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April 29, 2008 7:09 PM

Mariners at Cleveland Indians: 4/29 game thread

Posted by Geoff Baker

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7:09 p.m.: Not sure how this became a three-hour game. The last two innings took about an hour. But Seattle just piled up a week's worth of production in the ninth inning, equalling a season high with five runs to take a 7-2 lead. The big blow was a three-run homer by Adrian Beltre off Rafael Betancourt. After that, a Richie Sexson double was followed by a stolen base from pinch-runner Miguel Cairo. Willie Bloomquist then walked and stole second. Kenji Johjima -- having a miserable night -- popped out, but then Yuniesky Betancourt drove both runners home with a single to left.

Want to see how I got here to Cleveland? No? Well, too bad. The video below shows yesterday's trek, which begin at the Seattle Times, where I spoke to a group of regional sports editors about the future of online blogging using multi media (audio, video, photos etc.). After that, hopped my car to Seatac, waited an hour for Northwest Airlines to get its act together, flew to Minneapolis and then waited another half hour for the same airline to get the same act in gear, then finally arrived in Cleveland. You'll see a shot of progressive (formerly Jacobs) Field on the left as I ride by in the taxi, about 20 minutes after the Indians/Yankees game. Finally arrived at the hotel about 11:15 p.m. Hey, it's not art. But it's as close to a road trip as some of you are going to get, so I hope you enjoy it.

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Now there's a shot that will cheer you all up. Mariners manager John McLaren swapping strategy pre-game with former manager Mike Hargrove, still on the M's payroll as a consultant and living here in the Cleveland area.

6:39 p.m.: Game now tied at 2-2 after eight. Who could have seen that second Cleveland run coming? All of us? Score two runs a game, it's tough to win. Seattle needed more long before now. Carlos Silva started the eighth at 92 pitches and promptly walked Grady Sizemore and yielded a single to David Dellucci that put runners at the corners with no out. Arthur Rhodes came in at that point and allowed an RBI groundout to the right side by Travis Hafner, then got Victor Martinez to pop out to shortstop. Mark Lowe came on and fanned Jhonny (can't spell) Peralta. Considering the go-ahead run was on first with none out, the M's are very fortunate to still be tied. That was some excellent relief pitching. I'd like to jump on the bash-John McLaren bandwagon for leaving Silva in there to start the eighth, but I can't. I had just mentioned to Dave Andriessen of the Seattle PI, sitting next to me, that he was at 92 pitches to start the inning and that was fine. Even after the leadoff walk, I'd have left him out there to try to get the groundball double play against one more hitter. McLaren did it and it didn't work. Happens.

5:55 p.m.: By the way, I don't want to freak any of you out, but the lineup for tonight's Tacoma Rainiers game has neither Wladimir Balentien, nor Jeff Clement in it. Balentien is telling folks down there -- yes, we have a writer at the game, we're everywhere you want to be, along with the Visa Check Card -- that it's because the team doesn't want him playing on his previously-injured knee three dats in a row. One thing to keep in mind about this whole service time thing. The team could always send Balentien and Clement back down to the minors for 10 days at any point before 2011 and the service time thing would become a non-factor. So, I know we made a lot out of it this morning and teams usually won't send good major league performers back to the minors, but that's another way out of a mess if they bring both guys up right now. Frankly, the M's have still scored only two runs tonight, just one earned. The problems aren't solved.

But who ever dreamed this morning that Jose Vidro would force Fausto Carmona from the game? Indians wanted no part of Carmona-Vidro III. So, they brought in Masa Kobayashi, who apparently can not only eat tons of hot dogs, but can retire Vidro, which he did, on a flyball to right. What, it's not the same guy as on ESPN? Who knew? Still 2-1 in the seventh inning stretch.

5:44 p.m.: Carlos Silva survived a leadoff double by Grady Sizemore in the sixth. Retired David Dellucci on a lineout, Travis Hafner on a flyout to right, yielded an infield hit to Victor Martinez, then got Jhonny (can't spell) Peralta on a grounder to second.

