Game 76, Mariners at Yankees

Dave · June 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Morrow vs Chamberlain, 4:05 pm.

Brandon Morrow is an extreme flyball pitcher who gets torched by left-handed batters. New Yankee Stadium is turning more fly balls into home runs than any other park in baseball this year, and the benefit is going almost entirely to left-handed hitters pulling the ball over the closer, shorter right field wall. The Yankees have a bunch of good left-handed power hitters.

This is a really bad match-up. And, Wak just made it worse.

Ichiro, RF
Branyan, 1B
Lopez, 2B
Griffey, LF (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)
Sweeney, DH (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)
Gutierrez, CF
Woodward, 3B
Johjima, C
Cedeno, SS

I’d give the M’s about a 5% chance of winning tonight. This is something like the worst line-up that Wak could put on the field, and he did it on a night where Morrow needs every single piece of help he can get. Way to give your pitcher the least possible chance for success tonight.

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Comments

250 Responses to “Game 76, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. TomTuttle on June 30th, 2009 1:52 pm

    I like Wak, but if that isn’t an indication of how badly this team needs power in its lineup from the left side of the plate (or any side of the plate for that matter), I don’t know what is.

  2. Evan on June 30th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Look at it this way, Dave.

    Wak figures the game is lost anyway, so he might as well use this game to give Griffey some time in the outfield.

    He’s maximising outcomes.

    Also, is Langerhans even there yet? He usually has 2 days to report after a trade.

  3. thr33niL on June 30th, 2009 1:57 pm

    I thought Wak would put Branyan in a position to drive in runs after Beltre went down. His continually batting second is starting to make less and less sense to me. Wasn’t the initial move made because Wak inferred that Beltre and Griffey weren’t getting on in front of him?

  4. Dave on June 30th, 2009 1:59 pm

    Hitting Branyan second is actually one of Wak’s better moves. The #2 spot is more important than the #3 spot. Wak got that right.

    He just got tonight’s line-up really, really wrong. Langerhans is there, by the way.

  5. _David_ on June 30th, 2009 1:59 pm

    Also, isn’t Langerhans’ bat not only better than Sweeney’s but left handed too? Joba’s a RHP also!

  6. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 1:59 pm

    Yuck. And I was really looking forward to watching. At least I will have the rest of my evening to myself after Morrow gets lit up.

  7. billT on June 30th, 2009 2:01 pm

    At least Griffey is in left, while most of the deep flyballs will be going to right. And if they’re flying into the seats it doesn’t really matter who’s out there anyway.

  8. currcoug on June 30th, 2009 2:05 pm

    As we know, Junior loathes the Yankees. As Dave notes, the new park favors lefties.

    Junior is likely to go yard tonight.

  9. Evan on June 30th, 2009 2:08 pm

    At least Griffey is in left, while most of the deep flyballs will be going to right.

    In right, those flyballs are HR.

    In left, with Griffey out there, they’re triples.

  10. eponymous coward on June 30th, 2009 2:44 pm

    As we know, Junior loathes the Yankees. As Dave notes, the new park favors lefties.

    Junior is likely to go yard tonight.

    Casey Stengel used to say he had a problem with the guys who drive in 2 runs and let 3 runs score with his glove.

    That pretty much describes Junior as an outfielder at this point in his career- aside from the problem of playing the shambling corpse of Mike Sweeney. The best lineup would be Langerhans in LF, Griffey at DH.

  11. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 2:47 pm

    I like Ichiro, Branyan, and Jr.’s chances of going deep tonight. Lets hope Morrow pitches like he did against the Yankees last September…

  12. Carson on June 30th, 2009 2:58 pm

    Yikes. This is easily the worst decision Wak has made all season.

    I’m happy to give him a get out of jail free card (it isn’t batting Turbo cleanup after all), but shouldn’t have to. This is really poor management.

  13. Utah911 on June 30th, 2009 3:01 pm

    The game hasn’t started yet. Let’s see what the M’s can do before everyone sinks their ship.

  14. msb on June 30th, 2009 3:02 pm

    Well, they may start with a rain delay, so maybe it will be too wet to send Jr out to LF.

  15. NODO Dweller on June 30th, 2009 3:06 pm

    The game hasn’t started yet. Let’s see what the M’s can do before everyone sinks their ship.

    Results-based analysis has its newest champion.

  16. dchappelle on June 30th, 2009 3:06 pm

    At least Gutierrez is batting 6th. I’d take your 20 to 1 odds on whatever size you got though Dave.

  17. rmnixon on June 30th, 2009 3:06 pm

    rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain…

  18. et_blankenship on June 30th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Hitting Branyan second is actually one of Wak’s better moves. The #2 spot is more important than the #3 spot. Wak got that right.

    Based on batting order importance, I’m guessing #1 Ichiro, #2 Gutierrez, #3 whoever, #4 Branyan offers the most value?

  19. currcoug on June 30th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Junior is a liability in LF, to be sure.

    With Cedeno and Woodward in the lineup, however, one can understand Sweeney at DH, and Junior in LF. Sweeney has been swinging a hot bat in June, and is batting .333 against righties.

  20. homi on June 30th, 2009 3:21 pm

    At least Griffey is in left, while most of the deep flyballs will be going to right.

    In right, those flyballs are HR.

    In left, with Griffey out there, they’re triples.

    Riiiighhttt .. so which part of the out field are we hoping they hit it? Right or Left .. cuz im confused at the moment.

  21. Chris_From_Bothell on June 30th, 2009 3:21 pm

    I like Wak, but if that isn’t an indication of how badly this team needs power in its lineup from the left side of the plate (or any side of the plate for that matter), I don’t know what is.

    It’s a statement game by Wakamatsu! He’s saying to Chuck, Howie and Jack: “No, really – if I don’t get a decent bat from somewhere, you’re going see more lineups like this. Don’t make me do this.”

