Game 132, Twins at Mariners

DMZ · August 26, 2008 at 6:03 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Baker v RRS. 7:10. Here’s hoping Ryan tosses another fine game and the M’s can string some wins together. That’d be sweet.

Woah…
RF-L Ichiro!
CF-L Reed
3B-R Beltre
LF-L Ibanez
DH-R Lopez
C-L Clement
SS-R Betancourt
1B-L LaHair
2B-L Hulett

Comments

72 Responses to “Game 132, Twins at Mariners”

  1. MarinerDan on August 26th, 2008 6:11 pm

    That would be sweet? Really?

    At this point, I want them to lose every game. Both so that there is no doubt a new direction needs to be adopted and so that we can get the #1 pick. Winning now helps us not one bit.

  2. galaxieboi on August 26th, 2008 6:19 pm

    The Nationals are frigging awful. The Mariners aren’t going to ‘catch’ them.

    I’d like to see RRS put another good start together to show the current M’s brass that you don’t need to pay someone $12M to play the 4th/5th starter role. Also, our future GM could be watching. And really, most everyone is auditioning for a shot next year at this point.

  3. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 6:22 pm

    I hope RRS puts in a strong outing but we still lose I’m rooting for the Twins to overtake the BoSox in the Wild Card and hopefully i don’t jinx anything but the Nats are winning right now so if they do win we’ll only be 2.5 losses out. And people pay weird amounts of money during the offseason especially if they don’t get their guy Oliver Perez is slated to get around maybe 50-60 mil over 4-5 years people do stupid things when the guy they origanlly go after signs with some one else.

  4. galaxieboi on August 26th, 2008 6:29 pm

    And people pay weird amounts of money during the offseason especially if they don’t get their guy Oliver Perez is slated to get around maybe 50-60 mil over 4-5 years people do stupid things when the guy they origanlly go after signs with some one else.

    Good gravy, man.

  5. Donald P. on August 26th, 2008 6:39 pm

    So who’s gonna chase after the ball after RRS throws the ball to where the Catcher would be if we had one playing today?

  6. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 6:40 pm

    HA HA HA HA HILARIOUS

  7. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 6:43 pm

    #5 that would be the ball girl. They need additional duties

  8. MarinerDan on August 26th, 2008 6:51 pm

    Nats are only 3 games up on the M’s. No way that #1 is out of reach, especially if Beltre is shut down.

    You raise a good point about RRS putting in a good start to show that you don’t need to waste money on the Washburn/Silva/Batista types. So, how about a 1-0 loss?

  9. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 6:51 pm

    Indeed also if the ball girl is beautiful enough it might stop the runners in their tracks allowing the rest of the team to get the runner out.

  10. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 6:53 pm

    .A,,,

    Sorry the delivery came in late.

  11. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 6:54 pm

    Nats finally win one 2-1 against the Dodgers.

  12. killer_ewok18 on August 26th, 2008 7:06 pm

    The M’s brass will only see RRS as pitching well if he gets the W. So, no on the 1-0 loss.

  13. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:12 pm

    We said RRS pitches well and bullpen loses and even the Brass has done stupid things if he pitches well even in losses they will see it.

  14. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 7:19 pm

    huh?

  15. MarinerDan on August 26th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Uh, what?

  16. juneau_fan on August 26th, 2008 7:28 pm

    The pitch ain’t the only thing slurving….

  17. JR Ewing on August 26th, 2008 7:31 pm

    The crowd is so quiet you can here RRS exhaling.

  18. killer_ewok18 on August 26th, 2008 7:33 pm

    Punctuation 1, Slurve 0.

  19. Paul B on August 26th, 2008 7:35 pm

    RRS!

  20. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:37 pm

    Looks like that loss won’t come today.

  21. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:40 pm

    Here is the same sentence plus commas and changed a little:
    I want to have RRS to pitch well but the bullpen loses. Then even though the brass Brass has done stupid things if RRS pitches well even if he gets the lost they will see that he is pitching good if its a 1-0 lost. understand now?

  22. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 7:44 pm

    Um…. you left out the commas.

  23. MarinerDan on August 26th, 2008 7:46 pm

    understand now?

    No, no I don’t. Sorry.

    Please re-phrase.

  24. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:47 pm

    It’s reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally silent at Safeco right now.

  25. Dave in Palo Alto on August 26th, 2008 7:47 pm

    Slurve is reminding me of commenter of yore, who eventually inspired translations.

    Help me here.

  26. Paul B on August 26th, 2008 7:48 pm

    I think the M’s should try to steal more bases.

    Maybe Raul could steal if he gets on.

  27. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 7:50 pm

    You’re thinking of the legendary “jc”

  28. Dave in Palo Alto on August 26th, 2008 7:50 pm

    That’s it!

  29. Colm on August 26th, 2008 7:52 pm

    Ah yes Dave. That was “aj” something-or-other, who, in his defense, was plainly mangling English as a foreign language.

    Slurve is just out to do more harm to the concept of punctuation than Joyce managed in Finnegan’s Wake.

