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8/9: Open Game Thread

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First Pitch: 1:35pm PDT


Hollins CF Ichiro RF Crawford LF Lopez 2B Norton RF Beltre 3B Lee 1B Ibanez LF Upton 3B Sexson 1B Gomes DH Broussard DH Paul C Betancourt SS Zobrist SS Rivera C Perez 2B Jones! CF ---------- ----------

Shields (4-5, 5.28)         Washburn (5-11, 4.47)

I don't know who James Shields is or where he came from, but he's gotten the shaft so far - a .364 BABIP has left his ERA more than a run north of his FIP. Which isn't that weird considering the context (Tampa Bay's defense has been the worst in the AL and second-worst in baseball, at -41 outs), but it's still a rude introduction to the Majors. Let's hope that keeps up for at least one more day.