The Mariners, baseball's "best-team-that's-lucky-as-hell-to-be-.500" start a three game series against the Dodgers, baseball's "most-talented-roster-that-weirdly-has-super-thin-starting-pitching". In case you missed it I highly recommend you make a habit of checking out Jake's Series Previews which are in-depth and have beautiful numbers, tables and other things the young people are into these days. They, and he, are great.
As for tonight's game we've got news of the BREAKING variety:
Mariners make roster move official. Leone recalled. Wilhelmsen placed on the 15-day DL with hyperextended elbow (retroactive to 4/11)— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 13, 2015
Scott has the breakdown here. Healthy recovery Herr Bartender.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||LOS ANGELES DODGERS|
|Dustin Ackley - CF||Darwin Barney - SS|
|Seth Smith - LF||Yasiel Puig - RF|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Adrian Gonzalez - 1B|
|Nelson Cruz - RF||Howie Kendrick - 2B|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Scott Van Slyke - LF|
|Logan Morrison - 1B||Alex Guerrero - 3B|
|Mike Zunino - C||Joc Pederson - CF|
|Brad Miller - SS||A.J. Ellis - C|
|James Paxton - LHP||Brandon McCarthy - RHP|
Oh ho ho that's a new lineup with all the raised din of concern, criticism and maybe even some happiness from a few. That's undoubtedly one of the stronger offensive lineups the team can go with (no Austin Jackson swinging a Nerf bat is a big plus) but the team should hope James Paxton's strong ground ball tendencies stay firm because I'm crunching the numbers here and the Mariners are rolling with......
- Mariners @ Dodgers, 7:10 PST, Dodger Stadium
- TV: Root, Radio: 710 ESPN, online: MLB.tv
Hail Dadgut, full of gas. Cano is with thee.
Blessed art though amongst pitchers
and blessed is the fruit of thy arm, Fastball.