Game 147, Mariners at Cardinals
‘Kuma vs. Adam Wainwright, 7:10pm
Depending on your point of view, you may look at tonight’s game between two elite starters, two guys who might generate Cy votes if it wasn’t for some otherworldly seasons in their respective leagues. Or, you may see it as a match-up between a great team locked in a tight divisional race versus a bad team playing out the string.
Like many of you, I think about/watch/talk about the M’s *a lot* and I wouldn’t consider myself a casual fan. But there’s no question, as I head to this Sounders game, which group I fall into.
Wainwright’s known for his big overhand curve, and he also throws a sinker, cutter and a rare change. This season, with his velo pretty much 100% restored after his injury year in 2011, he’s throwing many more four-seams, and the pitch looks very good.
1: Miller, SS
2: Almonte, CF
3/ Seager, 3B
4: Morales, DH
5: Saunders, RF
6: Ackley, LF
7: Zunino, C
8: Franklin, 2B
9: Iwakuma, SP