I was listening to the Gasman on KJR today interviewing Mariner announcer Dave Sims. Sims was saying that tonight's game between the M's and the San Diego Padres would be a pitcher's duel. It seemed at the time to be an astute observation. Cliff Lee was going up against Wade LeBanc, it was the National League West's best vs the American League West's worst.
The game was more of a "pitcher's drill" as the Mariner's shellacked the San Diego Padres 15-8.
This is the second game in a row where something was out of character for the Mariners, yesterday, Manager Don Wakamatsu was ejected from a game for the first time in his career as the Mariners squeezed out a one run victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Thank you to the Seattle Times for the picture.