Game 36, Mariners at Rays

Dave · May 15, 2010 at 11:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Vargas vs Shields, 1:10 pm.

Well, we got our miracle yesterday – hope for another one.


419 Responses to “Game 36, Mariners at Rays”

  1. scott19 on May 15th, 2010 4:01 pm

    If this keeps up, I think I’m gonna start going over to Marymoor Park in Redmond and watching some of the guys from MS play rec league cricket…that would be more enjoyable.

  2. MrZDevotee on May 15th, 2010 4:01 pm

    “I need a beer.”

    MBK- I helped you out there. You had a typo.

  3. fiftyone on May 15th, 2010 4:03 pm

    Sadly, I meant that many more walk-off hits against us this year. Until Wak learns that the highest-leverage times are not designed for your worst arms.

  4. Harrison on May 15th, 2010 4:03 pm

    is McClaren still around? He couldn’t be any worse…it’s more Wak’s fault than it is the bullpens fault. Where’s Wak been all this season?! Man oh man.

  5. joser on May 15th, 2010 4:04 pm

    However, they did just mention that one of the upcoming post-game concerts at the Trop was the Barenaked Ladies — who would be kind of fun to hang around after a baseball game to hear.

    Concerts in domes tend to suck but yeah, that would be fun. I wonder if they draw more than the Rays seem to?

  6. MrZDevotee on May 15th, 2010 4:05 pm

    Got it. I was just joking that it was dangerous to say “season” ’cause we might mistakenly do it 50 more times before the end of June (Spring being a “season”). It was gallows humor (not very good, granted… sorry).

  7. joser on May 15th, 2010 4:06 pm

    So is the Game 36 recap going to be entitled “Resume Dying”?

  8. Ichiroll on May 15th, 2010 4:07 pm

    To make matters worse, (to the optimists, it makes matters better) the Rangers also lost today, which means they Mariners lost no ground. It would make me feel better if the Rangers just ran away with this division, the more the Mariners are in contention, the more I feel like I want to jump out this window, because I know they will never catch the Rangers or anyone else in this division. Just allows for more heartbreaks, and pressure. Rawr!

  9. littlesongs on May 15th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Rizzs just said that was the tenth game this year that the Mariners lost on the last pitch. Without the bullpen meltdowns, passed balls and damnable bad luck, the M’s are 24-12. Final at bat losses or “FABL” account for 27% of our total record. In other words, fans are drinking themselves to sleep at least one out of every four games.

  10. nohkul on May 15th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Top of 9th they walk Guti and he steals 2nd with no outs. Sweeney has one strike against him and they let him swing away. Why didn’t they try to bunt Guti over to 3rd and Lopez try to get a sac fly?

    Sweeney fouls and then i out on a grounder to 3rd and Guti is stranded at 2nd. Next two batters out and we don’t score any runs in the inning.

    Am I missing something? Why not bunt? Is Sweeney that bad at bunting and it’s better to take our chances with him swinging the bat?

  11. Utis on May 15th, 2010 4:09 pm

    The little things. Can Wak learn from this? He needs to manage more agressively. The margin for error on this team is razor thin. Every little edge counts.

    Why not pinch run Langerhans for Moore in the eigth? Langerhans makes it to third on Ichiro’s double. He might even have had a chance to steal as Gutierrez did. An extra run there would have been huge.

    With Gutierrez at second and no outs, Sweeney has to to hit the ball to the right side to advance him to third.

    As has been mentioned, why not pinch hit for Tui?

    And why oh why bring in Colome in a high leverage situation?

    This game should go on Wak’s loss column.

  12. Paul L on May 15th, 2010 4:14 pm

    Now that’s a little much…

    Is McClaren still around? He couldn’t be any worse

  13. beckya57 on May 15th, 2010 4:14 pm

    @cjones: Good point (by the way, I’m a therapist myself :-))). This game nicely sums up the M’s 2010 season.

  14. Figgy on May 15th, 2010 4:15 pm


  15. Westside guy on May 15th, 2010 4:17 pm

    I think I figured it out. It all makes perfect sense.

    Someone on the bench just wasn’t loving Griffey enough today. There was a doubter, and he cost us the game.

    I hope Big Mike will figure out who that is and punish him severely.

  16. JMHawkins on May 15th, 2010 4:20 pm

    So is the Game 36 recap going to be entitled “Resume Dying”?

    I think “You’re not fooling anyone” would be the right header.

  17. Diehard on May 15th, 2010 4:20 pm

    YEt another loss handed away by an inept offense and the bullpen. Wak why the hell do you put the worst guy in the bullpen that is basically the same pitcher Miguel Batista was for us in a tight game??? Good strategy by putting the guy out there that can’t throw strikes. I still don’t know why this bum is on the team. I would rather have French or Olson up at this point. Another tough loss in a season full of tough losses.

  18. TomTuttle on May 15th, 2010 4:43 pm

    So let’s see…..

    *We may soon need our 5th manager since Lou left.
    *Our offense is the most inept in baseball and yet, we are more concerned about Milton Bradley and chemistry.

    God, it’s great to be a Mariners fan. Believe Big and Sodo Mojo, right?

    Seriously, let’s just root for Armstrong and Lincoln to keel over.

    Oh wait! That means then the franchise would just get sold to Oklahoma.


  19. scott19 on May 15th, 2010 4:43 pm

    Concerts in domes tend to suck but yeah, that would be fun. I wonder if they draw more than the Rays seem to?

    They just might at that. I’ve noticed that the Rays have been doing stuff like fireworks and post-matinee concerts over the past year or so to try to get more fans in there — and if last night was any indication (27k+), it seems to be working somewhat.

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