Happy Memorial Day, which may explain why manager Eric Wedge has pulled old veteran Chone Figgins out of mothballs and put him second in yet another all-new Seattle Mariners lineup.
Coming off a series sweep by the Angels, the Mariners open a three-game set in Texas with perhaps their most consistent May pitcher, Kevin Millwood. All Millwood figures to need tonight is five runs, since the Rangers usually score four aagainst everyone.
We won't have access to Wedge until a little after 3 p.m. (PDT), so until then any comment on the lineup would be pure speculation. Any batting order that includes Figgins, however, is almost certain to anger some fans.
Here's the lineup. Do you see an offensive surge coming?
John Jaso DHChone Figgins LFIchiro RFJesus Montero CJustin Smoak 1BKyle Seager 2BAlex Liddi 3BMichael Saunders CFBrendan Ryan SSKevin Millwood P