Game 48, Orioles at Mariners
RHP Kris Benson v LHP Jarrod Washburn.
I remember back when Kris Benson looked like he was going to be really good, and then when he looked like he still might break out and be really good even though it hadn’t happened yet… and now here he is, the leader of the Orioles staff.
Baltimore’s been pretty kitten-like (cute, harmless) against left-handers this year: .214/.288/.384 as a team (!). Which is way better than Richie Sexson or Adrian Beltre’s overall line, and a little bit better than Jeremy Reed. That’s really sad.
Seattle, if you’re curious, against righties: a not embarassing .276/.327/.430
Fun fact: Kris Benson will be paid about $1m more than Washburn in 2006.