Game 28, Twins at Mariners
Vargas vs Pavano, 7:10 pm.
You could feel this coming. With Chone Figgins showing that his problems had nothing to do with where he hit in the line-up (please learn from this, media), it appears that the plug has been pulled on the Chone Figgins, Leadoff Hitter experiment. Despite facing a right-hander, Figgins isn’t in the line-up tonight, having been replaced by Mike Carp in left field. Jesus Montero is behind the plate again, with Alex Liddi playing third and Kyle Seager at DH. For those that care about batting order, Ackley moved up to the first spot and will be followed by Liddi, but we just had a big lesson in how unimportant batting order actually is, and it’d be really great if everyone could just realize that who plays each night is far more important than where they hit.