Game 149, Yankees at Mariners

DMZ · September 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Tui at… second?

RF-L Ichiro!
CF-R Gutierrez
1B-R Lopez
DH-0 Sweeney
3B-R Beltre
C-R Johjima
LF-R Hall
2B-R Tuiasosopo
SS-R Wilson

Talk about stacking it. Wow.

Comments

85 Responses to “Game 149, Yankees at Mariners”

  1. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 6:22 pm

    He played second for about twelve innings on Thursday as well. And he looked damn fine doing it. Showing more range than any other player has at the position all year. I’d much rather see him playing than Saunders at this point.

  2. Mike Snow on September 19th, 2009 6:36 pm

    In terms of where we would play them over the long term (and in light of Dave’s comment yesterday), it’s possible that Hall and Tuiasosopo should be swapped.

  3. Mike Snow on September 19th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Now that I read Baker’s blog post, turns out they did in fact consider that.

  4. Liam on September 19th, 2009 7:13 pm

    Dave Valle on radio for those who prefer him over Dave Sims.

  5. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 7:16 pm

    What the hell is up with FSN?

  6. Liam on September 19th, 2009 7:16 pm

    Good job FSN cutting to a commercial while in play.

  7. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 7:17 pm

    And it looks like they missed an amazing play.

  8. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 7:19 pm

    The Gameday mugshot of A-Rod looks likes somebody smacked him in the face a few times then yelled at him to smile.

  9. naviomelo on September 19th, 2009 7:42 pm

    Valle reminds me of the good ol’ days. He actually speaks as the color commentator, which Sims rarely does.

  10. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 7:50 pm

    Wow – this strike zone seams really inconsistent….

  11. Colm on September 19th, 2009 7:52 pm

    Meh.
    Valle is competent enough but tends to rub me the wrong way. I kinda like Sims.
    Hey, Tui takes a walk!

  12. Holmes on September 19th, 2009 7:52 pm

    Please go away Bill Hall.

  13. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 7:58 pm

    Texeira looks like a young John Elway with his Yankee haircut.

  14. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:01 pm

    Announcers have talked about big men playing second base both times Tui has started. Both times they’ve failed to mention Jeff Kent. He will probably be a hall of famer and early in his career the Blue Jays and Mets tried to make him a third baseman because of his size. If a guy can play a position his build should not matter. Does Ichiro’s diminutive stature mean he shouldn’t play the corner outfield.

  15. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 8:02 pm

    Great play.

  16. fiftyone on September 19th, 2009 8:02 pm

    Whooey Tui!

  17. Holmes on September 19th, 2009 8:05 pm

    Tui is nasty

  18. msb on September 19th, 2009 8:08 pm

    How bad is your throw, to not double up Lopie?

  19. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:08 pm

    I knew Lopez couldn’t have really beat out a double play ball.

  20. fiftyone on September 19th, 2009 8:09 pm

    You mean J.Slo, msb?

  21. msb on September 19th, 2009 8:09 pm

    How bad is your throw, to not catch Sweeney?

  22. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 8:10 pm

    The young Alex Rodriguez gets him by two steps. Of course, the young Alex Rodriguez was a shortstop.

  23. fiftyone on September 19th, 2009 8:13 pm

    Wow, AB might really have checked his swing there, which evens out the bad call category for the inning.

  24. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 8:14 pm

    I was once a sentimental young man who liked Dave Valle behind the plate. Now, I am a sentimental older guy who likes Dave Valle behind a microphone.

    Truth be told, I like Dave Sims too.

    As far as I am concerned, Dave Niehaus can call games until he is 300 years old. He is the Seattle Mariners.

    All three Daves truly love the game and that spirit overrides whatever malapropism might escape their lips.

  25. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 8:16 pm

    Dammit, where’s Gamera when you need him?

  26. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 8:20 pm
  27. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 8:21 pm

    Dammit, where’s Gamera when you need him?

    How true!

    Of course, Mothra could’ve just flown up in the air and caught that one as well. :)

  28. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 8:22 pm

    Thanks littlesongs, I needed that.

  29. Pine Tar on September 19th, 2009 8:23 pm

    CC Sabathia is not this good. It is silly that wins is considered for the Cy Young.

  30. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 8:25 pm

    BTW, thanks for that link there, Littlesongs.

    I remember that theme song from an episode of MST3K where they were spoofing a Gamera adventure…though now I will have that song in my head for the rest of the night! :o

  31. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:25 pm

    In what world is the twenty-three blown leads by the M’s bullpen great?

  32. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:32 pm

    Tex should end Fister’s night.

