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8/30: Open Game Thread

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NOTE: Jose Lopez has been recalled from Tacoma to fill in for Willie Ballgame, who's on the DL with a strained hamstring.

First Pitch: 7:05pm PDT

NEW YORK YANKEES            SEATTLE MARINERS

                    

Jeter SS                    Ichiro RF
Matsui LF                   Reed CF
Rodriguez DH                Ibanez DH
Giambi 1B                   Sexson 1B
Williams "CF"               Beltre 3B
Posada C                    Morse LF
Lawton RF                   Lopez 2B
Bellhorn 3B                 Torrealba C
Cano 2B                     Betancourt SS

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Chacon (4-8, 3.28)          Harris (1-1, 1.69)

Shawn Chacon since arriving in New York:

ERA: 1.80
FIP: 3.61
xFIP: 4.93 (adjusts for home run rate)

Chacon's an extreme flyball pitcher who's been pretty lucky so far with the Yankees, allowing just two homers while putting 58 balls in the air. That luck is going to end, and it's going to end quickly. Hopefully it ends before Harris' luck turning balls in play into outs kicks the bucket.

LET'S GO MARINERS!