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9/5: Open Game Thread

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First Pitch: 1:05pm PDT

SEATTLE MARINERS            OAKLAND ATHLETICS

                    

Ichiro RF Ellis 2B Reed CF Kendall C Ibanez LF Chavez 3B Sexson 1B Hatteberg DH Beltre 3B Payton CF Dobbs DH Johnson 1B Lopez 2B Scutaro SS Betancourt SS Swisher RF Torrealba C Watson LF ----------                  ----------

Hernandez (2-2, 1.84)       Blanton (8-10, 3.54)

Joe Blanton has a 1.19 ERA over his last eight starts, although, to be fair, he's only faced one legitimately good lineup over that stretch. Unfortunately, the Mariners certainly qualify as a bad one, so Felix will have to be on top of his game if he wants to come out of this with his first win over a contending team.

LET'S GO MARINERS