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Here’s a lineup: Watch your blood pressure!

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on May 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm with 5 Comments »
May 28, 2012 1:36 pm

Happy Memorial Day, which may explain why manager Eric Wedge has pulled old veteran Chone Figgins out of mothballs and put him second in yet another all-new Seattle Mariners lineup.

Coming off a series sweep by the Angels, the Mariners open a three-game set in Texas with perhaps their most consistent May pitcher, Kevin Millwood. All Millwood figures to need tonight is five runs, since the Rangers usually score four aagainst everyone.

We won’t have access to Wedge until a little after 3 p.m. (PDT), so until then any comment on the lineup would be pure speculation. Any batting order that includes Figgins, however, is almost certain to anger some fans.

Here’s the lineup. Do you see an offensive surge coming?

John Jaso DH
Chone Figgins LF
Ichiro RF
Jesus  Montero C
Justin  Smoak 1B
Kyle Seager 2B
Alex Liddi 3B
Michael  Saunders CF
Brendan Ryan SS
Kevin Millwood P

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. arcticice05 says:

    Well the Mariners have a chance today with Hamilton not being in the lineup..

  2. UncleWalter says:

    Four things we need to do by the off-season; some sooner than others, but all by next year: 1) Get rid of Figgins, 2) Get rid of Ichiro; 3) Get rid of Olivo; 4) Move the fences in. We have had many demoralizing years for Mariners batters, with such poor batting and scoring it is not interesting for the fans. Why not at least make our ballpark average regarding hitting? Most good teams have parks they can homer in: the Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees … What’s to be proven by our difficult ballpark dimensions, other than perennial losses? Isn’t it time to try something else?

  3. timeout says:

    First, I’ll wish everyone a calm and peaceful Memorial Day, peaceful in part courtesy of those who are no longer with us.

    That’s an interesting lineup. It doesn’t have a productive feel to it. I’m glad to see Figgins in left, if he must play; he’s barely competent in center due to his arm.

    All those who still want Smoak to go to AAA, please raise your hands.

    I hope the team can call up some energy for this ballgame. They’re in the middle of a tough stretch.

  4. SandlotSam says:

    Sweep the Rangers…

  5. wabubba67 says:

    If Geoff Baker is right about the Rangers showing any interest in Figgins, this lineup makes sense so that they can see Figgins play up close. Let’s hope he has a great series and that the Rangers will pay off at least some of his contract.

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