Ichiro CF Podzilla LF Beltre 3B Iguchi 2B Johjima C Dye RF Ibanez LF Thome DH Sexson 1B Konerko 1B Broussard DH Pierzynski C Lopez 2B Fields 3B Snelling RF Uribe SS Ballgame SS Anderson CF ---------- ----------
Meche (11-8, 4.34) Contreras (13-8, 4.08)
A lesson in regression:
Jose Contreras on May 4th:
Jose Contreras since May 4th:
Four and a half months ago, Contreras and his trillion-game unbeaten streak were the talk of the country, but his success was completely unsustainable, and his ERA was due for a considerable hike. And hike it has, even though Contreras has arguably been a better pitcher through the summer than he was earlier in the season. As Jake Woods will be able to attest to a year from now, good luck can only last for so long before your true ability starts to shine through.
LET'S GO MARINERS!