This series in Oakland is a good test of whether the Mariners are playing well – they're catching an Athletics team decimated by injury.
Take Frank Thomas, Mike Sweeney, Bobby Crosby and Eric Chavez out of any lineup, the hole left behind is immense, and all four of them are on the disabled list. If ever Seattle should be favored in this ballpark, it's now.
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The Mariners have also scratched together a rotation:
Tuesday: Carlos Silva.
Wedneseday: Miguel Batista
Thursday: R.A. Dickey
Friday: Felix Hernandez
Saturday: Eric Bedard or Ryan Rowland-Smith
Sunday: Jarrod Washburn