I'll tell you what, though. The M's had better get some more runs up on the board. This is another of those games being dominated by a Seattle starter, with just two runs of support by the offense. Sound familliar? For all the success by Jose Vidro and Brad Wilkerson -- three hits by him now -- tonight, the rest of the offense has been just putrid. Vidro and Wilkerson have five of the team's eight hits. That won't do. Silva can't keep this going forever.

5:28 p.m.: They may need to put out an Amber Alert on Jose Vidro, because whoever that is at DH just notched his second double of the game, driving in Jose Lopez to put Seattle ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning. That's the second two-out double of the night for Vidro, so he's doing it under full pressure (I didn't say he's "clutch'' so calm down). Richie Sexson promptly struck out to strand two more runners. That's seven left on base by him tonight.

Carlos Silva retired the side in order again in the bottom of the frame. He's really rolling now. He's retired 10 in a row and 14 of 15. Not a bad pickup.

5:10 p.m.: Somebody must have thrown some Wheaties into Brad Wilkerson's pre-game meal. Wilkerson just made a fine, leaping catch at the warning track to pull in a flyball by Asdrubal Cabrera. So, Carlos Silva has retired seven in a row and 11 of 12. Still 1-1 after four. Kenji Johjima hit into yet another double-play in the top of the inning after Wilkerson had notched his second single of the night. I kid you not. He's on fire, man.

4:54 p.m.: Jose Vidro, playing for his life right now, just stroked an opposite field double down the line in left to drive in the tying run. Seattle rallied with two out in that third inning, as Raul Ibanez reached base on a fielding error by Asdrubal Cabrera (we all know who he is by now) and a single by Adrian Beltre, followed by the rare double from Vidro. Richie Sexson grounded out again to end the inning. That's five runners left on base by Sexson. Carlos Silva retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning, so a 1-1 game after three.

4:45 p.m.: Brad Wilkerson led off the inning with a single that reached the outfield, a line drive to right. But then Kenji Johjima grounded into a double play. Never seen him do that, how about you? Yuniesky Betancourt then grounded out. Carlos Silva got the side in the bottom of the inning, giving up a two-out single to Franklin Gutierrrez, but recording a lineout to third on Andy Marte after that. Silva has thrown a manageable 32 pitches so far. Still 1-0 Cleveland. Gametime temperature was 47 degreess. Lots of clouds have moved in and it's starting to spit rain. Hmm. Two teams that can't hit, lots of cold, wet weather. Looks like we're betting the under tonight.

4:26 p.m. Mariners already trail 1-0 after Carlos Silva yielded back-to-back doubles to Grady Sizemore and David Dellucci to lead off the game. Silva escaped further trouble with a runner on third and one out by getting Jhonny (can't spell) Peralta to ground into a double play. Seattle loaded the bases with two out against Fausto Carmona in the first, but Richie Sexson grounded out. No silly, the M's didn't actually hit the ball (well, Ichiro led off with a single, but you're all used to that). Adrian Beltre and Jose Vidro drew a pair of two out walks before Sexson rapped a ball to first baseman Casey Blake for the unassisted out.

The lineups (I've included batting averages just to spell things out on the M's side):

MARINERS (12-13)

51 Ichiro CF .257
4 Jose Lopez 2B .314
28 Raul Ibanez LF .300
29 Adrian Beltre 3B .293
3 Jose Vidro DH .195
44 Richie Sexson 1B .207
6 Brad Wilkerson RF .189
2 Kenji Johjima C .197
5 Yuniesky Betancourt SS .298

52 Carlos Silva RHP


INDIANS (12-13)

24 Grady Sizemore CF .266
20 David Dellucci LF .268
48 Travis Hafner DH .219
41 Victor Martinez C .365
2 Jhonny Peralta SS ..247
13 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B .219
1 Casey Blake 1B .224
38 Franklin Gutierrez RF .241
15 Andy Marte 3B .111

55 Fausto Carmona RHP

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Posted by Ben

4:39 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I'm at work and can't see the game, but Fausto Carmona seems to be throwing a lot of pitches to each batter - is that a case of him being way off or are the mariners being selective?

