Game 17, Mariners at Athletics
Carlos Silva on the road against Lenny DiNardo. DiNardo, unfortunately for the M’s, is a lefty, which means we get the anti-lefty lineup, and Silva’s pitching in front of a one-fielder outfield. (Dave adds: Bloomquist in right is way better than Morse, so it’s not that bad)
Could be ugly. On the other hand, it’s only DiNardo’s second start this year, so maybe he uh… won’t be able to pace himself.
Dave adds again: Also, Carlos Silva, remember when you talked about throwing a split-finger to neutralize LH hitters. Well, yea, you haven’t thrown any so far this year, and lefties are torching you for a .327/.365/.531 line. The A’s run out a lot of LH bats. If you have a splitter, throw it tonight please.