  30. Colm on August 26th, 2008 7:52 pm

    jc! Thanks DMZ

  31. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:53 pm

    =0

  32. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:53 pm

    Ah forget it i suck but I’ll try again try again and if you guys still don’t understand then oh well i guess…
    12
    killer_ewok18 said:

    The M’s brass will only see RRS as pitching well if he gets the W. So, no on the 1-0 loss.

    Then what i sould had said was:
    Even though if RRS doesn’t get the win tonight the M’s brass should see that he pitches well.

  33. DMZ on August 26th, 2008 7:53 pm

    jc’s first language was English.

  34. Colm on August 26th, 2008 7:54 pm

    I guess Slurve is working on a Blackberry or somesuch; maybe we should cut him or her some slack?

  35. Colm on August 26th, 2008 7:55 pm

    jc’s first language was English.

    The hell it was! It may have been his only language, but it was still foreign to him.

  36. skitrex on August 26th, 2008 7:55 pm

    Old style country pitching?

  37. MarinerDan on August 26th, 2008 7:58 pm

    Even though if RRS doesn’t get the win tonight the M’s brass should see that he pitches well.

    Let me try to help with a translation:

    Even if RRS does not get the win tonight, the M’s brass should still realize that he pitched well if the final score is 1-0.

  38. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 7:58 pm

    I guess that works just as well aye?

  39. skitrex on August 26th, 2008 8:00 pm

    Thank you MarinerDan for the translation.

  40. SequimRealEstate on August 26th, 2008 8:04 pm

    Clom #35 cracked me up!

  41. MattThompson on August 26th, 2008 8:09 pm

    Ah, jc! Always good for comic relief, he was. And he didn’t just warrant a translator, it was the jc Translate-a-Tron 2000, or somesuch.

  42. msb on August 26th, 2008 8:16 pm

    hey! the Pads also won today.

  43. msb on August 26th, 2008 8:22 pm

    this afternoon Gas was ruminatating that not winning is reason number one, but he thinks there is a disconnect between the team and the community because there aren’t any guys who live here year ’round any more, there are guys who don’t speak to the public and the FO needs to think about this for the future, to take this into account … ”

    Groz won points for disagreeing with that notion, but then gave them back by insisting that what they have to do is put guys from the glory days on the staff, not just have them appear at spring training– starting with getting Gillick back, and maybe hiring Cora as manager.

  44. joser on August 26th, 2008 8:24 pm

    jc’s first language was English.

    But he’d only been using it for 12 or so years, and clarity seems to plot out as a kind of parabola with the nadir in the early teens.

    Actually, I think he was JeffK moonlighting over here.

  45. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 8:24 pm

    Man Morrow was lit up for 6 ER over 4.2 IP. (Playing a suspended game from April 6th.)

  46. G-Man on August 26th, 2008 8:25 pm

    Darn. I would love to see Tug get his first dinger.

  47. joser on August 26th, 2008 8:26 pm

    Dave N with another “SWUNG ON AND BELTED!! HE’S TO THE TRACK!! HE’S TO THE WALL!! AND…caught at the wall. Tug with almost his first major league home run…”

  48. joser on August 26th, 2008 8:37 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Gillick does come back, actually, but taking over Armstrong’s job.

    Speaking of suspended games, there was a weird one yesterday (I think?) between Chicago and Baltimore, resuming a game suspended back in April. Since the game is officially recorded on the day it started, you had oddities like a Baltimore player getting a hit a couple of months before he was officially called up, and Griffey getting a walk for Chicago while still officially on the Reds’ roster (which B-R amusingly records as one-game temporary trade).

  49. msb on August 26th, 2008 8:39 pm

    that darned Adrian. He just won’t say Uncle.

  50. Mike Snow on August 26th, 2008 8:46 pm

    Trade Betancourt!

  51. joser on August 26th, 2008 8:49 pm

    Lopez is quietly putting together a pretty good season, isn’t he? Maybe this is the year he overcomes that second half jinx.

  52. joser on August 26th, 2008 8:56 pm

    Speaking of Betancourt, here’s something that won’t surprise anybody. Look here and sort (click) on the “pitches” column. Look who sits at the top with fewest pitches seen among those with at least 450 PA?

  53. JMHawkins on August 26th, 2008 8:57 pm

    Um…. you left out the commas

    And a fair chunk of the grammar too. English is a highly fault-tolerant language. Slurve is doing stress testing.

    Tug with almost his first major league home run…”

    He’s taking Willie’s spot on the roster, isn’t he? Speaking of rosters, CBS Sportsline still shows Craig Wilson on the M’s Active roster. They’ve had that glitch ever since the M’s picked Wilson up. I guess nobody pays any attention to the M’s games at CBS.

  54. joser on August 26th, 2008 9:02 pm

    He’s taking Willie’s spot on the roster, isn’t he?

    The “punchless roleplayer” spot? I guess. Except he already has one XBH, so he’s not being a team player by making Willie look bad.

