Game 121, Mariners at Twins
RHP Meche v RHP Silva, 5:05.
This is going to be an ugly game. Remember when Melvin was perhaps a bit fixated on running out only five starters out all year? Meche wore down badly as the season went on, he got shuffled a little but never got the rest even a casual observer knew he needed… that’s a lot like things right now. Meche’s arm isn’t right, he’s fighting soreness and inflammation, and they’re running him out there over and over to get rocked.
I don’t think Jeff Harris is any great shakes, but if after tonight’s game you don’t agree that he should have stuck around while Meche got some time off until he could pitch effectively (and I know, maybe that’s never), well, I don’t know what happened but hopefully it’s a pleasant surprise.
Bloomquist remains in the 2-hole:
Bloomquist isn’t hot anymore, skip. It was fun while it lasted, but it’s time to move on. He’s 19-68 in August so far (.279/.286/.353) and .269/.303/.341 on the year. It’a a modest average without enough walks or punch to make him an effective hitter. An AL #2 hitter averages .271/.326/.396.