Game 133, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · September 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Santana v Fister. Nice of the weather to clear in time, too.

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74 Responses to “Game 133, Angels at Mariners”

  1. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 6:43 pm
  2. Liam on September 1st, 2009 6:53 pm

    Looking forward to the “Nutcracker” music when Beltre comes up to bat.

  3. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 7:09 pm

    krueger haiku

    chasing down cobb
    read the scouting report
    soft underbelly

  4. mln on September 1st, 2009 7:11 pm

    Looking forward to the “Nutcracker” music when Beltre comes up to bat.

    “Great Balls of Fire” would also be appropos.

  5. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 7:13 pm

    Maybe it’s because I live in Korea and can’t watch the games on TV (which is why I keep commenting on craptasticness of MLB Gameday), but what the hell is up with the Kruger haiku?

  6. naviomelo on September 1st, 2009 7:14 pm

    Man, the audio quality on MLB Gameday Audio is so much better tonight.

  7. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 7:15 pm

    Sorry – “Krueger”

  8. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 7:17 pm

    I see Red and his woman have some good seats tonight for Beltre’s return…

  9. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 7:18 pm

    Nice, Joh. So nice to see.

    Sorry, Dirk, I don’t pay attention to Krueger very much because he scares me. Not sure if he does real haiku, but he does his keys to the game list, which probably could be turned into a weird haiku.

    Shit like:

    Strike out more batters. Oh, thanks for the tip!

  10. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 7:22 pm

    Red has a woman??

    Wow.

  11. G-Man on September 1st, 2009 7:28 pm

    Sweeney comes through!

  12. Lauren, token chick on September 1st, 2009 7:29 pm

    Ha! They did it. Awesome.

  13. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 7:30 pm

    Did Dave just theorize on whether or not Beltre was wearing a cup?

    “I can’t tell if he is or is, I just hope he is.”

  14. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 7:30 pm

    There it is! The nutcracker! That’s awesome…

  15. Lauren, token chick on September 1st, 2009 7:30 pm

    He did. But the music was way more fun.

  16. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 7:30 pm

    Dave Niehaus wonders out loud as Beltre steps in, “Is he? Or isn’t he? I honestly can’t tell. I sure hope so.”

  17. msb on September 1st, 2009 7:33 pm

    Red has a woman??

    and a very nice lady she is, too.

  18. msb on September 1st, 2009 7:48 pm

    DMZ, did you have the potato trick in your book?

  19. Lauren, token chick on September 1st, 2009 7:51 pm

    What’s supposedly wrong with Silva again? I can’t even remember it’s been so long. Besides suckiness, that is.

  20. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 7:57 pm

    Silva lasted a whole inning with Everett tonight. In his start, he gave up 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) and a stolen base. Oddly enough, he also managed to get 3 strikeouts.

  21. msb on September 1st, 2009 7:59 pm

    Silva had an internal impingement and fraying of the labrum and rotator cuff. I assume he was on a pitch count in Everett– and that he faced some wildly-swinging young batters

  22. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 8:04 pm

    …he faced some wildly-swinging young batters.

    I almost forgot to mention that Silva had a wild pitch. He must have packed a whole lot of adventure into that single frame.

  23. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 8:08 pm

    I like how Wilson pretty much made that play on a ball to Jose’s left…

  24. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 8:12 pm

    and a very nice lady she is, too.

    Golly. I’m just imagining him whipping that Beltre bobblehead out in a sexy moment and totally ruining the mood. Or would it be that huge Beltre face mask?

    Has anyone asked Red what he’ll do if Beltre does leave as expected?

  25. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 8:18 pm

    Sooo… tell me again how was the first pitch to Kenji a ball, and the second one was a strike?

  26. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’m just imagining him whipping that Beltre bobblehead out in a sexy moment and totally ruining the mood.

    And how do you know that wouldn’t be a turn-on?

  27. daveblev on September 1st, 2009 8:20 pm

    If it was someone other than the designated hugger on third base, that run scores on the throw from Morales to 2nd.

  28. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 8:21 pm

    *covering eyes*

    Which is the greater horror? Imaging dress up as Beltre sex games or seeing them once again with a guy on third and no way to get him home?

  29. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 8:21 pm

    I’m getting tired of the Mariners failing to score with a runner on 3rd with less than two outs. It’s like giving runs to the other team.

