Game 117 – Red Sox at Mariners

marc w · August 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Beavan vs. Lackey, 7:10pm

The last time Lackey faced the M’s, I talked about his poor year and the fact that he was giving up fewer grounders and thus a lot more home runs. Earlier in the year, this meant very little, as the M’s were wholly incapable of hitting home runs. But they’ve shown a bit more power lately with the addition of Robinson and Carp’s hot streak. Lackey’s got a half-decent K:BB ratio, but he’s still been bad this year, but he’s facing the M’s in Safeco. Justin Smoak returns from his injury, and the M’s (including Carp and Ackley) saw Lackey somewhat recently, so hopefully they can drive a mistake out and get a win tonight.

The line-up:
1: Ichiro (RF)
2: Gutierrez
3: Ackley
4: Carp
5: Smoak (1b)
6: Kennedy (3b)
7: Olivo
8: Rodriguez (SS)
9: Robinson


33 Responses to “Game 117 – Red Sox at Mariners”

  1. MrZDevotee on August 12th, 2011 6:30 pm

    Guty at #2? Interesting… Although he’s been putting better swings on the ball. I like this lineup– even moreso if Ryan was 8th and at SS.

    Go M’s!

    (Freakin’ HATE the Red Sox, and these ‘away’ home games– when there are more Boston fans than Seattle fans at Safeco… Including my sister-in-law, in town for all 3 games)

  2. Edgar4Hall on August 12th, 2011 6:39 pm

    MrZ couldn’t agree with you more. I hate the Sox, their nation, and the fact that they’ve ridden this wave of love for then cause they “aren’t the Yankees.” but seriously, they spend nearly as much, they aren’t some lovable losers, their just the Yankees Lil brother. I hate em. More than most hate Yankees.

  3. kuptain on August 12th, 2011 6:52 pm

    I think I like Guti at #2. I like this lineup… wow, it’s been awhile since I could say that!

  4. B13a on August 12th, 2011 6:57 pm

    The one game I saw with the Red Sox in town was terrible. Yeah, we lost, but when the stadium played “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” the Red Sox crowd overpowered the Seattle fans and all I heard was “root root for the…RED SOX.”

    Good god, it was horrible. I hope the M’s beat the crap out of them this series.*

    *They probably won’t, but what the hell

  5. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 7:01 pm

    (Freakin’ HATE the Red Sox, and these ‘away’ home games– when there are more Boston fans than Seattle fans at Safeco… Including my sister-in-law, in town for all 3 games)

    Under the guise of visiting the new baby, she’s secretly coming in as a Red Sox subversive!

    Ooh, that’s sneaky!

  6. Breadbaker on August 12th, 2011 7:18 pm

    I have simply stopped going to Red Sox or Yankees games. There used to be an etiquette to being an out of town fan in someone else’s house and both Boston and New York fans broke those rules a long time ago. And it doesn’t work in the opposite direction. So, to hell with them.

  7. MrZDevotee on August 12th, 2011 7:25 pm

    I know! And worse yet, she bought tickets for Sunday, so I’m obligated to have my 3 week old daughter’s first baseball game be a freakin’ RED SOX GAME!

    Breadbaker– hear hear! (I wouldn’t be going Sunday but she makes a TON of money and buys us all the food and drinks we want, so it ends up being a bittersweet misery of sorts).

    COME ON CARPE! (Diem!)

  8. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Well, MrZ, even if it falls under the category “throwing pearls before swine” you can go to the game and show her how a REAL fan behaves towards the other team.

    Oh, and be sure to eat lots of food – on her dime.

    Man, Carp is making the most of his current opportunity! Good job Fish!

  9. KiWiNiNjA on August 12th, 2011 7:35 pm

    Lackey is an anagram of Ackley!

  10. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 7:38 pm

    BTW my sis went to school in Boston back in the 1990s (she’s otherwise been a Washingtonian, mostly). She went to a few games at Fenway, but didn’t seem to be really into it – it was mostly a social thing. Yet ever since they won a championship she’s (from my perspective) rewritten history and become a long term, hardcore member of Red Sox Nation. Drives me nuts!

  11. harry on August 12th, 2011 7:42 pm

    Smoak. Has. The. Worst. Luck.

  12. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Man, I hope Smoak is okay! It was hard to see where the ball hit him, exactly, because of his hat.

  13. Sports on a Schtick on August 12th, 2011 8:01 pm

    Ackley is soooooo good.

  14. nvn8vbryce on August 12th, 2011 8:58 pm

    According to this article, Smoak’s snout has snapped. Tough break for Justin.

  15. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 9:02 pm

    Given the other alternatives, a broken nose isn’t the worst possible thing that could’ve happened given where the ball was heading (as Guti’s father in law can attest).

