Game 105, Mariners at Rangers

DMZ · August 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Get excited!

RF-L Ichiro!
1B-L Branyan
2B-R Lopez
DH-L Griffey
3B-L Hannahan
SS-R Wilson
CF-L Langerhans
C-R Bloomquist II: The Catchinator
LF-L Saunders

2B-R Omar
3B-R Young
DH-L Murphy
LF-R Byrd
1B-L Blalock
RF-R Cruz
CF-L Hamilton
C-B Saltalamacchia
SS-R Andrus


128 Responses to “Game 105, Mariners at Rangers”

  1. henryv on August 2nd, 2009 7:20 pm

    Outfield assists, one of the few positive stats that shows no one is afraid to run on you.

  2. G-Man on August 2nd, 2009 7:21 pm

    As DMZ said once, Wak is not a guy to PH.

  3. Kazinski on August 2nd, 2009 7:21 pm

    Tuesday Beltre is back!

  4. TWownsU on August 2nd, 2009 7:21 pm

    Please deliver Jack Wilson.

  5. henryv on August 2nd, 2009 7:21 pm

    Okay, Jack, lets make some new fans!

  6. Lauren, token chick on August 2nd, 2009 7:22 pm

    Man, with Gutierrez out this team is pretty damn white. We were dissing some teams for lack of diversity a while ago, but now I guess we’re the pot calling the kettle white.

  7. G-Man on August 2nd, 2009 7:22 pm

    OTOH, if Jack gets on, you gotta go to FG to PH.

  8. henryv on August 2nd, 2009 7:22 pm

    Holy shit!

    The right hand batters box is considered in the strike zone, apparently.

  9. Go Felix on August 2nd, 2009 7:23 pm

    What the? Wow.

  10. TWownsU on August 2nd, 2009 7:24 pm

    Wow bullshit calls by the umpires.

  11. Go Felix on August 2nd, 2009 7:25 pm

    Shit strike zone for Wilson on that at bat and shit call to end a game.

  12. ndrfx on August 2nd, 2009 7:25 pm

    Pretty bad call there.

  13. Big Bob on August 2nd, 2009 7:25 pm

    Two shit calls by the ump there, Jack was just screwed!

  14. henryv on August 2nd, 2009 7:25 pm

    Well, put that crew down as one of the shittiest in the league.

    What a joke. Darryl Cousins’ had a horrific strike zone yesterday, and lets that occur today.

    Apparently they wanted to get out of Texas just as any other sane person.

    A pitch nearly behind the hitter called a strike.

    And a clear foul ball.

    Apparently MLB umps have been training with the NBA guys again.

  15. Lauren, token chick on August 2nd, 2009 7:26 pm

    The replay seems to clearly show the ball changing direction off his bat. Of course, they don’t have the replay (I guess they would be allowed to check it in situations like this but extremely disinclined to do so?)

  16. ndrfx on August 2nd, 2009 7:28 pm

    Instant replay is only for Home Runs.

  17. Lauren, token chick on August 2nd, 2009 7:29 pm

    Oh. Huh. I guess that makes sense, because otherwise managers would be pushing for it every other play. But ouch.

  18. henryv on August 2nd, 2009 7:30 pm

    Clearly a foul ball doesn’t matter for MLB umps.

    They want to know who Selig wants to win, and that’s all.

    Seriously. Fuck. The. M. L. B. and their ownership at Yankee Stadium, too.

    I’d ask Bud Selig to consider looking at this series and this crew, but that’s a little like having Dick Cheney look in to Enron.

  19. tkight on August 2nd, 2009 7:36 pm

    I can only hope that type of game ending call happens in a high-profile (NYY/BOS or WS game) situation to get MLB thinking about expanding it’s instant replay coverage.

    The technology to replace umpires is almost 100% available. Getting the right call is much more important than honoring the game’s long-standing commitment to human error.

  20. Nik Aitken on August 2nd, 2009 7:40 pm

    That call was about as bogus as I have seen in a while. And making matters worse is the called strike just moments before when Wilson almost fell over himself trying to get out of the way.

    If we were 3 games back I don’t even want to know how pissed I’d be.

  21. Marinerman1979 on August 2nd, 2009 7:46 pm

    Wow. What a botch job in the ninth.

  22. Akimbo on August 2nd, 2009 7:51 pm

    The fact that the catcher had to be told to tag Wilson is a clear indicator that the ball was fouled off. The catcher knew it was foul.

  23. Matt the Dragon on August 2nd, 2009 8:03 pm

    An umpire is more likely to call “strike” than “ball” when he’s of the same race or ethnicity as the pitcher.

    Here’s the proper cite for that study, which was done two years ago.

  24. SequimRealEstate on August 2nd, 2009 8:13 pm
  25. msb on August 2nd, 2009 8:57 pm

    OMG, if Sims doesn’t do something about his hard-on for Michael Young, I’m going to kill myself.

    But Michael Young is one of the more underrated players in baseball. Dave said so the other day.

  26. SequimRealEstate on August 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm
  27. mln on August 2nd, 2009 11:15 pm

    Yankees and BoSox fans are so used to having their asses kissed by the ESPN morons that they couldn’t handle being told that their team will do anything besides win the World Series and capture Osama every single year.

    I imagine ESPN gets hundreds of emails each day that read something like this:


    They normally would receive more hate mail from Red Sox fans, except that by the time the Sox fans have finished the email, they’re usually too drunk to click “Send”.

    Ahhhh … but you forget the signature Yankee fanboy catchphrase in that letter: “COUNT TEH RINGZ!!1!”

  28. daveblev on August 2nd, 2009 11:21 pm

    Why is Griffey still on the team? He has nothing left. That homer he hit was just pure luck and aided by the bandbox of the stadium and the heat.

    An improved offense starts with DFA’ing Griffey for Carp and Sweeney for Shelton. Make it happen. The dead wood has to go.

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