Game 8, Mariners at Rangers
Vargas vs Holland, 11:05 am.
So, today’s line-up is a little weird. It’s a day-game-after-night situation, so it’s not unusual to see some of the reserves play, but Wedge is also taking advantage of the fact that the team is facing a left-handed starter to get a couple of little used right-handed bats in the line-up today. So, if you’ve been wanting to see more of Casper Wells (as I have) and Alex Liddi (okay, not so much), then today is your day.
To make room for those two in the line-up, Saunders and Ackley take a seat, with Figgins moving to center and Seager shifting to second. Also, Olivo’s back in there at catcher, but against an LHP, they don’t really have a better option. Even after Jaso’s two hits last night, there’s no real value in having him in the line-up today – Holland would tear him up.