Game 7, Indians At Mariners
Vargas vs Carrasco, 7:05 pm.
The M’s get home field advantage for the first time all year, and they also get an Indians team that has some problems, so this could be a pretty good weekend. Expect to see a bit more offense against a pitching staff that is, err, not great.
In roster news, Chris Gimenez came up to replace Adam Moore as the reserve catcher – Moore went on the 60 day DL to free up the necessary 40 man roster spot.
In roster drama, Eric Wedge said before tonight’s game that Jack Wilson took himself out of the game in Texas after his back-to-back errors, and Wedge called his actions “unspeakable”. Adam Kennedy starts at second base tonight, and it’s pretty obvious that this is going to lead to Jack Wilson being traded, probably sooner than later. Wilson was annoyed with the move to second base, knows he doesn’t have a future in Seattle, and I’d imagine he’d welcome a trade to a contender who would let him play shortstop occasionally. I’m not saying Wilson asked out of the game to force the organization’s hands, but I doubt he really cares what the M’s think about him right now. If his actions get him shipped out, that’s probably an upgrade in his eyes.
Either way, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve seen the last of Jack Wilson on the field for the M’s. With Adam Kennedy and Luis Rodriguez around, the M’s have other stop-gap options at second base until Ackley is deemed ready. They can live without what Jack Wilson was going to give them for the next few months.