Game 44, Padres at Mariners
RHP Clay Hensley v RHP Gil Meche.
Meche so far this year: 44.2 IP, 6 HR, 23 BB, 32 K. I’m not excited about heading out to this particular game, though I’ll be happy to hang out at Safeco with good company, in the specific sense and in the more general:
It’s Little League Weekend at the park, so free caps for the kiddies. It looks like the crowds are back for summer: there are 15,000 tickets up for tonight and 12,000 tomorrow (for Felix v Chan Ho Park), which means the team’s going to cruise to 35k crowds every night.
To be a little more of a downer and preserve our reputation as being overly negative —
2004 Mariners: 13-25 on May 18, 18-30 on May 29th.
2005 Mariners: 18-25 on May 22nd.