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July 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

A few more pregame notes and lineups

General manager Jack Zduriencik was in Tacoma on Friday night, watching Michael Pineda strikeout 11 over five innings.
“Michael Pineda has a very bright future,” Zduriencik said. “Like any player, if he stays healthy and keeps his nose clean, which all indications are that he’s a great kid. Everyone that’s been with him has an awful lot of positives to say about his personality, his work habits.
“He’s a good athlete. He’s big. He’s got a power arm.”
When asked if Pineda could get a call up this year, Zduriencik said they are taking a wait-and-see approach.
“We’re going to do what’s best on Michael Pineda.”
Zduriencik also had the opportunity to watch second baseman Dustin Ackley.
“I was impressed with Ackley,” Zduriencik said. “He had three at-bats. The first at-bat he hit a hard ground ball to second base after fouling off some pitches. He hit a ground ball to second base the second time. The third time he took a nice pitch, hit it down the left-field line for a base hit. I thought he was going to go for a double, but they were down a run so he held up. A good at-bat.”
Zduriencik also praised Ackley’s play in the field.


Shawn Kelley feels good after bullpen session
Shawn Kelley threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session and told manager Don Wakamatsu he felt good. He is scheduled to throw another bullpen on Tuesday and see how he is feeling after that.
The lineups
Boston
Marco Scutaro SS
Eric Patterson CF
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Jeremy Hermida LF
Jed Lowrie 2B
Kevin Cash C
Jon Lester P
Mariners
Ichiro RF
Chone Figgins 2B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Jose Lopez 3B
Justin Smoak 1B
Milton Bradley DH
Josh Bard C
Jack Wilson SS
Michael Saunders LF
David Pauley P

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