Game 108, Athletics at Mariners
LHP Barry Zito v LHP Jarrod Washburn
I’m always leary when the talking heads on ESPN1-4 describe any particular game as a must-win. It’s along season, and there are many games to play. These three games at home against the A’s aren’t must-win games. But they’re certainly close. A sweep of the A’s would put the M’s a game back in the divisional standings and into the thick of it. A sweep at the hand of the A’s would put the M’s six games back of the A’s with two other teams between them and the season running out. 1-2 would be almost as bad: every day that goes by without making up ground is a day the team falls behind.
Win, team, win.
Or, you could always play Bloomquist in center.