Game 16, Orioles at Mariners
Millwood vs Hernandez, 7:10 pm.
Happy Felix Day.
It’s a good thing Felix is talented and the Orioles offense is not, because the M’s, they’re not going to score a whole lot of runs tonight. Here’s the line-up, and remember, Millwood is a right-hander.
That’s six right-handed bats, four of whom could be charitably described as “not very good”. Sweeney plays because, well, he can’t be on the roster and never get in the line-up, right? So now we’re just inserting him into games to make him feel useful, even if he isn’t. Tui plays left because Bradley’s getting the day off to heal the tweaked calf.
There’s a pretty good chance that this is the worst line-up the M’s run out all year. They’ll be lucky to score three runs off Millwood, and given that he has a career 1.99 BB/9 against righties, I wouldn’t expect them to get him out of the game very quickly. To win, they’ll need Felix to be dominant and hope Ichiro and Figgins can scratch out a couple of runs. The Vegas over/under on this game is seven – take the under.