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June 21, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Tuesday Mariners’ lineup: Ackley hitting fifth

Here is today’s Mariners lineup for their game with the Nationals. Dustin Ackley, who batted seventh in his first two games and sixth in his third, is fifth in the order tonight for his fourth major-league game.
At this pace, Ackley will be the leadoff hitter in no time. Seriously, you have to wonder if at some point, Eric Wedge will feel comfortable enough with Ackley to put him second in the batting order, which would seem to be his optimal spot. Or, if they’re comfortable with Brendan Ryan hitting second, maybe fifth makes sense for now. He showed some pop against the Phillies with a homer and triple.


Hitting fifth for the Nationals is Mike Morse, whom I discussed in my Hot Stone League blog post today. Speaking of which, here’s another post I did today on Ackley, in which I took a revisionist look at the Stephen Strasburg draft.
Mariners (37-35)
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51 Ichiro RF
26 Brendan Ryan SS
4 Adam Kennedy 3B
17 Justin Smoak 1B
13 Dustin Ackley 2B
8 Carlos Peguero LF
21 Franklin Gutierrez CF
5 Chris Gimenez C
58 Doug Fister RHP
Nationals (35-37)
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28 Jayson Werth RF
2 Roger Bernadina CF
11 Ryan Zimmerman 3B
19 Laynce Nix LF
38 Mike Morse 1B
18 Danny Espinosa 2B
3 Wilson Ramos C
61 Livan Hernandez RHP
6 Ian Desmond SS

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