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4/17: Open Game Thread

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Because baseball is meant to be played on Sunday afternoons.



First pitch: 3:05pm EDT
SEATTLE MARINERS CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Ichiro RF Perez LF
Reed CF Iguchi 2B
Beltre 3B Everett DH
Ibanez DH Konerko 1B
Boone 2B Dye RF
Winn LF Rowand CF
Dobbs 1B Pierzynski C
Olivo C Crede 3B
Valdez SS Uribe SS
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Meche? (0-0, 7.88) Garcia (1-0, 1.93)


Gil Meche puts his ominous right elbow up against one of the more frustratingly inconsistent pitchers the Mariners have ever seen. For Meche, the key will be keeping his pitch count down, a task which should be made easier by Chicago's aggressive approach at the plate. For the hitters, they'll need to pay close attention to how Garcia throws in the first, because his command of his curveball usually determines how well he'll pitch in any given game. If there is any justice in the world, Scott Spiezio won't leave the dugout all day.

LET'S GO MARINERS!