  30. daveblev on September 1st, 2009 8:24 pm

    Sweeney should have broke for him after the bluff, I mean I doubt he beats the throw him but at least take a chance. Beltre was visibly upset about it.

  31. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 8:38 pm

    Please, Mariners’ FO, do not pick up Figgins. I cannot stand either his odd little facial hair or his first name pronunciation and couldn’t face them daily.

  32. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 8:38 pm

    Climb aboard the magical Mike Sweeney farewell tour! Step right this way!

    Oh…

    Never mind.

  33. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 8:51 pm

    Ackley was rockin an ACC Hoodie hahaha college boy!

  34. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 8:54 pm

    Our offense makes me want to light myself on fire and stab my eyes out. Why do I watch this team every game…..

    One GD run thru 24 innings

  35. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 8:59 pm

    Or:
    - 9 Hits through 24 innings
    - two by Ichiro in 6 innings

  36. SonOfZavaras on September 1st, 2009 9:02 pm

    I’m not in love with Fister as a starter, yet. I keep on thinking “Dude, you’re Ryan Franklin, except 5 inches taller”.

    But I’m well on the way to liking him.

  37. juneau_fan on September 1st, 2009 9:10 pm

    My god, the excitement almost killed me! A score! A score!

    And an out….

  38. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 9:10 pm

    Gosh dangit Lopez… you are the only one on the team who would find a way to F that one up. Good to see the M’s leading a ball game.

  39. G-Man on September 1st, 2009 9:10 pm

    What the heck was Abreau doing out there, dancing around the ball?

  40. JerBear on September 1st, 2009 9:11 pm

    Frick, Lopez!!! Nice hit and all, but getting caught between 2nd and 3rd was a bonehead move. You could have been in in scoring position with 2 outs for…. oh, nevermind. I guess it wouldn’t have mattered.

  41. G-Man on September 1st, 2009 9:12 pm

    I think Lopez was trying to draw a throw to be sure the run scored.

  42. G-Man on September 1st, 2009 9:13 pm

    What the heck is Fister doing out there? Bring on Lowe and DA.

  43. flashbeak on September 1st, 2009 9:15 pm

    I am so sick and tired of the runner being caught in a rundown immediately after an RBI hit. It kills every ounce of excitement delivered by the hit.

  44. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 9:15 pm

    What the heck is Fister doing out there? Bring on Lowe and DA.

    You’ll rue the day you ask for the DA….

  45. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 9:18 pm

    One GD run thru 24 innings

    Or:
    - 9 Hits through 24 innings
    - two by Ichiro in 6 innings

    Franklin Gutierrez comes home again!

    I thought we might have to wait for Ryan Langerhans to hit a walk-off shot in the 11th.

    Setting aside our offensive anemia, Doug Fister looked pretty decent tonight.

  46. SonOfZavaras on September 1st, 2009 9:22 pm

    The Good Mark Lowe showed up tonight. Good thing. If he had blown Fister’s win, he’d owe Doug one fat steak dinner.

  47. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 9:22 pm

    Please… insurance runs… for the love of all living things.

  48. Faceplant on September 1st, 2009 9:23 pm

    I don’t know. Fister, to me, looked like every other pitch to contact groundballer that is pitching in front of a good defense.

    Speaking of good defense, a Jack Wilson / Adrian Beltre left side of the infield is just unfair.

  49. Paul L on September 1st, 2009 9:28 pm

    Anyone else nervous?

  50. SonOfZavaras on September 1st, 2009 9:29 pm

    Aardsma has to face Abreu-Hunter-Guerrero for the save.

    I have something that could be called a sinking feeling….

  51. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 9:30 pm

    Anyone else nervous?

    Always…

  52. Lauren, token chick on September 1st, 2009 9:32 pm

    If they’re determined on this DA business, they should play the Law & Order “dunh-dunh” noise before each pitch.

  53. Faceplant on September 1st, 2009 9:32 pm

    Wow. I wonder if Hannahan coming in as a defensive replacement for Mike Carp gives us any isight into how the Mariners view Carp.

    Outside of this year has Hannahan ever really played first?

  54. Faceplant on September 1st, 2009 9:35 pm

    I am officialy scared to death.

  55. Paul L on September 1st, 2009 9:35 pm

    I’m guessing this next at-bat results in either a strikeout or a ball landing in Qwest Field.

