Game 80, Mariners at Red Sox

Dave · July 4, 2009 at 9:44 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Olson vs Penny, 10:05 am.

Ichiro, RF
Branyan, 1B
Lopez, 2B
Griffey, DH
Gutierrez, CF
Langerhans, LF
Johjima, C
Woodward, 3B
Cedeno, SS


135 Responses to “Game 80, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. juneau_fan on July 4th, 2009 1:15 pm

    That was some Marineresque hitting! First pitch swinging, ground ball out!

  2. wabbles on July 4th, 2009 1:16 pm

    Is this the start of a dynasy? OK, probably not. Calm down. Breathe. This is REALLY cool to watch though.

  3. juneau_fan on July 4th, 2009 1:16 pm

    2-0 on Kotsay. Definition of a wily veteran. My nails are getting a work out…*wiping sweat from brow*

  4. Nate on July 4th, 2009 1:17 pm

    Corcoran the pitcher of record in Fenway.
    Who knew?

    let’s get this last out.

  5. Sports on a Schtick on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    Time to start chewing our nails.

    Since I’m done with the fingers I’ll start on the toes.

  6. mironos on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    Yes! Nice!

  7. 95Ms on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    Way to bring it men!! Bust out the brooms tomorrow!!!

  8. Nate on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    oh yes,
    yes, yes, yes.

  9. Breadbaker on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    No drama from Aardsma today. He was brilliant.

  10. wabbles on July 4th, 2009 1:18 pm

    5-3 on the brutual road trip so far….

  11. Sidi on July 4th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Holy crap. And a chance for the sweep.

  12. Nate on July 4th, 2009 1:19 pm

    5-3 so far on this brutal road trip.
    I did not see that coming.

    way to go guys.

  13. kyoko on July 4th, 2009 1:19 pm

    We’re 5-3 on the road trip from hell. This is awesome.

  14. absolutsyd on July 4th, 2009 1:20 pm

    I know a lot of people, myself included though this road trip was make or break, and going 4-5 or better was a lot to hope for, so is this the moment we all have to actually say this team has a real shot?

  15. wabbles on July 4th, 2009 1:20 pm

    Wak’s Warriors It must be the postgame excitement because I kinda like that.

  16. gwangung on July 4th, 2009 1:20 pm

    Man, that gravy sure tastes goooooooood.

  17. ewdewald on July 4th, 2009 1:21 pm

    July 31. What to do? What to do?!!!

  18. profmac on July 4th, 2009 1:29 pm

    That series at the Safe against the Rangers could easily make the trade deadline what-to-do’s an easy decision.

  19. vj on July 4th, 2009 1:31 pm

    Like others said: 5-3 on the road trip! Woo!

    I am puzzled by Francona’s bullpen management. In a tie game, why didn’t he leave in Masterson and Okajima longer? Both had not pitched this month and especially Okajima had looked quite good to me. Plus, he’s a lefty and two of the first three batters due up for the 9th inning were lefties (Griffey and Langerhans).

  20. kenshabby on July 4th, 2009 1:32 pm

    I’m just glad we saw Saito’s crappy twin, not the guy with the career (MLB) BB/9 of 2.6.

  21. Scottdids on July 4th, 2009 1:33 pm

    July 31. What to do? What to do?!!!

    Dave’s plan is still the best course of action. Don’t sell the farm for a run.

    I have to say though, the bottom of the order is finally coming around, and picking up the Ichiro-Branyan combo when they’re not getting it done. I don’t have the same sense of dread I did last month when I’d see Balentien-Yuni-Rob Johnson coming up. And that’s the reason I think we can make a run at this point.

  22. TomTuttle on July 4th, 2009 1:46 pm

    Dave’s plan is still the best course of action. Don’t sell the farm for a run.

    You certainly can’t sell the guys that could play every day next year such as Adam Moore, Mike Carp, Jeff Clement, Tui, Josh Fields, etc.

