Game 94, Rangers at Mariners
King Felix vs. Wilson, 7:10pm.
Is it bad that a non-negligible reason I’m tuning in tonight is to see/hear the King’s Court? Felix is always worth your time, but I think everyone’s feeling a bit numb after 26 straight scoreless innings. And after getting whitewashed by two good-but-flawed starters, they now face an excellent one – lefty CJ Wilson. CJ had good results in 2010, but a high walk rate and a low BABIP led many to think he’d regress this year. Instead, Wilson just decided to pitch a lot better – his K rate is up while his walks are down substantially, so even though his BABIP did increase, his results have improved.
Score a run, M’s. The Sounders got 4 today, and while that’s probably asking a lot, another shutout simply isn’t an option. The M’s honor their 2001 team tonight, then force several members of that history-making squad watch the 2011 iteration.