Game 66, Mariners at Padres
Morrow vs Geer, 12:35 pm.
The Brandon Morrow Experience continues today with a start against the hapless Padres in a park perfectly suited for his skills. Seriously, if he can’t throw strikes today – in Petco, against a bad offense, with no designated hitter – then he’s just physically incapable of throwing strikes.
Wak didn’t do him the favor of sticking Endy Chavez in left field, though. Third straight game Junior is out in LF. Can’t say I’m a fan of that. Yes, the offense is a bit better with Griffey in there, but the defensive dropoff is larger. Especially on games when the flyball oriented pitchers are on the mound (which is basically everyone but Felix at this point), Griffey in LF is not a good choice.