Game 158, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · September 24, 2008 at 6:05 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Felix! It’s Felix! Yayyy! Two-game win streak here we come!

Looking at the standings, I take some small consolation from knowing the Yankees won’t be getting a playoff berth either.

Comments

77 Responses to “Game 158, Angels at Mariners”

  1. longbeachglenn on September 24th, 2008 6:32 pm

    Do we want a streak or do we want Strasberg? I am torn between my long term support of the M’s and their long term needs which are huge. The best compromise is… Go Nationals! Go Padres!

  2. Sports on a Schtick on September 24th, 2008 6:45 pm

    It would only be fitting for this season for Felix to bear the team’s 100th loss tonight.

  3. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 6:47 pm

    I wouldn’t want Felix to get hung with the 100th loss. He doesn’t deserve it at all. Even with a losing win/loss record he has been the continual bright spot on this debacle of a team.

  4. Madison Mariner on September 24th, 2008 6:48 pm

    Do we want a streak or do we want Strasberg?

    Ummm….both? Neither? Trick question?

    Honestly, I am over the whole “get Strasburg” meme. Let San Diego or Washington have him. I want Dustin Ackley. ;)

  5. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 6:57 pm

    I only care on getting someone that can contribute to this team ASAP. I don’t think Strasburg can. He is more of a projected AAA for the first year. But that is my guess on that. We need a player that is similar to Longoria. A team player that can light the fire under this team and get it going. But that is me.

  6. MedicineHat on September 24th, 2008 7:05 pm

    The really cool part is Steinbrenner junior whining about how unfair the division alignments are because if the Yankees were in the NL West they woul dmake the playoffs.

    Really? the league is unfair AGAINST the Yankees? Gimme a break.

  7. msb on September 24th, 2008 7:13 pm

    it would only be fitting for this season for Felix to bear the team’s 100th loss tonight.

    I believe Felix has inherited the Jamie Moyer Memorial ND Crown this season …

    But that is my guess on that. We need a player that is similar to Longoria

    well, if you can find another Longoria in this draft, do let us know.

  8. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 7:23 pm

    I know we’re all rooting for the Strasburg sweepstakes here…but, dammit, I’d love to see Felix at least get to double-digits in wins (not to mention, the 200-inning plateau) tonight after busting his a$$ all season.

  9. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 7:26 pm

    J-LO!

  10. MedicineHat on September 24th, 2008 7:30 pm

    Have you seen the in game box score of the Mets/Cubs game tonight? They are in teh top of the 9th and have used 36 players so far. Twenty for the Mets & 16 for teh Cubs…and they are tied so there will be more to come, probably.

  11. Lauren, token chick on September 24th, 2008 7:30 pm

    Go… Felix… no, it’s not working. I’m still completely burnt out on baseball.

  12. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 7:32 pm

    Geez, I wonder if Lou is gonna borrow somebody’s glove and go in to play left field — I mean, since he’s gonna run out of bench guys pretty soon, anyway.

  13. Lauren, token chick on September 24th, 2008 7:36 pm

    Apparently Felix feels just like I do.

  14. Colm on September 24th, 2008 7:40 pm

    Damn, Joh’s going the extra mile to lose this one.

  15. Colm on September 24th, 2008 7:44 pm

    Bottom of the ninth, no outs, runner on third at Shea. How’s that looking?

  16. joser on September 24th, 2008 7:48 pm

    How’s it looking? Like a lot of high leverage red to me…

  17. Dave Hall on September 24th, 2008 7:50 pm

    Johjima-san kaji des ne! (“Kenji is on fire!”)

  18. Dave Hall on September 24th, 2008 7:51 pm

    Cairo esta en fuego!

  19. joser on September 24th, 2008 7:54 pm

    Wait, the Mets get a lead off triple, load the bases on consecutive walks with one out, and they can’t freaking score a run? That’s positively…. Marineresque.

  20. Benne on September 24th, 2008 7:55 pm

    Even Cairo wants Strasburg.

  21. Dave Hall on September 24th, 2008 8:12 pm

    One question needs to be answered about this Strasburg fellow: How well will he fit in with those hilarious Mariners commercials? (I mean, it takes real talent to get “Fungo? Fun GO!” right.)

  22. terry on September 24th, 2008 8:14 pm

    Hey…if the Ms and Nats finish in a tie, will we be treated to a 1 game playoff?

  23. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:14 pm

    What the hell is it about the Mets in the last week of the season, anyway? They pulled the same crap last year, too, IIRC.

  24. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:17 pm

    Hey…if the Ms and Nats finish in a tie, will we be treated to a 1 game playoff?

    If so, they’d better have it here. At least we’d draw ~15k for that “contest”…whereas in DC, they’d be lucky to draw 1,500.

