Game 26, Mariners At Tigers
Pineda vs Penny, 10:05 am.
I love day games. I realize this a morning game for most of you, but for me, this is awesome. Well, besides the fact that I have a showing on my house (yes, I know, it’s a great time to sell…) this afternoon and will have to choose between watching Pineda and vacuuming the floors. As a heads up, Potential Buyer, I’m probably going to choose Pineda.
Also, don’t look now, but the Mariners have a team wRC+ of 88, meaning that their offense has “only” been 12 percent below average this year. That ties them with the Colorado Rockies, who have the best record in baseball, and it puts them ahead of teams like the Giants, White Sox, and Braves, all of whom are considered playoff contenders. I know it’s easy to fall into the “this team can’t hit” mantra after last year, but when Justin Smoak is in the line-up, this offense isn’t atrocious. It’s not good, certainly, but he cures a lot of ills.