Friday, April 13, 2007
Texas RANGERS (4-5, 0-3 road) at Seattle MARINERS (3-2, 2-1 home), 7:05p, FSNNW/MLB.tv
Kevin Millwood (1-1) vs. Jarrod Washburn (0-0)
You know what the best part about the Mariners returning to Seattle is? All the games will actually be played. Every other team in the AL West has played at least nine games, and the Mariners have only been able to play five to completion. On the other hand, this is probably the only way the Mariners could be one half-game off of the division lead on the morning of April 13th.
The Mariners return to Seattle, and it's another home series against a division rival. The other two matchups in the series are Padilla/Batista and McCarthy/Ramirez, and I don't know if any of these pitching matchups really favor the Mariners. Usually I'd lean toward saying that if the Mariners win one game, it's decent given the matchups, but on the other hand, Texas is a division rival and the Mariners are at home. I'm hoping for two out of three, though I think one of three is semi-realistic.