Game 61, Mariners at Padres

Dave · June 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Vargas vs Correia, 7:05 pm.

At least San Diego is physically incapable of scoring 10 runs in a game. Petco should at least keep this one close, which will be a nice change of pace from the last few days.

Line-up experiments come to an end.

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Lopez, 2B
Bradley, LF
Josh Wilson, SS
Kotchman, 1B
Alfonzo, C
Vargas, P


133 Responses to “Game 61, Mariners at Padres”

  1. msfanmike on June 11th, 2010 10:04 pm

    Now that’s more like it … our accustomed way of losing – and Aardsma has returned to his ’08 form.

    Good call by Wak to use Milton over Saunders. Bad call to use Kotchman over Carp. Kotchman: 4 pitches seen in 4 at bats? He’s absolute crap. Aardsma is just as bad.

    This team cannot get out of its own way.


  2. overbored on June 11th, 2010 10:04 pm

    Funny, I never listened to Aardsma’s walk-in music that closely:

    Ladies and gentlemen please/Would you bring your attention to me/for a feast for your eyes to see/an explosion of catastrophe

    Sounds about right.

  3. Paul L on June 11th, 2010 10:04 pm

    Compounding everything, the few guys we could trade are playing so shitty we can even get anything for them.

    What a meltdown.

  4. justcruisn on June 11th, 2010 10:05 pm

    Mariners would have trouble beating the Huskies girls softball team.

  5. kenshabby on June 11th, 2010 10:05 pm

    I stopped being upset at this team weeks ago. Now I just laugh, sigh, and go “Thhhpppffft!”.

  6. sweeper4 on June 11th, 2010 10:07 pm

    to anyone who saw my comment about Gonzo’s hit, i retract my statement, i got a mild concussion earlier (literally). must not be thinking straight yet

  7. Oscar on June 11th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Lol. I’m used to it by now. It is quite entertaining watching these guys lose because it’s so frequent. I’m so disappointed with this team. I’ve/We’ve suffered so much heartache from this team that the only joy I can have with the 2010 Mariners is watching them lose. For me, losing is the new winning, regarding baseball.

  8. illuminati33 on June 11th, 2010 10:09 pm

    Dave hit the nail yesterday, we have what, 3 everyday positions we don’t have to worry about and Felix + super-vargas & super-fister for hurlers as the only ‘safe’ players for next year?

  9. msfanmike on June 11th, 2010 10:10 pm

    to anyone who saw my comment about Gonzo’s hit, i retract my statement, i got a mild concussion earlier (literally). must not be thinking straight yet

    Sweeper 4: Don’t sweat it. You still had a better day than the Mariners.

  10. firova2 on June 11th, 2010 10:12 pm

    I sat through Aardsma’s meltdown in Anaheim two weeks ago in person. Now I have tickets to Felix day on Sunday. Why do I spend my precious cash this way? Love of the game, I guess.

  11. Breadbaker on June 11th, 2010 10:14 pm

    I would just like to point out the only out he got was of the sacrifice bunt kind. In other words, they had their way with him like a porn star at a bukkake shoot.

  12. marinerblue on June 11th, 2010 10:15 pm

    Just our luck – Aardsma has turned into such a joke that we’re probably better off hoping he can turn things around rather than trade him. This team sucks, and their body language is beyond pathetic (obviously just my observation, but it appears they couldn’t care less).

    The baseball gods will punish any team that starts a .190 hitter at 1B. We’re getting what we deserve.

  13. SODOMOJO360 on June 11th, 2010 10:15 pm

    they had their way with him like a porn star at a bukkake shoot.


  14. SODOMOJO360 on June 11th, 2010 10:18 pm

    4 BLOWN THIS YEAR…had 4 all last year

  15. IwearMsHats on June 11th, 2010 10:21 pm

    Wak moves Figgins to the 9 hole and he goes 2 for 3 evry day, he moves him back to the 2 hole and he goes 0 for 3 evry day. He’s cursed.

  16. TomTuttle on June 11th, 2010 10:21 pm


  17. Rick L on June 11th, 2010 10:22 pm

    Dave Cameron has opined that closers are overrated, in that any pitcher, no matter how bad, can have a string of scoreless innings. This may be a bit of an misinterpretation, but I think it is time for the M’s to conclude, after Aardsma’s fourth blown save, that last year was a statistical anomaly. He wasn’t a great reliever before last yea, and he certainly hasn’t shown that he is any good this year. We have lost a heartbreaking number of one run games, and we have had the bullpen, long a strength, turn victory into defeat too many teams. We need someone else to close.

  18. Leroy Stanton on June 11th, 2010 10:52 pm

    I sat through Aardsma’s meltdown in Anaheim two weeks ago in person. Now I have tickets to Felix day on Sunday. Why do I spend my precious cash this way? Love of the game, I guess.

    See you at the game!

  19. dang on June 11th, 2010 10:55 pm

    The wasteland grows.

