Game 88, Rangers at Mariners
Kevin Millwood vs. Derek Holland, 7:10pm
Welcome back, M’s. It’s warm (it’s been above 70 in Seattle for nine straight days), so let’s put the whole marine layer thing behind us, shall we?
Kevin Millwood will again attempt to get through a game or two with his groin muscles still attached, and Derek Holland is going to try his best to live down the ignominy of being the starting pitcher in a game in which the 2012 Seattle Mariners scored 21 runs.
The line-up looks like this:
4: Montero (DH)
7: Olivo (C)
Not sure why Saunders is down at #8, but can’t say I care too much. If he’s more comfortable there, or if they want to give Wells some more at-bats at #3, so be it.
The M’s re-acquired David Pauley over the break; the ex-Mariner and the “other guy” in the Doug Fister trade had been with the Angels organization. He’s now with Tacoma.
Spearking of the minor leagues, it’s a big night for the system. Danny Hultzen starts tonight at Cheney (it’s absolutely gorgeous out – you should go), and Mike Zunino makes his system debut for Everett (it’s absolutely gorgeous out – you should go). Clinton LHP Jordan Shipers tossed a complete-game no-hitter the other day, and they’re in action today against West Michigan. Uh, no repeat tonight. Seon Gi Kim’s day is done after he gave up 7 runs (including 2 HRs) and failed to record an out. It’s now 10-0 in the 2nd. Wander Marte is starting for Pulaski, but they appear to be in a rain delay – Jackson’s game was postponed, so a lot of the east is dealing with wet weather. Marte’s start was interesting in that in 1 1/3 inning, he’d struck out four, but given up a couple of hits, a HBP< a wild pitch and a balk. That's filling the scorebook.