Game 117, Yankees at Mariners

Jeff Nye · August 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

7:05, Sergio Mitre (whee) versus Luke French (yay!)

I’m sortof losing my ability to care about the lineups that Wak runs out, so feel free to post them in the comments.

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77 Responses to “Game 117, Yankees at Mariners”

  1. jld on August 15th, 2009 6:47 pm

    Ichiro
    Gutierrez
    Lopex
    Griffey
    Branyan
    Hannahan
    Johnson
    Wilson
    Langerhans

  2. jld on August 15th, 2009 6:48 pm

    Random question: Why is it OK/expected for a runner to bowl over the catcher trying to touch the plate, but not acceptable to cream the second/third basemen while trying to touch the bag?

  3. Liam on August 15th, 2009 7:01 pm

    How nice, Angie is interviewing John Wetteland about how great our bullpen has been this year.

    BULLPEN (pRAA) -24.1 (29th)

  4. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 7:09 pm

    Why is it OK/expected for a runner to bowl over the catcher trying to touch the plate, but not acceptable to cream the second/third basemen while trying to touch the bag?

    I would assume it’s because the catcher has protective gear on, while basemen would be more vulnerable to spikes.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd on August 15th, 2009 7:13 pm

    Why is it acceptable for the catcher to block the plate, but the second/third basemen will be called for interference?

  6. msb on August 15th, 2009 7:13 pm

    oh, yay, CB Bucknor!

  7. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 7:18 pm

    So I guess we can thrown the theory about Joh getting to catch the new pitchers can be thrown out the window.

    People still bring Monopoly money to the game? That’s sort of cool, in a commitment to a obsession sort of way.

  8. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 7:22 pm

    I love it when Johnson throws the ball back really hard when he thinks it should have been a strike.

  9. msb on August 15th, 2009 7:26 pm

    Heh heh heh.

  10. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 7:27 pm

    An infield double?

    No, now an error.

    And I love how Cano went completely indifferent after missing the ball. Uh, Ichiro’s coming into second; you might want to cover the bag.

  11. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 7:37 pm

    Nice cut-off there Lopez.

  12. Willmore2000 on August 15th, 2009 7:40 pm

    What the fuck was that?

  13. Liam on August 15th, 2009 7:40 pm

    Selfish Ichiro trying to make Gutierrez look bad.

  14. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 7:44 pm

    Sigh…

  15. jld on August 15th, 2009 7:45 pm

    Anyone wanna go grab a beer?

  16. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 7:46 pm

    I think shutting off the tv is the best bet right now…this won’t be a pretty game.

  17. G-Man on August 15th, 2009 7:49 pm

    Shouldn’t Jeter have chased down Ichiro’s ball to hold him to a single?

  18. IHaveALittleProject on August 15th, 2009 7:53 pm

    What is Rob Johnson good at? Is he a good husband or dad or something? Because baseball isn’t it.

  19. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 7:54 pm

    Jeez, this is ridiculous with the walks.

  20. G-Man on August 15th, 2009 7:55 pm

    I know the trivia answer.

    AS a matter of fact, there was an article in the NY Times about him several months ago. he’s a pharmacist in Idaho now.

  21. Paul L on August 15th, 2009 7:55 pm

    Well when he throws a strike they jack it, so waddayagonnado.

  22. MsofEnchantment on August 15th, 2009 8:00 pm

    It’s safe to say we got a long wayda go before we’re contending with the Yanks…they’ve been crushing our pitching with the exception of Hyphen yesterday.

  23. crazyray7391 on August 15th, 2009 8:03 pm

    What is Rob Johnson good at? Is he a good husband or dad or something? Because baseball isn’t it.

    Walking with starting pitchers to the bullpen before the game?

  24. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 8:14 pm

    I’m being slowly driven mad by the voice who yells out stats on TV broadcast, and then a minute later, the broadcaster repeats it. Hasn’t someone told them that we can hear that guy?

  25. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 8:15 pm

    10 flyouts, 1 strike out. I mean, outs are outs, but that’s not too comforting.

  26. hidalgo on August 15th, 2009 8:27 pm

    Today’s lesson. A French Mitre is a ceremonial headpiece worn by French clergy.

  27. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 8:35 pm

    Finally!

