Yes, today is one of those Turn Back the Clock Days at the ball park, with Oakland and Seattle donning uniforms from the past and, in this case, having an Elvis impersonator singing the National Anthem.
At least we think it’s an impersonator.
The lineup, meanwhile, is much the same as last night’s, although Carlos Peguero isn’t playing today – John Jaso is the DH, Ichiro is back in right field. Jesus Montero may be available to pinch hit, but he’s still not cleared to start – not after experierncing dizziness taking ground balls.
It’s the final game before the All-Star break, and the chance for Seattle to take this series and go into that break with the momentum of two consecutive wins.
Here’s the lineup vs. veteran RHP Bartolo Colo:
Dustin Ackley 2B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Michael Saunders CF
John Jaso DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Casper Wells LF
Justin Smoak 1B
Miguel Olivo C
Brendan Ryan SS
Felix Hernandez RHP