Game 68, Diamondbacks at Mariners

DMZ · June 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I ended up seeing Chavez’s injury a dozen times yesterday, between the game and watching the post-game show, and… I don’t have anything good to say for the game thread today. Endy’s out, Wlad’s in, Vargas is starting, and I’m sad. I know this kind of thing’s entirely unpredictable, and I’ve been trying not to, but to have Yuni involved, and walk away unharmed, after all the frustration of the season, it’s almost too much for me to maintain a wall between Yuni, the player who is underperforming and hurting the team eight ways, to Yuni, the guy who is cursing the team.

I can’t be alone on this, can I? We’re only human, and fans so we’re irrationally emotionally involved with this stuff. If he lets the bat go on a swing and gives Gutierrez a concussion tonight, at this point I’d just shake my head and put it on his tab.

If (as it’s gone so far this season) Yuni responds to this by fielding every ground ball in play and goes 4-5 with four home runs, it’d be a good first step to working off this karmic debt.


175 Responses to “Game 68, Diamondbacks at Mariners”

  1. apunetid on June 20th, 2009 9:45 pm

    Giants win! Meaning the Rangers lose!

  2. zvazda on June 20th, 2009 9:45 pm

    Looks like Aardsma may be getting a save opp after all!

    Ronny was such a team player to set that up for him!

  3. Scottdids on June 20th, 2009 9:46 pm

    The Rangers game is over. They lost 2-1. The Juggernaut continues to fall.

    Lost it on a wild pitch, no less. Let’s close this gap tonight Aardsma!

  4. Jeff Nye on June 20th, 2009 9:47 pm

    That’s it, Aardsma, further inflate your trade value!

  5. Marinerfan4life on June 20th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Oh wow the AL West is so wide open! Sucks all these injuries keep popping up….

  6. Marinerfan4life on June 20th, 2009 9:50 pm

    Nice splitter!

  7. scott19 on June 20th, 2009 9:50 pm

    The Dodgers beat the Angels tonight as well…

    Gee, thanks Jeff Spicoli for beating your ‘lil brother to help out your old team! 🙂

  8. zvazda on June 20th, 2009 9:51 pm

    Remember the last couple years when the Mariners were only a “five game winning streak” from being back in the race.

    Apparently 16 games ago Colorado was only a 25 game winning streak away from being back in it.


  9. fiftyone on June 20th, 2009 9:51 pm

    I like Aardsama in the pen. Maybe as a late-innings guy. Can’t he be a part of the future if we trade four other guys for prospects and undervalued major leaguers?

  10. leon0112 on June 20th, 2009 9:51 pm

    What a catch!!

  11. hark on June 20th, 2009 9:52 pm

    Nice catch, Wlad. You’re still not Endy.

  12. apunetid on June 20th, 2009 9:52 pm

    M’s win! .500 again!

  13. Scottdids on June 20th, 2009 9:53 pm

    Nice catch Wlad!!!! 3 1/2 back, let’s sweep tomorrow with Felix.

  14. Kazinski on June 20th, 2009 9:53 pm

    I think Wlad wants to keep the LF job.

  15. crazyray7391 on June 20th, 2009 9:53 pm

    I just wish fans would realize what’s going on and not try to catch a foul ball that our player is going for. At least it worked out this time. Nice Catch.

  16. jld on June 20th, 2009 9:53 pm

    Hey fans- get out of the way! Great catch Wlad.

  17. scott19 on June 20th, 2009 9:55 pm

    Nice win tonight, guys!

    I just hope there isn’t anything seriously wrong with Beltre.

  18. BillyJive on June 20th, 2009 9:56 pm

    Wlad with a beauty catch….Yuni the Hacker with a two RBI double??
    Back to 500…

    I think this calls for a round of Jagerbombs….

  19. cgmonk on June 20th, 2009 10:09 pm

    Wak said Beltre had some shoulder stiffness as a result of a play from yesterday.

  20. juneau_fan on June 20th, 2009 10:12 pm

    shoulder stiffness: Wildly windmilling with his arm to call Yuni off on that pop-up.

  21. TomTuttle on June 20th, 2009 10:20 pm


    What a difference a year makes!

  22. scott19 on June 20th, 2009 10:26 pm

    And .500 yet at fairly close to the ASB…wow!

  23. msb on June 20th, 2009 10:36 pm

    left shoulder got jammed last night diving into 2nd, stiffened up on him. ok at BP this aft., but stiffened up again in the coldish air

  24. Bugeater on June 20th, 2009 10:52 pm

    Am I the only one hoping Cedeno gets DFAed tomorrow?

  25. SonOfZavaras on June 21st, 2009 2:12 am

    I still have hope for Cedeno, but it’s wearing a wee bit thin. I tell myself constantly he’s only 26-ish, wait and see…wait and see…

    I don’t think anyone’s gettin’ DFAed at the rate we’re losing live bodies right now.

    Hell, Cedeno will probably bat fourth before all this injury craziness is done.

    As for what you were thinking, Derek…totally human. Emotions are messy. Easy for me to relate, because I was fuming how the hell Betancourt could make it to this country and be such an underachieving twit, the sheer polarity of it….and then that collision with Chavez.

    I exhausted all the swear-words I knew when that happened, so I must have invented some.

    My brother said it reminded him of Ralphie in “Christmas Story”, when he goes nuts on the coon-hat-wearing older kid.

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