Game 39, Angels at Mariners
I’m just glad the Red Sox are gone. Anyway! It’s Lackey vs. New Improved Wasburn, who already faced the Angels twice and didn’t look all that new or improved, frankly.
Lackey… well, this will be Lackey’s first real start because of that getting-tossed thing. That’s kind of a weird situation for the team, right? All the pitchers are on set day-by-day routines, and suddenly there’s a starter worth putting out there a day off his schedule. Meanwhile, getting tossed so early hoses your bullpen plans… I’m hoping it all ends up working out for the M’s, obviously.
And if he plunks Ichiro! on two pitches, all rules of civilized conduct are nullified.