  55. JMHawkins on August 26th, 2008 9:13 pm

    Another time that they bunt in front of Ichiro, so the opposing team can walk our best hitter. Brilliant.

  56. Colm on August 26th, 2008 9:26 pm

    Well, you wouldn’t want the Mariners to go and learn from their previous mistakes.

  57. Breadbaker on August 26th, 2008 9:28 pm

    Nice play by Tug.

  58. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 9:30 pm

    Nats won so why won’t we lose. I do love this team but it would be nice to have another possible Ace in the rotation to help out Felix…

    Hmmmmm-
    Does Bedard count as a Ace or a Joker???

  59. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 9:31 pm

    pinch hit Burke for Clement….hmmmm

  60. JR Ewing on August 26th, 2008 9:38 pm

    I see that DMZ is being proved correct reagrding the ease in which closers can be found.

  61. Breadbaker on August 26th, 2008 9:41 pm

    One thing to bear in mind about this idea of losing: there are no players on the Mariners with an incentive to lose to get a good draft pick. How many players on this team will be here when Strasburg hits the majors? They are fighting for jobs, if not here then elsewhere in the majors. Their loyalty is essentially to themselves and their careers, not the longterm interest of Mariners fans, as exemplified by the “Strasburg” crowd.

  62. Dave in Palo Alto on August 26th, 2008 9:45 pm

    Nice win. Nice pitching by two guys who cost about 1/50 of a Silva.

  63. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 9:50 pm

    That is so true. But if their long term intrest was to do good. Then what is with the players they have.

    Batista- Aged to perfection…I think not
    Johjima- See Batista
    Silva- Can I get my cheeseburger back please

    I don’t think that these three (I only did the obvious three. I could of went on a rant but decide not too) couldnt care too much about longterm interest unless it got them millions more. They ran-sacked the M’s and now we are paying the rewards. At least to me ( a fan in Japan) that is the way it seems.

  64. msb on August 26th, 2008 9:52 pm

    “I tell him around the batting cage all the time how much he means to us, the way he keeps getting after it. Adrian is banged up, but he’s physically one of the toughest players I’ve ever seen play the game.” –Jim Riggleman

  65. Slurve on August 26th, 2008 10:01 pm

    If it help SD won too so nobody lost ground on the “strasburg sweepstakes.”

  66. Colm on August 26th, 2008 10:30 pm

    You did that deliberately, didn’t you, Slurve?

  67. joser on August 26th, 2008 11:05 pm

    I’m getting tired of this race to the bottom/Strasburg sweepstakes shit. Cheering against your team is — purely in my opinion — sucky behavior even if it results in a long-term benefit. But it goes beyond that.

    Look:
    1. The Nationals are a way worse team (hard as that is to believe) and they have a much harder schedule over the remaining weeks. The M’s are not going to catch them at the bottom.
    2. Even with first pick, the Nationals might not bust slot to pick Strasburg
    3. Even if the M’s have first pick, or the Nat’s do but pass on Strasburg, the M’s may not bust slot to pick him either.
    4. Even if the M’s do end up with Strasburg, he may never see the majors (Ryan Christianson ring a bell?) or he may end up not being anything special (Jeff Austin? Tim Stauffer?) or he might blow up his arm (too many to list).

    All of this means that talking about Strasburg all the time makes you sound like the guy who insists he’s going to move to California where Angelina Jolie will divorce Brad Pitt and marry him. Yeah, it’s possible but it’s unlikely, and even if it happens it’s still getting annoying to listen to. I realize there’s essentially no reason left to watch the team except the pure love of baseball, but tedious and repetitive is tedious and repetitive, no matter how likely (or not). You’re being worse than a bad fan. You’re being boring. Don’t be boring.

  68. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 11:13 pm

    I must apologize for my post. It sounded horrible and for that I am sorry. I will try to stop being boring on-top of it. Thanks for the insight Joser.

  69. maybemaybe on August 26th, 2008 11:20 pm

    I bow down to everyone’s vetran grit here on this blog as I am a rookie that sucks right now.

  70. Breadbaker on August 26th, 2008 11:27 pm

    Joser, the other thing to bear in mind is that regardless of the almost ridiculous scouting that goes on (“Top 12 year old” and I wish I were making it up), the fact is that some 17-year old shortstop somewhere may grow four inches and become the next A-Rod by next June.

  71. MattThompson on August 27th, 2008 12:07 am

    If it help SD won too so nobody lost ground on the “strasburg sweepstakes.”

    Slurve Translate-a-Tron 2000: If it may be of any consolation to the dear readers of USS Mariner, the San Diego Padres, owners of one of the poorer records in all of baseball, as played at the Major League level, won their game tonight, thus matching the performances of the Washington Nationals and our hometown Mariners. Fear not, brave fans, your beloved team may yet finish with the poorest record in all of baseball, thus securing the rights to draft an exciting young prospect next June.

  72. joser on August 27th, 2008 11:04 am

    I didn’t mean that rant to be a specific indictment or criticism of anyone in particular. It was just the accumulated result of reading the same thing over and over from many different commenters for the past few weeks.

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