Game 8, Indians At Mariners
Fister vs Masterson, 6:05 pm.
Well, regardless of what happens, it’s nearly guaranteed to be more fun than last night, right?
I’ve referenced Justin Masterson a few times when talking about Michael Pineda, as he is the prototypical right-handed starter with a huge platoon split. Masterson throws from a very low arm angle which makes it really tough for right-handers to pick up the ball, but lefties get a nice long look at it coming in towards them, and the low arm slot makes it tough for him to throw anything that doesn’t dive in towards a left-handed hitter. Look for the M’s left-handed bats to be able to work a bunch of walks tonight, and if they can string together a few extra-base hits, they could put up some runs.
It will be an absolute miracle if Miguel Olivo gets a hit off Masterson, however.