Sunday, April 20, 2008

Crucial Game

Batista 1-2 (6.35 ERA) vs Moseley 1-1 (7.80 ERA)



Ichiro (CF)
Lopez (2B)
Ibanez (LF)
Beltre (3B)
Vidro (DH)
Sexson (1B)
Wilkerson (RF)
Johjima (C)
Betancourt (SS)


Figgins (3B)
Matthews (CF)
Guerrero (RF)
Anderson (LF)
Kotchman (1B)
Rivera (DH)
Izturis (2B)
Napoli (C)
Aybar (SS)

Yes it is early in the season. But you just can't get swept by the one team you need to keep pace with in the standings. The M's took two out of three in Seattle last week and they need to win this one to even the season series between the two teams at 3 games a piece. Win today and they sit 2 games back in the standings, lose and they are 4 back.

The Mariners NEED Miguel Batista to keep them in this game today. They need him to go 6 strong innings. They also NEED their offense to put up some runs against the Angels worst starting pitcher Dustin Moseley. He is last start was a less than stellar outing against the Rangers in which he gave up 7 hits and 4 runs through only 4 innings.

1 comment:

Linda MacTravel said...

Thumbs up for Batista! A BIG thumbs down for Lowe...he should've been pulled as soon as he issued that second walk...or sooner! For heaven's sake, just throw a STRIKE! Thank God for Ryan Rowland-Smith!! That was clutch!