Note: This post will be pushed under the Minor League Wrap-Up at some point this morning.
SEATTLE MARINERS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Ichiro RF Adams SS
Winn LF Catalanotto LF
Ibanez DH Wells CF
Sexson 1B Hillenbrand DH
Beltre 3B Hill 3B
Reed CF Johnson RF
Morse SS Hinske DH
Lopez 2B Menechino 2B
Borders C Huckaby C
Pineiro (3-5, 5.61) Towers (6-8, 4.85)
If this weren't a work day, having baseball at 9:30 in the morning would be pretty sweet. But it is, so it isn't.
Towers is the rare finesse righty control artist who's stuck in the Majors. Like any such pitcher, he has his problems with the longball, having yielded more than one and a half per nine innings over his career. How he does will depend on the guys behind him - if they're catching the ball, Towers could go seven or eight innings, but if they're not, he'll be gone by the fourth. Sound familiar?
LET'S GO MARINERS!