There’s no doubt Dustin Ackley is part of the Seattle Mariners future, which doesn’t mean he plays every day in the present – and today is one of those days he won’t start.
The reason almost certainly is left-hander Matt Harrison, today’s Texas Rangers starting pitcher.
“That matchup is probably the biggest reason,” Ackley said of sitting. “I haven’t had much success against him. I think he’s one of the more underrated pitchers in the league. He sits mid 90′s, has good command, good off-speed stuff.”
Coming off a home stand in which he went 3-for-22, Ackley didn’t figure to …