Starting pitcher David Pauley is one of those guys who doesn't ask much, he's just delighted to be in the rotation and pitching for the Seattle Mariners.
Still, a run would be nice and - dare he say - three or four would be better.
Instead, over his last three starts, the Mariners have scored ... well ... actually they haven't scored with Pauley in the game. The streak dates back to Aug. 18, when Seattle pushed across a run in the fifth inning and Pauley went on to win, 6-5.
Tonight, the Mariners get Franklin Gutierrez (hyper-ventilation) back in their lineup, and he's batting cleanup. What more could any red-blooded Mariners pitcher hope for?
Tonight's lineup vs. RHP Jered Weaver:
- Ichiro Suzuki, RF
- Chone Figgins, 2B
- Russell Branyan, DH
- Franklin Gutierrez, CF
- Jose Lopez, 3B
- Casey Kotchman, 1B
- Adam Moore, C
- Michael Saunders, LF
- Josh Wilson, SS
- David Pauley, P