Game 9, Astros vs Mariners
Brandon Maurer vs. Erik Bedard, 7:10pm
Quick one while I attempt to cook some dinner.
Game two of the series, and the M’s face the second SP who was DFA’d at some point in 2012. So far, so Astros.
Brandon Maurer’s pitch selection in his first game was Madison Bumgarner-like. Pitching at home, and facing a team who’s striking out like Mark Reynolds in an eye patch, I don’t expect that pattern to change. I do expect better results, though.
1: Gutierrez, CF
2: Saunders, RF
3: Morales, DH
4: Morse, LF
5: Smoak, 1B
6: Montero, C
7: Ackley, 2B
8: Andino, 3B
9: Ryan, SS
The minor league rotations have turned over, so Danny Hultzen starts tonight in Sacramento. And I can report that Reds lefty Tony Cingrani is now up to 12 1/3 IP with no runs allowed on three hits, one walk and 21 Ks. Not too bad. Would love to see him face Mike Zunino right now.