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Series Preview: Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays

Seattle: 79-73
Toronto: 69-83


-94.5 (30th)
-16.9 (16th) TOR
76.2 (1st)
-35.2 (28th) SEA
-35.5 (23rd)
-6.0 (17th) TOR
-22.9 (29th)
4.0 (12th) TOR
-76.7 -54.1 Toronto


Two game series are annoying in some way to me. Maybe because, as we just witnessed, a 1-1 split leaves you feeling unsatisfied. I bet it's no fun for the players either since it means more frequent travel. It's not like Tampa and Toronto are that close to each other. Thanks, schedule maker(s).

10 games left. That's it. For what it's worth, we currently stand to pick 17th in next year's draft.

Among teams with a winning record, we are the only one with a negative run differential.

Toronto's differential is 68 runs better than ours.


Game 1: Felix Hernandez vs. Ricky Romero*
Game 2: Doug Fister vs. Roy Halladay
Game 3: Ian Snell vs. David Purcey*
Game 4: Ryan Rowland-Smith* vs. Brain Tallet*

Remember that fortnight or month or so when we had an all left-handed rotation aside from Felix and no southpaws in the pen? And now we have an all right-handed rotation aside from Hyphen.

We could clinch .500 this series with a split, but that might no be an easy task. For one, Toronto is probably a better team that us. For two, the three lefties we face, Romero, Purcey and Tallet are all pretty decent, ranking slightly below average. Halladay is pretty good so I've read. At least we'll get to see plenty of the red hot Mike Sweeney this series. At least, y'all will, or those that watch the games anyways.