Game 129, Mariners at Indians
Felix vs. Tomlin, 9:05am (!)
Wake up! A very happy Felix Morning to you. Between the double header, the ROOT Sports replays, and a 9am game today, I feel like the Mariners have been playing Cleveland non-stop for 3 days.
* Obviously, the focus was on Kyle Seager and Trayvon Robinson, who had brilliant days for the M’s – both rookies had 3 extra-base hits and 6 hits each, with Seager notching his 2nd MLB home run. It’s amazing how much better Seager looks since his initial call-up. His swing suddenly looks capable of driving a ball into a gap, instead of being engineered to dunk singles just over infielders’ heads.
* Today, the Indians have to adjust from a guy with a change-up in the low 70s to a guy with a change-up in the low 90s.
* The M’s face Josh Tomlin, who’s sporting a walk rate of 3.1%, the best in the league. It’s like We’ve all been given a second chance to watch/appreciate Bob Tewksbury.
9: Robinson (CF)
Gutierrez gets an off day, and so Trayvon Robinson gets another chance to show what he can do in center field.