Game 100, Blue Jays at Mariners

DMZ · July 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

And Wakamatsu, attempting to enter the USSM Reader Challenge (see below), offers this:

RF-L Ichiro!
CF-R Gutierrez
DO-0 Sweeney
1B-R Shelton
3B-L Hannahan
C-R Johnson
2B-R Woodward
LF-L Saunders
SS-R Cedeno

At least it’s against SP-L Rzepcynski

Okay, sooo Shelton yay, though obviously you’d rather see Branyan. But Sweeney in the #3 spot? Why not just spot the other team a run and put someone else in there, save yourself the trouble of pinch-hitting later. I… seriously, this is Vidro-in-cleanup baffling.

Comments

161 Responses to “Game 100, Blue Jays at Mariners”

  1. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 5:48 pm

    Maybe he did it so Jarrod could complain about a lack of run support again.

  2. wlad on July 28th, 2009 5:51 pm

    8 hitters?

  3. leon0112 on July 28th, 2009 5:53 pm

    Johnson doesn’t have to bat?!?

  4. msb on July 28th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Branyan would likely rather see Branyan, too, but apparently he & Lopez are still out with the backs.

  5. G-Man on July 28th, 2009 5:56 pm

    Baker says Beltre is this close:

    The reports on Adrian Beltre, who began taking BP yesterday, continue to be outstanding, and the Mariners hope to activate him during the Royals’ series in Kansas City, Aug. 4-6.

  6. Mousse on July 28th, 2009 6:00 pm

    Love, love, love the “DO” designation.

  7. matthew on July 28th, 2009 6:05 pm

    Bring back the air conditioned 72 degree Kingdome!

  8. kenshabby on July 28th, 2009 6:07 pm

    Could this be a closed-roof day, a la Arizona Diamondbacks? I also wonder if the Red Cross has set up any emergency heat stroke stations around the Safe.

  9. matthew on July 28th, 2009 6:07 pm

    Kenny Rogers’ perfect game is airing on ESPN Classic until the game starts.

  10. msb on July 28th, 2009 6:14 pm

    The reports on Adrian Beltre, who began taking BP yesterday, continue to be outstanding, and the Mariners hope to activate him during the Royals’ series in Kansas City, Aug. 4-6.

    Drayer added that he’s likely not going out for a rehab start

  11. DMZ on July 28th, 2009 6:17 pm

    In my defense w/r/t L-R, I had to go tend to my cat there, as she looked like she was flirting with a heat stroke, and I didn’t finish proofing.

    Yes, I have a cat.

  12. matthew on July 28th, 2009 6:21 pm

    DMZ, you should try this with your cat :)

  13. DMZ on July 28th, 2009 6:39 pm

    Yeah, she’s hanging around the box fan now that she’s up and annoyed about the intervention.

  14. IndieSnob on July 28th, 2009 6:42 pm

    Buerhle perfect through five.

  15. seacard on July 28th, 2009 6:42 pm

    “Kenny Rogers’ perfect game is airing on ESPN Classic until the game starts.”

    Yeah, they’re also replaying Buehrle’s perfect game on WGN. Oh, wait…

  16. az sr softball on July 28th, 2009 6:52 pm

    BB by Buehrle on gamecast?

  17. msb on July 28th, 2009 6:52 pm

    Mine keeps going behind the chair in the corner of the bedroom, as though it was somehow refrigerated back there.

  18. _David_ on July 28th, 2009 6:53 pm

    Wouldn’t it be better for the franchise to put Langerhans in left tonight to maximize Washburn’s trade value? Maybe put Saunders at DH for one game? Or just trade Washburn in the next 20 minutes and not risk him giving up 4 HR in the first inning?

  19. seattleslew on July 28th, 2009 6:54 pm

    Sweeney? Really? Wak makes some funky choices sometimes.

  20. JerBear on July 28th, 2009 7:10 pm

    When oh when is FSN going to realize what an idiot Kreuger is?

