Game 81, Mariners at Red Sox

Dave · July 5, 2009 at 10:22 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Morrow vs Lester, 10:35 am.

Ichiro, RF
Branyan, 1B
Lopez, 2B
Sweeney, DH
Gutierrez, CF
Langerhans, LF
Johjima, C
Woodward, 3B
Cedeno, SS

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.


102 Responses to “Game 81, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. gwangung on July 6th, 2009 7:41 am

    True; but isn’t the team that wins the most series usually the team that ends up winning the most games?

    The other way around, more like it.

    Ought to be some empirical support either way. Even if it is chopping up the season in arbitary ways, there should be some correlation between winning series and winning overall.

  2. georgmi on July 6th, 2009 9:19 am

    Correlation is not causation.

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