    I remember getting a bad hop straight into my eye back in Little League. It didn’t do any damage (just a lot of pain), but it spooked me for a long time afterward.

  16. nvn8vbryce on August 12th, 2011 9:05 pm

    He could have been Beltre’d too. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, including obnoxious Sawx fans.

  17. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 9:06 pm

    Man, hearing those loud pro-Boston cheers in Safeco really bugs the heck out of me.

  18. SODOMOJO360 on August 12th, 2011 9:22 pm

    (Freakin’ HATE the Red Sox, and these ‘away’ home games– when there are more Boston fans than Seattle fans at Safeco… Including my sister-in-law, in town for all 3 games)

    Agree. I’m going up for Sat and Sun games with a couple my close friends who are Sawx fans. So many bandwagon fans since 2004

  19. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 9:26 pm

    Hey, instead of calling them “BoSox fans” you should refer to them as “Faux Sox fans”.

    Unless they’re bigger than you. 😀

  20. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 9:28 pm

    I love Dustin Ackley.

  21. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 9:32 pm

    I’m beginning to love Mike Carp.

  22. Swungonandbelted on August 12th, 2011 9:34 pm

    …I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, including obnoxious Sawx fans.

    I could wish that upon Sawx fans. Probably wouldn’t even feel bad about it in the morning.

  23. Breadbaker on August 12th, 2011 9:43 pm

    Vote of no confidence in Olivo.

  24. Edgar4Hall on August 12th, 2011 9:50 pm

    Well I guess beavan was due to not have a good game. Still a fan of him though

  25. HighlightsAt11 on August 12th, 2011 9:58 pm

    Beavan has exceeded all expectations where too many veterans have performed below expectations.

    Or maybe I was just expecting too much?

    OK Guti, time to knock him in.

  26. SadPanda on August 12th, 2011 10:01 pm

    Why was Guti not running on that?? Looks like it could of been close.

  27. HighlightsAt11 on August 12th, 2011 10:04 pm

    Cortes on the mound. Game over.
    Papelbon warming up. Game over for sure.

  28. Edgar4Hall on August 12th, 2011 10:17 pm

    I hate sawx fans. I just hate them so much. I want to go to all the red sox games at safeco next year just to yell at them. I hate them so much I became a small Yankees fan years ago (theyre behind the mariners of course as well as the cardinals)

  29. Westside guy on August 12th, 2011 10:26 pm

    Thing is, I don’t dislike the Red Sox – just their fans.

    It’s similar to how I began to feel about the Yankees in the mid-90s (when they were winning, and Steinbrenner was being quiet). At first I thought I hated the team, but after watching them for a while I realized they weren’t doing anything wrong other than playing really good baseball (the fact that we knocked them out in 95 probably helped!). However the Yankee fanbase seemed to be generally made up of obnoxious jerks (and still does, hehe).

  30. henryv on August 12th, 2011 10:27 pm

    The Yankees and Red Sox are the same teams, basically. They are the obnoxious rich kids, who make sure you notice when they win, and whine unendingly when they lose. Their fans yell when a ball 6″ inches off the plate isn’t called for a strike.

    They think they’re playing against the “evil empire”. They’re just a second evil empire. I root for the Angels against then Yankees and Red Sox, that’s how much I hate those to organizations and their “fans”.

  31. bookbook on August 12th, 2011 10:31 pm

    Nice games, Kohlsheen and Paxton. The M’s really are planning to win lots of games 2-1 in the future, aren’t they?

  32. UnderTheClouds on August 12th, 2011 11:01 pm

    10+ seasons without a playoff appearance, two 100+ losing seasons in three years (and very likely 3 in 4 four years after this one). But the worst salt-in-the-wound experience has to be when your own ballpark is taken over by fans of the visiting team. What a helpless feeling. The M’s are the turtle that’s been turned over on its shell. It’s embarrassing for M’s fans, but I’m truly embarrassed for ownership. This isn’t the result of one or two bad seasons, but of a decade of incompetence. I’d love to be the proverbial fly-on-the-wall at the winter owners’ meetings when other owners discuss the M’s ownership.

  33. heychuck01 on August 13th, 2011 1:18 am

    I guess I do not know what you mean about the winter meetings and the M’s ownership? I understand Nintendo is having problems, is that what you are talking about?

    Other than that, I do not understand what is wrong with the ownership. Especially from the perspective of the other owners.

    The ownership has tried to put forth the funds (we were over 100mil payroll when that meant something). Past the owners, I am not “enamored” with Chuck and Howie, but they didn’t really ruin the franchise on their own. They hired Bavasi, the true culprit, so they have some blame… but ownership? They are fine.

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