  21. JerBear on July 28th, 2009 7:12 pm

    I’m sorry, I shouldn’t call him an idiot. That was out of line.

    The things that he says often sound as though they are idiotic in nature.

  22. SequimRealEstate on July 28th, 2009 7:19 pm

    JerBear you are so right about Kreuger. He makes cows look smart. Is there any way we could get him off the air? TV producer any ideas? He had hair, he played ball, he is still lean, (Angie go on his diet) but damn the ego and the what I inturpet as smugness is unbeariable.

    Oh go M’s and go Washburn.

  23. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 7:19 pm

    Mine keeps going behind the chair in the corner of the bedroom, as though it was somehow refrigerated back there.

    We’ve got A/C and our cats (yes, plural) have figured out where the vents are.

  24. Go Felix on July 28th, 2009 7:21 pm

    OH CANADA!!!! GO SAUNDERS!!!

  25. hititagainandagainandagain on July 28th, 2009 7:21 pm

    I like this new outfielder!

  26. Lavalamp on July 28th, 2009 7:21 pm

    Could this be a closed-roof day, a la Arizona Diamondbacks?

    No that would probably make it even hotter. The roof cuts down on the wind, and the park isn’t air conditioned, unlike Arizona or Houston’s parks.

  27. ScottBrowne on July 28th, 2009 7:21 pm

    What a catch.

  28. JerBear on July 28th, 2009 7:21 pm

    Nice play by the rookie!!! Little awkward on the landing, but you can’t stick it every time!

  29. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 7:23 pm

    Rosenthal is reporting scouts from several teams are at the game tonight.

  30. crazyray7391 on July 28th, 2009 7:25 pm

    So what inning do you think Z will come out to the mound with a suitcase in hand to make the pitching change?

  31. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 7:25 pm

    Ichiro draws balks like a chicken farmer. He’s that good.

  32. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 7:27 pm

    Sigh, you dont bunt there, you just….you just dont. You just had your second best hitter bunt to get to one of your worst.

  33. naviomelo on July 28th, 2009 7:27 pm

    Why is the Blue Jays AAA affiliate in Las Vegas?

  34. Snarf15 on July 28th, 2009 7:33 pm

    I agree with themsfan that you don’t bunt cause Gutierrez is really your top hitter, and Ichiro was already in scoring position, and now instead of a big 3 run inning or something, we are stuck with 1 run. And also I am a noob, but will someone tell me how to do the blue line thing.

  35. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 7:34 pm

    Blue line thing?

  36. joser on July 28th, 2009 7:35 pm

    So this is kind of Anti-Happy Felix Day, ie UnHappy Hallady, uh, Day. AKA Hell-a-day.

    Why is the Blue Jays AAA affiliate in Las Vegas?

    Because they picked last? Because Canadians like to mix spring training with gambling? Because somebody got confused about aliens arriving and routed them to Area 51?

  37. JEidem on July 28th, 2009 7:36 pm

    So we’re really going to waste a Gutierrez AB like that? Using our second best hitter to advance our best hitter, presumably to set the table for the rest of our potent(?) lineup? Yikes… Washburn doesn’t get enough run support as it is, and the way we’ve been playing we’re going to need 11 runs to win this thing. Playing for one run in the first inning isn’t gonna get us there.

  38. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 7:41 pm

    The blue line thing would be quoting another poster.

    And that’s what ‘bquote’ does.

  39. Snarf15 on July 28th, 2009 7:43 pm

    Yeah, where you copy and paste with that blue line. How do you do that that indents someone elses comment. How do you do that?

  40. Snarf15 on July 28th, 2009 7:44 pm

    Oh thanks got it now. Go Ms!!!

  41. EagleBonesFalconHawk on July 28th, 2009 7:47 pm

    Rob Johnson is terrible. He swings the bat like girls who play softball.

