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Pregame notes: Junior to start tomorrow, a new lineup look.

A few quick things if you look at the lineup (below),  it’s quite a bit different that we’ve seen. Starting with Jose Lopez playing first base and Bill Hall at second base. There’s a few reasons for it.

“With (Scott) Kazmir pitching, I wanted to get in as many right-handed lineup as I could,” Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said. “I wanted to give a little bit look.”

Another thing Wakamatsu wanted to see was Bill Hall play some second base. Hall has played second base in 97 games in his career.

“He’s turning into kind of  that super-utility guy,” Wakamatsu

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