Saturday, April 14, 2007
Texas RANGERS (5-5, 1-3 road) at Seattle MARINERS (3-3, 2-2 home), 12:55p, FOX/MLB.tv
Vicente Padilla (0-2) vs. Miguel Batista (0-1)
Like yesterday's game, the game will actually be played since Safeco Field features a retractable roof. Unlike yesterday's game, the Mariners will put Miguel Batista on the mound, who can't possibly do worse than he did in his last start, right? I'd sure hope not. Let's hope not, because until he gets his first win, every loss digs him a hole that makes it harder for him to be the .500-at-best pitcher that a lot of us hope he is.
Another thing to look out for is that a loss would drop the Mariners below .500. Though that may not seem like too big of a deal, the Mariners actually haven't been under .500 yet this season. Amazing, yes, but not so amazing if they lose this game.