  20. Henry on June 11th, 2010 11:02 pm

    In past two weeks Aardsma has has ERA of 22.5. I know that we aren’t supposed to judge a relief pitcher based on his ERA, but…

  21. spankystout on June 11th, 2010 11:05 pm

    This is so excruciating to see. I hope some moves are made soon. I’ve been beating this drum, and will continue until watching the M’s doesn’t make me want to burn my eyes out with hot pokers. This organization is an absolute joke. A 90 million dollar payroll with a AAA roster. If nothing else Lincoln, and Armstrong have perfected the art of rewarding, and celebrating mediocrity. Boooooooooooooooo

  22. LongDistance on June 12th, 2010 12:14 am

    I swear… sometimes I wonder if they’re even really playing out there.

    I feel wistful… I imagine myself being the hopelessly unrealistic fan of some awful team which — even if only a wild fantasy — has somehow seemed to have dragged itself up to near-underdog status.

    I wonder how that would feel.

    As things stand, it’s just fucking desolation. Anymore, it’s getting hard to expect them to win against anyone.

    Watching them is like having the dry heaves.

    Luckily, I can go fishing.

  23. Henry on June 12th, 2010 12:23 am

    Race to the Bottom–on the way to catching Baltimore!

  24. marinerblue on June 12th, 2010 12:50 am

    Stop playing Kotchman. We cannot be taken seriously with him in the lineup. He would not play for another MLB team, not to mention one with a payroll (well) above 50 million. This is embarrassing. Please no more Johnson either.

  25. scott19 on June 12th, 2010 12:50 am

    Well, at least there’s one game worth looking forward to tomorrow — namely, the US-England World Cup match.

  26. Jake N. on June 12th, 2010 7:56 am

    I swear i could hear Taps playing in the background when Aardsma entered.

    The largest surprise this year for me, is how dreadfull this Pen has been. Same guys as last year except for League but man they all really have sucked. Looked good last year. The Bad News Bears are back.

  27. firova2 on June 12th, 2010 8:36 am

    A vote for Shawn Kelley, closer. At least he throws strikes and can get lefties out.

  28. GoldenGutz on June 12th, 2010 9:53 am

    Reading about next years draft class and the pitching talent. Cole or the guy from TCU would be nice. You know because I doubt we could get lucky enough to get Anthony Rendon. We would probably sweep our last opponent after being 1/2 game up for the #1 pick. At least our Farm system is getting really good. (BA ranked it #12 and with additions from Lee and a top 5 pick we should push our way into the top 10)

  29. pgreyy on June 12th, 2010 10:24 am

    I feel like we’re Ed Harris in Apollo 13, looking at the Mariners roster and demanding to know “Tell me what we have on the spaceship that works.”

    Starting Pitching:
    –Cliff Lee works, but we’ll have to jettison that soon.
    –Doug Fister and Jason Vargas were never built for the purposes we’re using them for, but they’re keeping us all alive as best as they can.
    –Felix Hernandez…should work but something’s wrong and we can’t do a space walk to fix it.
    –Everything else is broken.

    Relief Pitching:
    –Nothing is currently dependable. We’ll get some function and then total failure the next time we count on it.

    Position Players:
    –Ichiro, Guti are working perfectly.
    –Josh Wilson is the thrown together air filter that’s keeping us from choking to death.
    –Jose Lopez was always a compromise, even when we lifted off…and at least his limitations are a known variable.

    –Casey Kotchman is a decent heat shield but provides no forward thrust…leaving us dead in space if we depended on him for propulsion.

    –Chone Figgins isn’t working now, but we think if we keep kicking it, maybe it’ll start to produce as expected. Milton Bradley, same thing.

    –Rob Johnson, seen by NASA as the proper device to help steer the vehicle, is also responsible for keeping micrometeorites from hitting the craft…a task he is seemingly incapable of performing.

    …and beyond that, it seems that either we have insufficient sensor data to determine the effectiveness of our remaining parts or they’re prototypes not truly ready for the rigors of space.

    The question is…how do we use what we have to get this team all the way around the moon and back, while keeping the rest of us alive until re-entry into the world of competitive baseball.

    We’re going to need some clever engineers, that’s for sure.

  30. EthanN on June 12th, 2010 11:28 am

    Just read JZ’s press conference. If I hear him or Wak talk about belief system one more time I’m going to hurl.

  31. scott19 on June 12th, 2010 11:49 am

    Well, one thing that can be said about a one-nil deficit in a WC match is that at least it’s not as insurmountable as a 1-0 deficit for the Mariners on a typical night.

  32. juneau_fan on June 12th, 2010 1:41 pm

    And the US team got the sort of break the Mariners never do.

  33. scott19 on June 12th, 2010 1:53 pm

    True that, j_f! Still can’t believe that goal, though — which I’m sure the press will get a ton of mileage from over the next few days (especially in the UK).

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