Seattle Mariners Game 3: @ Oakland

As awesome as opening day is it has coincide with a bunch of real life stuff that has made me very busy. As such, you get no clever lead in. You just get raw information.

Starters

Jason Vargas vs. Brandon McCarthy

Lineups:

Mariners

1. Chone Figgins, LF

2. Dustin Ackley, 2B

3. Ichiro Suzuki, RF

4. Justin Smoak, 1B

5. Jesus Montero, DH

6. Kyle Seager, 3B

7. Miguel Olivo, C

8. Michael Saunders, CF

9. Brendan Ryan, SS

 

Athletics

1. Jemile Weeks, 2B

2. Coco Crisp, LF

3. Josh Reddick, RF

4. Jonny Gomes, DH

5. Yoenis Cespedes, CF

6. Kurt Suzuki, C

7. Josh Donaldson, 3B

8. Kila Ka’aihue, 1B

9. Cliff Pennington, SS

Fine, here’s your clever observation… The Athletics have a guy who should be playing center field playing left, a guy who should be playing right playing center, and a guy who should be playing left playing right. They have Jonny Gomes as their DH and their fucking cleanup hitter. They have Josh Donaldson, a former Cubs catching prospect, playing third base, and Kila Ka’aihue is a guy who was a Quad-A in Kansas Fucking City. That lineup is probably worse than the Mariners, and going to get worse as the year goes on.