Game 66, Mariners at Athletics
LHP Jamie Moyer v RHP Joe Blanton.
This series is going to be an interesting test. The M’s may have played better than their record, but if they want to move up in the division, they’re going to need to climb over the A’s and Texas. Getting wins here would be big. Can the pitchers continue their success against a team that so far is even worse offensively than the Twins? Can they keep hitting against a staff way, way better than Angels, the Royals, or the Twins?
Blanton vs the M’s so far this year: 2-0, 1.20 ERA, 15 IP, 9H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 8 K.
Moyer vs. the A’s so far: 0-2, 6.17 ERA, 11.2 IP, 17 H, 1 HR, 4 BB, 8 K.