  22. currcoug on June 30th, 2009 3:24 pm

    Ugh. A possible rain out per Baker?

  23. Red Apple on June 30th, 2009 3:29 pm

    Jack just got him Langerhans. Why he isn’t in the lineup tonight is unfathomable. Wak’s statement to Jack is “I don’t know what to do with this quality component you just gave me.”

    Sweeney’s hitting .333 against righties this year isn’t sustainable. He should only hit against lefties. Period.

  24. Joe C on June 30th, 2009 3:29 pm

    I’m hoping for lots of rainouts over the next two months. Then we can make up a bunch of games with Beltre at third, playing 3 doubleheaders a week in September with a bunch of extra kids up from Tacoma to fill out the bullpen.

  25. Red Apple on June 30th, 2009 3:30 pm

    Ugh. A possible rain out per Baker?

    Wow…Baker controls the weather? ;-)

  26. currcoug on June 30th, 2009 3:36 pm

    Sweeney isn’t the hitter he used to be. If I am not mistaken, however, Sweeney has hit righties better than lefties for most of his career.

  27. brian_sun on June 30th, 2009 3:39 pm

    mr. Cameron: We know Woodward isn’t even a replacement level 3B. How does Lopez defensive skill translate playing 3B? We know he’s a below average 2B defensively this year, if we move him to 3B, what will his WAR projected to be offensively and defensively?

  28. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 3:50 pm

    Your current Yankee Stadium weather forecast: significant chance of Griffey not playing left.

  29. JMHawkins on June 30th, 2009 3:58 pm

    mr. Cameron: We know Woodward isn’t even a replacement level 3B. How does Lopez defensive skill translate playing 3B? We know he’s a below average 2B defensively this year, if we move him to 3B, what will his WAR projected to be offensively and defensively?

    As Dave said on an earlier thread, that’s just robbing Peter to pay Paul, because now you’ve got Woodward playing 2B instead of 3B.

  30. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 4:05 pm

    it’s due time we release Junior, he is not contributing anything.

  31. joser on June 30th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Baker says it’s all part of a plan. Well, starting Morrow is. I’m not sure what exactly explains this lineup, but Wak seemed to actually have a defensible idea for seemingly odd decisions in the past. In some cases it was something we didn’t know — somebody turned out to be hurting — but at other times it seemed to be simple experimentation… however risky that turned out to be. I like the idea of a coach being an empiricist, rather than a stuck-in-the-mud slave to roles and “the book.” But there are good experiments and bad experiments, and this looks to be the latter.

    Wow…Baker controls the weather?

    I hope so. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to personally blame? Oh, wait, perhaps he only controls the weather in NYC. There’s got to be some big bucks in that.

  32. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Wak has a weak spot in that he really believes that Sweeney is still a really good hitter.

  33. JMHawkins on June 30th, 2009 4:14 pm

    $1 Billion for a new stadium and there’s no damn roof. Typical Yankees spending.

  34. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 4:16 pm

    Maybe the wet outfield will convince Wak that once the game actually starts he shouldn’t have Griffey playing left. Especially since he has two other outfielders who are better fielders.

    The only reason I can see for putting Griffey in left is to get Sweeney in the lineup. And that makes sense only to Wak.

  35. Wood Dog on June 30th, 2009 4:22 pm

    Rain delay fun: I’ll give you a $1 for every “Sweeney” you can name in the big leagues… no cheating.

  36. AssumedName on June 30th, 2009 4:24 pm

    To my mind, a new stadium built anywhere but Phoenix should have a roof. And would the NYC populous have balked at another measly $40M?

  37. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 4:26 pm

    on the bright side if Griffey gets hurt and goes on the DL, then Wak can’t put him out there anymore.

  38. JMHawkins on June 30th, 2009 4:26 pm

    The only reason I can see for putting Griffey in left is to get Sweeney in the lineup. And that makes sense only to Wak.

    Yeah, this just baffles me. Langerhans is a better defender than Junior and at least as good a hitter as Sweeney. Plus he’s lefthanded to boot for a game in Lefty Nirvana (aka New Yankee Stadium) against a RHP in Jaba the Chamberlain.

    This is a Grover-worthy move by Wak.

  39. Matt the Dragon on June 30th, 2009 4:26 pm

    Rain delay fun: I’ll give you a $1 for every “Sweeney” you can name in the big leagues… no cheating.

    Umm, Mike and Ryan

  40. Scottdids on June 30th, 2009 4:27 pm

    it’s due time we release Junior, he is not contributing anything.

    Other than 3 HR’s in his last 6, or being one of the only guys on the team willing to take a walk, or being 3rd on the team in HR’s on a team void of power, or having the best OPS on the team other than Branyan and Ichiro, you’re right, he’s not contributing anything.

  41. srp on June 30th, 2009 4:29 pm

    To my mind, a new stadium built anywhere but Phoenix should have a roof. And would the NYC populous have balked at another measly $40M?

    Have you been in Phoenix in July and August? Neither playing nor spectating is much fun when it’s 115 degrees. They would need a roof much more than some other cities.

  42. AssumedName on June 30th, 2009 4:31 pm

    Have you been in Phoenix in July and August? Neither playing nor spectating is much fun when it’s 115 degrees. They would need a roof much more than some other cities.

    I haven’t, but it’s a dry heat, right? ;)

  43. JMHawkins on June 30th, 2009 4:31 pm

    Have you been in Phoenix in July and August? Neither playing nor spectating is much fun when it’s 115 degrees. They would need a roof much more than some other cities.

    I’ve been in Phoenix in August. People shouldn’t live there in August, let alone play baseball.

  44. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 4:32 pm

    San Diego is the first city that comes to mind when I think of a stadium with no need for a roof.

