Six losses in a row. Yuck! When you require more than one hand to count up the number of losses in a losing streak (which is now, unless you're Count Rugen), you know things are starting to get pretty bad. Hopefully the Mariners are finally able to turn things around and come away with a victory tonight.
Tonight, Ackley is spelling Jackson in center field. McClendon was quoted as saying he "wanted to give Austin Jackson the day off and keep his ankle strong". As a result, Logan Morrison (who is back in the lineup after missing last night due to back spasms) has been reinserted at the top of the lineup. Looking at these hitters, it's difficult to fathom how the M's managed to score only one run off of ERASMO RAMIREZ last night. These bums also haven't managed more than three runs in a game since May 26th (10 games ago).
Please start hitting, Mariners.
Seattle faces off against Jake Odorizzi tonight, who has been surprisingly effective this year; hopefully they're able to get Happ some run support and start a winning streak tonight. Maybe even get four or five hits with RISP? That would sure be nice.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Brandon Guyer - LF||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Joey Butler - DH||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Nelson Cruz - RF|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Steven Souza - RF||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Jake Elmore - 1B||Seth Smith - LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Brad Miller - SS|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Mike Zunino - C|
|Bobby Wilson - C||Dustin Ackley - CF|
|Jake Odorizzi - RHP||J.A. Happ - LHP|