Russell Branyan was scratched from the Seattle Mariners lineup - he was batting cleanup - and replaced at designated hitter tonight by Matt Tuiasosopo, who will bat eighth.
If you're starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, you may now have to allow less than no runs to have a chance.
Branyan's production led the team in home runs and RBI, although he had gone 1-for-10 so far this home stand and had never had a hit against lefty C.J. Wilson. Franklin Gutierrez is now batting fourth.i
Branyan was scratched with a stiff back, which leaves his availability day-to-day.