Game 27, Mariners at Twins
RHP Pineiro v RHP Baker (which ties in nicely to another article today). 5:10, KSTW on your television set. Look for Pineiro to have an extra zip on his fastball, since he worked so little last time he was out there. Of course, Johjima won’t call for it, and I’m not sure if he’ll even play — ESPN tells me that he’s got this custom of not playing day games after night games.
So what’s in the game notes today? M’s are on a streak, they’re near the top of all teams in base-stealing, it’s a short two-game series… man, these are boring game notes… someone in the press office uses “it’s” for the possessive. The M’s staff leads the AL in strikeouts, that’s cool.
The last time Willy Bloomquist was caught stealing was May 1, 2005. There’s a stat that’ll come up in today’s broadcast if Bloomquist gets into the game. Or a camera can catch him in the dugout. Or there’s a recap of any previous games. The item is titled “Sure, he looks like a nice guy, but he’s really a thief”.