Ah, getaway day. The day game before a west coast road trip. Are you ready for Ryan Flaherty to play right field, with Pedro Alvarez playing third base? I am not ready. No one can ever be ready. But that's what's going to be happening all the same.
The Mariners, we have seen, have a lefty-loaded lineup with which you can't do too much screwing around. It'll be a tough test for Tyler Wilson today. When isn't it a tough test? It's hard to be a big leaguer. Still, it'd be nice for us if Wilson can pitch well - and for the Orioles, too, because those pesky Red Sox just keep on winning. Every game of possible separation could be huge later.
Win the game, get the series. It sounds so simple.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Norichika Aoki - LF||Joey Rickard - LF|
|Seth Smith - RF||Manny Machado - SS|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Adam Lind - 1B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Steve Clevenger - C||Pedro Alvarez - 3B|
|Ketel Marte - SS||Caleb Joseph - C|
|Leonys Martin - CF||Ryan Flaherty - RF|
|Nate Karns - RHP||Tyler Wilson - RHP|