  42. joser on July 28th, 2009 7:49 pm

    Just make sure you use that bquote button twice, once before the text you’re quoting, and once after (when the tag will have a \ at the front)

  43. DMZ on July 28th, 2009 7:49 pm

    Or you can just select a chunk o’text in the box and then hit the button once.

  44. joser on July 28th, 2009 7:50 pm

    Rob Johnson is terrible. He swings the bat like girls who play softball.

    I suspect the NCAA World Series-winning Husky women would take offense at that. But then they do a better job of catching the ball also.

  45. msb on July 28th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Rob Johnson is terrible. He swings the bat like girls who play softball.

    I believe you are maligning girls who play softball.

    FWIW, Shannon and Stone blogging pregame

  46. joser on July 28th, 2009 7:55 pm

    We’ve got A/C and our cats (yes, plural) have figured out where the vents are.

    I had friends who didn’t have AC, and their cat would take it out on them (yowling, clawing them, attacking furniture) like the heat was their fault (which I guess, technically, it was since they didn’t buy AC). One day they opened their fridge’s freezer door to get ice cream or something and the cat jumped up and stood in the freezer compartment, purring.

  47. joser on July 28th, 2009 7:57 pm

    The humidity is low enough that you could wet a towel and hang it over the fan to create a half-ass swamp cooler — the cat will probably like that.

  48. DMZ on July 28th, 2009 8:00 pm

    Really? It’s like 30%+ humidity. I wonder if it’s even worth trying.

  49. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:02 pm

    And in the 11 inning Baltimore-KC contest, Adam Jones and (3-for-5) Willie Bloomquist both hit home runs.

  50. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:08 pm

    In other ex-M’s news, Jeremy Reed got caught stealing home, Valbuena is 2 for 2, and Jerod Washburn has a 1-hitter going. Ooops, too soon?

  51. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 8:09 pm

    SequimRealEstate said:

    He had hair, he played ball, he is still lean, (Angie go on his diet) but damn the ego and the what I inturpet as smugness is unbeariable.

    I’ll ignore the egregious spelling errors because I’m amazed as well that Krueger looks so good after bearing two kids in the last six years. Oh, wait…

  52. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 8:10 pm

    Oh yeah, sorry, got carried away with the sarcasm. Meant to add that Angie Mentink looks just fine to me, and not in need of a diet.

  53. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:17 pm

    Regardless of what some people apparently think, I suspect Angie ranks fairly high on a lot of local MILF lists.

  54. mikethomas22 on July 28th, 2009 8:18 pm

    I agree that Sweeney is a bad three hitter, but we don’t really have any options. Branyan and Lopez are hurt. I was trying to put together the order I would run out today, and every order I looked at was really bad. I think I would go Ichiro, Guti, Shelton, Sweeney, Johjima, Saunders, Hannahan, Woodward, Cedeno. Again, this is a terrible lineup, but with the injuries, and the general badness, I don’t see anything wrong with Sweeney high in the order.

  55. mikethomas22 on July 28th, 2009 8:18 pm

    I agree that Sweeney is a bad three hitter, but we don’t really have any options. Branyan and Lopez are hurt. I was trying to put together the order I would run out today, and every order I looked at was really bad. I think I would go Ichiro, Guti, Shelton, Sweeney, Johjima, Saunders, Hannahan, Woodward, Cedeno. Again, this is a terrible lineup, but with the injuries, and the general badness, I don’t see anything wrong with Sweeney high in the order.

  56. msb on July 28th, 2009 8:19 pm

    dunno about the swamp cooler idea, but I just draped a damp dish towel across the flat cat, which he appears to appreciate

  57. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:22 pm

    I like how everyone’s trying to get their cat cool, and aren’t complaining about how hot they are themselves.

    That’s some animal lovin’!

  58. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:23 pm

    Yike, joser, I think I see what you mean there, about Angie’s appeal to baser instincts. Talk about cooling one’s jets….

