Game 42, Mariners at Red Sox

marc w · May 11, 2019 at 9:01 am · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Rick Porcello, 10:05am

Happy Felix Day. Maybe that feels perfunctory to you, but really do try to summon the joy of watching an M’s legend pitch in Fenway. That near-no hitter in Daisuke’s home debut feels like another century, sure, but I’ll never forget it.

The M’s are officially in a tailspin now, having dropped below .500 on the day the Red Sox finally climb above that mark. The pitching staff is in shambles, but hopefully the additions of JP Crawford and Shed Long add interest to the games as well as improve the team’s cringe-worthy defense.

Today they face Rick Porcello, the former Cy Young winner who personified the Sox disastrous start. He’s never been a model of consistency, but HR troubles mixed with something new for him this April: serious control problems. He’s gotten better, but his season line remains ugly.

1: Haniger, CF
2: Crawford, SS
3: Encarnacion, 1B
4: Vogelbach, DH
5: Santana, LF
6: Bruce, RF
7: Narvaez, C
8: Healy, 3B
9: Long, 2B
SP: Please, Felix.

Dee Gordon isn’t in the IL as his hand was not broken, as initially feared. Dylan Moore on the other hand IS on the IL which opened the door for Shed Long, who’ll make his MLB debut.


One Response to “Game 42, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. Sportszilla on May 11th, 2019 10:15 am

    I have to say that my expectations for this season were low, and that I didn’t let myself get too carried away with the 13-2 start, but still, the team ending up back below .500 in just 41 games despite that start is…very Mariners.

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