  28. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 8:40 pm

    Where is everyone tonight? It feels empty here.

  29. henryv on August 15th, 2009 8:41 pm

    A Mitre is just a tiny bit smaller than a meter.

  30. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 8:42 pm

    What a lovely sunset over Safeco…perhaps they’re at the game, sniper.

  31. henryv on August 15th, 2009 8:43 pm

    Wow. Morrow pitched 9 complete innings?

    Will wonders never cease?

  32. henryv on August 15th, 2009 8:45 pm

    Where is everyone tonight? It feels empty here.

    Well, tonight there is a Seahawks’ game, and a Sounders’ game. So the Mariners are realistically the #3 game on the tube.

  33. flashbeak on August 15th, 2009 8:51 pm

    I’m just growing really tired of this team. Good night.

  34. naviomelo on August 15th, 2009 8:52 pm

    I think we’re all here, but the game’s just been unremarkable.

  35. Scottdids on August 15th, 2009 8:54 pm

    I just tuned in.. looks like Washburn 2.0 is doing a pretty nice job.

  36. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 8:58 pm

    Just when we though the Rally Fries thing couldn’t get more revolting….

  37. msb on August 15th, 2009 9:02 pm

    I’m being slowly driven mad by the voice who yells out stats on TV broadcast, and then a minute later, the broadcaster repeats it. Hasn’t someone told them that we can hear that guy?

    I believe it is over a speaker, for the benefit of the pressbox, primarily.

  38. hidalgo on August 15th, 2009 9:07 pm

    Johnson is chanelling Ichiro! Now explain to me again why Wilson is batting 8th?

  39. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 9:10 pm

    I believe it is over a speaker, for the benefit of the pressbox, primarily.

    I’ll take your word for it, but it totally sounds like some guy bawling out random stats right behind Sims. But the fact it always ends up on the air does suggest they don’t know it’s coming.

    Come ON!! SCORE!

  40. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 9:11 pm

    I have a mini heart attack every time he swings the bat.

  41. Willmore2000 on August 15th, 2009 9:14 pm

    Fucking bullshit.

  42. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 9:14 pm

    I could cry right now. Damn team.

  43. G-Man on August 15th, 2009 9:15 pm

    CB, I knew you’d shaft us sooner or later.

  44. Paul L on August 15th, 2009 9:15 pm

    Wow, what a terrible…

    wait…

    CB Bucknor?

    Never mind.

  45. roulf on August 15th, 2009 9:15 pm

    Wow, I think that’s the first time I’ve yelled at my monitor… and I’m at work! Every single pitch in that at-bat was off the plate, with that last being being WAY off. Freaking ridiculous.

  46. Willmore2000 on August 15th, 2009 9:15 pm

    In the meantime, Mike Teel is looking good for the Hawks, he threw a picture perfect bullet touchdown pass for the 14-7 hawk lead.

  47. hidalgo on August 15th, 2009 9:16 pm

    And Langerhans is called out on a 4-1 count!

  48. flashbeak on August 15th, 2009 9:17 pm

    I have a mini heart attack every time he swings the bat.

    I have a mini heart attack every time this team leaves the bases loaded.

  49. naviomelo on August 15th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Unbelievable.

  50. flashbeak on August 15th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Sorry I accidentally block quoted what I wanted to say.

  51. EagleBonesFalconHawk on August 15th, 2009 9:19 pm

    The ump needs to get off his knees Cause he is BLOWING THE GAME

  52. jld on August 15th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Even the Yankee game threads are talking about what a terrible call that was.

  53. jld on August 15th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Langerhans has turned doubles into singles three times tonight.

  54. Techno_Viking- on August 15th, 2009 9:26 pm

    I’ve been flipping constantly back and forth between The Seahawks and The Mariners. And one game is frankly a lot more entertaining than the other (guess which one). But I decided to devote a substantial amount of uninterrupted viewing to The M’s bases loaded fiasco, just to see one of the worst calls ever made, and complete failure to get a hit.

    Thanks I know I somehow totally deserved that as a reward for my loyalty.

  55. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 9:30 pm

    Uh…that last pitch was in the batters box on the tracer.

  56. Paul L on August 15th, 2009 9:30 pm

    How in the hell does this guy have a job?

