Last night wasn't much fun, what with being dominated by a generic create-a-pitcher and all, but tonight will be glorious. This is my totally revocable promise to you, the nation.
Lumberjack Wade Miley will take the hill tonight against the Twins, as the Mariners try to jump back onto the winning horse. Miley's last start -- in Cincinnati -- didn't go so well, and his ERA coming into tonight is a bleh 4.50, and he has the FIP to match. Luckily for him, the Twins are the worst hitters in the league against southpaws.
The Seattle lineup will have the right to tee off on Phil Hughes this evening. Hughes lives off his command, but he lacks the ability to put hitters away. Patience isn't always a virtue against Hughes, since he's unlikely to miss away from the plate. Mariners hitters should be looking for miscues early in the count and jump on them.
Elsewhere this evening, in the land of scoreboards that can physically be watched, Jered Weaver is throwing his eephus fastball against the powerful Astros. In the basketball world, the Warriors and The Team That Shall Not Be Named do battle, and the nameless Midwestern bastard franchise can clinch a spot in the finals with a victory.
|MINNESOTA TWINS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Eduardo Nunez - 3B||Norichika Aoki - CF|
|Brian Dozier - 2B||Seth Smith - LF|
|Joe Mauer - 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Miguel Sano - RF||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Byung-ho Park - DH||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Robbie Grossman - LF||Adam Lind - 1B|
|Eduardo Escobar - SS||Franklin Gutierrez - RF|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Steve Clevenger - C|
|Danny Santana - CF||Luis Sardinas - SS|
|Phil Hughes - RHP||Wade Miley - LHP|