Game 67, Diamondbacks v Mariners
The Bob Melvin-less Diamondbacks visiting. Be still my trembling heart! Garland v Washburn.
I was trying to remember Washburn’s last good start and I kept casting back to the first game he threw in May against the A’s, but looking at the game log I found a start that dropped entirely out of my memory, and only two weekends ago, May 6th when he gave the twins almost nothing for six innings, winding up with 6 K against 1 walk. The bad news is that the three most fearsome hitters in the Diamondbacks lineup, unlike the Twins, are not lefties and won’t be conveniently stacked on top of each other.
Still, overall the Diamondbacks are a pretty bad offensive team. Not Mariners bad, but we count our blessings where we can find them. And I’m looking forward to seeing how Wakamatsu manages to put together a lineup while being squeezed like this due to circumstance.