The Mariners head out for a 5-game road trip to New York and Chicago. I say this reluctantly, but I’m worried.
Meche v. Clemens: this’ll be an interesting outing, but if Dave’s right, and he’s right far more often than I’m comfortable with, the Yankees offense could tear him open and toss his organs to the cheering animals in the NY bleachers.
Moyer v. Pettite: one of these left-handers is good, and I like the M’s chances here.
Pineiro v. Mussina: Mussina has been absolutely lights-out so far this year, Pineiro has… not been
Now sure, the Yankees have faced weak offenses so far, but so have the Mariners. The Yankees offense is off to a great start in part by facing awful staffs, but they’re also undeniably top-notch and much better, I think, than the Mariners are (I think Nick Johnson’s ideal line in a game would be 2-3, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1K).
Also, the Rangers designated Doug Davis for assignment again. Lefty in the pen now, long reliever, Joe Sheehan-endorsed as a possible future Jamie Moyer.