Game thread

DMZ · June 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm · Filed Under Mariners 



180 Responses to “Game thread”

  1. cdowley on June 21st, 2009 4:44 pm

    AHAHAHA! What an ending to that game… Kinda feel sorry for Clark, though, always had a lot of respect for him.

    Justin Upton would look much better in an M’s uniform.

    He would, though. Purple is just not his color.

    … what?

  2. Kazinski on June 21st, 2009 4:53 pm

    Wak said after the game that Woodward strained a groin and couldn’t run, hence the bunt attempt with two strikes.

  3. gwangung on June 21st, 2009 5:15 pm

    Wak said after the game that Woodward strained a groin and couldn’t run, hence the bunt attempt with two strikes.

    Really? Was he anywhere near Yuni when it happened?

    (Dang, this is getting not-so-funny….)

  4. SCL on June 21st, 2009 5:16 pm

    But it has happened before.

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  6. SCL on June 21st, 2009 5:17 pm
  7. Breadbaker on June 21st, 2009 5:32 pm

    Just back from Safeco. The thing I’ve never seen before: Ichiro broke two bats in one at-bat. He rarely, rarely breaks a bat but Snidely Whiplash apparently throws a very different ball than anyone else. The good thing was that the bat breaking on his ground ball deadened it enough so that he could beat it out.

    My other complaint: can someone please, please tell the Mariners fans not to do the freaking wave when our guys are in the field? Rattle their pitcher, not ours. Thanks.

  8. Kazinski on June 21st, 2009 5:37 pm

    What are people doing a wave for at a baseball game anyway?

  9. Lauren, token chick on June 21st, 2009 5:48 pm

    How distracting could the wave really be? Unless the pitcher really wants to see if it makes it across the bleachers.

  10. Marinerfan4life on June 21st, 2009 6:04 pm

    Haha I was at the game Friday and people kept trying unsuccessfully to start up the wave. It never seems to sustain itself at Safeco….

  11. Paul B on June 21st, 2009 7:03 pm

    Mariner fans have always done the wave when the visiting team is batting. They do it in late innings because they get bored. They used to do it in the Kingdome all the time.

  12. henryv on June 21st, 2009 7:33 pm


    The only time it is acceptable to do the wave is:

    1. If the M’s are up by or down by 10 runs or more.

    2. If Scarlett Johanssen shows up and says she’ll strip if everyone does the wave.

    Other than that, it is utterly unacceptable. Period.

  13. henryv on June 21st, 2009 7:35 pm


    3) If Ichiro! demands it.

  14. Mr. Mitchell on June 21st, 2009 8:09 pm

    People have been doing the wave at Mariner games for over twenty years. If you’ve never seen the wave at a Mariner game you are a new fan or you haven’t been too many games. Some people loathe, some love it. I just love the fact that the cheer is usually organically created by fans unlike the clap-alongs and other stadium directed cheering techniques.
    The wave today was pretty rad looking. 🙂
    Even the people in my section (a few rows behind home plate) were actually energetically participating, which is unusual.

  15. daveblev on June 21st, 2009 9:09 pm

    Did Ric Flair take over for DMZ in the game thread post? Woooo.

  16. justinh on June 21st, 2009 9:09 pm reporting this evening Ned Colletti is seriously intrusted in Washburn. This is great to have the Dodgers come out now and show signs they are interested as it will only help our hand.

  17. Marinerfan4life on June 21st, 2009 9:27 pm

    Juan Pierre is a bench player for the Dodgers. He would make a very nice #2 hitter behind Ichiro. But then again we need some lefty power….hell any kind of power will do.

  18. Axtell on June 21st, 2009 10:39 pm

    Juan Pierre? You’re kidding, right? You think this guy has power, what, his .372 career SLG makes you think that, or his career high of 3 home runs in a season?