  57. georgmi on August 15th, 2009 9:34 pm

    Well, yeah, you’re gonna rack up some Ks if the ump won’t let a guy take a flippin’ ball.

  58. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 9:34 pm

    Griffey time! ahahaha not.

  59. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 9:39 pm

    *sigh*

  60. FelixFan on August 15th, 2009 9:40 pm

    When can we get a real DH?

  61. kayjay on August 15th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Has it ever been mentioned that Jeter wears man tights?

  62. FelixFan on August 15th, 2009 9:41 pm

    WHY DO YOU STEAL THIRD IN THAT POSITION!?! WHY!?!

  63. sniper61 on August 15th, 2009 9:42 pm

    About the time we have more than 1 or two players that can consistently get on base.

  64. Techno_Viking- on August 15th, 2009 9:43 pm

    What the hell did I just see happen!!!!!! My frustration is very high now!!

  65. hansk on August 15th, 2009 9:45 pm

    I already know I dislike CB Bucknor after he prematurely (and smugly) ejected Lou Piniella a number of years ago. I’m not sure whether this underscores my dislike, or I just should trust ESPN’s Gamecast. Either way, what’s wrong with this image:

    http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2491/picture1elx.png

    Note where the balls were called, and where the first strike was called (looking). Has anyone else noticed a lot of discrepancies in the balls/strike calling lately? USSMariner is right when they call for an automated system.

    Heck, they can even keep the Homeplate ump back there with an earpiece in and he can make the call based on what the computer tells him to his ear. For “posterity” sake.

  66. Mike Snow on August 15th, 2009 9:49 pm

    You’ll still need humans for stuff other than balls and strikes anyway, so the earpiece would be fine. The umpire can even call what he wants as far as I’m concerned, just so long as he knows that he’s overriding what the computer told him.

  67. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 9:49 pm

    If Russell hits a HR in his at-bat, will there be mass suicide in this thread? Or just deep, deep despair?

  68. naviomelo on August 15th, 2009 9:50 pm

    If Russell hits a HR in his at-bat, will there be mass suicide in this thread? Or just deep, deep despair?

    I’d be much happier with that than if he makes an out.

  69. henryv on August 15th, 2009 9:55 pm

    Either way, what’s wrong with this image:

    You’re using a mac?

  70. kenshabby on August 15th, 2009 10:02 pm

    This marks the game in which I’ve officially given up hope for a playoff appearance. Sure, I’ve known it’s been a longshot for a while, but this is it. Not that we’d do much in the postseason anyway. This series has been painful to watch–like slowly ripping a huge Band-Aid off a festering wound.

  71. georgmi on August 15th, 2009 10:08 pm

    So is there some review authority that provides feedback to umpires and helps them stop, you know, sucking?

  72. juneau_fan on August 15th, 2009 10:11 pm

    I’m pathetically sobbing, Just hit a homerun!

    And it didn’t happen….

  73. Liam on August 15th, 2009 10:12 pm

    If you’ve got an umpire making bad calls, does it pay to be a hacker?

  74. Paul L on August 15th, 2009 10:14 pm

    Bottom line: they’re just better than us, in every respect.

    It’s not a huge surprise given how much money they spend, but it does show how far we are from getting to the elite level.

    The biggest bummer is that since we’re in the AL we have to go through NY and Bos every year just to get to the World Series.

    We’re getting better, but we’re still probably two years away.

  75. Techno_Viking- on August 15th, 2009 10:19 pm

    You’re using a mac?

    Oh yes, because we all know Macs are the antichrist when it comes to computing systems and the like. Obviously…

  76. pinball1973 on August 15th, 2009 10:57 pm

    Isn’t it about time America found a cure for the Yankees? It’d probably put the tumor that has become the Red Sox into remission as well.

  77. scott19 on August 16th, 2009 10:57 am

    Figures that it would’ve been Bucknor making probably the most blatently bad call I’ve ever seen in all my years of watching the game. I mean, I know he’s had it in for the M’s for years now…but, geez, he might as well just have worn a pinstriped Yanks jersey out there behind the plate. >:(

    Alas, welcome to WWE-MLB, my friends. With such obviously biased “officiating” going on in what seems to be all of professional team sports these days, it’s no damn wonder so many kids now are paying more attention to sports like MMA, skatebording and extreme biking.

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