Posted by Ben

4:40 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I take that back... his pitch count is now getting more respectable... thanks to Johjima

Posted by John

4:41 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Thanks for pointing out those averages, Geoff. I would have never known those four were a GIANT BLACK HOLE in the lineup without the update.

Let's see. Predicted score for tonight ... 5-0.
And bring on the hottest pitcher in baseball tomorrow night. Yep ... this road trip is going to be a dilly.
Predicted record for the trip 1-5. Predicted games out of first place in a week ... 7.

Posted by Mick

4:42 PM, Apr 29, 2008

re: Clement, Balenin, WIlkerson... I say get Clement up here right now for Cairo. Cairo is worthless, especially with Bloomquist. You have to wait on any other move... with that single for WIlkerson in the 2nd inning tonight, he is hitting .353 (6 for 17) in his last 7 games. I am not a fan of his at all, but I wasn't of Weaver last year either, and he was pretty productive after that horrible start.

Posted by gotoma8

4:48 PM, Apr 29, 2008

bases loaded, and Sexon strikes out...
they Jo grounds into a double play in the 2nd...
great start!

Posted by Ben

4:56 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Hey! Would you look at that! Only one person under the mendoza line now! Joh!

Posted by Mike

4:56 PM, Apr 29, 2008

We'll I'll be...

Posted by gotoma8

4:58 PM, Apr 29, 2008

runners on second and third, SEXON Grounds out again...at least hi swung at the pitch and didn't strike out... :(

Posted by John

4:58 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Sexson 0-2 with four runners left on.
Why isn't Norton playing first tonight?
Lefties have a much better shot against Carmona, and Sexson doesn't have a shot at all.

Posted by John

4:59 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Sorry ... make that five runners.

Posted by gotoma8

4:59 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Why isn't Norton playing??? because Johnny Mac, well, shall we say again, "has no clue"!!!

Posted by Rod

5:00 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Does anyone think it's possible that the reason we signed Johjima to a 3 year deal is that he'd be more appealing as trade bait? Burke hits the ball well and catches a pretty good game. When Clement gets called up, you might be looking at a 50/50 split for him and Burke behind the plate and Clement at DH the other half the time. Johjima for Junior. I dunno, just a thought while I'm waiting for the clock to hit 5 so I can go home.

Posted by John

5:06 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Wow! Johjima is at an all-time high for sucking. Guess maybe that little excuse from Mac about his contract bothering him was just another in a long line of excuses.

Posted by gotoma8

5:07 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Johjima did it again... Wilkerson finally hits two singles and what happens, Johjima hits into 2, count them, TWO DPs!
Gees...

Posted by Mike

5:07 PM, Apr 29, 2008

So, that new contract seems to have relaxed Johjima.

Posted by John

5:12 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Who is that playing right field and what have they done with Wilkerson?

Posted by John

5:16 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Actually, this what I was afraid of. Wilkerson and Vidro will get a couple of hits and this whole Clement and Balentien talk will die a miserable death.
Meanwhile, we all know Sexson is, for whatever reason, golden. So whatever he does doesn't seem to matter too much.
Stuck at status quo.

Posted by CheeZ

5:18 PM, Apr 29, 2008

See, the trick is to get Johjima up there with two outs. That way he can't hit into a DP.

Posted by Ben

5:22 PM, Apr 29, 2008

HAHAHAHA!!! Vidro with another double... oooh this is rich.

Posted by Adam

5:23 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Great. Vidro just saved his job. Yippee.

Posted by John

5:24 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Greg Norton ... where are you?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
And, yes, I know why. Mac is an idiot.
But, still. Why?
What a friggin' waste of money.

Posted by Spokanefan

5:26 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Way to go Richie. That's 7 runners left on base. Atta boy!

Posted by rc

5:27 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Rally killer Richie, 0 for 3 RISP.

Posted by John

5:28 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I've been an M's fan for 30 years, and I don't think I will ever be so relieved to watch a guy go away than Sexson.
There's nothing distasteful about the guy personally, but he is the most aggravating waste of space in a critical offensive position like first base that I've ever known. Not even Bobby Ayala made me as frustrated as the Big Rich. And Ayala just about sent me (and Piniella) to the hospital.

