Tonight we start a three-game series and open up interleague play against our rivals to the north. Not the Giants, but the Hated Seattle Mariners. Just typing their name has me SEETHING WITH RAGE.
Mat Latos will toe the rubber today against the Mariners. A fantastic performance in his last outing got him his first win of the season, and hopefully tonight will get him his second. Like his last start, I have a good feeling about tonight, and once again we're coming off a good win.
A quick look at the enemy: Seattle southpaw Erik Bedard is 1-4 with a 4.78 ERA. His last start against the Indians was postponed due to rain, so he has only pitched 2/3 of an inning over the last 12 days. Ichiro Suzuki, who is leading off for the Mariners tonight, will try to build on his .342 average at Petco Park.
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!
Oh, and no word of the day today. Last time, the word of the day was abused and it lost all meaning. I'm not mad, just disappointed. But you should feel ashamed.
3 game series vs Mariners @ Petco Park
Saturday, May 21, 2011, 7:05 PM PDT
Michael Pineda vs Clayton Richard
Mostly clear. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.
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Lineups after the jump.
#Padres Denorfia 9 Bartlett 6 Ludwick 7 Cantu 5 Maybin 8 Hawpe 3 Hudson 4 Johnson 2 Latos 1
#Mariners lineup: Ichiro RF, Figgins 3B, Smoak 1B, Kennedy 2B, Gutierrez CF, Olivo C, M. Wilson LF, Ryan SS, Bedard P.