  19. fivespot on June 21st, 2009 10:46 pm

    Just say “No!” to Juan Pierre, his empty batting average and his fat salary. If it is to be a trade with the Dodgers, how about Blake DeWitt or Xavier Paul. Neither will ever be a star, but both have potential, bat lefthanded, are only 24, and are making the major league minimum.

  20. Marinerfan4life on June 21st, 2009 11:08 pm

    Oh no I know Pierre has zero power! It would be a bad trade for this team since well the M’s need some power and middle infielding..

  21. Dixoner on June 21st, 2009 11:15 pm

    Pierre would be a welcome addition with the departure of Chavez, the Mariners might only trade Washburn(3.24ERA in 83.1IP) for Pierre(.337BA 0HR) if the Dodgers take on part of each of Pierre’s remaining contract years. While the money for the this season is pretty much a wash the M’s wouldn’t want to be on the hook for 18.5M of Pierre for the next two years in a declining free market where he would be lucky to get half that on a two year deal.

  22. Axtell on June 21st, 2009 11:20 pm

    Why would we want Pierre? Seriously, this isn’t meant to be a slam, but what would Pierre bring to the table that we couldn’t pick up from countless other players, all of whom are younger, more reliable, and cheaper?

  23. Axtell on June 21st, 2009 11:30 pm

    Oh, another thing to see just how poor Pierre is, he’s 74th (!) among active players in career OBP, showing just how empty his BA rank among active players (18th) really is.

    How this guy is making $8 million a year shows just how poor the decision making is in LA. Let’s take advantage of that and grab some of their young talent in exchange for Washburn.

  24. henryv on June 21st, 2009 11:48 pm

    Juan Pierre has been a .296/.339/.356 guy over his last 3 years… Nothing special if you take the BA out of it.

    He has, however, lead the league in CS several years, which is impressive. He’s now a 1.0 WAR player or so, with an 8 mil per year contract and a 31-year-old body.

    He also has the rare distinction of being drafted by the M’s twice and never signing.

  25. bongo on June 22nd, 2009 12:27 am

    How about Tony Abreu? He’s unlikely to get much playing time behind Furcal, but at one point he was a promising prospect before his injury.

  26. Dixoner on June 22nd, 2009 1:22 am

    2B Tony Abreu(.289AVG) suffered a groin injury in late 07 that kept him out of the 08 season. This year he has only played in 20 games.

    A guy I would like to see the M’s get in return for Washburn is SS Justin Sellers(.294AVG). He has played in 61 games. He is strong defensively and would be a solid pick up.

  27. Breadbaker on June 22nd, 2009 2:35 am

    Dave Campbell, whom I usually like, was all over Juan Pierre on the ESPN radio broadcast tonight. He said something like “he was considered one of the better leadoff men until the stats guys started complaining about his on-base percentage.” Then he said, “for my money, he’s a winner. He has a World Series ring with the 2003 Marlins.”

    Dave Campbell has a World Series ring with the 1968 Tigers, but while I suspect even Juan Pierre had more to do with his team’s World Championship than Campbell did, it’s not like Pierre was Josh Beckett or something.

    And anyway, “the stats guys” didn’t make his OBP so low. It’s a fact, not something someone came up with. He doesn’t get on base much and he gets thrown out a lot when he does. He also has no power. He is, in essence, the player Silva thinks Ichiro is.

  28. ivan on June 22nd, 2009 7:16 am

    If you liked Brian Hunter, you’ll LOVE Juan Pierre.

  29. Axtell on June 22nd, 2009 2:21 pm

    Breadbaker- That comment is why baseball is so painful to have on TV…the commentators are unable or unwilling to grasp that there might be newer, better ways to look at what makes a ball player good. It’s not like ESPN is against this change, for their Sunday night games, they show a players OBP, SLG, and OPS instead of batting average. Not that Joe Morgan or Steve Phillips ever talk about it (at least Jon Miller will reference it).

  30. Xteve X on June 22nd, 2009 3:54 pm

    I’m surprised Joe Morgan can even spell OPS.

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