Scouting report: O's at Mariners

September 09, 2005|By Jeff Zrebiec

Day Time TV Starters

Tonight 10:05 54 Erik Bedard (6-6, 3.76) vs. Jamie Moyer (11-6, 4.27)

Tomorrow 9:05 54 Rodrigo Lopez (13-9, 4.97) vs. Jeff Harris (2-2, 3.52)

Sunday 4:05 54 Bruce Chen (11-9, 3.73) vs. Felix Hernandez (3-2, 1.59)

Radio: All games on 1090 AM

Mariners update

In last place in the American League West, Seattle was on the verge of entering this series against the Orioles coming off a three-game road sweep of the Oakland Athletics before its bullpen experienced a meltdown Wednesday. Handed a four-run, ninth-inning lead, normally reliable closer Eddie Guardado blew the save, and the A's prevailed. Their playoff chances gone for some time, the Mariners have begun a youth movement in the second half under former Orioles manager Mike Hargrove. The central figure in that movement is Sunday's starter, Hernandez, a hard-throwing right-hander from Venezuela. Hernandez, 19, has allowed just 31 hits and 10 walks in 51 innings, striking out 50. The Orioles split a four-game series at Safeco Field in mid-July. Rafael Palmeiro got his 3,000th hit in that series, but neither he nor Sammy Sosa will be with the Orioles on this trip.

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