Game 108, Rangers at Mariners
Fister vs Wilson, 7:10 pm.
In something that kind of qualifies as news, the M’s sent Mike Sweeney to Philadelphia today. The team is basically just doing him a favor, giving him a chance to finish the year with a contender and potentially get his first taste of playoff baseball. He wasn’t going to get much playing time in Seattle the rest of the way anyway. We’ll see how long he can stay healthy in Philly, given that they are apparently expecting him to play first base on a regular basis.
As for tonight’s game, opposing left-handed hitters have managed a paltry .090/.157/.120 line against C.J. Wilson this year. That’s 100 plate appearances, with the total positive results being six singles, three doubles, five walks, three hit batters, and two reached on errors. The other 81 hitters made outs. The Mariners are starting four left-handed hitters tonight. This isn’t going to go well.
Jack Wilson, SS