Game #161: Athletics at Mariners
Jeff Harris makes his first start since September 20, nearly two weeks. It could very well be his last in a Mariner uniform.
The Mariners face right-hander Joe Blanton. One could make a good case that Blanton should rookie of the year, but that won’t happen. According to VORP, he leads all rookie pitchers.
The Mariners have seen Blanton three times this year. April 30 the M’s chased him before the end of the fifth inning with 8 hits, scoring 4 times. June 29 Blanton dominated the Mariners, surrendering only an Adrian Beltre home run. September 5 he took the loss in a pitching dual against King Felix.
As I type this, both the Indians and Red Sox seem to have decided to let the Yankees have a playoff spot. Crap.