Wet But Playable: Mariners-Yanks Gamer I

Brandon Morrow and Joba Chamberlain take the mound for their respective clubs as Seattle comes to town.

Seattle
I. Suzuki rf .372
R. Branyan 1b .303
J. Lopez 2b .263
K. Griffey Jr. lf .218
M. Sweeney dh .275
F. Gutierrez cf .266
C. Woodward 3b .364
K. Johjima c .229
R. Cedeno ss .133
B. Morrow 5.64
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .309
J. Damon lf .288
M. Teixeira 1b .276
A. Rodriguez 3b .232
R. Cano 2b .297
J. Posada c .272
H. Matsui dh .246
N. Swisher rf .237
M. Cabrera cf .286
J. Chamberlain 3.81

119 comments… add one

  • ARod turned a sick DP to get us out of the 2nd…
    Time to get some runs please???

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Back-to-back singles for Cano and Hip Hip to lead off the 2nd…RALLY TIME!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Come on Godzilla…time to make the donuts!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • 1-0 on the throwing error!!!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • 1st and 3rd now with no outs…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Swish quickly down 0-2…swinging for the fences both times.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • K on 3 pitches…going to try and be more positive moving forward so…come on Melky!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Great SAC by Melky…2-0!!!! He crushed that ball, nice catch by the OF’er.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Weird play…Jeter lines it off of the 3rd baseman and right to the SS. 3 outs. Nice inning though, gave Joba a lead to work with.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • 2-1. Joba gives it right back…not looking good.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • What happened to Joba? He looks so tentative most of the time…it’s frustrating watching him pitch.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • 90 MPH fastball? Really?

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Another questionable K for Joba on a check swing call…Ichiro to 2nd. 1 out. Come on Joba, bear down man!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Walk…Joba struggling per usual.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • He got out of it…whew.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • Tex grounds into the DP…he hasn’t been hitting very well lately. Then ARod grounds out weakly to the pitcher. This game sucks so far.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • K – you guys are WINNING.
    Don’t let playing the Amazin’s warp your perspective!

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • What happened to Joba going after people? He seems to have 2 strikes on everyone, but then nibbles with BS breaking pitches? He needs some balls!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • I hear ya dabize, i’m not pissed, I just don’t like their energy right now…nor Joba’s pitch count.
    As I write that, he K’s him with a 95 MPH fastball. Much better.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • 2 out double…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • ARod with the pick and throw…3 outs. We need more runs!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • Could be worse ……. he could have been cut off by a rain delay, a’ la Smoltz. Oh well.
    And now yo have Hughes, who seems to be no slouch as a reliever, even if people would prefer that he was starting.
    I suppose its more interesting when the RS and NYYs are both “on”, but that seems overrated to me. I LIKED being 5 games up……….

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • OK…2 on for Godzilla again. BRING DA NOISE, BRING DA FUNK!!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Meh…you guys are set bro. The Sox are an excellent team…we are streaky and aggravating!!!
    You are right about Hughes though, looks like a different pitcher coming out of the pen. Rain delay up there in Beantown?

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded for Swish…0 outs!!! BRING IT SWISH!!! BE THE BALL!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Swish pops out to the infield…christ. Is he terrible or what? I want to stay positive but the guy is just awful.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • Melky? Do you have it in you to come through?

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • 0 for 5 with RISP for the Bombers…not good.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • 3-1…fielders choice for Melky. 2 RBI’s tonight. Better than nothing I guess…COME ON CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!! 1st and 3rd, 2 outs…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • We’re in Charm City, k……. and they’ll start again soon…. only apparently without Smoltz.
    Wonder who is going to vultch his win.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • They are fouling off fastballs right down the middle…man.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Gotcha…no way you guys lose up there D.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Blows the fastball by the Captain…bases loaded, 0 outs and we score one run. That is borderline infuriating. I’m holding back the anger right now…breathe krueg, breathe.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:31 pm
  • Much as I love the Fens, the game’s in Baltimore.
    I think the place goes by the name of “Charm City” – although I tend to think more of “Pink Flamingoes” when I drive through there.
    Should really go to Camden Yards someday, what with all the great things that are said about it.
    Meanwhile, looks like the NYYs are scoring more runs.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Leadoff infield single for Ichiro…lazy effort by Joba.
    Steals 2nd.
    Christ.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Steals 3rd too…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • 3-2. that was easy…great job joba. not.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Stole another base on Hip Hip’s geriatric arm…this game is not going to end well.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • another walk…crowd is getting restless. as am i. this game is pathetic.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Ichiro is kinda like the ‘flu when he gets on….catches ya napping.
    And then (to pound the metaphor into the ground) we will all get TB……. 4 to 1 in the 8th, this will be 7 in a row for them.
    Sick! (……runs away)

