Game 147: Mariners at Rangers
RHP “King” Felix Hernandez vs. RHP Josh Rupe, 5:05pm, FSN & KOMO.
Let me be the third to say Happy Felix Day!
I saw “Rupe” on the probable starters and thought to myself, “Ryan Rupe is still around? Good for him.” In reality, the M’s will be facing Josh Rupe in his Major League debut. Rupe pitched decently at AA this season, then was promoted to AAA and got slapped around something fierce. Turns out Ryan is still around, though. The one-time Tampa Bay prospect appeared in 23 games for the Las Vegas 51s this season, posting a 6.42 ERA but fanning 74 in 75 2/3 IP.
2B Santiago (not a typo)
CF Bubela (also not a typo)
The Rangers, incidentally, are on pace to break the M’s single-season MLB record for homers in a season (264 in 1997).