    But the Mariners should definitely start looking for a piece or two that would fit in because if this team can get a winning record on a “double diamond” road trip (along with the fact that they only allow themselves to get blown out in one game out of 8), then clearly it means they are better than we (or everyone else) thought right now.

    The bottom line is, we haven’t made the playoffs in 8 years.

    If there is an opportunity to do that at the deadline without selling off a bunch of talent, then I say let’s do it.

  23. SequimRealEstate on July 4th, 2009 1:54 pm


  24. wabbles on July 4th, 2009 2:00 pm

    Yeah, I don’t want to look past Sunday’s game but….we gotta do better against the Rangers in that upcoming series than we did the last time we played them. (ugh)

  25. Matt the Dragon on July 4th, 2009 2:36 pm

    This is the Saito I knew and loved in Japan – lead the leagues in walks a couple of times.

    Except of course, he didn’t.

    His worst year for giving up walks (total) was 69 (in 181 IP) in 1994, far less than the [Central] league “leader” Kaz Kawaguchi (again) who had 93 – Irabu led NPB with 94.

    His worst BB/9 was only around 3.7 in ’93, still well behind Kawaguchi.

    Overall his BB/9 in Japan was right around 2.6 as well.

  26. bilbo27 on July 4th, 2009 3:12 pm

    “we gotta do better against the Rangers in that upcoming series than we did the last time we played them”

    The M’s haven’t done as bad against texas as the record indicates. They lost one because the bullpen was shot and Felix was about halfway conscious with a serious case of the flu and only pitched because of the afore mentioned shot bullpen (still almost won that game). They then lost one in extras, giving up the runs after Kelley hurt himself. They then lost two more in Texas because of two Morrow blown saves. Odds are if Aardsma had been our closer at that point those two would have been victories.

    I realize this is a woulda-coulda-shoulda type post, but my point really was just that the M’s have played Texas pretty well, though the record hasn’t indicated it. I’m very optimistic with Bedard and Felix going (who wouldn’t be?) and at home, that we can take that series easily.

  27. Kazinski on July 4th, 2009 3:42 pm

    Bill Kroger said “This team, talent wise is about the sane as last year.”. How can we get this ass clown off the air? He is just killing me. Who hires these guys?

    Actually Krueger is not completely wrong in at least one critical area, the offense. The M’s are 28th in runs per game this season at 3.95. Last season they scored 4.14rpg(26th).

    Now obviously the defense is much better (UZR wise, but not error wise), and the pitching is better. But Krueger has a definite point looking at the offensive lineup.

  28. jld on July 4th, 2009 5:15 pm

    Sorry to spoil the news with an awful question, but what’s Silva’s status? Is he ever coming back from the minors? Are we just going to eat the rest of his contract? Will he ever pitch a professional game again?

  29. msb on July 4th, 2009 5:48 pm

    Silva is not in the minors, he is on the 60-day disabled list. In theory, he could come back in September, but they likely could drag it out with rehab outings until the end of the season. There are two more years on that contract, so I imagine he will be back at some point.

  30. Jeff Nye on July 4th, 2009 6:52 pm

    Bill Kreuger can be safely ignored.

  31. TomTuttle on July 4th, 2009 6:58 pm

    Silva needs to be put down like Barbaro.

  32. Breadbaker on July 4th, 2009 8:26 pm

    Where do you do rehab outings in September when the minor league seasons are over?

  33. Scottdids on July 4th, 2009 10:17 pm

    Since rosters are expanded to 40, I’d guess Silva comes up to the big league club and only pitches in 10-2 ball games.

    Lets face it though, we’re stuck with that contract. I would give him one last try next season as say, the #5 starter. If he blows again and doesn’t regreee, just eat the contract and be done with him once and for all.

  34. bongo on July 4th, 2009 10:19 pm

    The UW will be starting the fall term then, so perhaps Silva could work out with the women’s softball team, and pick up a few tips from Danielle Laurie.

  35. bongo on July 4th, 2009 10:26 pm

    Seriously, the prognosis from May didn’t look very encouraging:

    Has anything changed to make surgery a less likely option?

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