Game 137, M’s at A’s

DMZ · September 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

French v Anderson, 6:05

The Yahoo GameChannel lineup lists “SS J Wilson” twice, which I assume means that Josh is playing second. Jose Lopez at first, Designated Hugger Mike Sweeney bats fourth, again, inexplicably, so either shake your head or take your blood pressure medication, depending on how worked up you get about this kind of thing.

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59 Responses to “Game 137, M’s at A’s”

  1. Kouvre on September 5th, 2009 5:41 pm

    Currently, Josh Wilson is not even recognized by Yahoo as a Major League Baseball player, so it really could mean anything.

  2. wabbles on September 5th, 2009 5:48 pm

    Sweeney hitting cleanup again? AAAAAHHH!!!! Is he channeling Hargrove or something? ‘breath’ Anyway, we’re eight games over .500 and well on our way to costing a former co-worker a $50 bet that we would’t finish with 85 wins. So play ball!

  3. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 6:22 pm

    But, but, Sweeney’s been hot lately. Haven’t you been listening to Sims/Blowers?

    So best crowd so far, but I’m betting they gave away the seats to the breast cancer survivors, which mean 1/2 the crowd.

    So there, doubters! (I’m kidding, btw)

  4. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 6:24 pm

    Derek, make sure you keep disparaging Sweeney every time he DH’s… it always seems to work.

  5. DMZ on September 5th, 2009 6:25 pm

    I do it for the team.

  6. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 6:29 pm

    Hahahaha….Cust plays the field?

    Dear god.

  7. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 6:32 pm

    It’s in your hands, Rob….3, 2, 1….hits into DP….

  8. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 6:35 pm

    Ah, I use my powers of the reverse curse….

  9. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 6:36 pm

    Classic Ichiro…

  10. Dirk on September 5th, 2009 6:39 pm

    I hate MLB Gameday. Bases loaded and it says Ichiro hit the ball in play with no outs (but no runs) What?

  11. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 6:40 pm

    The bases weren’t loaded… Beltre and Wilson both scored on Johnson’s single.

  12. flashbeak on September 5th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Guti, if you’re going to GIDP, please don’t do it on the first pitch.

  13. Dirk on September 5th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Disregard – it erroneously showed bases loaded…. I still hate MLB Gameday

  14. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 6:41 pm

    Two hand, Lopey… two hands. It’s hard to find good help around here.

  15. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 6:42 pm

    So far, Lopez appears to be dogging ever so slightly at first tonight.

  16. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 6:44 pm

    I just can’t get over Josh Wilson… he cracks me up. If I saw him in the little league world series, I wouldn’t even think twice about it.

  17. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 7:00 pm

    I love Dave sometimes: Oh, good, here comes the pitching coach; I can finish my story.

  18. naviomelo on September 5th, 2009 7:02 pm

    Luke French is terrible.

  19. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 7:05 pm

    Is that what they’d call ‘manufacturing a run’?

  20. naviomelo on September 5th, 2009 7:22 pm

    Vargas, please.

  21. Paul B on September 5th, 2009 7:23 pm

    Luke French is terrible.

    No, he’s not.

    He’s a flyball pitcher with pretty decent control.

  22. naviomelo on September 5th, 2009 7:25 pm

    3 BB in 3 2/3 IP is terrible. Flyball pitchers are terrible. Flyballs flying over walls are tragic.

  23. DMZ on September 5th, 2009 7:26 pm

    I uh… I think I’m going to have to go make a beer run here. Ay yi yi.

  24. DMZ on September 5th, 2009 7:28 pm

    …and I just found out Pete’s is closed at 7 on Saturdays. Should have planned ahead.

  25. Paul B on September 5th, 2009 7:30 pm

    47 strikes to 27 balls. That doesn’t strike me as terrible.

    Sometimes pitchers have bad outings, it happens to them all, and it would be result based analysis to just conclude anything from a bad outing.

  26. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 7:36 pm

    I actually like that just a few players are wearing the pink tonight–seems more personal.

    Now, if Griffey were to have an at-bat, you know he’d hit a homerun.

  27. naviomelo on September 5th, 2009 7:41 pm

    The results tell me 36 2/3 IP, 17 BB, 22 K. That’s way below average in both K/9 and BB/9. And, like you said, he’s a flyball pitcher to boot. Yes, I know it’s only 36 2/3 IP, but my comment was that he is terrible, not that he will continue to be terrible.

  28. Paul B on September 5th, 2009 7:47 pm

    but my comment was that he is terrible, not that he will continue to be terrible.

    To be pedantic, I think you meant to say that his performance has been terrible. Which is arguable, but is not the same thing as saying he is terrible. If he is in fact a terrible pitcher, then the M’s should release him. I don’t think he is a terrible pitcher.

  29. Liam on September 5th, 2009 7:52 pm

    Thank you Mr. Cust

  30. naviomelo on September 5th, 2009 7:57 pm

    If he is in fact a terrible pitcher, then the M’s should release him.

    Not exactly. Michael Saunders has been a terrible hitter in 2009, but that doesn’t mean he has no ability or value. My comment was mainly an expression of frustration at French’s lack of success in a Mariner uniform since the trade was made.

