Last night’s Fister start was disappointing, but I was heavily distracted by a friend having a baby, tornadoes all over the place, and general fatigue to really notice. Those two runs we scored in the 4th courtesy of Miguel Olivo were nice and all, but once the Twins small-balled their way to two over us in the 7th, I figured it was pretty much over.
Today, though, we took the series from the Twins, rendering only two losses in a 9-game streak, and one loss in a 6-game road trip. Not too bad. Not too bad at all. Combined with a day off to come back home and sleep in their own beds, this whole winning experiment might be just the thing the Ms need to deal with the Yankees. The computer I am writing this from will not allow me to see the standings at Mariners.com (Internet Explorer needs to go away), but I’m going to take a wild stab at it and say that the odds are against us with New York. The rotation stays the same for the Ms, though, so the Yanks will have to face Michael Pineda, Felix, and Jason Vargas, while we get AJ Burnett,
some guy I’ve never heard of Ivan Nova, and CC Sabathia. I don’t know how Burnett’s doing these days, and even less about Nova, but I am still scared of Sabathia, so there’s that. I have a lot of confidence in our rotation, but while I’ve been enjoying what the offense has been doing lately, they haven’t been doing it against the New York Yankees. In order not to be too disappointed, I am deciding to settle for the worst while hoping for the best. If we take one game from this, I’ll be happy.
My lunch is over in a few minutes here, so I have to keep this short. I was not able to listen to the game today, so I don’t have much to say about it. I caught the bottom of the 9th inning on Game Day, and it looks like Brandon League is back to being himself again. Good to see. I welcome our tattooed overlord back to his rightful place at the banquet, because making him sit at the kids’ table is not much fun.