Thursday, April 12, 2007


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Seattle MARINERS (3-2, 1-1 road) at Boston RED SOX (4-4, 1-1 home), 1:05p, MLB.tv
Jarrod Washburn (0-0) vs. Tim Wakefield (0-1)

I've said on more than one occasion here that it's too bad Felix Hernandez can't start every day. Sitting in front of your television/radio/computer and taking time out to take part in Felixmania is great, and I'm loving it so far, but unfortunately it can only account for one-fifth, or 20%, of the season. Ron Fairly would tell you that there's still 80% of the season where Hernandez isn't making a start.

That's what today is. As great as it is to bask in the glow of Felix one-hitting the Red Sox on national and international television, we get the great gift of Jarrod Washburn starting the next night to give us a cold backhanded slap back to reality. Flyball pitcher plus Fenway equals...I'm not thinking it's good.

Anyway, the Mariners can get back to this season's high-water mark of two games over .500 with a win in this game.

But wait...I've checked the Weather Channel forecast again...I'm seeing 38 degrees with rain and wind at game time, and that's with an 80% chance of precipitation. Let's hope they manage to play this one.

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