Game 151, Mariners at Rays
Rowland-Smith v. Niemann, 4:08. Who makes up these start times, anyway? Today and tomorrow are both 4:08, and then for some reason in Toronto the games start at 4:07. At least in Canada there’s a second national anthem to squeeze in, so it makes a little bit more sense.
Meanwhile, how many people would have guessed that the Mariners would be going into this series with a better record than the defending league champs? Okay, so that’s mostly the Rays’ 11-game losing streak (remember when we used to have those?), and in reality they’re probably still the better team, but it’s interesting.