Posted by idahojohn

5:32 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Sexon 0-3 RISP, 7 LOB - My thoughts are why does McLaren keep playing him ... so business has to eat $$$, but lets play someone who produces!!

Posted by John

5:33 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Wilkerson: HOLY CRAP!
Johjima: At least it wasn't a double play.

Posted by Corey Miller

5:35 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Ok it is official...the world has flipped on its freaking axis!!! The world is backwards as we know it...Wilkerson is 3 for 3 and Vidro has been double-down tonight.

It isnt the solution but it makes the game that much easier to watch.

Posted by Small Fry

5:35 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Is it possible for O-jima to take a pitch? As a catcher you think he would have a little patience. He's killing the M's with the first pitch pop out or double play. Bring on Clement! PLEASE!

Posted by Mariners_2008

5:39 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Man, it is just so uplifting to read all of these comments. I really wish Vidro had struck out both times so that we would be losing right now.

Posted by Get Griffey

5:50 PM, Apr 29, 2008

LOL ^_^

Posted by Nat

5:56 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I have such a hard time watching Joh. I feel sorry for him - guy can't get a hit if his life depended on it, it seems. But unless he turns it around on this road trip consistently, I'd bring Clement up and let them split catching duties 50/50. We've seen Joh in the past when he's slumping and he's very competitive - no doubt if Clement pushes him along he'll pick it up offensively. So when Joh starts to hit Clement goes to DH, keep both bats in the lineup.

Posted by John

5:57 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Here is a perfect example of where McClaren is inferior to other managers. Wedge knows his guy is done. He could leave Carmona in there to try to finish the inning, hoping Cleveland might come back and score a couple of runs and get Carmona the win. But he knows it would be better to take him out now, and bring in the fresher arm.

MEANWHILE, you have Felix a couple of days ago who is gassed, has already pitched himself into a big jam, and this whole loyalty crap comes up and he gets left in there against the A's for no real good reason. Obviously, Morrow didn't help the cause, but I still think it's a valid point.

It carries over as to why Sexson is in this game against a tough righthander, while Norton sits on the bench. Matchups, statistics, and every bit of common sense would dictate that Sexson is the wrong guy to have in there against Carmona when you have an option like Norton ... and yet, Sexson is in there.

Posted by Nat

6:07 PM, Apr 29, 2008

John, the reason you don't see more of a response I think is because everyone has already discussed this stuff about Mac to the nth degree and most of us agree with you!

Rau-u-u-ul!!! Great catch! Wow, what is happening here?! Wilkerson and now Raul!

Posted by John

6:08 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Silva is a beast.
Good signing, Bavasi.

Posted by Ben

6:08 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Bradtastic! He's 3-3 with a walk! But the ever dangerous (to our own team) johjima is up.

Posted by John

6:10 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Geez I wish pigs flew.

Posted by John

6:15 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Don't worry, Nat. I'm not looking for a response. Just getting off my chest.

Posted by John

6:17 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Got a bad feeling about this coming inning.

Posted by Mariner in DC

6:18 PM, Apr 29, 2008

this is just about the least clutch hitting team ever.

Posted by John

6:20 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Top of the order.
Long wait for Silva. Control is gone.
Here comes the bullpen.
Duck and cover.
M's score another weak two runs and, once again, it's going to bite them in the butt.

Posted by sjazzdude

6:20 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I don't understand. Ichiro is quoted in the paper as being frustrated from losing, and what does he do, he hits a tapper to the 2nd baseman for the third out.

We don't have enough of a lead to hold this one. Chalk this as one more in the loss column.

Posted by Nat

6:22 PM, Apr 29, 2008

John- well, you articulated your vent superbly!

Yes, this would be another example of the point you made- time to take Silva out. Why doesn't Mac replace him now?! He's not good to go if he's starting to walk guys.

Posted by Kameron

6:24 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Solid game by Silva.... We'll see how it ends?

Posted by John

6:24 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Yeppers ... another one down the drain.
McClaren waited too long again. Had the lefty ready to go and he sticks with Silva. I'm telling you, the guy has no instincts.

