Game 43, Mariners at Devil Rays
Horacio Ramirez vs Jae Seo, 12:10 pm.
Lousy LH pitcher vs Lousy RH starter. This should be fun.
Ibanez still not healthy, so we get Broussard in left field. And it’s time for another Adrian Beltre day off, so we get WFB at third base.
With a left-handed pitcher on the mound, we’ve dramatically reduced the defensive abilities of the left side of our defense. You know, the side that fields most balls hit by right-handed hitters. With a lefty on the mound, I’m guessing Tampa will have a few right-handed hitters in their line-up. (Yep, all nine Tampa starters are right-handed today).
I love how Hargrove doesn’t give this kind of stuff any thought at all.
Oh, and also, the Mariners have promoted Chris Tillman to High Desert of the California League. If he keeps his ERA under 6.00, it’s a great year.