Against the dreaded Colorado Rockies today, manager Eric Wedge is running out a lineup that, except for one position, is almost certainly the Seattle Mariners opening day group.
Catcher Adam Moore is behind the plate today, and Miguel Olivo figures to handle that job opening night in Oakland.
Michael Saunders is in center field, which means Franklin Gutierrez and his ailing stomach have now missed nine consecutive games. Seems impossible at this point that Gutierrez will open the season healthy.
Oh, and while Jason Vargas has pitched well all spring, it figures the younger kid - Felix Hernandez - will get the opening day call. Here's the lineup:
Ichiro RFChone Figgins 3BMilton Bradley LFJack Cust DHJustin Smoak 1BMichael Saunders CFAdam Moore CBrendan Ryan SSJack Wilson 2BJason Vargas P