Game 26, Rays at Mariners
Shields vs Vargas, 7:10 pm.
The kinda sorta new look Mariners take the field against one of the best teams in baseball for the next three days. Will be interesting to see how they handle going up against a legitimate beast for the first time this year. They begin their three-lefties-in-a-row series with Jason Vargas tonight, who will try to hold a good Rays line-up in check. Good luck, Jason – you may need it.
Two line-up changes tonight, as Milton Bradley finally reclaims the cleanup spot, while Jose Lopez drops to 6th against a right-hander, and Jack Wilson hits 8th for the first time all year, with Adam Moore moving down to the #9 hole. Griffey still DH’ing, hitting 5th, Kotchman still hitting 7th. Yup.