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6/19: Open Game Thread

Joe Saunders Vs. C.J. Wilson


There's no point in playing the "what if" games in life. They do nothing but fuel the train to crazytown. But I can't help but wonder myself how different the feeling around the Mariners would if they had somehow won 3-5 more games so far this year. There's certainly no pretense that this is a good team. Whether at 32-40 or 37-35 I don't think any regular Lookout Landing reader would view this as anything other than a deeply flawed, mediocre team. Would marginally more wins change what we choose to focus on? If the Mariners were .500 would we allow more happy thoughts about Nick Franklin and Kyle Seager? Would there be less focus on the failures of the rotation and the injury woes? I don't know and I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter, even in something so inconsequential as baseball.

I will be glad when good feelings about the Mariners rise up and swallow all this pseudo-phychological, navel gazing nonsense.


Seattle Mariners

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

Joe Saunders - P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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

C.J. Wilson - P

Looks like Mike Scioscia took last night's box score, rolled it up and whacked Josh Hamilton right across the nose with it, all the way down to 7th in the order. Meanwhile, I can't stop noticing how much Chris Iannetta looks like Mike Trout when he's batting. But hooooo boy is he ever not Mike Trout.