Game 28, Mariners at Angels
Roenis Elias vs. CJ Wilson, 7:05pm
I talked about the Angels’ rotation’s downside risk before the year, and Matt Shoemaker and Jered Weaver have obliged. Wilson, though, has been strangely successful, as he’s given up just a single HR this year after battling serious gopheritis last year. His problems with righties had grown over time, and seemed like a harbinger of decline, but he’s been ok thus far. He shackled the M’s in the first series of the year, and he’s kept up a good string of results, giving up 2 runs or less in 4 of his 5 starts. Maybe the M’s learned something?
1: Weeks, DH
2: Bloomquist, LF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, RF
5: Seager, 3B
6: Zunino, C
7: Morrison, 1B
8: Ruggiano, CF
9: Taylor, SS
Hmmmm. Or, you know, just throwing it out there: the Rainiers take on Salt Lake at 5:35. Justin Germano faces the Angels big pitching prospect Andrew Heaney (the return for Howie Kendrick). The R’s beat the Bees 5-2 behind Jordan Pries and two HRs by Franklin Gutierrez (my kingdom for a healthy-legged Franklin Gutierrez).
Jackson’s facing Chattanooga, with Jimmy Gilheeney facing Alex Wimmers, a former 1st round pick (2010) of the Twins.
Bakersfield has Ryan Yarbrough on the hill against Modesto.
Peoria blanked Clinton in Daniel Missaki’s first start since starting that team no-hitter on the weekend.
Hey, I just wrote about the Brad Miller position change, so scroll down and read that if you’re so inclined.