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • Tie game. You suck Joba.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • The Rays are on fire.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • 3 outs finally…a completely sub-par outing for Joba. His lazy play on the first hit by Ichiro leads to a tie game. Just awful.
    Hopefully the bats can wake up at some point? No energy on the field, no energy in the stands…this really feels like the Nats games. Good teams don’t need to get fired up to beat an inferior team. (ie. the Sox)

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • clarification:
    The Sox are a great team and pound the shit teams.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Looks like Morrow has caught up with Joba’s PC.
    Not that that’s necessarily good for the NYYs, from the look of it.
    Since I can’t watch the game, I can’t tell whether Morrow is bad, or if it’s just the Seattle D. Appreciate the updates, BTW.
    As for the Rays, it’s too wet here in BOS to think of fire, so a plague will have to do. They shouldn’t be ignored, that’s for sure.
    Masterson in to vultch.
    At least he got a 1-2-3, makes it seem less unjust.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Single for Tex…1 out. ARod? Big hit please?

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • He has been pretty good? Or have we just been off? A lot of pitches right down the middle missed or fouled off…
    Walks ARod…1st and 2nd, 1 out for Cano.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Cano is super un-clutch…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • Quickly down 0-2…christ.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • K

    krueg June 30, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • walks bases loaded for Godzilla…COME ON!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Funny how it always seems that the team you root for has trouble with teams they should beat.
    It hasn’t seemed like the RS have been cleaning up on the dregs when I watch them, but then maybe I’m a curse – whenever I go to the game, they lose, so far to the Mets (vs Santana) and the Braves (that awful Daisuke start).
    When you look back at the interleague numbers, both the NYYs and the RS have been winning when they had to, with the exception of the Mets (RS) and the Nats (Yanks).
    Back to business now……

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Godzilla chokes…Joba comes back in for science knows what reason, gives up a hit. SAC bunt, 2nd with 1 out. Coke comes in to face Ichiro. This should pretty much do it…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Who closes for SEA these days?
    At least you don’t have to face the Putz…….

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Complete shit start for Joba…per usual. Numbers be damned, the kids doesn’t go deep or get wins.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • That came out bad…..didn’t mean to seem to gloat, k, especially since I’m actually still convinced that SEA will cough it up. I just forgot.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • No idea biz…i know nothing about the mariners. I guess they have a tough bullpen so we should be done.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Coke comes in and gets Ichiro and Branyan…great job.
    it’s all good biz, no offense taken!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • One pitch, one out for Flusher. Just a joke of a player.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Melky K’s swinging at crap up by his ears…we are going to lose this game.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • If it makes you feel any better, Masterson gives up 5 runs in an eyeblink, and the O’s are making it a game.
    10-5.
    Teach me to be bored.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • That’s 5 straight hits for the would-be vulture.
    What’s keeping you Terry?

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • An out!
    Was almost 10-7.
    No such thing as an insurmountable lead in this game.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Hughes comes in and mows them down on 9 pitches…1-2-3.
    Can we score any runs??? Ever???
    You guys will be fine Biz.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Jeez, I don’t know.
    10-6
    As for the Yanks, think Santana…..15 runs.
    It’ll happen

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Leadoff ground rule double for Johnny…LET’S GO YANKEES!!! COME ON TEX!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Here’s to hoping biz…her’s to hoping. We have to keep pace with you guys!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • Crowd finally wakes up…Tex misses two fastballs right down the middle. 0-2

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • You guys in the 8th yet?
    Yahoo must be 2 innings behind easy.
    Oki in.
    And the throw hits the runner going into 3rd after a bloop hit.
    Oh God…….