  56. hark on September 1st, 2009 9:36 pm

    Faceplant:

    Hannahan played 10 games for the A’s at first last year, and has played 5 for us at first this year. In that (ridiculously small) sample, he has a UZR/150 of 18.9. Small sample size aside, Hannahan is a defensively stellar corner infielder.

    a Jack Wilson / Adrian Beltre left side of the infield is just unfair.

    As unafir as an Ichiro!/Guti/Chaunderhans outfield?

  57. Paul L on September 1st, 2009 9:36 pm

    Happy to be wrong :)

  58. G-Man on September 1st, 2009 9:36 pm

    Less nervous with Vlad gone.

  59. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 9:38 pm

    Fister, to me, looked like every other pitch to contact groundballer that is pitching in front of a good defense.

    In other words, pretty decent.

    Aardsma!

  60. Faceplant on September 1st, 2009 9:39 pm

    As unafir as an Ichiro!/Guti/Chaunderhans outfield

    This defense makes me happy.

  61. truntle on September 1st, 2009 9:39 pm

    I was just thinking the same thing faceplant. It can’t be a good omen for Carp that a guy that has never played 1B is coming in as a defensive replacement. Doesn’t bode well for your future here.

  62. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 9:40 pm

    WHOOOOOO! *huge sigh*

  63. EagleBonesFalconHawk on September 1st, 2009 9:40 pm

    Angels just got Fistered!

  64. Paul L on September 1st, 2009 9:40 pm

    Ha ha, check out Krueger’s hair in the back when he turns to the side.

    I’ve heard of the comb over, but never the comb back.

  65. SonOfZavaras on September 1st, 2009 9:42 pm

    Whew.

    Every time Guerrero comes up against us in a tight situation, I always go “Please, God, let him hit it only 300 feet and right at one of the outfielders”.

    Nice to see him settle for 120 feet- and right at Lopez’ glove.

  66. Lauren, token chick on September 1st, 2009 9:42 pm

    DUNH-DUNH!

  67. Willmore2000 on September 1st, 2009 9:44 pm

    THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!!!! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!!! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!!!!

    oh wait … it’s just another M’s win in a lost season … wheeeee.

  68. littlesongs on September 1st, 2009 9:51 pm

    oh wait … it’s just another M’s win in a lost season … wheeeee.

    Many of us followed this team from 1977-1990 without a finish over .500 and you are crying about this year? C’mon.

  69. Dirk on September 1st, 2009 10:01 pm

    Many of us followed this team from 1977-1990 without a finish over .500 and you are crying about this year? C’mon.

    Some of us were spoiled by the ’95-’03 M’s. Despite the years of sucking ’94 and earlier, I want the M’s to contend every year. Yeah, over .500 is good, but it should not be the goal.

    I believe Jay Buhner about threw a fit the first year the Mariners finished over .500 and celebrated like they won the WS. The goal should be to win a championship.

    Is this season a positive step forward? Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes…! However, it is not the goal and being 10 games out on Sep 1 is not something to be happy about.

  70. diderot on September 1st, 2009 10:41 pm

    being 10 games out on Sep 1 is not something to be happy about.

    Funny, this makes me happy.

  71. Breadbaker on September 1st, 2009 11:07 pm

    I actually think the world is better with both people who are absolutely pleased to go over .500 or improve a record a long way and people like Buhner who push you to go farther. If I’m Jack Wilson and I can see a pennant race even this close, why should I feel lousy because I’m on a team that isn’t as good as the Angels. Of course he should be happy. Happy is not the same as content, and having someone who reminds you of that is good, too.

  72. mln on September 2nd, 2009 4:06 am

    Golly. I’m just imagining him whipping that Beltre bobblehead out in a sexy moment and totally ruining the mood. Or would it be that huge Beltre face mask?

    Has anyone asked Red what he’ll do if Beltre does leave as expected?

    Maybe adopt an Adrian Beltre blow up doll?

  73. msb on September 2nd, 2009 8:18 am

    Despite the years of sucking ‘94 and earlier, I want the M’s to contend every year.

    You may want that, but it isn’t that likely with the cyclic nature of baseball.

  74. WTF_Ms on September 2nd, 2009 10:19 am

    Despite the years of sucking ‘94 and earlier, I want the M’s to contend every year.

    You may want that, but it isn’t that likely with the cyclic nature of baseball.

    AND….we don’t have an ownership group like the Red Sox, or Yanks…so we can’t “buy” yearly contention.

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