The Seattle Mariners are on a seven-game losing streak during which they’ve scored 14 runs, and manager Eric Wedge continues pulliing new lineups out of his roster.
But first, that roster changed today: the Mariners recalled right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley and sent right-handed rookie Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma, where he's likely to slip into the rotation. Yes, he will be back.
This one may please more fans than most – he’s got John Jaso, Mike Carp, Kyle Seager and Jose Montero in it, and Chone Figgins sitting.
Best of all, he has Felix Hernandez starting.
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That should mean a nice crowd at Safeco Field, and a better-than-average chance to win if the Mariners can, say, score.
Here’s today’s lineup:
Dustin Ackley 2B Brendan Ryan SS Ichiro RF Jesus Montero C Kyle Seager 3B John Jaso DH Justin Smoak 1B Mike Carp LF Michael Saunders CF Felix Hernandez RHP