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • JUST misses extra bases down the first base line…usually means an out is coming now.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • There it is…K. F-ck.
    Bottom 7 biz…2nd, 1 out and ARod comes to the plate…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • Ohh …… the short guy reels in a liner with 10-9 written all over it.
    Breathe.
    Hope you don’t mind my camping out here, k, the guys in the other thread just curse, and I can do that myself.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • AN ABOMB….FROM AROD!!!!! 5-3 YANKEES!!!! YEESSSSSSSS!!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Gonzo!

    YF June 30, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • It’s all good bro…I’m usually the worst on these gamers, trying to turn over a new leaf!! :)

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • At the game tonight. That shot from A-Rod was mammoth. Griffey didn’t budge as it arced high over his head.

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Guess I can’t begrudge AR that…..well I can, but you know what I mean.
    Duty calls…..this atheist must be a diplomat now with the glatt kosher in-laws
    Have fun……

    dabize June 30, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Be strong bro! SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!
    You are there IH??? Hold up a sign that says “HEY KRUEG”!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • Let’s see what Bruney has tonight…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • First pitch strike…nice.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Leadoff single…crap.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • Another single…Bruney looks like dogshit. Had a 0-2 count too…this is ridiculous.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Here comes the bunt, then the tie game…again.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • Things are so queit here that if I just yell your name out you’d probably hear me on the broadcast. Feels like we stranded a village on the basepads tonight. And not like a mostly deserted village in Siberia or something. I’m talking Southeast Asia or something.
    And as I type, Bruney brings the go-ahead run to the plate with no outs.

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • 5-4. Bruney sucks. Get him the hell out of the game. 1st and 2nd with 0 outs still. Bring in Ace. Bruney is garbage and should lose his 8th inning job. He has been terrible since he came back. Get rid of his sorry-ass…
    Joe keeps him in the game. Great call idiot.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Bunt, 2nd and 3rd…1 out. Walking Ichiro to load the bases. So now, we should be down 5-7 in a minute with his speed on the bases.
    Of course, Joe gets Mo up again with Ace. Bruney should not pitch in the 8th anymore…Ace should pitch the 8th from now on.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • It is SO quiet there IH…our crowds have been pretty quiet this season so far it seems.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Bruney is about as dependable as a gas station machine condom.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Tie f-cking game. Absolutely f-cking pathetic. YOU SUCK BRUNEY!!!!
    Still not done sucking either…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • 3 outs. BOO HIS ASS IH!!!! BOO THE SH-T OUT OF HIM!!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Not to second guess Joe, since his moves are always so brilliant, but I agree with Michael Kay…why the hell do you take out Hughes when he only threw 9 pitches???

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Godzilla with the leadoff double!!!! Gardner to pinch run!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • Swish with a GREAT bunt…and the pitcher screws it up and there is no throw. I cannot believe that Swish actually did something useful!!! 1st and 3rd, no outs…COME ON MELKY!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • I fear that if I actually channeled my inner-krueg here I’d be kicked out and my package revoked…
    Matsui LUMBERS into second ona frozenrope and Swish lays downa BEAUT. They MUST take the lead here and turn over to Month. Come on!!! (Meanwhile, out-of-town scoreboard makes the O’-Sox game look hopeful (for me)
    Melkman delivers!!!!!!!!!!! Hi-fiving complete strangers…

    sidriss5@yahoo.com June 30, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • MELKY COMES THROUGH!!!!! RBI DOUBLE!!!! 6-5!!!! 2nd and 3rd…NO OUTS!!!! CAPTAIN CLUTCH TIME!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • HIGH FIVE SOME PEOPLE FOR ME!!!! Is that you IH???

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • 2 RUN SINGLE FOR CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!! 8-5!!!! YEE HAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Picked up Bruney’s sorry-ass…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Oops…yeah it was me. Outed myself there thanks to rapid B-berry typing. Oh well. Did the double hi-five on Jeter’s hit for you there Krueg.

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Great base running by the Captain…tags and gets to 2nd. Hooks the base with his foot to stay on the bag…IS THERE ANYTHING HE CANNOT DO???

