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5/31: Open Game Thread

Hisashi Iwakuma Vs. A(nother) Hallow Copy Of Glory Day Brad Radke

Nick Franklin is friendly.
Nick Franklin is friendly.
Denis Poroy

Well this series should be an exercise in flaw vs. flaw. The Mariners have struck out more than every AL team save two and the Twins last had a pitcher strike a batter out in August of 2007. Twins' starter Mike Pelfrey is sporting a 4.70 K/9 which is firmly in the "Saunders Zone". Here's to hoping that the Mariners make enough contact to overcome Joe Mauer (God that's hard to spell now) lacing doubles the other way all night.

Justin Smoak sits for the 6th straight day. I'm glad they are taking the time to get him fully healthy. That kind of injury can really sap a hitter's powahahahaha.


Seattle Mariners

Endy Chavez - RF
Jason Bay - LF
Kyle Seager - 3B
Kendrys Morales - 1B
Raul Ibanez - DH
Michael Saunders - CF
Nick Franklin - 2B
Jesus Sucre - C
Brendan Ryan - SS

Hisashi Iwakuma - P

Minnesota Twins

Jamey Carroll - 3B
Brian Dozier - 2B
Joe Mauer - C
Josh Willingham - LF
Justin Morneau - 1B
Ryan Doumit - DH
Chris Parmelee - RF
Aaron Hicks - CF
Pedro Florimon - SS

Mike Pelfrey - P