Game 54, Angels at Mariners
Saunders vs Snell, 7:10 pm.
What a horrific pitching match-up – veritable FanGraphs contributor Carson Cistulli created the NERD formula to try to quantify just how “watchable” a pitcher is, and Snell and Saunders both rate a 0 out of 10. Yech.
In newsy stuff, Ryan Rowland-Smith will start in place of Doug Fister tomorrow, who is suffering from “dead arm”. His velocity was down in his last start, and it looks like he needs some rest.
Somewhat interesting choice with the line-up tonight. Against a lefty, Sweeney is not playing – Langerhans is in left, Bradley is at DH, and Tui is playing first. I’d imagine we’ll hear something about his back being tight or something. Slump or not, hard to imagine Wak choosing Langerhans over Sweeney against a lefty.
Josh Wilson, SS