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8/27: Open Game Thread

First Pitch: 7:05pm PDT


Willits "DH" Ichiro CF Cabrera SS Vidro DH Guerrero Monster Guillen RF Anderson LF Ibanez Reanimated Corpse Izturis 3B Beltre 3B Matthews CF Sexson 1B Morales 1B Johjima C Kendrick 2B Lopez 2B Mathis C Betancourt SS ---------- ----------

Lackey (15-8, 3.34)         Beluga Tits (13-9, 4.57)

Since June 24th - over a span of 50 games - Reggie Willits has posted a strapping .236/.340/.267 line at the plate, with a strikeout rate twice what it was before. By pointing this out, of course, I've all but assured that he's going to kick our asses somehow despite a complete and utter inability to hit the ball more than 250 feet. His featured profile picture on is a shot of him bunting. This guy couldn't possibly be a bigger weenie.

This three-game set against the Fightin' Erstads is the most important series that Safeco's seen in years, so if ever there were a time to be vocal, this is it. Batista have two strikes on a batter? Get on your feet. Ichiro up with runners on base? Chant his name loud enough to make Lackey think he's having another inebriated hallucination. Sexson whiff with a man on third and less than two outs? Scream those obscenities until you're sure he can hear them. It's pretty lame that the Mariners have to tell their fans when to be at their most supportive, but coerced crowd noise sounds the same as the more spontaneous sort, so whatever helps the atmosphere, I guess. Anything to keep Francisco Rodriguez from doing his little dance of death on JJ's mound.