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GAME UPDATES: Twins vs. Mariners, August 27

Post by Ryan Divish on Aug. 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm with 3 Comments »
August 27, 2010 10:50 pm

As you can see from my earlier posts, I am back after a 7-day hiatus in my hometown of Havre, Montana… or as I call it “God’s Country.”

But I’m back and ready for some baseball. And of course, useless information that will help you be better at your local pub trivia contest. Like … did you know that on this date in 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash.

Famous people born on this day include Ernie Broglio (1935), who the Cubs acquired from the Cardinals in exchange for Lou Brock, former MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown … ok, I will admit it. I watched Club MTV. I know I’m not alone, or that stupid show would have never stayed on that long. It reminds me of this song and video …

Try and get that song out of your head now.

Also celebrating his 36th birthday is former Mariner —  Jose Vidro.

ON this day in baseball history in 1982 …

In a 5-4 loss to the Brewers, A’s Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s 1974 single season record of 118 stolen bases. By stealing a total of four bases Rickey ends the day with 122 and will finish the season with 130

First inning

Not the start Jason Vargas was looking for as Denard Span singles and Orlando Hudson follows with a double. However, the M’s throw a runner out at home (that’s not a typo). Franklin Gutierrez delivers a perfect throw to Josh Wilson, who makes  perfect relay throw to home. Adam Moore does what several M’s catchers couldn’t do, catches the throw and makes the tag for the out.

Vargas still gives up a run as Joe Mauer bloops a single into left, Twins lead 1-0.

Second inning

The Twins get runners on first and second with no outs, and Alexi Casilla pops up a bunt that Vargas can’t catch in the air but makes a nice play on to get the lead runner out at third. But a passed ball from Adam Moore allowed the runners to move up and Drew Butera scored a run on a sac fly to right.  Twins lead 2-0.

M’s get two runners on, but nothing comes of it.

Third inning

I could sit and watch Joe Mauer hit all day long. Yes, his swing is that perfect.

The M’s get on the board as Ichiro leads off with a triple to right-center and scores on Chone Figgins grounder to second. Russell Branyan walks but Lopez grounds into an easy 5-4-3 double play.

Fourth inning

1-2-3 innings for both pitchers.

Fifth inning

two more 1-2-3 innings.

Sixth inning

Well, Vargas’ run of 1-2-3 innings comes to an end. He gives up a one-out bloop single to Michael Cuddyer and a single to Delmon Young to put runners on the corners, and then Danny Valencia scores both runners with a triple to right-center.  The Twins added another run on an infield hit from Alexi Casilla when Casey Kotchman doesn’t dig a ball on a short hop from Josh Wilson. The Twins lead 5-1.

Seventh inning

The Twins tack on another run as Joe Mauer doubles in front of a diving Matt Tuiasosopo in left field to score Orlando Hudson off of reliever Garrett Olson.

The Mariners get another run as Casey Kotchman leads off with a single and later scores on Josh Wilson’s two-out single to left. Twins lead 6-2.

Eighth Inning

The Mariners loaded the bases with no outs off of reliever Randy Flores. Maybe Seattle wouldn’t erase the four-run deficit, but they certainly could have cut into it a little.

But as has happened so often this season, the opportunity was wasted. Franklin Gutierrez popped up to first on a 2-0 pitch and Adam Moore hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. It was a familiar scene for Mariners fans and a healthy smattering boos could be heard from the 37,798 in attendance.

Ninth inning

David Aardsma looks to be recovered from the line drive off the ribs. He had a nice strikeout of Joe Mauer … those don’t happen much.

Chone Figgins gets an RBI single that Richie Sexson would be proud of .

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  1. SharkHawk says:

    Yes, I DID know that SRV died on this day, and I’m one who doesn’t think it’s useless. But I know that’s a general term you use for your daily info bits and am not getting all huffy and offended. Just saying it’s a big deal to me.

    The man was one of the few who was a guitar god BEFORE dying, and became even more so after. Man… I bawled like a baby that whole day when I found out. It sucked hard. I guess it hit me a lot harder than most, but Stevie was my idol. I shared many an hour ride into work with Stevie Ray playing me there and back in the middle of the night.

    If you don’t know what he was all about, check out his “Live at the El Mocambo” video from his early years. The guy was absolutely electric. He put as much heart into that performance at a little tiny club in Canada as Hendrix did at the Monterey Pop Festival or Woodstock. SRV was what you’d want to see out of every athlete on your team. A guy who goes out every single night like it’s going to be his one and only chance to impress somebody and plays it like he may never get the chance again.

    You may laugh…but I think of a guy like Terry Mulholland who seemed to leave his guts on the mound, or Jamie Moyer, or just name your favorite gritty guy. But SRV was a Michael Jordan or A-Rod in the talent department. How bad it sucked for him to overcome every personal demon he had dealt with and come out on top and then to die in a crash into a man made ski mountain in the summer due to fog. What a messed up situation.

    I have very few passions… my kids, baseball, football, education, and electric blues music and the legend of SRV are the tops on my list.

  2. Pray4Peace says:

    SharkHawk I too love listening to SRV and though I’m not quite as passionate as you about his passing, I was quite bummed out when he did. It’s refreshing to read someone express his true feelings about something or someone as candidly as you have. Thanks.

  3. Kudos to Shark for the excellent post. Curses to Divish for that other “music” link.

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