Game 140, Mariners at Angels
Haren vs. Vasquez, 6:05 pm
I don’t think that really anyone is looking forward to this. Haren is a talented pitcher. Vasquez has turned in two bad starts and may have finally run into the wall due to his lack of stuff, despite coming up as a pretty good pitcher throughout his minor league tenure. He’ll probably be facing the likes of Trumbo and Trout, and Trout hit him up pretty bad last time around. This is probably going to be unpleasant.
This is also the final regular season day of minor league action, with Jackson (4-8 loss), High Desert (10-0 victory), and Clinton (9-3 victory) already final and Tacoma still playing at the moment. I’m not holding out hope or anything, but if Liddi homers again today, he’ll have thirty on the season, and who doesn’t love round numbers? The Mariners are holding out on calling up any additional players from Tacoma until they’ve finished their game, which means that sometime in the later innings we’ll likely get word of exhausted-looking outfielders stumbling into the dugout after a day game and then a flight to Los Angeles.