04/25/08 7:10 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Seattle Mariners|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Ichiro Suzuki - CF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Jose Lopez - 2B|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Raul Ibanez - "LF"|
|Frank Thomas - DH||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Jack Cust - ahahahaha||Jose Vidro - "DH"|
|Emil Brown - RF||Richie Sexson - 1B|
|Bobby Crosby - SS||Kenji Johjima - C|
|Ryan Sweeney - CF||Willie Ballgame - RF|
|Donnie Murphy - 3B||Yuniesky Betancourt - SS|
|2008 - Miguel Batista||2-2||5||4||0||0||1||0||24.2||30||13||12||1||10||16||4.38||1.62|
|2008 - Dana Eveland||2-1||4||4||0||0||0||0||23.2||17||6||5||1||11||18||1.90||1.18|
In news that's actually interesting, Francisco Liriano may or may not be completely boned. A full year and a half after his surgery, his slider sucks, he's lost 4% of his fastball, and he can't throw strikes to save his life. To think it's been Felix whose mechanics have been the most widely criticized since becoming a phenom. For as much as people love to talk about throwing motions and what they mean for durability, I don't think you could find a more inexact science if you tried. If you're thinking about looking at a guy's delivery in order to determine his future health, take Graham's advice and don't bother.
One day away from the return of the 1-2 punch.
LET'S GO MARINERS!!