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GAME THOUGHTS: Rangers vs. Mariners, May 6th

Game thoughts tonight,

Here's a link I forgot to post, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn't happy with his team's offense. Um Mike? How would you like managing this offense? I think you're just being a little overcritical.

Another random question, but how creepy was that Ichiro look-a-like guy? It makes me wonder if we are actually interviewing him after games.


9:40 -- The announced crowd of 15,818 was the smallest in SAfeco Field history, and 7 of the 10 smallest crowds in Safeco history have come this season. Any thoughts as to a reason why?

9:14 --- "PUT ME IN COACH, I'M READY TO PLAY TO-DAAY!!!!!" Oh my God, it's Miguel Cairo and he's sprinting onto the field with his glove in his hand.

8:28 -- Here's Miguel Batista's line, 2 1/3 innings, 6 runs, 3 hits, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts. HE threw 85 pitches, 45 were strikes. He really threw 45 strikes? That number seems a little high.

8:20 -- the most impressive thing I'll see all night was that home run by Josh Hamilton. That thing was crushed. I'll say this when Cha Seung Baek gives up hits, they aren't little bleeders and bloops.

8:17 -- wow, I must be a curse. This is just awful. At least you guys can change the channel, which I am sure you already have done. And yes Snydro, this is where I wish the Mariners had RA Dickey as well.

8:06 -- Miguel Batista has drained the life right out of this crowd of about 10,000 people.

7:41 -- My God, can somebody throw a strike. I can safely say there is no way this game will get over in less than 3 hours.

7:34 -- Wow 44 pitches in the first inning. He ain't making it to the fifth inning. Sorry DAve8557, those days are long gone. But I will say this. I thought the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium was pretty cool. There's a lot of energy in the crowd, and they seem to know their baseball.

7:26 -- Snydro, I wasn't checking out his calves. We were watching his legs when he walked in to see if he was favoring it or limping. But it's not surprising that he's got skinny legs, I mean the guy weighs like a buck fifty. And I do remember that episode of Entourage. Besides Sophia Bush, Emmanuelle Chriqui is also a reader of Mariners Insider.

Here's the lineups for tonight ...


Ian Kinsler 2B

Michael Young SS

Josh Hamilton CF

Milton Bradley DH

David Murphy RF

Brandon Boggs LF

Frank Catalanotto 1B

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Ramon Vasquez 3B


Sidney Ponson P


Ichiro Suzuki CF

Jose Lopez 2B

Raul Ibanez LF

Adrian Beltre 3B

Richie Sexson 1B

Jeff Clement DH

Yuni Betancourt SS

Kenji Johjima C

Wlad Balentien RF