  59. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:25 pm

    I suspect they were trying to get her to nip out for the fans with that shot a few minutes ago…

  60. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 8:25 pm

    Even though hes kinda sorta not very good right now? I’d be awful happy if someone could mail me one of those junior bobbleheads. I’d happily send back one of my morbidly obese cats for one.

  61. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:26 pm

    And that’s all I’m going to say about another man’s wife.

    Go M’s!

  62. Snarf15 on July 28th, 2009 8:26 pm

    Does anyone know what’s up with Grady Sizemore? He hasn’t started two games in a row I’ve noticed following the Angels, and is he injured or something?

  63. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:28 pm

    Hmmm, sometimes the power of USSM lurker “TV Annoucer” is quite disturbing….

  64. SequimRealEstate on July 28th, 2009 8:29 pm

    Annoucer”1st strike out by Washburn. ” Mark your calender.”

  65. msb on July 28th, 2009 8:29 pm

    Does anyone know what’s up with Grady Sizemore? He hasn’t started two games in a row

    he’s had a bad elbow all season

    aren’t complaining about how hot they are themselves.

    well, I have an OrthoMed cold gel pack shoved down my shirt …

  66. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:30 pm

    Does anyone know what’s up with Grady Sizemore?

    “Illness” according to the AP.

    Maybe he hooked up with some local buddies while he was here and partied a little too hearty….

  67. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:30 pm

    Hmmm, sometimes the power of USSM lurker “TV Annoucer” is quite disturbing….

    TV Annoucer calls Angie on cell: “Ang, babe, go stand in from that fan mister! Some pot-bellied dude living in his Mom’s basemen suggested you’re fat on USSM. Show him your rolls, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.”

  68. The Dreeze on July 28th, 2009 8:32 pm

    Another first for Griffey… first softball player bobblehead.

  69. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:33 pm

    TV Annoucer calls Angie on cell: “Ang, babe, go stand in from that fan mister! Some pot-bellied dude living in his Mom’s basemen suggested you’re fat on USSM. Show him your rolls, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.”

    I think Ichiro’s a weakling. I bet he couldn’t even hit two home runs during the remainder of this game…

  70. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:35 pm

    Hannahands

  71. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:35 pm

    Hell, Elmer, somebody’s got to do something here. If that works, so be it.

    Wonder what they’re going to do with Hannahan when Beltre’s back, which sounds like it’s going to happen sooner rather than later.

  72. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:42 pm

    I’d keep Hannahan and send Woodward back down. You probably want to give Beltre some rest days, and you need an insurance policy anyway.

    Beltre’s some kind of freak of nature if he can heal that fast. I know he has an insane pain tolerance, but normal humans don’t come back from shoulder surgery that fast. It’s like he’s an X-Men character or something.

  73. joser on July 28th, 2009 8:43 pm

    Elmer: I don’t think that’s within the scope of TV Announcer’s powers. It is, however, within Ichiro’s.

    Speaking of X-Men.

  74. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:48 pm

    Meanwhile, although our temps aren’t supposed to head up to the 80′s until tomorrow, my cat does not appreciate me hollering in excitement at the game. Totally cuts into her naps.

    Fortunately for her, the ‘heart’ of the order should make quick work of this threat.

  75. smb on July 28th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Did Shelton play Arnold Poindexter in Revenge of the Nerds?

  76. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Wow. Is it just me, or were there about five completely incomprehensible posts in the last several? Sequim’s is no surprise, of course (although it’s REALLY confusing, more so than usual).

  77. hark on July 28th, 2009 8:51 pm

    Woo! Shelton!

  78. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:51 pm

    Swung on and Shelted!

  79. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 8:53 pm

    Indians a run ahead of los angeles.

  80. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:54 pm

    Yeah! Hannahanging breaking ball!

  81. Slippery Elmer on July 28th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Now who’s a genius for hitting Hannahan fifth?
    ;-)

  82. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 8:57 pm

    Possible clarification for Lauren:

    1) Endless discussion of keeping cats cool in a heat wave.