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • Thanks homeboy!!!! Great game for you to go to…now I can prank email you!!! ;)

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Thought ARod had another one there…damn.
    ENTER SANDMAN!!!! 501!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • That was close…too close from Junior.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • 1 down.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • 2 down.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • I see Papelbon has been brought on for the 5-out save. I dare not put much hope in the Orioles, but it would be a beautiful cherry on top of.a fun night of baseball at the stadium to go home to the highlights of a RS blown 8-run lead…too much to hope for methinks…

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • I see Papelbon has been brought on for the 5-out save. I dare not put much hope in the Orioles, but it would be a beautiful cherry on top of.a fun night of baseball at the stadium to go home to the highlights of a RS blown 8-run lead…too much to hope for methinks…

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • I see Papelbon has been brought on for the 5-out save. I dare not put much hope in the Orioles, but it would be a beautiful cherry on top of.a fun night of baseball at the stadium to go home to the highlights of a RS blown 8-run lead…too much to hope for methinks…

    IronHorse June 30, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • 501!!! YANKEES WIN…THEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!!
    6 in a row!!!

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Looks like the O’s are up 11-10 now…I don’t really pay attention to the Sox IH, just letting you know…

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • O’s bat around twice in the late innings, ahead 11-10 with JP blowing the save.
    Don’t know what to say.
    Back to listening to shopping exploits of the ILs in Hebrew…..it sucked less.

    dabize June 30, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • come on biz…that is crazy.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Great day for baseball. I can’t wait to see what John Henry tweets about this time! After all, the best bullpen he’s ever seen just blew a 9-run lead.
    Also, I see that the ‘show more comments’ thing has been turned into a nifty ‘>>’ and ‘<<‘. I like.

    AndrewYF June 30, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • It’s old school…right andy???
    I can’t believe the Sox blew the lead…that is rowdy. They can easily still win it though.
    I’ve said it a million times, I don’t really follow what the Sox are doing aside from our games. It isn’t about them, it’s about us. If we play well and win, we’re going to end up in great shape.

    krueg June 30, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • Pete Abe is complaining about Joba and his 3.89 ERA. What the hey? 3.89 in the AL East is great, isn’t it? (Though I don’t know the average for this year since all the roids might be fading..)
    He needs to go deeper into games, and that might be because he’s still young and going for more K’s rather than making bad contact. Still, for a 23 year old, what more do you want?

    Lar July 1, 2009, 9:44 am
  • I want starts of more than 5 innings and wins Lar, that’s what I want…
    Bright side? If we make the postseason, he won’t really have to start but can go back where he belongs…in the bullpen. :)

    krueg July 1, 2009, 9:58 am
  • “…it would be a beautiful cherry on top of.a fun night of baseball at the stadium to go home to the highlights of a RS blown 8-run lead…too much to hope for methinks…”
    enjoying your cherry IH?…not here to pile on the sox fans, but it was sweet to get that update…
    “…I don’t really follow what the Sox are doing aside from our games. It isn’t about them, it’s about us….”
    i see your point, and i hear players say the same thing, but i can’t help it krueg…i have to peek at the sox scores, sometimes even watch their games…what they do is important to us, especially since they’re ahead of us in the standings…i’d be less interested if they were perennial doormats, but that’s not the reality…

    dc July 1, 2009, 9:59 am
  • “i see your point, and i hear players say the same thing, but i can’t help it krueg…i have to peek at the sox scores, sometimes even watch their games…what they do is important to us, especially since they’re ahead of us in the standings…i’d be less interested if they were perennial doormats, but that’s not the reality…”
    I understand DC, I am just sick of all the Yankees vs Sox BS…so I have removed myself from it. It’s like arguing politics, you aren’t going to change anyones mind so why bother? Don’t get my wrong, I check the scored because we are in the same division, but i do that for all the AL East teams. That’s why I get so pissed when certain people on here post their passive-agressive garbage about the Yankees. I know PLENTY of SF’s that are really cool people and we have fun, but the haters I really cannot deal with…on both sides.

    krueg July 1, 2009, 10:26 am
  • Agree with you dc – I follow the Yankees and whoever is leading them in the standings, if anyone. Do I have a little extra interest and schadenfreude when that team is Boston and they lose tough ones like last night? Yes. But if the Yanks were trailing the Rays in the standings with Boston in 4th or whatever, my attention would be first on the Yankees (as always) and second on the Rays.
    Regardless, last night was fun baseball for multiple reasons.

    IronHorse July 1, 2009, 10:31 am

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