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6/22: Open Game Thread

Jarrod Parker vs. Jeremy Bonderman: Oakland/M's rubber match.

haha fuck off babip
haha fuck off babip
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It's game three of this weekend series against the A's, and Jeremy Bonderman will continue his quest to shove a middle finger in the face of all logic and reason, defying his peripherals. At this rate, I expect Bonderman to allow 14 hits over 7 innings, strand 100% of his baserunners, strike out negative four batters, and allow zero runs. Regression comes for everyone, but there's at least some chance it won't come today.

Jarrod Parker is halfway to his innings count from last year, and has amassed a mere 0.2 fWAR in 90.1 innings compared to his 3.5 fWAR in 181.1 innings last year. Much of this is due to more dingers allowed, as his HR/FB rate has shot up to 11.8% (6.8% in 2012). Parker's xFIP sits at 4.70, while his tERA is at 4.81. Parker has swapped out his affinity for allowing line drives and replaced them with fly balls that enjoy the occasional jaunt out of the park, decreasing the former 8.8% while increasing the latter by 9.8%.

There was a point where I wasn't sure if Gutierrez would ever roam center field for the Mariners again, but here he is, hitting 5th, fresh off a funk blast yesterday. Without any commentary about his past or future, Gutierrez is alive and well today.


1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Seth Smith (L) DH
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
6. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. Derek Norris (R) C
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B

P - Jarrod Parker


1. Endy Chavez (L) RF
2. Nick Franklin (S) 2B
3. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
4. Raul Ibanez (L) DH
5. Franklin Gutierrez (R) CF
6. Justin Smoak (S) 1B
7. Mike Zunino (R) C
8. Michael Saunders (L) LF
9. Brendan Ryan (R) SS

P - Jeremy Bonderman