Game 8, Angels at Mariners

Dave · April 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Silva vs Loux, 3:40 pm.

Chavez, RF
Cedeno, LF
Griffey, DH
Beltre, 3B
Branyan, 1B
Lopez, 2B
Johjima, C
Gutierrez, CF
Betancourt, SS


220 Responses to “Game 8, Angels at Mariners”

  1. louder on April 14th, 2009 6:39 pm

    Awesome!!!! First place still!!

  2. MsFanInAustin on April 14th, 2009 6:39 pm

    Game Over baby! Take that LA.

  3. ppl on April 14th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Good fundamental baseball from Yuni.

  4. MattThompson on April 14th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Well, I’ll certainly take that win. No style points for that one, though.

  5. Jeff Nye on April 14th, 2009 6:44 pm

    Got my tooth filled quickly enough to catch the last couple of innings. Er, not in the sense that Johjima will, of course. Although I’m always prepared should the Mariners need me. Hopefully fear of the ball won’t be a problem.

    Is that why you needed the tooth filled in the first place?

  6. juneau_fan on April 14th, 2009 6:44 pm

    Locked myself out, had to wait for a neighbor to get home for a passkey, got in at the 9th inning, thought, oh, at least the game’s still going on and Silva didn’t serve it up with a side of fries.

    And my dreams came true. Humiliating loss for Angels, and M’s win!!

    But Frankie? The earflaps? Oh dear. Was he wearing that hat in the outfield?

  7. wabbles on April 14th, 2009 6:44 pm

    Ended it with one swing of the bat! Sorta.

  8. gwangung on April 14th, 2009 6:45 pm

    No style points for that one, though.

    There are no style points in baseball.

    If there are 80 more like this, I think folks will take ’em…

  9. dbragg56 on April 14th, 2009 6:48 pm

    Nice hustle by Yuni..

  10. juneau_fan on April 14th, 2009 6:50 pm

    Post-game interview with Wak:

    “I don’t think the fans understand how well Silva wants to do–”

    Uh, I understand that he wants to win, desperately. He just can’t do it well or consistently. That’s why we don’t want to see him pitch.

  11. The Hamms Bear on April 14th, 2009 6:55 pm

    Beautiful bunt.

  12. Steve T on April 14th, 2009 7:05 pm

    Actually I’m a huge fan of winning on an error. More exciting than a homer any day.

  13. msb on April 14th, 2009 7:13 pm

    last year, if they’d got a win on a throw-away, it felt like a gift; this year, for some reason, it felt more like they were taking advantage of an error, if that makes sense…

  14. joser on April 14th, 2009 7:22 pm

    Cool if the first home game could end with a walk-off homer in extra innings against LAA.

    How about a bunt+error. About as far from a walk-off HR as you can get, but still an awesome win. And arguably more humiliating for the Shields, and the Angels.

    But Frankie? The earflaps? Oh dear. Was he wearing that hat in the outfield?

    Yes, with sunglasses.

    I want that hat. That’s the baseball hat that might persuade me to wear a baseball hat outside of Safeco Field. That’s a baseball hat suited for this town. Can you get those anywhere? I always missed the unique Pirates pillbox when they got rid of it; it’s time for another team to step up. Earflaps for everybody! Standard M’s home uniform!

  15. Lauren, token chick on April 14th, 2009 7:57 pm

    I miss Boonie’s muffler, that is, knit hat with hole through it. That coulda been official.

    Jeff: Thankfully, no. Although that makes me think of the balls-flying-at-your-face line from Clueless.

  16. themedia on April 14th, 2009 8:39 pm

    It really just feels like the team expects to win. I know that line of thinking isn’t quantifiable or extremely productive, but I guess that’s what I love about baseball. Sometimes feel is important.

  17. Slippery Elmer on April 14th, 2009 9:31 pm

    My favorite part was when Niehaus thought Gutierrez was moving out to play near the fence in deep left-center, then realized he was only going out to retrieve something that had fallen on the field.

  18. juneau_fan on April 14th, 2009 10:22 pm

    My boss wears something like that baseball cap with earflaps. I’ll have to ask him where he gets it.

    I like the idea of different teams choosing gear that matches their locale. Earflaps for all, indeed!

  19. austinspace on April 15th, 2009 9:41 am

    My favorite part was when Johjima got whacked a third time by a foul ball off Hunter. I’m convinced one of the replays showed Kenji flipping Hunter the bird. With a smile on his face, of course, which made Hunter smile big too. Did anyone else see this?

  20. Catherwood on April 15th, 2009 1:53 pm

    Heh; yeah, the guys on Sportscenter really thought that bit with Hunter and Kenji was funny. Slo-mo replays of each shot to the face.

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