    2) Surprise at the timing of Angie showing her impressive chest in from a fan mister right after Sequim made a less than charitable remark at her expense.

    ….er, I don’t get the bobblehead thing either.

    A DP? DAmN!

  83. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 8:58 pm

    Is anyone else absolutely sick of Rob Johnson being in the line up?

  84. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 9:00 pm

    I hate Sims’ curse comments.

    “Now Washburn’s got a nice cushion….”

    Hit.

    Hit.

  85. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:01 pm

    And hurry up and take out Washburn before he gets blown up!

  86. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 9:03 pm

    juneau: OK, explain why Elmer quoted the TV announcer thing and followed it up with a say-Ichiro-sucks-and-he’ll-hit reference. Confused. Also, can anyone explain this:

    Annoucer”1st strike out by Washburn. ” Mark your calender.”

    I thought not.

  87. Jeff Nye on July 28th, 2009 9:04 pm

    I’m in the same boat, Lauren, but I’m blaming it on the heat since I don’t have AC. My brain is melting.

  88. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 9:07 pm

    Excuse me, Lauren, I need to curse…..

    Okay.

    See, there’s a guy who posts sometimes with the screen name, TV Announcer. He apparently works for FSN? Anyway, I think it was joser, suggested that he quickly contacted Angie once he saw the post about her being chunk-A. I wrote up the little script of that convo, then Elmer decided to use this TV Announcer power to get Ichiro inflamed, and thus to hit a homerun.

    Clear as mud.

    Uh, it’s loading the bases going to make someone want to buy Washburn?? *chewing nails*

  89. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:08 pm

    Again! Is anyone tired of Rob Johnson?!

  90. Rick L on July 28th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Love, love, love the “DO” designation.

    But, going into tonight’s game, Sweeney has a better OBP than Johjima, Hanahan, Beltre, Lopez, Balentien, Saunders, and Cedeno.

  91. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Okay, can we start keeping track of the runs that score because of Johnson’s poor skills as a catcher?

    There was that awful covering of the plate/catching Saunders’ throw in yesterday’s game that kept the inning going and all those runs after it, and now we have the dropped third strike that leads to the run-scoring fly ball. Although I expected a home run, so perhaps I shouldn’t rag on him too much.

  92. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 9:10 pm

    thanks Rob, you realize that not catching foul tips hurts your CERA right? Or do they not teach that stuff at the University of Houston. Clyde Drexler went there, so I’m not going to bad mouth the University of Houston.

    Just you Rob, Just you.

  93. jackshaw on July 28th, 2009 9:10 pm

    I see Clement just got pulled from the Rainiers game. Anyone know what’s up there?

  94. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Holy Shit. I almost want to tell him to use 2 fucking hands.

  95. hark on July 28th, 2009 9:13 pm

    I like this Saunders kid. When are we going to trade him? (Still recovering from the Bavasi era…)

  96. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:13 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! How are you that bad and you still make a major league team?

  97. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 9:13 pm

    Wow, the trauma must finally be clearing. Not until Saunders caught the ball did I have my Ibanez flashback moment. At the beginning of the season, it was at the crack of the bat.

  98. Go Felix on July 28th, 2009 9:15 pm

    GO WASHBURN!!!! GO GET US SOME PROSPECTS!!!

  99. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 9:16 pm

    Oh, I got the TV Announcer stuff, just not what that power had to do with reverse psychology. It’s ok; I think it really didn’t make any sense.

    Indians still leading, in case we’re pretending we still have a horse in this race…

  100. DAMellen on July 28th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Brad Nelson just pinch hit for Jeff Clement. Injury or trade?

  101. TaeBoJackson on July 28th, 2009 9:18 pm

    In the third inning (Clement). Something’s up…

  102. ppl on July 28th, 2009 9:19 pm

    My guess is Clement is on the move, best for him, if the M’s are intent at leaving him in Tacoma, he is not getting any younger.

