Game 56, Rays At Mariners
Hernandez vs Shields, 7:10 pm.
Happy Felix Day!
Last year, I predicted that James Shields would win the AL Cy Young. He posted an ERA of 5.18 and didn’t receive a vote, but his peripherals were pretty good (3.55 xFIP) and I remained a fan. This year, Shields is actually pitching like a Cy Young winner, running a 2.15 ERA and a 2.75 xFIP through the first two months of the season. Couldn’t have done this last year, Mr. Shields? You suck.
The M’s counter with Felix, so whatever the over/under is, take the under.
Also, Figgins is back, and Peguero is still here. Celebrate* accordingly.
*Don’t actually celebrate.