Game 43, Padres at Mariners
What’s the use of holding out a work-sore hand to catch some when it turns up empty– what? Sorry, I was listening to something while thinking of Wlad. Oh, hey, lineups are out.
Are you ready for BATTLE OF THE WORST TEAMS IN BASEBALL?
Seattle: 11/14 in the AL in batting average, 14/14 in OBP, 9/14 in SLG
San Diego: 16/16 in the NL in AVG, 16/16 in OBP, 16/16 in SLG
Pitching with some defense
Seattle: 6/14 in K/9. 10/14 in AVG allowed, 12/14 in OBP allowed, 10/14 in SLG allowed
San Diego: 9/16 in K/9. 6/16 in AVG allowed, 5/16 in OBP allowed, 7/16 in SLG allowed
Seattle: 28/30. SD: 18/30
I can feel the excitement.
Young versus Batista!
Now watch, just to spite me, this’ll be a thrilling, defense-dominated low-scoring duel with both pitchers going a full nine innings before Ichiro wins the game in the ninth when he singles and then steals three bases on three pitches.
Sexson’s back, yayyy– wait, uhh…
San Diego fields
1B-L A Gonzalez
C-B Bard (both Padres catchers are switch hitters. That doesn’t happen often)