  103. finndawg on July 28th, 2009 9:21 pm

    Yep – looks like Clement is part of a deal…

  104. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 9:22 pm

    Intriguing. I’d like a trade and a win for 500, alex.

  105. stevescheffler on July 28th, 2009 9:23 pm

    [this is not a board. also, change your name]

  106. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:24 pm

    What you think, maybe a Clement and Morrow deal?

  107. Rick L on July 28th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Our relief pitching has just fallen apart in the last week.

  108. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 9:25 pm

    My source just called (sumbitch woke me up, too… I get up for work at 3:30…). Sounds like the trade I mentioned in the other thread is basically done, barring a “disastrous scouting report” on one or more of the involved players tonight.

    He thinks that yes, Clement is gone, and Morrow may be as well, as well as “at least” one reliever, though he’s not sure who.

    Expect the announcement either after the game or early tomorrow.

  109. hark on July 28th, 2009 9:28 pm

    Keep Morrow; trade Lowe.

  110. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:30 pm

    If we are giving up Morrow we better be getting something good, because he has a high upside. It doesn’t matter who we give up as long as we get something well worth it.

  111. hark on July 28th, 2009 9:33 pm

    If we are giving up Morrow we better be getting something good, because he has a high upside. It doesn’t matter who we give up as long as we get something well worth it.

    Sabermetrics aside, I have a basic emotional investment as a fan in Morrow. I am likely to throw a fit. [sigh]

  112. ppl on July 28th, 2009 9:33 pm

    Cool Ichiro, there is a master of his craft.

  113. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 9:35 pm

    Keep in he said it “may be” Morrow. All he specifically knew was that it was one of our “upper tier” pitching prospects, and Morrow is the one that made sense as apparently Z has told other GMs polite versions of “eff off” when asked about Aumont.

    I asked if it could be Vargas or Hyphen, and he said that while it could be, he didn’t think so.

  114. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:38 pm

    Hark,

    I’m also a big fan of Morrow i actually flew out from the East Coast and saw his first ML start against the Yankees. But I have faith in Jack Z so if he does get dealt I no we will be getting a good player(s) in return

  115. naviomelo on July 28th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Ichiro’s average is the highest it’s been since July 4.

  116. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Funny how baseball has changed in the last 10 years or so regarding the trading of prospects. I get the feeling ‘The Bedard Trade’ may go down as the last of it’s kind. Even if Halladay gets moved for a king’s ransom he’s an all-world pitcher who is nearly bomb-proof to boot. Clearly a cut above Erik (which is no slight to Herr Bedard).

  117. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Also: I’d be getting more info for y’all, but I’m semi-crippled info-wise. Just moved and no interwebs yet, so only the (somewhat limited) internet ability of my blackberry.

    Stay patient, if I hear more you’ll be the first to know…

  118. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 9:42 pm

    I could just be misremembering (thank you Roger Clemens), but have Blue Jays fans always been this….vocal in Seattle? I remember soom support, but this seems like its a Blue Jays home series.

    Could be wrong,though.

  119. stevescheffler on July 28th, 2009 9:44 pm

    Good stuff cdowley. Any word on the dance partner?

  120. hark on July 28th, 2009 9:44 pm

    I could just be misremembering (thank you Roger Clemens), but have Blue Jays fans always been this….vocal in Seattle? I remember soom support, but this seems like its a Blue Jays home series.

    Could be wrong,though.

    In the mid-90′s, Jays games were like Red Sox games.

  121. TheMsfan on July 28th, 2009 9:48 pm

    I do remember in the “Dome” that the Jays games were very loud, but post safe I dont recall it being over powering. Maybe its because theyre that excited to see Jarrod Washburn get traded.

  122. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 9:49 pm

    In the mid-90’s, Jays games were like Red Sox games.

    I remember that. That’s how Royals’ games were in the mid-80′s.