  45. Wood Dog on June 30th, 2009 4:41 pm

    Rain Delay fun answer: There are Four Sweeney’s in the bigs: Mike, Ryan, Markm and Brian. Bonus points for Matt (in the minors for LA)

  46. JerBear on June 30th, 2009 4:42 pm

    San Diego is the first city that comes to mind when I think of a stadium with no need for a roof.

    I live there, and this is true. :)

  47. joser on June 30th, 2009 4:45 pm

    I haven’t, but it’s a dry heat, right?

    So is setting yourself on fire. The one time I was in Phoenix in the summer, stepping outside reminded me of a college job that involved sticking my head into a full-tilt pizza oven to retrieve calzones. Except this was like climbing into the pizza oven and shutting the door behind you.

    Mind you, that’s not the worst heat I’ve endured, but we’ll leave the Empty Quarter for another discussion.

  48. Matt the Dragon on June 30th, 2009 4:46 pm

    Markm and Brian

    Retired and pitching in Japan (Ham Fighters) respectively.

  49. Mike Snow on June 30th, 2009 4:58 pm

    So after the rain delay, we’re still running Griffey out there in left?

  50. joser on June 30th, 2009 5:08 pm

    And would the NYC populous have balked at another measly $40M?

    Uh, try three to ten times that. The new Twins stadium doesn’t have a roof, and the difference in cost between the estimate for with and without came to $115M+; Safeco’s roof (which was designed to be about as cheap as it gets in retractables) cost over $70M a decade ago. And everything is more expensive in NYC…. a lot more expensive.

    And the populous has been balking at some of the financial shenanigans the Yankees have cooked up for the stadium as it is; we can only imagine where things would’ve gone if they’d been trying to scrape up another hundred million or two. But realistically, no one ever suggested a roof for Yankee Stadium. They’ve been playing without one there (and in Boston, for that matter) for a century, so I don’t think it’s really that necessary. Cleveland, on the other hand…. or Minnesota. (In fact, given the snow-out experience the M’s had in Cleveland is going to be replicated many times with other teams playing the Twins in April or September, the entire AL should’ve taken up a collection to buy the Twins a roof).

  51. sherdogg21 on June 30th, 2009 5:12 pm

    watching on the Yankees propaganda network, it finnaly stops raining and they drag out some girls high school softball team to honor them.
    The good news, i think 250 pound read head they have could fill in for Adrian at third.

  52. Tree on June 30th, 2009 5:12 pm

    I vaguely remember hearing that the Yankees thought about it, but the price was something like $300-500 million. I can’t find a reference with google though.

  53. sherdogg21 on June 30th, 2009 5:12 pm

    red head that is.

  54. kenshabby on June 30th, 2009 5:13 pm

    Southern California is about the only region in the U.S. that wouldn’t benefit from retractable-roof stadiums. How often are Padre, Angel, or Dodger games rained out, once every 12 years? And excess heat is rarely an issue.

    As for New Yankee Stadium, it’s modern and hardly a nostalgia trip, so the exclusion of a retractable roof is just idiotic considering the price tag.

  55. robbbbbb on June 30th, 2009 5:14 pm

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think, “Oota goota, Solo,” when they announce Joba Chamberlain’s name?

  56. Jeff Nye on June 30th, 2009 5:16 pm

    Way to kill the buzz I had going from yesterday, Mariners.

  57. Carson on June 30th, 2009 5:16 pm

    Awesome. May as well see horrible home plate umpiring in the first at bat.

  58. Tuomas on June 30th, 2009 5:21 pm

    robbbbbb, I do, and I’m a Yankee fan. Does this mean that Joba might one day be strangled by a woman in a bikini?

  59. Sidi on June 30th, 2009 5:25 pm

    As for New Yankee Stadium, it’s modern and hardly a nostalgia trip, so the exclusion of a retractable roof is just idiotic considering the price tag.

    It’s not like they play lots of games there early on in the year when the weather tends to be really spotty.

    Oh wait. They do.

  60. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 5:27 pm

    Branyan.

    xoxo

  61. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 5:30 pm

    [no]

  62. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 5:31 pm

    That was a filthy pitch to get A-Rod. I will give the kid some credit for that one.

  63. kenshabby on June 30th, 2009 5:31 pm

    New York City averages 24.5″ of precipitation from April through September, so a retractable roof makes sense. I just read about how a retractable roof was included in some early designs, but was abandoned (around 2004) due to a focus on other features, including a greater seating capacity.

  64. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 5:31 pm

    The Yankees fans sure are boo happy tonight….

  65. msb on June 30th, 2009 5:32 pm

    Shouldn’t that be serialwomanizerrod?

  66. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 5:35 pm

    Damon reminds me: I love our outfield defense.

  67. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 5:36 pm

    I am so freakin’ glad that I participate in comments on a blog that won’t put up with stupid shit like “gayrod.” I await marinerfan’s moderation with extreme satisfaction.

  68. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 5:37 pm

    [no]

  69. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 5:37 pm

    Johjima….

    Tired of it. It’s so predictable.

  70. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 5:38 pm

    There are few things one can depend on as like a Kenji twin killing.

  71. jephdood on June 30th, 2009 5:38 pm

    Oh, Kenji. How I hate thee…

  72. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:45 pm

    well good thing we were concerned about Griffey’s bad defense tonight…

  73. Carson on June 30th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Well, you knew it wouldn’t be long before we’d miss Beltre.

  74. JerBear on June 30th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Aaaannnd we’re already missing Beltre…

  75. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Jesus.

  76. Red Apple on June 30th, 2009 5:46 pm

    There are few things one can depend on as like a Kenji twin killing.

    Oh, Kenji. How I hate thee…

    That’s his 3rd in 97 ABs. Give us a break with the Kenji hating, will you?

