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Rays at Mariners: Where John Jaso Hits Cleanup

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3 game series vs Mariners @ SAFECO Field

Tampa Bay Rays
@ Seattle Mariners

Monday, Aug 13, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

Alex Cobb vs Blake Beavan

Clear. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Tue 08/14 10:10 PM EDT
Wed 08/15 3:40 PM EDT

Dustin Ackley 1B
Michael Saunders CF
Kyle Seager 2B
John Jaso DH
Jesus Montero C
Trayvon Robinson LF
Eric Thames RF
Chone Figgins 3B
Brendan Ryan SS
Blake Beavan P


Desmond Jennings LF

B.J. Upton DH

Matt Joyce RF

Ben Zobrist SS

Jeff Keppinger 3B

Carlos Pena 1B

Ryan Roberts 2B

Jose Molina C

Sam Fuld CF

Alex Cobb P


  • The team has won four straight road series and has not lost a road series since being swept by the Royals in late June
  • The Mariners have a team slash line of .254/.326/.373 against groundball pitchers, which is below league-average. Jaso has the highest slash line (min 50 PA) against groundball pitchers as he is hitting .302/.455/.442.
  • Speaking of Jaso, he is the sixth best hitter in the American League based on wRC+ in 2012 trailing only Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Edwin Encarnacion, Miguel Cabrera, and Josh Willingham.
  • The Mariners team slash line at home is an amazingly poor .208/.254/.303 this season compared to a .249/.301/.405 slash line on the road.
  • The Rays have collected double-digit hits in four consecutive games for the first time since May 17-20.
  • David Price has never pitched against the Mariners and will once again miss facing them in this series.
  • For more on this series, check out the preview over at Lookout Landing that is the standard for all series previews on the SB Nation network.