Game 113, Mariners at Angels
Happy Felix Day! It’s amazing how much better Felix day feels when the team looks capable of scoring a few runs and hasn’t just lost 10+ games in a row. Felix deserves so much better than he’s got this year, and it’s just nice to see him get a start behind a line-up that’s pretty much MLB quality.
The M’s face Ervin Santana who’s coming off a no-hitter against Cleveland, and is enjoying his best season since 2008. He doesn’t have much of a platoon split, so Casper Wells is back in the line-up in RF (Ichiro gets another DH appearance). I might’ve started Trayvon Robinson in CF to give Guti a day off, but if the M’s really wanted to rest Ichiro’s legs, then I understand the idea behind the line-up. Carp’s at 1B again, which is preferable to Kennedy at 1B for any number of reasons. Brendan Ryan’s out again after being scratched just before the game yesterday. Now would be a good time for a line drive or two, Kyle Seager. I know there’s a big talent gap between AAA and MLB, but this is ridiculous – it’s still baseball, Kyle.
1: Ichiro (DH)
5: Wells (RF)