Old friend Erik Bedard is on the hill tonight for the Astros. Here’s the lineup he will be facing:
> Bedard hasn’t made a start yet this season for Houston. He was scheduled to start last Saturday, but the Astros pushed him back. Bedard pitched 3 1/13 innings of scoreless relief to earn a save on Opening Day in the Astros only win this season. Bedard last made an appearance as a visiting player June 4, 2007, when he was with Baltimore.
> Tom Wilhelmsen’s three saves leads the American League in the very, very early going.
> The Mariners are 4-1 in night games and 0-3 during the day.
> Update: Nine games, nine different lineups for the Mariners.
> Joe Saunders is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA at Safeco following last night’s win.