It’s the series the Mariners and their fans circled on the calendar a few months ago – a three-game set at Safeco Field against the Angels, with first place in the American League West hanging in the balance.
Seattle opens the series two games behind Los Angeles, and the matchups are locked in.
Miguel Batista vs. John Lackey
Jeff Weaver vs. Ervin Santana.
Felix Hernandez vs. Jered Weaver.
You’ve been waiting for it, now call it. How do you see the three games going, and where will the Mariners be when the series ends and they head out on a four-city trip through Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Detroit?
It’s crunch time. You make the call.