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GAME THOUGHTS: Mariners vs. Mets, June 25

Not much going on here, pretty quiet clubhouse. JJ talked about getting to see the last seven or eight songs of Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden. I said Richie went to the concert last night, but he didn't go.

It doesn't look as though Felix will start on Sunday.

"We're not counting on Felix for Sunday," manager Jim Riggleman said.

Riggleman hopes that Erik Bedard might start on Sunday instead. He was supposed to throw today in the bullpen so I'm sure they'll let us know after the game. If not R.A. Dickey will get the start.

The matchups set up like this so far for San Diego.

Friday - LH Jarrod Washburn (2-7, 5.52) at LH Randy Wolf (5-6, 4.09)

Saturday - RH Carlos Silva (3-9, 5.92) at RH Cha Seung Baek (1-2, 5.11)

Sunday - TBA at RH RH Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.88)

GAME THOUGHTS START HERE:

9:04 -- I forgot to mention that Claudio Vargas was designated for assignment after getting owned by R.A. Dickey.

8:09 -- Well, thankfully, finally Miguel Batista was lifted after giving up a three-run bomb to Jose Reyes and then walking the next hitter. We've been playing for an hour and its only the third inning. There are going to be some drunk Mets fans at this games. And some drunk Mariners fans, who wasted an hour out of their lives watching this mess.

7:44 -- I'm guessing yesterday's day off for David Wright helped a little. He hits his second homer of the game.

And the chances of the Ms sweeping this series grow smaller.

7:28 -- Beltre with an unreal play right there, but he doesn't get an out. I thought replays showed that he might have got him, but they called him safe and now Batista is in some serious trouble.

7:25 -- Well, Batista already gets his first visit from Mel Stottlemyre and it's only the first inning. So far he walked the lead-off hitter Jose Reyes and watched him score, and then he served up a solo home run to David Wright. And it's still getting worse. He walked Beltran and Carlos Delgado.

LINEUPS

Mariners


Ichiro RF

Jose Lopez 2B

Raul Ibanez LF

Adrian Beltre 3B

Jeremy Reed CF

Richie Sexson 1B

Jeff Clement C

Willie Bloomquist SS

Miguel Batista RHP

Mets

Jose Reyes SS

Luis Castillo 2B

David Wright 3B

Carlos Beltran CF

Carlos Delgado 1B

Fernando Tatis RF

Marlon Anderon LF

Brian Schneider C

John Maine RHP

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