Preview: Seattle @ Tampa


There are two weeks left … here are the teams.

Pos Mariners WAR wOBA Pos Rays WAR wOBA
Catchers Catchers
C Rob Johnson 0.4 0.274 C Shawn Riggans 0.1 0.403
C Kenji Johjima 0.9 0.303 C Dioner Navarro 0 0.259
C Adam Moore -0.1 0.099 C Gregg Zaun 0.6 0.343
Infielders Infielders
2b Jose Lopez 2.2 0.323 2b/of Ben Zobrist 7.4 0.4
3b Jack Hannahan 0.7 0.3 SS Jason Bartlett 4.7 0.39
SS Jack Wilson 0.1 0.253 3b Evan Longoria 6.8 0.381
:? Josh Wilson 0.4 0.277 1b Carlos Pena 2.8 0.374
ANY Bill Hall 0.1 0.269 2b Akinori Iwamura 1.1 0.338
1b Mike Carp 0.2 0.353 2b Willy Aybar 0.1 0.328
3b Adrian Beltre 1.9 0.297 SS Reid Brignac 0.2 0.317
2b/3b Matt Tuiasosopo 0.1 0.333 1b Chris Richard -0.2 0.244
Outfielders Outfielders
of Ichiro Suzuki 4.8 0.37 Of Carl Crawford 5.1 0.368
of Franklin Gutierrez 5 0.331 Of Gabe Kapler 0.9 0.328
of Michael Saunders -0.2 0.233 Of B.J. Upton 2 0.299
of Ryan Langerhans 0.6 0.301 Of Gabe Gross 1 0.322
Of Fernando Perez -0.3 0.072
DH
DH Ken Griffey Jr. 0.1 0.324
:? Mike Sweeney 0.2 0.334 DH
DH Pat Burrell 0 0.318

Pitchers

Mariners Pitcher wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Ryan Rowland-Smith 0.51 1.01 2.52 -0.31
Brandon Morrow -1.23 0.45 0.53 -1.25
Rays wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Jeff Niemann 0.72 -1.37 -0.12 1.74 -0.77
Unknown X X X X X X X

Tuesday: RR-S vs. Jeff Niemann

Wednesday: Brandon Morrow vs. TBD

Rays wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
Grant Balfour 4.7 1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.2
Jeff Bennett -1.2 -3
Chad Bradford -2.7 -0.5 -1.5
Randy Choate 5.4 2.8 0.2 0
Lance Cormier -2.4 1.5 13.1 -5.9 -0.3
Wade Davis 3.8 0.4 2 -1
Matt Garza 5 11 5.9 -5 0.1
J.P. Howell 1.6 -0.4 6.2 5.4
David Price 7.3 -7.7 0.2 0.3
James Shields -11.1 0.5 -1.6 0.9 9.7
Brian Shouse -1.5 -0.3 -0.1
Andy Sonnanstine -5.9 -7.2 -0.4 -1.9 -1.5
Russ Springer -1.8 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 0.4
Dale Thayer -0.1 0.7 0.2
Dan Wheeler 6.1 3.4 1.7 -1.8 -0.2
Seattle Mariners wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
David Aardsma 19.3 1.5 0 -1.6
Felix Hernandez 16.9 3.3 2.9 10.8
Shawn Kelley 3.8 -0.7 -0.3
Ian Snell 3.6 0.7 -4.6 0.8
Mark Lowe 2.3 9.4 -2.1
Randy Messenger -1.8 -0.6 0.5 1.2
Jason Vargas -2.4 -0.3 -4.2 0.3
Chris Jakubauskas -4 1.4 -1.5
Miguel Batista -4.4 -0.6 -0.7 -1 -0.2 -0.1
Carlos Silva -5.4 0.7 -3.8
Douglas Fister -6.2 0.8 -2.2 4.2
Luke French -11.7 -0.2 -1.1
Garrett Olson -15.1 0.1 4.1 3.8

Please disregard anything you read that implies that Rowland-Smith is a legit #2 behind Felix. It’s not true.

P.S. I was suppose to be at both of these games… stupid deployment…

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  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    You’re right, he probably isn’t a legit #2, but he certainly has a chance to be a solid #3. As Dave Cameron pointed out, he’s more than just a Jarrod Washburn clone – he’s inducing ground balls, consistently. That could be huge.

  • Chad

    Man….that high powered offense is just exploding all over the Rays

  • http://www.sodomojo.com Harrison

    what? comments? no spam? huh?

    No, his GB% is great and I read the same article. However, to think he is a #2 is completely pushing beyond his talent ceiling.

    I could go as far as #3 maybe as he continues to prove himself. But, for now he’s a legit #4 with stuff to become better.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    I’d agree, but if he can finish this season off strong and build on it to start 2010, he could definitely step into the #3 spot.

    There was some spam that tried to sneak it’s way onto your post, but I stopped it!

  • http://www.sodomojo.com Harrison

    Dude you rock! Hey, what the heck is up with Mike Carp? Another home run today, I know what his tools are and that power just in general is not generated from his swing but his wOBA is so nice looking.

    i’m interested to see what next season holds for us.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    Mike Carp did not homer today :(. But yeah, so am I.

  • Harrison

    Oh, well i just suck. I thought i saw a picture of him homering … miss read that one! Havn’t even checked the box score or watch the nightly reply. Will do that after breakfest