  31. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 7:59 pm

    That outfield really does look like part of the parking lot. The warning track looks about 100 yards wide, and it’s so dark out there.

  32. Paul B on September 5th, 2009 8:04 pm

    Ichiro with his second hit.

    The countdown continues!

  33. flashbeak on September 5th, 2009 8:06 pm

    Rally.

  34. flashbeak on September 5th, 2009 8:07 pm

    But forget it, it will all be diminished with a DP ball right here.

  35. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 8:09 pm

    Yeah, you better beat it out, Lopez, or I would fly to Oaktown and kick your ass.

    I don’t like seeing Ichiro appear to be in pain. *chewing nails*

  36. Liam on September 5th, 2009 8:14 pm

    What does Sweeney do when he needs a hug?

  37. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 8:23 pm

    What does Sweeney do when he needs a hug?

    He does that thing where you fake making out with someone, by wrapping his arms really tightly around himself and making smooching noises.

  38. Liam on September 5th, 2009 8:32 pm

    I’m going to guess that Griffey strikes out.

  39. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 8:32 pm

    My god! My god! A pinch hitter….for Rob Johnson!

    Pretty funny that Griffey hasn’t announced his retirement and the fans are cheering him as though he has. Get a clue, Jr.

    And may my note about hitting HRs on important days for women come true!

  40. DMZ on September 5th, 2009 8:46 pm

    If we all go out and buy his books, is there any chance Batista will be so encouraged (and is currently frustrated enough with baseball) that he’d retire to pursue his literary dreams?

  41. pinball1973 on September 5th, 2009 8:49 pm

    Even just following on Gameday (which has Hall in Right and Ichiro at Third at the moment), seeing Batista as “pitcher” really pisses me off and spoils the game, winning or losing.
    Cheeses! Switch to a batting tee and make the defenders wear blinders instead! Or just pour gasoline over the field and provide the Oakland line-up with matches (which at least might look pretty).

    Kee-rap!

    Thanks for the hits, Ichiro!

  42. G-Man on September 5th, 2009 8:50 pm

    With Willie Bloomquist gone, can we call Bautista The Igniter?

  43. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 8:51 pm

    Messenger warming up…Gas Can Time!

    Oh wait….

  44. G-Man on September 5th, 2009 8:54 pm

    Why didn’t we get, say, Kelley in the 8th instead of Bautista?

  45. kyoko on September 5th, 2009 8:55 pm

    You know when the interim GM of the Nationals was aked why he’d DFAed Cabrera and he said because I was tired of watching him. That’s how I feel with Beluga. It just wears you out to have to watch him. The fact he works so slow just adds to teh effect.

  46. DMZ on September 5th, 2009 9:00 pm

    Ichiro, Ichiro, Ichiro

  47. Dirk on September 5th, 2009 9:00 pm

    Selfish Ichiro… getting a hit when down by 6 in the 9th….

  48. juneau_fan on September 5th, 2009 9:08 pm

    You get to the point where you say, get a few more runs so it’s not as humiliating. Gooooo, M’s!

  49. JerBear on September 5th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Rough night for Hall.

  50. Dirk on September 5th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Sombrero + 1 = UGGH!

  51. TWownsU on September 5th, 2009 9:14 pm

    Sucks that French gets the loss when Batista was the one who ruined the game. Especially since we would’ve tied it in the ninth.

  52. Breadbaker on September 5th, 2009 9:43 pm

    If there is some reason Batista is on the roster after September 1, let alone put in a game, it escapes me entirely.

  53. flashbeak on September 5th, 2009 9:44 pm

    How about Miguel Batista? What a champ.

  54. pinball1973 on September 5th, 2009 10:44 pm

    How about Miguel Batista? What a champ.

    Use your damn spell-check! It’s a “u”!!!

  55. Liam on September 5th, 2009 10:47 pm

    Especially since we would’ve tied it in the ninth.

    Baseball Events != Isolated and Guaranteed

  56. Colm on September 6th, 2009 12:27 am

    Yes. I make spelling mistakes all the time, but I try not to be a cock about it.

  57. DMZ on September 6th, 2009 12:39 am

    I think he’s making a champ/chump joke.

  58. joser on September 6th, 2009 12:06 pm

    “I’m always antsy when Ichiro is up there,” Anderson said. “I hate facing that guy the way he hits. It’s not a good matchup for me. He’s one of the toughest guys to face because he always finds a way to get the bat on the ball.”

    Well, that’s good to know. Because I suspect Anderson is going to he a thorn in our sides for several seasons to come. At least until the rest of the baseball world notices how good he is, at which point Beane flips him for a handful prospects, at least one of which turns out to be yet another stud pitcher in the making.

  59. joser on September 6th, 2009 12:10 pm

    Also: two Sweeneys, two Suzukis, and two Wilsons. Is there some record for most unrelated players sharing names in a game, and did this game break it? Especially impressive considering none of them were Cabrera, Martinez, or Lopez. We just needed Gabby in the bullpen to relieve Felix.

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