Friday, June 17, 2011
Phillies at Mariners: June 17th through June 19th
Friday and Saturday 10:10, Sunday 4:10
Phillies 44-26, 1st Place in N.L. East, 5 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Mariners 35-34, 2nd Place in the A.L. West, 1/2 game behind the Rangers
First Game: This is the third series these two teams have played since the utter blasphemy of Interleague play was introduced. The Mariners swept the Phillies at The Vet back in 2003 and they took two out of three when the two teams met in Seattle back in 2005.
On June 3, 2003, old friend Jamie Moyer shut down his future team through seven innings as the Mariners won, 4-0. Bret Boone went 3 for 4 for the M's, driving in two runs.
Meet the Mariners: Manager - Eric Wedge, in his first season as manager of the team
Starters - Miguel Olivo (c), Justin Smoak (1b), Adam Kennedy (2b), Chone Figgins (3b), Brendan Ryan (ss), Carlos Peguero (lf), Franklin Gutierrez (cf), Ichiro Suzuki (rf), Jack Cust (dh)
Rotation - Felix Hernandez (rhp), Jason Vargas (lhp), Doug Fister (rhp), Erik Bedard (lhp), Michael Pineda (rhp)
Bench - Chris Gimenez (c), Dustin Ackley (inf), Jack Wilson (inf), Mike Carp (of), Greg Halman (of)
Closer - Brandon League (rhp)
Bullpen - Jeff Gray (rhp), Aaron Laffey (lhp), David Pauley (rhp), Chris Ray (rhp), Jamey Wright (rhp)
Disabled List - David Aardsma (rhp), Shawn Kelley (rhp), Adam Moore (c)
At the Ballpark: There's all kinds of stuff going on at Safeco this weekend. Fans tonight will receive a replica green Ichiro jersey and tomorrow night is King Felix knit cap night. For Father's Day on Sunday, Dads will receive a set of Mariners coasters.
Phillies Probables: Roy Oswalt (4-4, 3.14), Vance Worley (2-1, 3.75), Cole Hamels (9-2, 2.49)
Mariners Probables: Michael Pineda (6-4, 2.72), Felix Hernandez (7-5, 3.30), Jason Vargas (4-4, 4.13)