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7/7: Open Game Thread

First Pitch: 7:05pm PDT



Ichiro RF                   Figgins CF
Winn LF                     Erstad 1B
Ibanez DH                   Guerrero RF
Sexson 1B                   Anderson LF
Beltre 3B                   Molina C
Reed CF                     Izturis SS
Bloomquist SS               McPherson 3B
Lopez 2B                    Rivera DH
Olivo C                     Kennedy 2B

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Pineiro (2-4, 5.79)         Colon (11-4, 3.06)

According to VORP, Bartolo Colon has been the 13th-best pitcher in baseball this year, a certifiable ace who seems to have rebounded quite nicely from a rough 2004 campaign. As a guy who throws strikes and gets deep into games, Colon is precisely the type of pitcher who gives the Mariners a lot of problems, but not all hope is lost - he's had his trouble with Ibanez, Ichiro, and Beltre in the past. It won't mean anything if Joel gets bombed early, though, so the first few innings will be critical.

Oh, and I hate the Angels.