damaso Marte.

    Add the New York Yankees to the list of potential suitors for Nady, as they have become desperate enough to bolster their offense against left-handed pitching to be considering recently released Richie Sexson, who batted .218 before the Seattle Mariners swallowed $7 million of his salary last week. Nady has a career .320 average against left-handers.

    Meanwhile, as many as a dozen teams now have inquired about Marte, and he might be the most-sought left-handed reliever in a market hungry for that commodity. The others being shopped are the Colorado Rockies’ Brian Fuentes and the Kansas City Royals’ Ron Mahay.

    The Cardinals are in on Marte, as are the Yankees, Mets, Rays and Boston Red Sox.

  14. Ralph_Malph on July 14th, 2008 7:45 am

    But if he’s going to be a starter, yeah, he needs more pitches.

    I’ve seen him throw a pretty wicked breaking ball for strikes (this year anyway). The fact that he chooses not to use it in a closing situation doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it.

    Of course he is young and has a lot to learn about pitching. But I assume if he was a starter, and seeing batters more than once, he’d mix it up more.

  15. bratman on July 14th, 2008 12:42 pm

    Anyone see Hargrove is managing again?

    Also this is interesting:

    It was great for the Seattle Mariners on July 1 last year. They were about to win their eighth in a row. Then, in a shocker, Hargrove resigned. No big league manager since at least 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, had walked away from a team on an eight-game winning streak.

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