  123. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 9:50 pm

    None yet, nothing more specific than a team in the NL, and likely a third team, as I reported in the other thread. He’s trying to pin down the NL team, hasn’t gotten much more than that it’s a contender. Doesn’t think it’s Chicago, tho; I guess they’re pissed that we fleeced them in the Heilmann trade?

  124. Go Felix on July 28th, 2009 9:50 pm

    OH WOW SHELTON!!!

  125. hark on July 28th, 2009 9:50 pm

    I remember that. That’s how Royals’ games were in the mid-80’s.

    I think you’re dissociating the present 25 years backwards. But that’s because Seattle fans think half the Royals’ roster are still Mariners…

  126. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 9:50 pm

    How fitting in this is Washburn’s last start. “No run support” ’til the end!

  127. vin on July 28th, 2009 9:51 pm

    amazing restraint shown by the fans!

  128. mrw88 on July 28th, 2009 9:52 pm

    Hey why can’t we be getting Roy Halladay? A top pitching prospect 24 years old, toronto needs a catcher and Clement is young and can be good in the future and another prospect? Then trade Washburn and Wlad for a good bat at SS?

    Just some wishful thinking

  129. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 9:54 pm

    Faster fangraphs!

  130. Farmer Cam on July 28th, 2009 9:54 pm

    who is cdowley and how come he has sources and I don’t?

  131. ppl on July 28th, 2009 9:59 pm

    Talk about unsung heros, Woodward gets a chance to win it.

  132. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Everyone is getting a little fresh with the refresh button.

  133. kenshabby on July 28th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Sweet Jesus I hate the Angels. More than the Yankees. More than Madonna. More than smallpox.

  134. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Time for our RBI man to come through!

    The cat needs more litter for her pan, but I ain’t going anywhere after this game. Must know the deal!!

    Nice swinging at first pitch.

    Sims is getting as bad as Dave. “There is it!!! A foul ball…”

  135. Seattle Mojo on July 28th, 2009 10:02 pm

    Good night for Hannahan.

  136. ppl on July 28th, 2009 10:03 pm

    Great game, it really is too bad they are not strong contenders.

  137. johndango on July 28th, 2009 10:04 pm

    OMG. Did they seriously leave Cedeno in? We deserve to lose.

  138. ScottBrowne on July 28th, 2009 10:04 pm

    You are terrible, Cedeno.

  139. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 10:05 pm

    Frickin’ frick frick.

    Meanwhile, the Angels have gone ahead 7-4 but the Indians have two on with no outs in the 9th. Against Fuentes, who blew it last night.

  140. MsofEnchantment on July 28th, 2009 10:05 pm

    Anything but a groundball from Cedeno would be nice

  141. ppl on July 28th, 2009 10:05 pm

    Ichiro! I don’t think he can fail, under these circumstances.

  142. juneau_fan on July 28th, 2009 10:05 pm

    yeah, why PH for Saunders and not Cedeno??

    All right, everyone start stamping their feet: ICHIRO, ICHIRO….

  143. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 10:06 pm

    Farmer cam – old friends in high places. All I can really say.

    Nothing new so far. My guy is starting to get pissed that he’s getting so little intel on this, even though he’s convinced and has evidence that it’s done. Apparently Zduriencik is keeping an even tighter lid on this than he did the Putz trade, and the main partner is following suit. Trying to confirm that there is a third, facilitating team and who it is.

    He is convinced, though, that we are not the “facilitator” in all this if there is a third team, and that Zduriencik is the instigator of the move. Not that that says all that much, but it does help the odds of landing a higher-end prospect or two instead of a handful of mediocre ones.

  144. flashbeak on July 28th, 2009 10:06 pm

    One cannot deny how moronic some of Wak’s moves are.

    Is he surprised that Lopez did not deliver?

  145. Go Felix on July 28th, 2009 10:06 pm

    ICHIRO!!!