  77. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:47 pm

    it takes a special kind of talent to have 2 errors on the same play. Well done!

  78. kenshabby on June 30th, 2009 5:47 pm

    Double error? Yeah, Woodward looks ready for the bigs.

  79. Jeff Nye on June 30th, 2009 5:47 pm

    I am so freakin’ glad that I participate in comments on a blog that won’t put up with stupid shit like “gayrod.” I await marinerfan’s moderation with extreme satisfaction.

    Oops, I had missed that! But yeah, “gayrod” or variations thereof aren’t cool.

  80. Coolalvin206 on June 30th, 2009 5:47 pm

    Can Kenji just go away?

    I would understand if he could hit, but offers NOTHING.

    Wow.. that last play Beltre would make in his sleep. This rest of the road trip will be brutal.

  81. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 5:48 pm

    NODO Dweller: (in response to): The game hasn’t started yet. Let’s see what the M’s can do before everyone sinks their ship.

    Results-based analysis has its newest champion.

    That’s not “results-based analysis.” That’s optimism by a baseball fan.

  82. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:49 pm

    Thank You Guti!

  83. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 5:50 pm

    So- I hear that Branyan has played some 3rd…

  84. hark on June 30th, 2009 5:50 pm

    Blowers claimed in the pre-game segment that playing Woodward at third “made sense. He’s a really good defender.” Mike, would you like to maintain that claim after this half-inning? Ugh.

  85. JMHawkins on June 30th, 2009 5:50 pm

    So, I’m guessing they won’t be remaking that Norm Charlton/Adrian Beltre commercial from last year with Woodward replacing Beltre.

  86. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:50 pm

    Woodward’s gotta be bummed about missing the E Trifecta….

  87. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 5:51 pm

    Is Bloomquist still on the bench?

  88. G-Man on June 30th, 2009 5:51 pm

    Is Woodward nervous or just getting the feel of 3b? Or (fill in your own answer)?

  89. joser on June 30th, 2009 5:52 pm

    Well, you knew it wouldn’t be long before we’d miss Beltre.

    But, but, all those folks on those other sites have told me that his defense doesn’t matter because Beltre was signed for his offense and he didn’t deliver!

    Errors by Woodward followed by a great catch by Gutierrez — couldn’t ask for a better stick-and-carrot demonstration of the value of defense.

  90. Carson on June 30th, 2009 5:52 pm

    …Niehaus really doesn’t know what close used Thunderstruck?

  91. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 5:53 pm

    Yeah, Woodward looks ready for the bigs

    He’s played in 611 games in the Majors prior to tonight. So if he isn’t ready, he won’t ever be.

    Too bad, I was hoping he would get off to a good start.

    Regarding Griffey playing left instead of Langerhans, I’m reminded that sometimes a GM can do something that makes great sense, but a manager can muck it up.

  92. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:53 pm

    Looks like we found our power hitter!

  93. joser on June 30th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Is Bloomquist still on the bench?

    No, but who cares — they’ve got “boom boom” Cedeno….

  94. Carson on June 30th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Ichiro!

  95. Sidi on June 30th, 2009 5:54 pm

    “Past a diving Jeter…”

    Always the best type of hit. Outside of a home run.

  96. Red Apple on June 30th, 2009 5:54 pm

    So…2 innings, and Morrow hasn’t walked anybody. Gulp. I don’t know if I should be happy or not (seeing as we’re down by 2 runs, and the whole regression to the mean thing).

  97. cgmonk on June 30th, 2009 5:55 pm

    That’s not “results-based analysis.” That’s optimism by a baseball fan.

    That’s pretty much the definition of results based analysis.

    This is not an optimal lineup.
    - Let’s wait and see how they do.

    Winning doesn’t validate the lineup selection, so there’s no need to see how they do to make an analysis.

  98. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 5:55 pm

    Too bad Ronnie Cedeno can’t hit.

    Wait… what?

  99. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 5:57 pm

    One down Red Apple.

  100. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 5:57 pm

    Joba seems to be missing his fastball up. Seems like a dangerous way to pitch in that park. Does he always throw that fastball up?

  101. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 5:59 pm

    Wow that was a lame call! Looked to me that Branyan held up….

  102. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 6:01 pm

    Hopefully the M’s are patient and get Joba out of the game so the offense can feast on the crappy Yankee bullpen.

  103. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 6:02 pm

    In his first two ABs Jr has just missed both pitches. Swing looks good tonight.

  104. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 6:07 pm

    Any pitcher that walks 2 Mariners in 3 innings can’t be real sharp.

  105. djw on June 30th, 2009 6:09 pm

    Ohh, nice DP

  106. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 6:09 pm

    Winning doesn’t validate the lineup selection, so there’s no need to see how they do to make an analysis.

    /Rolls eyes

    I’ve been reading USSM for at least five years now, and I think I’m generally on board with the theories espoused here. But this “discount the results of the game if the percentages aren’t played correctly” just strikes me as petty. If the M’s can win a game despite the numerical hole their lineup presumably puts them in, wouldn’t that a good thing? I can totally buy putting your faith in percentages rather than “hunches” or erroneous “common knowledge,” but I’m a Mariners fan first, and I hope they can win any game despite the circumstances. Sure, the lineup is not optimal. But does that mean we shouldn’t root for them to win despite this fact?

  107. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 6:10 pm

    Not trying to troll here… I’m not looking for them to “validate the lineup selection,” I’m hoping they win. That’s all.

  108. djw on June 30th, 2009 6:15 pm

    If the M’s can win a game despite the numerical hole their lineup presumably puts them in, wouldn’t that a good thing?

    Yes, indeed it would. It would also be a good thing if I won my even money bet that the next roll of a dice would be a three. But “being a good thing” and “being retroactively vindicated as a wise move” are not identical.

