Game 83, Blue Jays at Mariners
This is what it comes down to: starter by committee. The guy taking the mound for us started the year as a back-rotation candidate, has spent the season being alternately effective and bad, often going long stretches where the manager(s) seem to forget he’s there at all. There’s no one to be called up from Tacoma for a turn, no ready spot starter to take the mound… nothing. We’re serving leftovers for dinner today, Blue Jays. Please to enjoy.
Again, no one has put out a pre-game chemistry forecast. It’s disappointing. I’d have thought coming off that sweep they’d have all gelled and kept on going, united in trying to redeem the season, but I guess not. If only someone had been able to tell us what happened to the chemistry. Or where it stands for tonight’s critical game.
Update: I just realized this, but if RRS goes the hoped-for four innings, that’s better than four of Batista’s fourteen starts and two of Silva’s.
If he manages to go five, that’ll be equal or better to five of Silva’s starts and fully half of Batista’s starts this year.