Game 118, Rays at Mariners

Dave · August 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Garza vs Dickey, 1:10 pm.

Could the Delmon Young/Brendan Harris for Matt Garza/Jason Bartlett deal have worked out any better for Tampa so far? Bartlett’s not hitting, but his defense at shortstop has been a huge boon to the pitching staff, Garza’s solidified their rotation, and they’ve replaced Young with a Floyd/Hinske/Gross platoon that’s been an upgrade to boot.

Yup, Tampa knows what they’re doing.


65 Responses to “Game 118, Rays at Mariners”

  1. cgmonk on August 10th, 2008 3:33 pm


    How exactly do you play a baseball game with an “furious and ready to kill” attitude?

    This sounds like a chemistry argument. It’s like saying the Mariners need more heart. What is heart?

  2. scott19 on August 10th, 2008 3:39 pm

    I think the next GM needs to build a team full of guys “who never smile very much” (i.e. androids) like Jack Warden did in that one episode of The Twilight Zone.

    The Orange County Angles just knocked off the Yanks down in Anaheim, too. Never thought I’d actually be happy to see LAA win a game — if only ’cause it helps the Rays in their division.

  3. SequimRealEstate on August 10th, 2008 3:41 pm

    Team total walks = 2
    Tug total walks = 2

    Way to go Tug next stop Oakland where that will be appreciated

  4. scott19 on August 10th, 2008 3:45 pm

    53: Yeah…see Tug Hulett will probably be one of those guys who, once released, will go to the A’s and wind up batting about .275 down there.

  5. juneau_fan on August 10th, 2008 3:50 pm

    cgmonk, okay, so you’ve never gone to work, feeling down, feeling like shit, and screwed a bunch of stuff up.

    Lucky employer!

    Yeah, I know what you’re saying, being a loyal reader here, but come on.

    Oh, wait, speaking of heart, the team has lost its gritty heart with Willie on the DL. I’ll blame that for this loss.

  6. RallyFried on August 10th, 2008 3:54 pm

    55 & 51

    Isn’t the word we are really looking for focus?

    I think there is an inconsistent level of focus on this team… Yuni and Lopez are the prime examples.

  7. JR Ewing on August 10th, 2008 4:12 pm

    how about lack of “accountability” or “consequences for failure”

  8. scott19 on August 10th, 2008 4:20 pm

    56: I would agree to some extent on that lack of focus. How many times have we seen Lopez just stand out there after an error with a nonchalant look on his face like it was no big deal? Apples and oranges, perhaps, but whenever guys like Boonie, McLemore or David Bell made an error, they’d usually look like they were so pissed off about it afterwards that they were ready to go punch a wall.

  9. DMZ on August 10th, 2008 4:25 pm

    The way to measure people is not by the way they look.

  10. scott19 on August 10th, 2008 4:31 pm

    You’re right, DMZ, and I’m sorry if I sounded judgemental. It’s just been a long and frustrating season.

  11. argh on August 10th, 2008 4:54 pm

    The way to measure people is not by the way they look.

    Maybe not, but still….

    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height.

  12. Kazinski on August 10th, 2008 5:09 pm

    Some of the worst defensive baseball players I have seen looked like they cared the most. Did Richie ever look like he didn’t care? I don’t remember Beltre with furious displays of emotion when he makes an error. Then you have players like Ozzie Smith and Mike Cameron that looked like they were just out to have a good time, all the time.

  13. msb on August 10th, 2008 8:18 pm

    i think the guy and physical talent and a 10 cent brain. he quit on this team.

    I wish I had the power to read minds.

  14. JR Ewing on August 10th, 2008 10:16 pm

    63. seems to me i was offering an opinion and not reading a mind.

  15. juneau_fan on August 10th, 2008 10:49 pm

    Anyone see the highlight of Jamie Moyer running the bases in his game? Now there’s someone showing emotion and caring! Makes it to third from a sac bunt (bunted properly, btw) on two errors, knocking the umpire loitering in his way on his ass in the process.

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