Game 145, White Sox at Mariners

Mike Snow · September 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

We’ve covered Snell. The pitching matchup also features the return of Freddy Garcia, in case that’s of interest to you.

It’s stretching things a little bit, but I could imagine a starting outfield of guys who are in some fashion a product of the Garcia trade. Put Ichiro at DH for a day to rest his hamstring, and you could have Langerhans (acquired for Morse) in RF, Gutierrez of course in CF, and Endy Chavez in LF. Both of the latter two were part of the trade that involved, among others, Jeremy Reed. So what if Chavez is on the DL and they wouldn’t have even picked up Langerhans if he hadn’t been hurt, this is just a silly exercise.

The real lineup:

RF-L Ichiro
CF-R Gutierrez
2B-R Lopez
DH-L Griffey
3B-R Beltre
LF-R Hall
C-R Johjima
1B-L Carp
SS-R Jack

Comments

40 Responses to “Game 145, White Sox at Mariners”

  1. Liam on September 15th, 2009 7:01 pm

    Carlos Silva has been activated, so watch out!

  2. Mike Snow on September 15th, 2009 7:10 pm

    Apparently Batista is back with the team as well. His hair is not.

  3. joser on September 15th, 2009 7:11 pm

    And how did the M’s get Freddy? RJ is the gift that keeps on giving.

  4. DMZ on September 15th, 2009 7:12 pm

    Blowers doesn’t think there’s any doubt about it! PRE FIRST PITCH NO DOUBT!!

  5. msb on September 15th, 2009 7:13 pm

    No doubt he does!

    Does Mike like No Doubt, though?

  6. msb on September 15th, 2009 7:14 pm

    Was Batista’s family issue seeing his barber?

  7. naviomelo on September 15th, 2009 7:28 pm

    Rizzs mentioned it on the radio, but I think it’s worth repeating: Nobody has connected the present with the past like Ichiro. I certainly wouldn’t have looked up Willie Keeler and George Sisler if it weren’t for the great Ichiro breaking their records.

  8. joser on September 15th, 2009 7:33 pm

    Carlos Silva has been activated, so watch out!

    And suddenly I’m reminded of the self-aware bomb that was mistakenly activated in Dark Star:
    “What is your one purpose in life?”
    “To explode, of course”

  9. msb on September 15th, 2009 7:34 pm

    It’s Ken Griffey Jr Foul Ball Giveaway Night!

  10. TWownsU on September 15th, 2009 7:35 pm

    Nice job Griffey. Took a few tries though. :P

  11. msb on September 15th, 2009 7:37 pm

    Rizzs mentioned it on the radio, but I think it’s worth repeating: Nobody has connected the present with the past like Ichiro.

    McGrath had a good column on that this morning

  12. naviomelo on September 15th, 2009 7:38 pm

    A Kenji XBH the other way?

  13. msb on September 15th, 2009 7:40 pm

    Can’t say I hate it when AJ makes a mistake …

  14. naviomelo on September 15th, 2009 7:50 pm

    Thanks msb, that was an awesome link.

  15. bookbook on September 15th, 2009 8:49 pm

    Where’s Saunders? I’m starting to dislike the Bill Hall pick-up.

  16. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Dave just said on the radio that the M’s swept the Reds the last time they played in Safeco. The Reds totally destroyed the M’s the first game. 16-1.

  17. fiftyone on September 15th, 2009 8:57 pm

    You could make a long list of Dave’s nightly screwups, but that’s not the point, now, is it? I’d rather listen to a billion “Carlos Lopez” or “That was Jr.’s 626th home run of the year” than the other guys say something bland and recycled yet factually accurate.

  18. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 9:02 pm

    I agree. Only it’s hard when you hear “swung on and belted” with the intonation that had meant a sure homer for 32 years on a pop up to center. I grieve.

  19. msb on September 15th, 2009 9:11 pm

    Safeco made HR calls hard on Dave, too … a lot of balls that just flew out in the Dome die a sad death here.

  20. fiftyone on September 15th, 2009 9:16 pm

    …a happy, happy death in DTFT’s glove.

  21. Kazinski on September 15th, 2009 9:21 pm

    And how did the M’s get Freddy? RJ is the gift that keeps on giving.

    RJ? He was just a transitional piece, we picked up Randy Johnson for Mark Langston.

  22. Colm on September 15th, 2009 9:32 pm

    Argh. I hate sac bunts. They make me think of Bob Melvin.

  23. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 9:34 pm

    That sac bunt sure worked out well, didn’t it?

  24. msb on September 15th, 2009 9:34 pm

    Sigh.

  25. SequimRealEstate on September 15th, 2009 9:35 pm

    Sac bunts should be reserved for the Josh Wilsons of baseball.

  26. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 9:41 pm

    White Sox get two runners on: big trouble.
    M’s get two runners on: so what?

  27. msb on September 15th, 2009 9:43 pm

    Oh, just throw Batista & Silva in there, too.

    Get it over with.

  28. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 9:53 pm

    Your wish is Wak’s command, msb.

  29. msb on September 15th, 2009 9:55 pm

    If only that were so.

    I am happier, now that AJ was out at 2nd.

  30. JerBear on September 15th, 2009 9:58 pm

    Bad tag by Wilson, but that was a hell of a throw by Guti!

  31. msb on September 15th, 2009 10:01 pm

    How many fly ball outs is that for the Ms?

  32. msb on September 15th, 2009 10:13 pm

    Ballgirl gets Player of the Game.

  33. Breadbaker on September 15th, 2009 10:13 pm

    According to Facebook, six people “like” the fact that the M’s activated Silva today. I didn’t realize he had that many relatives.

  34. JerBear on September 15th, 2009 10:16 pm

    Frickin Lopez swinging at ball four. I suppose it’s less heartbreaking to watch him strike out than Griffey. It’s better that way.

  35. Carson on September 15th, 2009 11:28 pm

    Another solid outing by Washburn for Detroit tonight.

  36. Paul B on September 16th, 2009 6:32 am

    Where’s Saunders? I’m starting to dislike the Bill Hall pick-up.

    I was thinking that too. Hall in left field with a righty on the mound, and Saunders and Langerhans on the bench.

    I don’t think I can make any sense of that. The only possible explanations I can think of involve them being sure Beltre will be leaving and Hall will be the third baseman next year if they determine he can still hit.

  37. GripS on September 16th, 2009 9:28 am

    Another solid outing by Washburn for Detroit tonight.

    Yep…. and Robles did quite well in his 32 innings in High Desert this year.

    2.78 ERA (hitter friendly park) 23 hits 10 runs and 34 Strikeouts!

  38. Ralph_Malph on September 16th, 2009 9:36 am

    Most amazing thing about Washburn’s outing last night — he walked Miguel Olivo. And Bloomquist a HR away from the cycle (though only one AB against Washburn).

    Washburn’s numbers with Detroit: 1-3, 7.33 ERA, 12 HR in 43 IP.

  39. Mike Snow on September 16th, 2009 9:50 am

    So Olivo (speaking of guys who were traded for Freddy Garcia) is just one ahead of Betancourt in walks, with close to twice as many plate appearances for the Royals.

  40. msb on September 16th, 2009 10:00 am

    Apparently, it is Washburn’s knee, which seems to be getting worse.

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