  25. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:20 pm

    Rizzy just said, “ya gotta love Fan Appreciation Night.”

    Oh, really, Rick…do we?

  26. Kazinski on September 24th, 2008 8:22 pm

    It was nice to see that last AB by Balentian. Sure he struck out on 5 pitches, but all three pitches he swung at were right in the heart of the zone, and he laid off a high fastball, and a down and away slider, both with a 2 strike count.

    It looks like just another strikeout with RISP in the box score, but it looks like progress to me.

  27. Colm on September 24th, 2008 8:22 pm

    Mets now tied with Brewers for the NL Wild Card. Phillies lost too, though. It should make the weekend interesting.

  28. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 8:22 pm

    I sure have been liking the outfield defensive alignment they’ve thrown out the last couple games. It’s so…sensible.

  29. Benne on September 24th, 2008 8:34 pm

    Ooh, instant replay time!

  30. Go Felix on September 24th, 2008 8:34 pm

    REPLAY TIME!!!!!!

  31. Go Felix on September 24th, 2008 8:35 pm

    I have no idea how Guerrero even hit that ball that far.

  32. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:37 pm

    IN-STANT RE-PLAY!!!

  33. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 8:39 pm

    I have no idea how Guerrero even hit that ball that far.

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. The man’s a friggin beast!

  34. jlc on September 24th, 2008 8:46 pm

    There’s still a surprise or two left in this team.

  35. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:49 pm

    How Vladdy manages to connect so often with so little plate discipline is simply amazing…

    Unfortunately, he seems to be a bit of an “influence” of sorts on guys like Yuni (though tipping my cap to Yuni at the plate the past couple of nights, at least).

  36. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 8:53 pm

    msb-”well, if you can find another Longoria in this draft, do let us know.”

    I haven’t looked at the potential prospects at all. All I know next year I will be able to at least be able to see a game (in person or american T.V.) (no offense to Japanese but I cannot understand them one bit when they broadcast Mariner games over here.)

    Please God let there be a prospect that suddenly appears out of nowhere to lead the Mariners to at least a playoff game.
    AMEN

  37. DMZ on September 24th, 2008 8:56 pm

    Guerrero has plate discipline. It’s just… it’s non-traditional plate discipline.

  38. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 8:59 pm

    Actually, I’ve always thought that the inability to understand the PBP in another language might actually be an advantage — since at least you wouldn’t know when one of the announcers said something really stupid that you might not agree with.

  39. jlc on September 24th, 2008 9:02 pm

    Guerrero has plate discipline. It’s just… it’s non-traditional plate discipline.

    Yeah, some of his home runs off those balls in the dirt or halfway to first are fun to watch, but it’s those 10 or 11 .300 seasons (all caveats about BA noted) that are amazing to me.

  40. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 9:02 pm

    Surely, Ron Fairly must have a counterpart somewhere over in Japan who reminisces every game about when he played for the Bay Stars back in the 1970′s.

  41. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 9:05 pm

    So on the one night Felix gets some run support, he can’t take advantage of it… So frustrating.

  42. Benne on September 24th, 2008 9:06 pm

    I know it’s little consolation in light of today’s performance, but Felix just crossed the 200 inning mark. Helluva milestone for a 22-year-old pitcher.

  43. msb on September 24th, 2008 9:06 pm

    it’s non-traditional plate discipline.

    and freaky strong wrists & hands.

  44. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 9:07 pm

    So on the one night Felix gets some run support, he can’t take advantage of it… So frustrating.

    Yes, that does suck, doesn’t it?

    Nonetheless, congrats Felix for reaching the 200-inning club!

  45. msb on September 24th, 2008 9:12 pm

    so, another ND. sigh.

    and everyone is getting hits but Ichiro!, looking for no. 1800.

  46. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 9:14 pm

    I think that the annoucers over here just respect the players and try not reminisce about what they did…or didn’t do. But I really don’t know as I cannot understand them except for “HOMERUN”.

  47. jlc on September 24th, 2008 9:16 pm

    Damn, I left the game for 15 minutes and got one of those uh, more traditional Mariner surprises when I came back. I’ll be an Angels fan during the playoffs, but I damn sure want the Mariners to win this series. At least Felix won’t get the 100th loss of the season.

  48. Colm on September 24th, 2008 9:16 pm

    So, Felix genuinely mediocre, or Mariners, defense sucking like usual?

  49. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 9:16 pm

    Yeah, he definitely deserves recognition for that. For as young as he is, that is pretty damn impressive. Everyone say it with me: Extension!

  50. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 9:20 pm

    Maybe: If that’s the case, that’s cool — and definitely sounds like a bit of an improvement over some of the hacks doing PBP here who often sound like they’re just rambling to hear their own voice.