  146. ScottBrowne on July 28th, 2009 10:06 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  147. stevescheffler on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm

    ICHIRO!!!! That guys pretty good. Game over, now on to the trade.

  148. apunetid on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm

    Ichiro!!!

  149. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm

    ICH!

    Indians up to 7-5, two on, no outs.

  150. galaxieboi on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm

    C’mon, Ichiro!

  151. cdowley on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm

    Farmer cam – old friends in high places. All I can really say.

    Nothing new so far. My guy is starting to get pissed that he’s getting so little intel on this, even though he’s convinced and has evidence that it’s done. Apparently Zduriencik is keeping an even tighter lid on this than he did the Putz trade, and the main partner is following suit. Trying to confirm that there is a third, facilitating team and who it is.

    He is convinced, though, that we are not the “facilitator” in all this if there is a third team, and that Zduriencik is the instigator of the move. Not that that says all that much, but it does help the odds of landing a higher-end prospect or two instead of a handful of mediocre ones.

  152. vern on July 28th, 2009 10:09 pm

    That Sweeney is faster with the hug than he is running to first. Let’s make that guy a coach…tomorrow.

  153. DAMellen on July 28th, 2009 10:09 pm

    MLB Trade rumors says we got Jed Lowrie…could we get Jed Lowrie?

  154. HighlightsAt11 on July 28th, 2009 10:10 pm

    Very few M’s on the 25-man roster arrived via the M’s draft or came up via the farm system. And after tonight fewer on the 40 man roster fewer on the 40-man roster as well.

    Successfully bringing up drafted players thru the farm used to be very important to a teams longer term competitiveness AND helped maintain fan loyalty. However it appears that most M’s top draft picks are traded before bearing fruit or just don’t pan out? Is this an ongoing issue with just the M’s farm system? Or does the rest of MLB have the same problem? To be honest it is somewhat difficult to remain loyal to a team when the roster changes so much year to year. I guess that is what losing gets you? You analysts out there probably love the dynamics of it all, but I suspect most average fans like me don’t. Or I must be getting old.

    On a related note whatever happened to Mayberry 2000?

  155. Lauren, token chick on July 28th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Well crap. Indians came within one. Ah well.

    How is it possible that was Ichiro’s first walk-off hit?!

  156. wrob4343 on July 28th, 2009 10:33 pm

    MLB Trade rumors says we got Jed Lowrie…could we get Jed Lowrie?

    That thread is crap… btw as glad as I am that they pulled this out, it shows exactly why this team isn’t a great team.

  157. kenshabby on July 28th, 2009 10:45 pm

    At this rate we may set the all-time MLB record for one-run wins in the season. And also the record for losses of six runs or more.

  158. apunetid on July 28th, 2009 10:51 pm

    How is it possible that was Ichiro’s first walk-off hit?!

    It seems like every time he’s up with a chance to win the game, the other team intentionally walks him. I was hoping that would happen again tonight.

  159. wrob4343 on July 28th, 2009 10:56 pm

    It seems like every time he’s up with a chance to win the game, the other team intentionally walks him. I was hoping that would happen again tonight.

    Considering the circumstances (bases loaded 2 outs)that would have been the funniest ending to a MLB game ever.

  160. TomTuttle on July 28th, 2009 11:02 pm

    That’s it, I’m DEFINITELY going to more games in 2010.

    In the 5 games I’ve seen this year in person, the M’s are 4-1 with 3 of those wins coming in walk off fashion.

    If only the M’s gave me tickets for free. . .

    Oh well.

    Anyhow, ONLY Ichiro could turn that junk pitch down low into a base hit to shallow center.

    It wasn’t even a baseball swing, it was almost like a Tiger Woods chip shot over on the back 9 at Torrey Pines during the U.S. Open.

    Yes, only Ichiro. . .

    Fun game. Great finish.

  161. Liam on July 28th, 2009 11:38 pm

    When was the last time Ichiro! did a post game interview?

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