If the Mariners are to snap their four-game losing streak today, they could use a little more help from Ichiro Suzuki and Chone Figgins.
Hitting first and second in the lineup, the two men are are a combined 3-for-24 in this series with the Angels, and with two of the games decided by one run, that's been an issue.
Jack Wilson gets and appeared to need a day off, and neither Russell Branyan (foot) or Michael Saunders (finger) are available to start. That leaves Milton Bradley (1-for-8) as the designated hitter.
Meanwhile, Justin Smoak is 5-for-11 in this series - with five strikeouts.
Here's today's lineup against Ervin Santana:
- Ichiro Suzuki, RF
- Chone Figgins, 2B
- Franklin Gutierrez, CF
- Jose Lopez, 3B
- Milton Bradley, DH
- Justin Smoak, 1b
- Ryan Langerhans, LF
- Rob Johnson, C
- Josh Wilson, SS
- Jason Vargas, P