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July 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Trayvon Robinson gets a rare start for the Mariners on Hall of Fame day

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Were about an hour away from the on-field induction ceremony in which Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson will be added to the Mariners Hall of Fame.
Looks like we’ll have some beautiful weather for it. The roof is open and the crowd is already filing in. The Mariners are going with a bit of a different look today as Trayvon Robinson gets a rare start for the team in left field and Casper Wells takes over in right for the first time since the Ichiro trade.
The Mariners are embarking on a series of four consecutive games against left-handed starters, so that’s one reason we see Robinson in there. But then again, considering how awful Carlos Peguero has looked lately, it’s not surprising to see him sit.
Peguero is 1-for-17 with nine strikeouts on the homestand.
Robinson hasn’t played in the majors since last Sept. 28. He hit .265 in 83 games for Class AAA Tacoma this season, cutting his strikeout rate down to 22.3 percent. Robinson whiffed in roughly a third of his AAA at-bats last year and the hole in his swing really hurt him once he got to the majors.
This year, his on-base percentage in AAA was up at .331, which is far better than the .250 he was running with the big league club last August and September.
So, we’ll see what he brings to the table.


The lineups:
Mariners (45-57)
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13 Dustin Ackley (L) 2B
33 Casper Wells RF
55 Michael Saunders (L) CF
63 Jesus Montero DH
15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B
30 Miguel Olivo C
20 Mike Carp (L) 1B
12 Trayvon Robinson (S) LF
26 Brendan Ryan SS
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25 Kevin Millwood RHP
Royals (41-58)
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4 Alex Gordon (L) LF
2 Alcides Escobar SS
8 Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
16 Billy Butler DH
11 Yuniesky Betancourt 2B
27 Brayan Pena (S) C
21 Jeff Francoeur RF
35 Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
1 Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
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52 Bruce Chen LHP

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