Mariners Insider Blog

Mr. Griffey sits, Mr. Beltre slides

The Mariners lineup has been posted and Ken Griffey Jr., who didn't play in Sunday's 15-inning game, isn't in it.

And Adrian Beltre, the cleanup hitter most of the season, has been moved down to fifth.

Junior is sidelined by an inflamed colon, and if you have any doubt how that feels, consider this.

"Lay down on the floor, let me kick you in the ribs a few times," Junior said, smiling. "That'll give you an idea how it feels."

Junior is day-to-day.

Here's the lineup for Game No. 26.

Ichiro RF

Endy Chavez LF

Mike Sweeney DH

Russell Branyan 1B

Adrian Beltre 3B

Jose Lopez 2B

Kenji Johjima C

Franklin Gutierrez CF

Yuniesky Betancourt SS

Felix Hernandez RHP