Ichiro CF Giles 2B Lopez 2B Cruz RF Guillen RF Gonzalez 1B Ibanez LF Bard C Sexson 1B Cammy CF Betancourt E-6 Kouzmanoff 3B Burke C Greene SS Ballgame 3B Sledge LF King Felix P Young P ---------- ----------
Hernandez (3-3, 4.40) Young (6-3, giant)
Assuming Jamie Burke gets the start today, we're going to have a potent bench trifecta consisting of a 137 OPS+, a 114 OPS+, and a spherical fatass batting .289. After Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Cruz, the Padres don't have a single starter with an OPS+ over 94 or a batting average over .276. I know it's generally not polite to laugh at the misfortune of others, but in this case, how can you not?
Of course, all it takes is a handful of predictable four-seamers for Felix to make even the sorriest bat look powerful, so uh, no dicking around today, kid. We don't have the breathing room.
LET'S GO MARINERS!!