Game 81, Mariners at Red Sox
Morrow vs Lester, 10:35 am.
For all intents and purposes, Ryan Langerhans is the Mariners starting left fielder until further notice. This is the fourth game he’s started in a row, and the second of which the opposing pitcher has been left-handed. Wak has made it pretty clear that he just hasn’t been very impressed with Wladimir Balentien, and really, if Balentien can’t get into the line-up against a lefty in a day game before a cross country flight, then he’s basically out of the plan.
So, Langerhans looks like he’s going to get a real shot to prove what he can do. Welcome to the club, Ryan. Feel free to keep whacking the baseball as long as you’d like.