  33. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 8:33 pm

    You’re welcome Dirk and Scott19. Gamera is my favorite. I am also fond of Gekko Kamen, but he is not much help on the field.

    Tonight is do or die for the Mavericks. They are only down 4-3 in the eighth, but they have made mistakes and San Jose is outhitting them 11-6.

  34. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 8:34 pm

    Thanks, mw3. It must feel great to be a prognosticator of bad tidings.

  35. fiftyone on September 19th, 2009 8:34 pm

    Well that degenerated pretty fast.

  36. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:34 pm

    Who couldn’t see this coming?

  37. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:37 pm

    Let’s face it Breadbaker, Fister is a once through the lineup reliever. Not a starting pitcher.

  38. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 8:37 pm

    I get the feeling Wak told Fister that he’s pitching as long as it takes to get out of the inning to save the Bullpen. I’m not sure even Ichiro!! (thats right, 2 exclamation points) can save us now.

  39. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 8:38 pm

    Or, he could be leaving right now… one or the other….

  40. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 8:38 pm

    Tex should end Fister’s night.

    Though I didn’t really want to see it happen..you could start a 1-900-psychic line with calls like that, mw3!

  41. Holmes on September 19th, 2009 8:42 pm

    Fister…. He’s… He’s… He’s… not good.

  42. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:44 pm

    I don’t want to see a loss either. I’m still holding out hope the M’s can match the ’07 win total. This team deserves 88 wins alot more than Sexson, Vidro, et. all.

  43. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 8:51 pm

    That was frightening.

  44. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 8:54 pm

    OMG…a few inches higher and that could’ve been another Kuroda episode…

    Also, your Gold Glove defense is much appreciated there, Alex!

  45. bradguy on September 19th, 2009 8:58 pm

    It’s not that Fister’s no good…it’s because Jojima can’t call a ballgame. Fister’s best pitch is a changeup, and all Jojima can call for is fastballs.

  46. Pine Tar on September 19th, 2009 8:59 pm

    Oh Man… Niehaus just had no idea who was up.

  47. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 9:04 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that the trains at Safeco still screw with visiting teams the way that the jets over Shea did for years? I like it.

    Two wild pitches and the Mavericks got themselves a runner at third in the ninth, but it all ends on a fly ball. San Jose swept them in 3 and the all too brief Mariners postseason is over.

  48. georgmi on September 19th, 2009 9:08 pm

    Did that commercial just say Dairy Queen chicken strips are so tasteless that even a dog won’t eat them?

  49. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:14 pm

    Did that commercial just say Dairy Queen chicken strips are so tasteless that even a dog won’t eat them?

    I never really looked at it that way, but thought it was kind of a cute ad, anyway…

    Or, at least, slightly less non-cerebral than most of their ads are.

  50. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 9:14 pm

    Can fans nominate players for the elite corps of El Ben Show? I think Bill Hall deserves to join that hallowed brotherhood. Do I hear a second?

  51. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:16 pm

    Uh-oh…here come “Da Mess”!

  52. Mike Snow on September 19th, 2009 9:16 pm

    So, is he looking good because all that hard work is paying off, or is he looking good by contrast with Lopez?

  53. JerBear on September 19th, 2009 9:18 pm

    I was wondering that same thing, Mike. But color me impressed either way.

  54. pinball1973 on September 19th, 2009 9:19 pm

    It’s not that Fister’s no good…it’s because Jojima can’t call a ballgame. Fister’s best pitch is a changeup, and all Jojima can call for is fastballs.

    “Yeah. That overpaid Joh-Jap punk! Where’s Johnson when you need ‘im!!!”

    The ignorance of fans like this transcends the annoying and leaps into the hilarious.

    Oh, and without any disrespect to the many, many great players on the team, I despise the very idea of the Yankees.

  55. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Oh no.

    Here comes The Chef.

  56. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Well, well…Wak’s got the Burger Chef warming up in the pen now…

    Must be Gas Can Giveaway Night down at the ol’ Safe!

  57. DMZ on September 19th, 2009 9:25 pm

    CHEF CHEF CHEF CHEF

  58. pinball1973 on September 19th, 2009 9:28 pm

    Does “SS J Wilson” really exist, or does the official scorer just make up what kind of “out” was “produced”? Gameday shows no picture and “his” BA is listed at .000.

  59. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 9:28 pm

    Silva Time!

    Silva time makes me feel like having a drink.

  60. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:28 pm

    NO NO NO NO

  61. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 9:29 pm

    The Chef is out in the bullpen. Better grab a sixer and some heavy duty paper plates.

    So, is he looking good because all that hard work is paying off, or is he looking good by contrast with Lopez?

