Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mariners Pre Game Notes April 8, 2009

"The expectations were so high," he said during the exhibition season. "For me, I didn't show it to my teammates, to the fans. This year, it's time. ... I have to. But the thing I can tell you now is I expect to do well." --Carlos Silva

We all saw what happened to Silva last year. Started the year 3-0 and looked un hittable. Then with each start he seemed to get fatter and he seemed to pitch worse and worse. It was a bad bad season for Carlos. Last year his first start back in Minnesota since signing with the Mariners he gave up 9 runs on 9 hits through 3 1/2 innings and you can bet he is looking for a little redemption against his old club tonight. Carlos has lost weight and looks ready to put last season behind him.

Kevin Slowey takes the mound tonight for the Twins. He is projected to have a breakout season this year for the Twins. My hope is that he waits till his next start for that!
Interesting Griffey stat to keep in mind going forward. His next HR will be his 400th in a Seattle Mariner uniform. Go Jr!!

Projected Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners

Endy Chavez RF
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Ken Griffey Jr. DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Russell Branyan 1B
Jose Lopez 2B
Kenji Johjima C
Ronny Cedeno LF
Yuniesky Betancourt SS

Minnesota Twins

Denard Span LF
Alexi Casilla 2B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Justin Morneau 1B
Jason Kubel DH
Joe Crede 3B
Carlos Gomez CF
Jose Morales C
Nick Punto SS

1 comment:

Linda MacTravel said...

Yes and Yes!! You always find such great photos to attach, too! Carlos looks awesome and has something to prove! Let's hope the team supports that tonight! 2 hours to first pitch!!