Mariners Insider Blog

A lineup vs. a LHP that has ... Olivo ... as the DH

Eric  Wedge is known for unique lineups, and tonight the Seattle Mariners will undoubtedly irritate some folks.

Facing Oakland and left-hander Tommy Millone, the Mariners will sit two hot hitters - left-handed batting Michael Saunders an Kyle Seager - and load up with right-handers from Casper Wells and Alex Liddi to designated hitter Miguel Olivo, who isn't yet hitting his weight.

Genius if it works and bold if it does not. Here's the lineup:

Chone Figgins CFDustin Ackley 2BIchiro  RFJustin Smoak 1BJesus Montero  CAlex Liddi 3BMiguel Olivo DHCasper Wells LFBrendan Ryan SSHector Noesi RHP