    It could just be that “Tui” has more of a ring than “Loafie” when you say it. “Tui” sounds like part of a famous double play combination and I like that potential.

    On the other hand, “Loafie” sounds like an animatronic casserole that talks to young visitors touring a packing plant.

    Mike, all kidding aside, that is a very valid question. I do like his glove so far.

  62. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:29 pm

    Actually, that’s not a bad idea for a giveaway…”the first 20k fans receive a collectable Mariners gas can”…courtesy of one of the many sponsoring service station chains.

  63. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:29 pm

    Brad Adam tells us about the Tracer technology whilst going through puberty.

  64. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:30 pm

    Hey, has this guy lost weight?

  65. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:33 pm

    No, but seriously. Why is Hall out there?

    Anyone?

  66. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:37 pm

    No, but seriously. Why is Hall out there?

    Anyone?

    Because Niehaus just mentioned that “quite frankly, he (Wak) didn’t have anybody else to play out there”…

    Which I find hard to believe, since both Ryan Langerhans and Michael Saunders were still on the roster the last time I looked.

  67. DMZ on September 19th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Heck of a job there, Chef.

  68. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 9:43 pm

    Two-thirds of an inning and at least one run allowed…ah, there’s our Chef!

  69. JerBear on September 19th, 2009 9:47 pm

    Which I find hard to believe, since both Ryan Langerhans and Michael Saunders were still on the roster the last time I looked.

    According to Baker, Langerhans is came down with something and is unavailable, and since they’re already babying Saunders they didn’t want to throw him in there against Sabathia. Although, yeah, I’d still rather see Saunders.

  70. Carson on September 19th, 2009 9:49 pm

    I hope all you people that complain about Sims are enjoying the awesomeness that is Rick Rizzs.

  71. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 10:00 pm

    Egads…it’s a Saundrs sighting!

  72. Carson on September 19th, 2009 10:00 pm

    Well, thanks for the late inning defensive replacement in left field, Wak.

  73. Carson on September 19th, 2009 10:01 pm

    Ha, I think Tex is upset he didn’t get the double.

  74. Dirk on September 19th, 2009 10:02 pm

    If Teixeira wins the MVP he should send thank you letters to the Mariner pitching staff.

  75. littlesongs on September 19th, 2009 10:03 pm

    I guess Saunders was sent out there to get a better view of that jack by Teixeira.

  76. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 10:07 pm

    *Make that Saunders.

    Guess I was so excited to see somebody out there who could actually play left field tonight that I was a little fast on the keyboard…

    Although, speaking of Japanese sci-fi heroes, he’d have had to have been Jet Jaguar to have a chance at making a play on Tex’s HR just then.

  77. msb on September 19th, 2009 10:11 pm

    it’s because Jojima can’t call a ballgame. Fister’s best pitch is a changeup, and all Jojima can call for is fastballs.

    Hey! Fister does have a good change-up!

    “Kenji Johjima, who has caught Fister’s starts with Seattle, said the rookie’s changeup is one of his most useful weapons, and that’s why he called more changes than sliders.

    “He has a lot of confidence in his changeup, as well as command,” Johjima said through an interpreter. “And that’s what I saw the previous start, so I tried to make that as effective as possible.”

  78. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 10:12 pm

    Tui Funk Blast?

  79. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 10:14 pm

    Well, in summarizing this absolute stinker of a game, my question would be…how the hell could last night’s game — on a warm Friday night with Felix on the mound — draw only 28k while this one draw over 42k?

  80. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 10:16 pm

    Tui walk. Almost as good.

  81. msb on September 19th, 2009 10:17 pm

    how the hell could last night’s game — on a warm Friday night with Felix on the mound — draw only 28k while this one draw over 42k?

    Everyone must have been at the Storm game last night ….

  82. scott19 on September 19th, 2009 10:21 pm

    Everyone must have been at the Storm game last night ….

    Actually, I’d forgotten that there was also tons of local HS football going on last night as well…

    Although, I remember how “back in the day” (i.e. 2000-03) that would not have been a deterrent even on a Friday night in September.

  83. mw3 on September 19th, 2009 10:25 pm

    If Sabathia wins his last two starts, he’ll have twenty wins. And probably another Cy Young Award.

  84. Breadbaker on September 19th, 2009 11:04 pm

    This one had free t-shirts.

  85. TWownsU on September 19th, 2009 11:32 pm

    I went to the game. Tui made some great plays, Guti almost made an amazing catch in the first inning, many bad first base calls (for and against) and many japanese crowding my aisle for a picture of Ichiro. (section 114 row 5)

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