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PREGAME NOTES: Bedard will not start Wednesday, updated rotation, lineups

Here's Morrow throwing - and no I couldn't get much further away.

First things first, as speculated Erik Bedard won't make his start on Wednesday. But Miguel Batista will be held till Wednesday so he could get in a throw day today.

So it will be..


R.A. Dickey (1-3 5.57 ERA) vs. LH Oliver Perez (5-4, 5.06 ERA)


RH Miguel Batista (3-9 6.26 ERA) vs. RHP John Maine (7-5, 3.78 ERA)

* Brandon Morrow is here and that blurry picture above is of him throwing before the game. He will not be available tonight. But is expected to pitch tomorrow.

* Dan Wilson is here again working the game for FSN. I saw him talking with Joh for quite a while. I'm sure you can guess what about.

* Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is at the game. He took early batting practice with some of the Mariners and shagged flies. Pearl Jam is in concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday. I'm sure a few players will be catching their shows after the game.

We actually talked a little music and books with Raul Ibanez and Jarrod Washburn. Ibanez, who brings his guitar on road trips, talked about how fantastic of a guitar player Bernie Wiliams is, and how good Ben Broussard is as a musician and performer .

Washburn and Raul also wanted to talk about Cormac McCarthy's latest book "The Road" which is fantastic and Washburn recommended to Raul.

I think at this point, they're looking for something to talk about other than baseball. And sometimes its good to have questions that aren't always about baseball.

Here's today's lineups...


Ichiro RF

Lopez 2B

Ibanez LF

Beltre 3B

Sexson 1B

Betancourt SS

Clement C

Bloomquist CF


Hernandez P


Jose Reyes SS

Luis Castillo 2B

David Wright 3B

Carlos Beltran CF

Carlos Delgado 1B

Trot Nixon LF

Nelson Castro C

Endy Chavez RF


Johan Santana P