It's early! It's 6:42 a.m. in the Puget Sound, which is normally about two hours after I go to bed. It's the last game of the series here in Cleveland and thus far it hasn't gone too well. Hisashi Iwakuma will try and put a band aid on the bleeding for the Mariners. Manager Eric Wedge has rolled out a right-handed heavy line-up vs. lefty Scott Kazmir.
From the Mariners' baseball guru Jeff Evans ...
- Jason Bay is batting .295 (13x44) vs. LHP, compared to .175 (7x40) vs. RHP.
- Jason Bay and Kelly Shoppach have both hit home runs off Indians starter Scott Kazmir.
- Today’s batting lineup is the 42nd different lineup (in 45 games).
- Justin Smoak has a current 4-game hitting streak (.400/6x15, 4 R, 2B, HR, 3 BB)…has reached base safely in 13 consecutive starts