Game 51, Twins at Mariners
Blackburn vs Vargas, 7:10 pm.
For Vargas, it should be an interesting night. On one hand, the Twins line-up is very left-handed, which helps him. On the other hand, those left-handed hitters are really good, so that’s kind of a problem. I’d expect more fastballs than usual tonight, but if he doesn’t have pinpoint location, there’s a good chance the folks in the right field bleachers could have some souvenir chasing to do.
With the team finally done facing a string of lefties, Saunders is back in the line-up playing left field. Fear not, though, as Mike Sweeney is still in there, hitting clean-up, as Saunders gives Bradley the day off instead. I wonder if Wak realizes that Mr. Hot Bat is 1 for his last 14. In and of itself, that is meaningless information, of course, but considering that the only justification for playing him is that he’s “swinging a hot bat”, I’d say its kind of relevant to note that, well, he’s not.
Sir Hugs A Lot, DH
Josh Wilson, SS