  109. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 6:17 pm

    I don’t think anyone’s trying to vindicate the lineup choice or say it was a wise move. I’m hoping the M’s can pull this out despite the subpar lineup.

  110. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 6:20 pm

    Why did Aflac tie a duck to the back of a pig?

  111. djw on June 30th, 2009 6:22 pm

    OK, we agree on that, but why define those who call stupid stupid as “petty”?

  112. Sidi on June 30th, 2009 6:25 pm

    Why did Aflac tie a duck to the back of a pig?

    To swallow the fly.

  113. djw on June 30th, 2009 6:25 pm

    C’mon Morrow…

  114. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:27 pm

    Well, not to split hairs here, but you said

    Let’s see what the M’s can do before everyone sinks their ship.

    Now, it may not be what you meant, but to me that certainly reads like you’re expecting us to revise our opinion of the lineup based on the outcome of the game.

  115. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 6:29 pm

    Put in CJ.

  116. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:30 pm

    Maybe it’s just me, but that Aflac farm animal commercial seems really creepy. The only way they could’ve redeemed it would be with a spider web spelling out “Some duck”

    (And yes, I’m trying to focus on something, anything, other than the return of Morrow’s wildness. “Throw at the mascot”… crap, the stupid Yankees don’t have one… unless it’s that Geico pile of money with eyes.)

  117. AssumedName on June 30th, 2009 6:31 pm

    anybody else notice the “In The Bullpen” graphic had “Nick Swisher – LHP” warming up for the M’s? Looked a bit like Jak, but who knows?

  118. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 6:31 pm

    I was really really hoping not to have to call Morrow out for being the complete mental midget that he is. He has a major league arm, with junior high toughness…

  119. naviomelo on June 30th, 2009 6:33 pm

    I was really really hoping not to have to call Morrow out for being the complete mental midget that he is. He has a major league arm, with junior high toughness…

    Maybe, just maybe, it might be that his problem is actually that he doesn’t have good control.

  120. kenshabby on June 30th, 2009 6:34 pm

    Mr. Morrow, meet Strike Zone. Strike Zone, Mr. Morrow. I don’t believe you two have ever been properly introduced.

  121. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 6:36 pm

    or maybe, just maybe, he isn’t mentally sharp…either way, we can both agree that either a lack of mental toughness, or a lack of good control, does not a major league pitcher make…

  122. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 6:38 pm

    Bases loaded, none out, Yankee Stadium, two lefties coming up, one run. It could have been so much worse.

  123. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 6:38 pm

    Wow, that was a strange inning.

  124. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 6:39 pm

    That’s a pretty good strikeout to get out of a terrible jam with minimal damage.

  125. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:41 pm

    Yeah, that last strikeout proves Morrow isn’t “tough” enough. If he’d been developed properly in the minors, he’d be no tougher, but he might have a better idea of where his pitches are going (and he might have more faith in the pitches that aren’t his fastball). On the other hand, we could send him to a Marine Corps boot camp, and I’m sure it would make him “mentally tough,” but it wouldn’t make him a better pitcher.

  126. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 6:41 pm

    OK, we agree on that, but why define those who call stupid stupid as “petty”?

    Because it seems like they’re saying, “if you happen to win but it’s not on my terms I don’t like it.” IMO, a win’s a win. I totally understand that Wak isn’t giving the M’s their best chance to win tonight, but I still want to see how the game turns out. I admit his lineup isn’t optimal, but hope they win anyway.

    Now, it may not be what you meant, but to me that certainly reads like you’re expecting us to revise our opinion of the lineup based on the outcome of the game.

    That wasn’t my post; I can’t be sure what “Utah911″ was hoping to say. I thought he meant, “who cares what the lineup is? The M’s are playing, so let’s just enjoy the game anyway,” and I was agreeing with that outlook. If he was indeed saying, “let’s not judge the lineup until the game is over,” I don’t agree with that.

  127. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 6:42 pm

    Selfish Ichiro. What’s he trying to do, score without any one else’s help?

  128. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    And after innings like that, we get to look forward to the high-wire bullpen. I wonder if the suits at AstraZeneca are sitting around trying to figure out why they’ve been seeing spikes in Prilosec sales in the Seattle area….

  129. bakomariner on June 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    ICHIRO! is sooooo selfish…

  130. finndawg on June 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    puttin’ the game in motion! love it!

  131. Sidi on June 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    Ok, I’m not sure if the second stolen base there was a big “screw you guys” to his teammates for sucking, or a “screw you guys” to New York.

  132. G-Man on June 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    A grounder to second (instead of a single) would have made that a Rickey Rally.

  133. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:44 pm

    Ichiro doing his best Rickey Henderson impersonation.

  134. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 6:47 pm

    Lopez?

  135. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 6:47 pm

    That’s two stolen bases in two games after none all season, yes?

  136. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 6:49 pm

    We focus on Morrow, but Joba hasn’t been exactly Mr. StrikeThrowingMachine.

  137. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 6:50 pm

    Cedeno with a home run. Lopez with a stolen base. I expect Sweeny will be bunting for a base hit here.

  138. Jay R. on June 30th, 2009 6:52 pm

    They showed a shot of the moon earlier, but I am thinking something was obscuring half of it. This is a full moon game if I ever saw one. Pure strangeness.

  139. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 6:52 pm

    Those 2 out bloop hits are huge, with the runners going.

  140. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 6:53 pm

    I’m starting to think that Gutierrez jersey would be a good thing to buy. I haven’t liked a player’s whole game this much since Edgar.

  141. msb on June 30th, 2009 6:55 pm

    I have never figured out why Morrow’s control problems are considered by some to be a sign of mental or emotional weakness.

