Game 23, A’s At Mariners
Fister vs Anderson, 1:10 pm.
Justin Smoak returns to the team on Sunday, so hopefully this is the last laughable line-up we see for a while. He’s not a panacea, but this team really needs his offensive ability. The M’s are left running four LHBs out against Brett Anderson today, and it’s not like the five RHBs are all that frightening to southpaws. Anderson is one of the game’s premier pitchers, so Doug Fister is going to have to be spectacular to keep the M’s in this one.