... maybe Cleveland isn't quite so boring.
If you look at these pics, you'll see it is raining in Cleveland. The tarp is on at Progressive Field.
Here's the view out the hotel lobby, the thunder and lightning that came with the downpour were pretty impressive as well.
Not sure if batting practice will be canceled, but it seems like a safe bet. The game? That seems likely to be played. These types of storms happen all the time in the midwest and it looks as though the skies are ready to break up.
A few things, I mentioned it last night. But I wouldn't be surprised to see Ryan Rowland-Smith on Tuesday instead of Garrett Olson. It's something that I'm sure we'll ask manager Don Wakamatsu in the pregame session.
We just got the announced starters for the series against the Tigers. And the Mariners get a huge break by avoiding Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson in the three-game series in Detroit.
Here are the preliminary match-ups ...
Tuesday --- July 21 --- Garrett Olson (LHP)vs. Armando Galarraga (RHP)
Wednesday --- July 22 --- Felix Hernandez (RHP) vs. Rick Porcello (RHP)
Thursday --- July 23 --- Jarrod Washburn (LHP) vs. Luke French (LHP)
A quick note on the M's draft picks ---
The Mariners have now signed 29 of their 52 picks, including 10 of their first 14 selections. The highest picked signed was catcher Steven Baron, who made his debut last night in
Clinton Pulaski (playing DH)and scored two runs.
Obviously that means that 1B/OF Dustin Ackley, IF Kyle Seager, 1B Rich Poythress and RHP Tyler Blandford have not signed yet. No word on Ackley.
UPDATED: thanks to David H for pointing out that SS Nick Franklin hasn't been signed yet either.