This *should* be an enjoyable game. Jake Peavy seems to have overcome long odds and recovered from a long injury filled stretch from 2009-2011. His 2012 was far better than I had realized both in terms of quality and quantity of innings.
Felix, meanwhile has been himself. You know this. But in case you need numerical evidence, Felix through 12 starts:
2013: 83.1 IP, 87 K, 16 BB, 25 R
2012: 81.2 IP, 81 K, 26 BB, 33 R
2011: 84.2 IP, 81 K, 26 BB, 36 R
2010: 80.0 IP, 74 K, 29 BB, 34 R
2009: 78.1 IP, 79 K, 23 BB, 33 R
While Felix's stuff is arguably slowly eroding in quality his results are actually slightly improving. I don't know how long that's sustainable but I know it's here today. Grab a lollipop and go outside.
Alejandro De Aza - LF
Gordon Beckham - 2B
Conor Gillaspie - 3B
Alex Rios - RF
Paul Konerko - 1B
Adam Dunn - 1B
Alexei Ramirez - SS
Jordan Danks - CF
Tyler Flowers - C
Jake Peavy - P
It would have been nice if in the past 5+ years or so the Mariners had acquired some talent through free agency. But Adam Dunn, Josh Hamilton, Barry Zito, Chone Figgins, etc. Free agency is terrifying.
Take it away Lesley.