  142. joser on June 30th, 2009 6:56 pm

    I haven’t liked a player’s whole game this much since Edgar.

    Because Edgar was probably the greatest defensive DH ever.

    (I kid — I loved Edgar too, and I know he played in the field a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — but “whole game”… really?)

  143. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 6:56 pm

    Sorry for any confusion, folks. I may have misinterpreted NODO Dweller‘s comments. It looked like this game thread started with a lot of bitching about the M’s lineup (which is totally warranted), and that Utah911 was just trying to say we should wait unti the game’s over to award the Yankees the win. I felt NODO was misconstruing Utah’s comments, and just wanted to express my support for Utah’s mindset, as I viewed it. In the process, I muddied the waters and made my position unclear. Apologies again.

    Go M’s!

  144. Coolalvin206 on June 30th, 2009 6:59 pm

    I am sooo glad the M’s got Morrow instead of having the 1-2 punch of Felix and Lincecum.

  145. msb on June 30th, 2009 7:02 pm

    Really? Lincecum?

    It’s been three years.

  146. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:03 pm

    Oh the forbidden word has been uttered!!! :)

  147. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:05 pm

    Morrow is just working things out still, he needs time to grow into the starers roll and learn how to pitch. It reminds me of when Felix a few years back when he was inconsistent and was more of a thrower than a pitcher. Morrow is still trying to learn how to pitch. I think he will be fine and will be a good pitcher for the M’s.

  148. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:06 pm

    What did we get for Moyer?

  149. TheMsfan on June 30th, 2009 7:07 pm

    Uh oh. I’m actually looking forward to what goes in that white box instead of “the forbidden”.

    Does everyone realize that what Morrow is doing is pretty hard? Stretching yourself out against Major League hitting AND he didn’t have a spring training?

    I have a hard time blaming Morrow for the command right now, even though it will probably always kinda suck

  150. djw on June 30th, 2009 7:08 pm

    Marinerfan4life,

    Felix has been an (at least) above average SP from the moment he got to the majors. Morrow, at the moment, isn’t really close. There’s no comparison.

  151. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:13 pm

    Still Felix was inconsistent and showed glimpses of dominance but also had starts where he was simply throwing and struggled with his command.
    Morrow has the stuff to be a great pitcher, hopefully he can put it together.

  152. kenshabby on June 30th, 2009 7:14 pm

    Edgar was a pretty good defensive 3rd baseman early on, but because Jim Presley was the 3rd baseman of the present (and future, in theory) he didn’t have the chance to come up and develop in that position.

    It’d be interesting to see what his career would’ve been like if he’d been a regular 3rd baseman for a good chunk of his career.

  153. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:15 pm

    Pheeeeeew! Just got home to see Jak get out of that. And the game’s tied?! Way more than I could have expected!

  154. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 7:16 pm

    Nice relief by Jakubauskas.

  155. joser on June 30th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Instead of the Lice-meme, can we try something else? Like, I am soooo glad the M’s got Morrow instead of Max Scherzer or Travis Snider or Andrew Miller? Or how about I am soooo glad the M’s signed Greg Colbrunn instead of drafting Conor Jackson?

    Or how about (my favorite) I am soooo glad the M’s got Michael Garciaparra instead of David Wright.

  156. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Speaking of mental toughness, I’ve been interested to see (for what seems like the first time) players on the DL with anxiety issues. What’s the general feeling–are teams using it cheaply or for people with actual problems? I’ve had anxiety since I was, like, an infant (I may be projecting further back than is entirely logical) and I find this turn of events quite intriguing.

  157. Tuomas on June 30th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Don’t say that name. It’s bad voodoo around here, and for good reason.

  158. djw on June 30th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Edgar was a pretty good defensive 3rd baseman early on

    My (non-statistical memory-based) sense was that Edgar M. started is career as a subpar defensive player, and improved over his first five years or so to the point that he was actually OK when when his body made him stop.

  159. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 7:19 pm

    Clutch defense by Jeter there.

  160. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 7:20 pm

    He was safe!

    Umps suck.

  161. cgmonk on June 30th, 2009 7:20 pm

    Cedeno diving just as Sims is saying that he might make it if he runs.

  162. djw on June 30th, 2009 7:20 pm

    Argh.

  163. msb on June 30th, 2009 7:20 pm

    I’m so glad they drafted JJ Putz & Termel Sledge instead of Albert Pujols.

  164. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 7:21 pm

    I’d rather see Morrow out there struggling while trying to learn to start than see Carlos Silva, Horatio Rameriz or Jeff Weaver to name a few.

    He’s either been lucky tonight or selectively good, to get thru 5 innings giving up only 3 runs, and you might even say he was a little unlucky considering the double error.

    In an ideal world Morrow would be Tacoma, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. And so far the experiment hasn’t been horrible.

  165. AssumedName on June 30th, 2009 7:22 pm

    I was all aglow about Sims ripping on Cedeno’s dive there, but then he rolled the “r” in Gutierrez and snapped me back to reality.

  166. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:23 pm

    Stupid Gamecast… the winning odds are now 50-50, but they list it as 50% NYY.

  167. cgmonk on June 30th, 2009 7:24 pm

    I was all aglow about Sims ripping on Cedeno’s dive there, but then he rolled the “r” in Gutierrez and snapped me back to reality.

    How is Gutierrez supposed to be pronounced?

  168. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 7:28 pm

    Stupid Gamecast… the winning odds are now 50-50, but they list it as 50% NYY.

    East coast bias.

  169. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:29 pm

    At least Gamecast gives us better odds than Dave from the opening thread synopsis where he mocks Wak’s lineup and says the M’s have only a 5% chance of winning this game. Who is Termel Sledge?

  170. msb on June 30th, 2009 7:30 pm
  171. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:30 pm

    Oh, ESPN.com had the original odds at 75 NYY, 25 SEA. The (temporary) 50-50 was based on the current state of the game. Granted 25% is still better than 5%.

