Game 64, Padres at Mariners
Marquis vs Noesi, 7:10 pm.
What’s the cure for a struggling offense? Facing Jason Marquis. He’s been a disaster this year, with his ability to get ground balls his only redeeming quality at this point. His strikeout rate has fallen to a Beavan’s level, and he got hit around enough in Minnesota to earn his walking papers. The M’s should be able to put some runs on the board tonight. Well, theoretically anyway.
Gutierrez is not in the line-up tonight, but they did cut his rehab assignment short a bit, so it’s possible he was just scheduled for a day off today anyway. I’d imagine he’ll be in there tomorrow, and with the new and improved roster, it’s not a big deal that he’s not playing – Casper Wells deserves some at-bats too. This 25 man group is probably the best the Mariners have had at any point this season. We’re an Olivo-dumping away from having the near perfect roster that the organization could put together with what they have in house.