We have a full crew up at the field today. I'm writing the Bavasi firing story, Larry is here covering the game, and our intern - Stephen Chen - who's working his first day got rushed into service and is handling the game notes.
I'm trying to get through quite a bit of interviews and such ... And I'm a little rusty from having three days off from working.
So let's get to it....
GAME THOUGHTS START HERE:
8:55 -- If somebody didn't get the hmmmms, it means that hmm, I think Clement will be called up tomorrow.
8:25 -- Well, an interesting situation just happened. First base umpire Bill Weilke clearly made a poor call on a play at first base. Carlos Silva who could see clearly that the call was wrong, jumped up and down a few times flung his arms at Weilke, who quickly ejected Silva. Manager John McLaren came out to argue to no avail, and SIlva has been ejected, it forced the Mariners to bring in Ryan Rowland-Smith.
8:09 -- The Mariners scratch a run across on a sac fly Kenji Johijima. Richie Sexson has two hits on the night.
7:52 -- HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Thanks to my ubiquitous clandestine informant (Lean on Me). It appears that Jeff Clement has been scratched from his start with the Rainiers tonight, it happened about 10 minutes before game time.
7:19 -- An interesting start for "El Boofalo" Carlos Silva. Three consecutive singles, a walk and a sac fly lead to two runs, but he's able to get out without that much more. Mariners down 2-0.
Hanley Ramirez SS
Jeremy Hermida RF
Jorge Cantu 1B
Mike Jacobs DH
Dan Uggla 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF
Wes Helms 3B
Cody Ross CF
Matt Treanor C
Andrew Miller P