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6/18: Open Game Thread

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Jeremy Bonderman Vs. Jason Ellison's Punching Bag

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Jeff Gross



Storylines: Jeremy Bonderman looks to continue an unlikely run of success, which is unlikely. Tacoma is harboring a fully armed and operational Erasmo Ramirez which has Scott in the unusual situation of rooting for Mariner failure tonight.

Justin Smoak returns and will continue to try and resuscitate his career by hitting like a quality major league shortstop.

The possibility (likelihood?) of a poor start by Bonderman brings the possibility of getting another shot at evaluating Blake Beavan and/or enjoying a sunny night outside on one of the longest days of the year.

Lineups

Seattle Mariners

Endy Chavez - RF
Nick Franklin - 2B
Kyle Seager - 3B
Kendrys Morales - DH
Raul Ibanez - LF
Justin Smoak - 1B
Mike Zunino - C
Michael Saunders - CF
Brendan Ryan - SS

Jeremy Bonderman - P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Mike Trout - LF
Josh Hamilton - RF
Albert Pujols - DH
Mark Trumbo - 1B
Howie Kendrick - 2B
Alberto Callaspo - 3B
Erick Aybar - SS
Hank Conger - C
Peter Bourjos - CF

Joe Blanton - P

I was not aware that Howie Kendrick had a wRC+ of 140. But he sure does. His late breakout the last 2+ years is unfortunate.