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Open Thread: 5/18, Padres vs. Mariners

I'm fascinated with the way Ichiro puts the bat on the ball. I really only saw his last at bat last night but he was looking fastball inner half and he could foul off every breaking ball on the outer half at will. It was very Gwynn like. The swings are different but the results were the same. He's only been in the league 7 years and he has 1600+ hits, pretty amazing player.

Check out this article on Eric Show .

Look at this line up! Gerut and Edgar Gonzalez kicking it off and Carlin catching. I think Buddy is playing to win.

Go Padres!!


San Diego Padres @ Seattle Mariners

05/18/08 1:10 PM PDT

San Diego Padres Seattle Mariners
Jody Gerut - CF Ichiro Suzuki - CF
Edgar Gonzalez - 2B Adrian Beltre - 3B
Brian Giles - RF Jose Lopez - 2B
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Raul Ibanez - DH
Tony Clark - DH Kenji Johjima - C
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B Richie Sexson - 1B
Khalil Greene - SS Wladimir Balentien - RF
Paul McAnulty - LF Willie Bloomquist - LF
Luke Carlin - C Yuniesky Betancourt - SS