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Mariners-Yankees pregame, and lineup

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on May 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm with 1 Comment »
May 11, 2012 3:07 pm

 

The Seattle Mariners have invaded what some in sports consider The Evil Empire, and so far all that’s happened is their hitters have taken early batting practice – and the media is piling up to spot Jesus Montero.

Montero, you’ll remember, was a Yankees phenom until he was traded for the ace-in-waiting, Michael Pineda this off-season. Pineda has undergone season-ending surgery, Montero is catching and batting cleanup tonight.

Ouch.

Yes, they’ll talk to another ex-Yankee, Hector Noesi, if they have to, but writers want Montero – as quiet a player as the Mariners have. Should be interesting.

Meanwhile, there are ex-Mariners everywhere – Raul Ibanez, Freddy Garcia, Rafael Soriano and Alex Rodriguez.

Three days, three games in the Bronx, including a matchup against Andy Petitte on Sunday.

Here’s tonight’s lineup vs. New York:

Dustin Ackley 2B
Brendan Ryan SS
Ichiro  RF
Jesus Montero  C
Kyle Seager  3B
John Jaso DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Mike Carp LF
Michael Saunders CF

 

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  1. timeout says:

    It will be interesting to see how Montero and Felix synch up tonight, against the Yankee’s tough lineup, after all the problems Millwood had.

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