  51. nvn8vbryce on September 24th, 2008 9:25 pm

    Here comes Strasbuurrg! Actually, loss # 100, but it’s better to think of Strasburg!

  52. Mariner Melee on September 24th, 2008 9:29 pm

    well, if you can find another Longoria in this draft, do let us know.

    Grant Green

  53. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 9:34 pm
  54. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 9:43 pm

    Niehaus, of course, just mentioned that there was one more game against the Angles tomorrow night before “we wish them well in the playoffs.”

    Actually, I’m kinda hoping that the Red Sox will sweep them in three straight again.

  55. msb on September 24th, 2008 9:50 pm

    which hand did Joh get hit on?

  56. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 9:54 pm

    bases loaded…one out…and we can’t get a run. Why oh why?

  57. Mariner Melee on September 24th, 2008 9:54 pm

    msb – right hand

  58. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 9:56 pm

    Your 2008 Seattle Mariners: Bases Loaded…So What?! >:(

  59. msb on September 24th, 2008 9:57 pm

    right hand

    ow. that’s the one with the plate & screws.

  60. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 9:57 pm

    Typical. What’s up with Ichiro all of the sudden? He looks pretty bad at the plate…

  61. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 9:59 pm

    gamecast showed some inside pitches that were called strikes. But they looked way inside.

  62. Mariner Melee on September 24th, 2008 10:00 pm

    Typical. What’s up with Ichiro all of the sudden? He looks pretty bad at the plate…

    Ichiro wants the number one draft pick as bad as the fans do.

  63. msb on September 24th, 2008 10:01 pm

    in the past he has struggled when he comes up on a milestone number

  64. Sports on a Schtick on September 24th, 2008 10:07 pm

    I’ve seen Grant Green play in person. Unless he became a different player in the Cape Cod League he’s not Longoria.

  65. JerBear on September 24th, 2008 10:08 pm

    I suppose that is true. But he already has career # 3000* and his 8th 200+ season…I wonder how big #1800 is to him?

  66. Sports on a Schtick on September 24th, 2008 10:09 pm

    WTF??!?!?

  67. Jeff Nye on September 24th, 2008 10:11 pm

    Got home just in time to witness #100 YA HOO

  68. MyOhMy on September 24th, 2008 10:16 pm

    $100 Million + 100 L’s = Strasburg (hopefully)

  69. msb on September 24th, 2008 10:22 pm

    I love Larry Stone:

    “The Mariners are in a weird position, trying to win because of competitive pride,while everyone else — and no doubt themselves, as well — can see the benefit of finishing with the worst record. Just as an aside, I think that Stephen Strasburg is being deified perhaps a tad prematurely, and excessively (an exercise that I freely admit contributing to). He’s a great prospect about whom scouts rave, but he’s had one season as a college starter. Who’s to say if he’s truly going to be the savior of an organization? He might well be, but it’s a big step from striking out 23 against Utah, and dominating the Netherlands in the Olympics, to getting out the Boston Red Sox.

    Something to chew on as we prepare for Game No. 158. I’m tingling with excitement.”

  70. JLP on September 24th, 2008 10:22 pm

    Do we want a streak or do we want Strasberg?

    I first read that as “Do we want a steak…?” Funny thing is that, when I thought about it, I had a hard time deciding between a steak right now, or Strasburg.

  71. Benne on September 24th, 2008 10:32 pm

    100 losses, $100 million. We did it. Congratulations, Seattle Mariners. You have made us proud tonight.

    Strasburg will look quite spiffy in the blue and teal, no?

  72. maybemaybe on September 24th, 2008 10:33 pm

    mmmmmm….”chew” “steak” back to back whoa nelly. Now I need a steak. I’ll take the steak cuz I am starving and I don’t think that the M’s FO would know how to deal with Strasburg.

  73. msb on September 24th, 2008 10:47 pm

    I was hoping to hear about Joh’s hand– instead I got a caller on the KJR post-game who told Puckett that the FO had no interest in winning, and he knew this because he has friends who’ve been told, privately, by members of the Mariners, that they are running this as a business.

    maybe because it’s … a business?

    This was followed by Nellie telling the caller that he had no doubts that the FO wants to win, but that they just have no idea how to go about it.

  74. scott19 on September 24th, 2008 10:48 pm

    The 100/100 club…YEAH BABY!!!

  75. RallyFried on September 24th, 2008 10:52 pm

    I’m sure this has been covered, but what if we tie the Nats for the worst record? Do we get #1 pick because the Nats swept us?

  76. cgmonk on September 24th, 2008 10:59 pm

    Nats had worse record last year, so they get #1 pick if we tie.

  77. TomTuttle on September 24th, 2008 11:26 pm

    Woohoo!!!

    100!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.