Posted by Batter Up!!!

6:25 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Mr Singles has a chance to give Silva some support but wiffs. Ichi needs to get it going also!!!

Now Silva is out there struggling in the freezer called Jacobd Field....... Oh yea Progressive.com!

Who's going to help Silva Mac?

AR can you do it?

Posted by Ben

6:25 PM, Apr 29, 2008

So take Silva out and put in the relievers? Silva's thrown 90ish pitches and our bullpen, last time i checked, has blown some tight leads this year.

So unless we're putting Putz in there for the old 2 inning save, i would leave Silva in.

Posted by Ben

6:25 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Well, having said that, i may take him out now...

Posted by John

6:26 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I don't know if you could have a clearer example of why McClaren is costing this team games. As soon as Silva walked the guy on five pitches he should have been gone. But McClaren sticks with him. WHY?
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS GUY.

Posted by Matt

6:27 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Will you please ask McLaren after the game why he is so awful at managing a bullpen

I beg you, he is the worst manager I have ever seen

I would give anything for Mike Hargrove right now, anything

Posted by Mariner in DC

6:30 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Our bullpen has definitely done something to Mac's psyche... whereas last year it was always bailing out the starting staff, this year he has no confidence in them to work two innings, and thus relies too much on his overworked starters in the 8th. Three outs by any combo of relievers will get us to JJ...

get it together Mac, or get out of Seattle!!

Posted by Frankie

6:32 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Isn't it time for Mac to bring in Rick White?

Posted by Kameron

6:33 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Its easy to put the blame on the Bullpen, but the M's just can't get hits when they need to......how many runners has Sexson stranded this game....

Posted by Nat

6:33 PM, Apr 29, 2008

* sigh * There goes the lead again...

It should be a Mariner rule: Four, preferably five runs by the 7th inning. Or players pay a $100 fine in Kangeroo court. We know the Mariners don't win in these situations.

I suppose the players union might object to that.

Posted by RenoRanger

6:35 PM, Apr 29, 2008

(btm 8th) Is Rhodes not supposed to be the situational lefty now? Why is he in there to face a right hander after he retired Hafner? Rhodes luckily got him to pop out and then McLaren brought in Lowe to face.....another right hander??? Why did Lowe not come in earlier?

McLaren is pulling some very questionable moves in the pen.

Posted by Paul

6:36 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Nice job by the pen...but what do you expect when Mac waits until there are runners on the corners with 0 outs? Letting 1 runner score is a GREAT job in that situation.

Let's see if we can pull out an extra-innings game now....we've managed to lose every other way.

Posted by Mariners_2008

6:37 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I don't want this to sound like hindsightful, armchair managing... but what was going through McLaren's mind?

I admire his confidence in his starters, but it's the top of the 8th in a one-run ballgame, your starter has thrown over 90 pitches and comes out missing badly all of the sudden, and it's the top of the order with a guy who has owned Silva in his career. You need three outs to get the ball to Putz with a full, well-rested bullpen.

I'm no manager and I'm sure McLaren has his logic. I think it was pretty obvious what should have been done.

Posted by Batter Up!!!

6:37 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I'm going to say this again; Ichiro get's a hit and we are still up by one.

The BP did OK.

Our offense sucks!

Posted by Ben

6:38 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Well for the position we were in - i'd say the pen did a pretty good job. That's nice to see... so now with the "meat" of our lineup (used lightly for the mariners), maybe we can get a run here...

Posted by ben

6:43 PM, Apr 29, 2008

good start - let's go beltre

Posted by Paul

6:44 PM, Apr 29, 2008

YES! Putz time!....


I'm in shock.

Posted by Ben

6:44 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Um... Hell yeah? way to Adrian.

Posted by Batter Up!!!

6:44 PM, Apr 29, 2008

OK I Love Eating Crow!!!

Nice Work!

Posted by Mariner in DC

6:44 PM, Apr 29, 2008

knowing our lack of power and general offensive ineptitude, why isn't Mac having Raul bunt Jose over to 2nd??.. and would avoid the possibility of a double play...

