Game 103, Mariners at White Sox
Pauley vs Garcia, 5:10 pm.
Tonight should be an interesting test for Pauley. Similar to Doug Fister, he pounds the zone with mediocre stuff and relies on getting hitters to get themselves out, which doesn’t work all that well in a ballpark where the ball flies pretty well. But, if he can get through this line-up, he’s got a pretty decent chance of sticking in the rotation for the rest of the year, and might post good enough numbers to wind up with a major league job next year.
Also, just figured I’d throw this out there, for people who need some good news: Josh Lueke, since coming over in the Cliff Lee deal, for Double-A West Tennessee: 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 K. Don’t be surprised if we see Lueke in September. The M’s could certainly use another reliever with an out pitch who can throw strikes.
Josh Wilson, 3B
Jack Wilson, SS