The Battle for Grass Creek resumes tonight in Kansas City, with the Royals looking to building on a 3-2 season series lead. How close has the Battle been? The Royals have scored 22 runs, the Mariners, 21.
I would expect nothing less from Baseball's Greatest Rivarly.
Seattle Mariners @ Kansas City Royals
09/15/08 8:10 PM EDT
|Seattle Mariners||Kansas City Royals|
|Ichiro Suzuki - RF||David DeJesus - CF|
|Yuniesky Betancourt - SS||Mike Aviles - SS|
|Raul Ibanez - LF||Jose Guillen - RF|
|Jose Lopez - 1B||Ryan Shealy - 1B|
|Jeremy Reed - CF||Mark Teahen - LF|
|Tug Hulett - DH||Billy Butler - DH|
|Matt Tuiasosopo - 3B||Alex Gordon - 3B|
|Kenji Johjima - C||Miguel Olivo - C|
|Luis Valbuena - 2B||Alberto Callaspo - 2B|
This may be the best lineup the Royals have fielded this season, depending on how you come down on the Buck/Olivo question.
The pitching matchup is Carlos Silva against Hiram. Silva's ERA is 6.53.
I'm looking forward to hitting the game thread sometime around the third inning with a glass of campari next to my computer...