Posted by Nat

6:45 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Yay, Beltre!!!! Now Putz can come in with confidence!

Posted by tallahassee-mariner's fan

6:45 PM, Apr 29, 2008

clutch!

Posted by kingk

6:51 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Seeing a post like why isn't raul bunting? Shaking my head ,...Silva had 90 pitches you don't pull him there to start the 8th..good to see Wilkerson and vidro hit We will need richie and Joh to hit tomorrow if we're going to have any shot at Lee...well let's hope JJ is sharper than his last outing

Posted by sfmsfan

6:51 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I wonder what Richie's avg. would be if you didn't count worthless late game hits.

When did the M's pick up Miguel Cairo? He might be the spark this offense needs;)

Posted by Ben

6:51 PM, Apr 29, 2008

The old "Wait 'til the 9th" plan... well at least all but one of our guys is over .200 now...

Posted by Mariner in DC

6:52 PM, Apr 29, 2008

alright Richie... about time.. now let's see if Wilkerson can keep up his day...

Posted by Ben

6:53 PM, Apr 29, 2008

haha... take out wilkerson, who is 3 for 3 with a walk, to bat bloomquist? ha... good plan.

Posted by Corey Miller

6:53 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Ok I know I can NOT believe I am writing this but...did Mac just pull Wilkerson, who is 3 for 3, to put in Bloomquist as a PH???

I am not watching the game but tell me why you pull a guy who is 3 for 3 and who badly needs the confidence boost?

Posted by Ben

6:55 PM, Apr 29, 2008

As a side note, why not Greg Norton as the pinch hitter? If you're going to do it.

Posted by Paul

6:56 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Oh my God. It's John MacLaren's wet dream:

Pinch hitting and pinch running with Willie and Cairo...in the same at bat! And here we all thought it was a waste to keep them both. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.

(yes, the sarcasm is in full effect)

Posted by Ben

6:57 PM, Apr 29, 2008

And no pinch hitter for Johjima? I'm lost...

Posted by Adam

7:00 PM, Apr 29, 2008

News flash:

Neither Wlad nor Clement is in Tacoma's starting lineup tonight...


Although I'm sure McLaren will tell them to stay home since Vidro and Wilkerson got hits tonight...

Posted by Kameron

7:05 PM, Apr 29, 2008

7 runs on 15 hits so far, nice....and JJ in the ninth, what more can we ask for?

Posted by Babu

7:07 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Checking for variations in the space-time continuum: the Mariners have come from behind AND batted around in one half-inning.

Adam, see Geoff's account of the news flash above, with a bit of info from the Times' Tacoma-based staff.

Posted by Kameron

7:09 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Silva pitched great, to bad he can't get the "W"

Posted by Frankie

7:17 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Umm....please bring in Putz now. 1st and 2nd with 1 out. Let's not play with fire.

Posted by Ben

7:17 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Um... bring in Putz now.

Posted by Ben

7:19 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Oh by the way - Sherrill just got his 10th save

Posted by Miles

7:20 PM, Apr 29, 2008

I have the Rainiers game on right now and the announcer isn't buying the excuses for why Balentien and Clement aren't playing. He said the Rainiers manager wasn't very convincing when he asked him about it.

Posted by Nat

7:21 PM, Apr 29, 2008

One more out. Seems like it's been so long since the M's won, even though it hasn't. I think M's fans should get hazard pay for the emotional distress of it all.

And of course, the Indians could come back here... phew! Maybe we can start a win streak here!

Posted by Ben

7:21 PM, Apr 29, 2008

And we either pick up a game on Oakland or on the Angels today.

Posted by Corey Miller

7:22 PM, Apr 29, 2008

There you go Miles...stoke the conspiracy fires...lol.

NIce W by the M's...

Posted by Kameron

7:23 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Big win, nice start to what will be a tough road trip

Nice to see some kind of spark out of the Offense, 5 runs in one inning....if the M's can get innings like that the Bullpen will have a little breathing room.

Posted by mtmike

7:27 PM, Apr 29, 2008

Silva deserved this W. Too many golden opportunities wasted. They still need to shake things up, IMHO.

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