Game 28, Angels at Mariners
RHP Byrd v RHP Sele. 3:35, no TV, radio only.
Over/under on HR: 3.5. I’d take the over.
Transactions today, from MLB.com:
Optioned OF Shin-Soo Choo to Triple-A Tacoma; Transferred INF Pokey Reese from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disable list; Selected contract of INF Dave Hansen from Triple-A Tacoma.
M’s v LHP: .204/.263/.290
M’s v RHP: .265/.335/.386
If I was facing the Mariners, I would call up any random left-handed starter in AAA to face this team.
Or, if you’re really looking for the cause of the team’s problems:
#1 .339/.393/.482 (Ichiro!)
#2 .265/.364/.353 (!?)
#4 .219/.348/.510 (no, really)
This is going to be a looooooong May. If we get out of this month within shouting distance of .500 I’ll be happy.
[update: Jeff’s convinced me to open comments. Be good.]
No comments today: it’s been a terrible couple of days for USSM commenting, and I don’t have the energy or availability to police another thread. If another of my compadres does, they’ll swing by and allow comments (and edit this, presumably). If you want to express outrage, etc over this, you can go ahead and email us.