    Booooo Jeter! I don’t quite know why I dislike you so much, but I do!

  172. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 7:30 pm

    Jaku has that curve working beautifully tonight.

  173. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 7:31 pm

    Hey Sims, how about you talk a little more about the Yankees tonight, I haven’t had my fill yet.

  174. AssumedName on June 30th, 2009 7:32 pm

    How is Gutierrez supposed to be pronounced?

    In the context of all Spanish-derived names being pronounced properly, it should have a hard rolled “r”, harder than Sims hits it. But it’s the only one he does and it’s annoying. Once he even started to say the name, then backed up to add the “r” back in.

    I’m not opposed to Sims going for the correct pronunciation, but I’d rather he applied it consistently.

  175. Paul B on June 30th, 2009 7:33 pm

    improved over his first five years or so to the point that he was actually OK when when his body made him stop.

    I recall him moving from 3B to DH before his body forced the move. The M’s made the move because they needed to pencil in someone at DH and they always had good fielding firstbasemen (no Mo Vaughn or David Ortiz or Frank Thomas types on the M’s). Once he began being the full time DH, he bulked up and started hitting some homers.

    At least that is what I recall.

    If that doesn’t match real history, then I reject your reality and substitute my own! ;-)

  176. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:35 pm

    Griffey’s getting a big hit here. I feel it.

  177. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 7:36 pm

    At least Lopez didn’t swat at Teixera’s glove.

  178. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:36 pm

    Well, frick. I guess there’s a reason USSM is not an advocate of the hunch.

  179. hark on June 30th, 2009 7:36 pm

    Griffey’s getting a big hit here. I feel it.

    Women’s intuition? “Bah!” says Junior.

  180. hark on June 30th, 2009 7:42 pm

    Langerhans would have caught that. Balentien probably would have caught that. Why is Junior in left again…? [sigh]

  181. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 7:43 pm

    All together now…

    …Langerhans would’ve caught that one.

  182. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:43 pm

    Griffey sucks…Chavez would caught that.

  183. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 7:44 pm

    They might have caught it. The ball was really close to the line.

  184. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:45 pm

    If Jak gets out of this jam I think we have at least a 10% chance of winning.

  185. Doc on June 30th, 2009 7:45 pm

    If Johnson were catching, Texiera would have struck o.. oh

  186. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:46 pm

    CC03, there is no might about it..Jr didn’t even try for it.

  187. hark on June 30th, 2009 7:47 pm

    They might have caught it. The ball was really close to the line.

    The fact that Griffey himself was within 15 feet of the ball and jogged to a halt on the warning track as it bounced over the wall means…someone with a modicum of range would have caught that. Deal with it.

  188. hark on June 30th, 2009 7:48 pm

    Raise your hand if you hate Alex Rodriguez.

  189. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 7:48 pm

    Maybe, maybe not.

  190. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:48 pm

    GAME OVER!!!

  191. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 7:49 pm

    A-Rod just raised his hand as he ran around the bases. And I think he was listening to you, hark.

  192. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:49 pm

    Crap, 5% was accurate. At least the Angels are losing.

  193. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 7:50 pm

    daveblev… Methinks you haven’t watched a lot of M’s games this season.

  194. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:50 pm

    AN A BOMB FOR A-ROID!

  195. msb on June 30th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Lauren, apparently it was the other former Mariner you sensed.

  196. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:51 pm

    GAME OVER!!!

    It ain’t over until Carlos Silva sings!!
    The Yankees bullpen isn’t exactly the ’96 or 2000 Yankees bullpen….

  197. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Maybe, maybe not.

    let it go, anyone would’ve made the play but Griffey.

  198. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:51 pm

    I have the NY feed and the Yankee announcers do pronounce Gutierrez correctly.

  199. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:52 pm

    AGH I was on the phone and screaming in my friend’s ear when that homer was hit. I can’t believe A-Rod is pumping his fist in the air. IN JUNE.

  200. CC03 on June 30th, 2009 7:53 pm

    let it go, anyone would’ve made the play but Griffey.

    k.

  201. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 7:53 pm

    I repeat: Gutierrez jersey has been earned.

  202. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 7:53 pm

    GUTI!!

  203. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:54 pm

    fiftyone – i’ve watched about 75% of the games this year, i just don’t think they are going to come back against the Yankees, especially against Rivera.

  204. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 7:55 pm

    GUT FTW!! :0

  205. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:57 pm

    Yes! Guti again! At this rate, we can all buy the jersey during the USSM event in August (group discount?).

  206. TomTuttle on June 30th, 2009 7:58 pm

    Wak needs to bean #13 in the head next time up.

    I don’t care what you people say, A-Fraud needs to act like he’s been there before instead of watching that ball like he did and prancing around first base.

  207. Breadbaker on June 30th, 2009 7:58 pm

    What would be a nicer tribute to the Putz trade?

  208. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 7:59 pm

    Back to 10%.

  209. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 7:59 pm

    Holy smokes, Woodward!

    To avoid Mariano, perhaps it would be best for us to go ahead right now.

  210. KevinSB on June 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    15%.

  211. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    KENJI! Love this.

  212. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    MLB Extra Innings has the YES feed…i just voted for Ronny Cedeno as player of the game, the rest were Yankees.

  213. hark on June 30th, 2009 8:00 pm

    Man, that Kenji Johjima is fuckin’ terrible isn’t he? Why don’t we bench that guy? He always grounds into…oh. Nevermind.

  214. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:02 pm

    Make ‘em pay Branyan!

  215. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 8:03 pm

    Huh. Gamecast says the sac bunt reduced our chances of winning by 3%.

  216. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 8:03 pm

    Dude, what a game!

