Mariners baseball. When a giant spider crawls under your couch before you can reach it and you wonder if it's going to come out the next day: Mariners baseball. When the kid at the school playground gives your kid a little too hard of a shove playing soccer but you can't really complain about it to the attendant: Mariners baseball. When you twist your ankle and you have to go down a flight of stairs and any one of those could make you step wrong and hurt it all over again: Mariners baseball. When you can't tell if that grape you just ate was actually good or not
|1||B. Miller, SS||1||L. Martin, CF|
|2||N. Franklin, 2B||2||E. Andrus, SS|
|3||K. Seager, 3B||3||I. Kinsler, 2B|
|4||K. Morales, DH||4||A. Beltre, 3B|
|5||M. Morse, RF||5||A. Pierzynski, C|
|6||R. Ibanez, LF||6||A. Rios, RF|
|7||J. Smoak, 1B||7||M. Moreland, 1B|
|8||D. Ackley, CF||8||J. Profar, DH|
|9||H. Quintero, C||9||D. Murphy, LF|
|H. Iwakuma, SP||D. Holland, SP|
What should you care about? You should care about Hisashi Iwakuma, who for all that worrying around the All-Star break, has already produced twice as much value as he's being paid this season. You should care about Raul Ibanez, who now trails Ted Williams by a scant four home runs among the 41-and-over set. You should care about Mike Morse, because somebody has to.
You should care because independently of previous baseball games, this should be a very good baseball game. You like baseball, right? This is the sort of baseball you'll enjoy. Enjoy it.