The Gil Meche the Seattle Mariners waited six seasons to see will pitch at Safeco Field Saturday – in a Kansas City Royals uniform.
Over his first five starts this year, Meche has average seven innings, striking out 24 men, walking only seven.
"He’s everything we’d hoped he could be for us," manager Buddy Bell said.
Meche always had the potential to be a top of the rotation starter, and Mariners managers Lou Piniella, Bob Melvin and Mike Hargrove all saw it but couldn’t reach him. Instead, Meche as a Mariner was a streaky pitcher with…