  217. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 8:06 pm

    Nice! Now for the clutch hit…

  218. Kazinski on June 30th, 2009 8:06 pm

    Sweet. Lets see if Lopez can get us the lead.

  219. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 8:06 pm

    This one ain’t over!!

  220. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 8:07 pm

    Okay well that’s lame they didn’t score more there…Jeez Lopey way to be patient!!

  221. Slippery Elmer on June 30th, 2009 8:08 pm

    Screw that. Lopez taking lessons from Griffey…

  222. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 8:08 pm

    Wak needs to bean #13 in the head next time up.

    I don’t care what you people say, A-Fraud needs to act like he’s been there before instead of watching that ball like he did and prancing around first base.

    He’s an asshat and a choker so whatever makes him feel better about his pathetic self…

  223. xxtinynickxx on June 30th, 2009 8:09 pm

    may your eyes bleed gruel and your testicles turn in to a toad JOSE LOPEZ!

  224. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 8:10 pm

    Wtf, I stepped away after Branyan for 15 seconds and the inning’s over?

  225. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:10 pm

    So much for the tie.

  226. hark on June 30th, 2009 8:11 pm

    C. R. A. P.

    !

  227. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:12 pm

    GAME OVER!!

  228. fiftyone on June 30th, 2009 8:12 pm

    No better bunt exists.

  229. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 8:13 pm

    Well crap.

  230. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:14 pm

    Sean White FAIL.

  231. Marinerfan4life on June 30th, 2009 8:14 pm

    Hmmm White isn’t looking like his normal self tonight….

  232. hark on June 30th, 2009 8:15 pm

    Well this game WAS fun to watch…

  233. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:15 pm

    chance of winnng -50%

  234. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 8:16 pm

    NOW Adair comes out? How about two batters ago? Maybe three?

  235. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:17 pm

    I miss Bryan Price.

  236. JerBear on June 30th, 2009 8:18 pm

    Frickety Frickerson.

  237. daveblev on June 30th, 2009 8:19 pm

    Mariners are going to get swept this series, we miss you Beltre.

  238. SpokaneDan on June 30th, 2009 8:20 pm

    That throw was on the money and Lopez was 2 ft away from the bag. If he had been positioned properly that is an out.

  239. Lauren, token chick on June 30th, 2009 8:30 pm

    Sigh. Good try, M’s.

  240. Willmore2000 on June 30th, 2009 8:32 pm

    Wow, A-Team rerun on ch. 117.

  241. TomTuttle on June 30th, 2009 9:06 pm

    Z better be on the phone with some other GMs, there have to be some sellers out there somewhere.

    Conversely, I’d like to see them start to phase out Johjima and bring up Adam Moore.

    I bet you he could call a game behind home plate better than Kenji could.

    M’s = 1-2 since Johjima came back

  242. msb on June 30th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Wow, A-Team rerun on ch. 117.

    every damn night.

    M’s = 1-2 since Johjima came back

    um, yeah.

  243. olerud89 on June 30th, 2009 9:49 pm

    Elmer, just wanted to let you know I followed your thought process completely. First, I was thinking, “C’mon. Are they really ragging on a guy for being optimistic?” Then I understood it was fairly warranted as this site is all about rising above the whole “wait and see” attitude, and in hind sight, Utah seemed to be a little bold in his defense of that school. Let’s all hope for a win AND a better lineup tomorrow!

  244. olerud89 on June 30th, 2009 9:51 pm

    Sorry I tried to quote what now is ancient history on this thread but it didn’t work. (Inserts he comment at by SlipperyElmer at 6:56 p.m.)

  245. Simp on June 30th, 2009 10:03 pm

    Johjima had the second highest WPA in the game he went 3-4, I don’t think he’s the reason for the loss Tom. Unless you’re blaming all of the pitching mistakes on him…

  246. Breadbaker on July 1st, 2009 1:55 am

    If you consider that the 3-4-5 hitters contributed negatively to the offense, it’s kind of hard to put this on anything but the lineup construction that Dave criticized before the fact. Woodward is playing of necessity; there’s really no other choice at this exact point in time. White was going to blow up one day; Yankee Stadium a not unlikely place for it to happen. But why you’d play those three guys in the heart of the order against Joba Chamberlain makes no sense. Is Wak becoming a victim of “he’s my hot hand”, batting Lopez third?

  247. Paul B on July 1st, 2009 6:17 am

    I bet you he could call a game behind home plate better than Kenji could.

    M’s = 1-2 since Johjima came back

    Yah, cause catcher’s ERA is the most important stat, right? All runs scored can be blamed on the catcher, I guess.

    That error by Woodward in the second? All those runs were Kenji’s fault. Sean White’s suckiness? All Kenji’s fault. Mike Sweeney’s =.169 WPA for the game? Yup, that was Kenji’s fault too. And the three hits that Kenji had in the game? We would have been better off with Rob Johnson going oh for four, I guess.

  248. Paul B on July 1st, 2009 6:21 am

    There should have been a negative sign next to Sweeney’s WPA in the previous entry.

    Sweeney and Lopez together (-.169 and -.161) contributed almost as much to the loss as White (-.356)

  249. msb on July 1st, 2009 8:20 am

    Johjima came off the DL June 26th.

    He caught Vargas, who gave up 5 runs (reminicent of his game of June 14, caught by Johnson, where Vargas gave up 7 runs)

    Rob caught the next night, getting Felix in the pitcher draw (Felix, 1 run)

    Joh caught Olson the next day for a win (Olson, 2 runs) and then tried to catch Morrow’s pitches last night for a loss (Morrow, 1 ER)

  250. daveblev on July 1st, 2009 3:24 pm

    I prefer the game calling of Johnson, Burke, and Quiroz anyday over Kenji’s.

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