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Mariners (12-13-1) @ Dodgers (13-12), 7:05pm

The Mariners come to Camelback Ranch for a rare night game this spring, to be televised by FSN Prime Ticket (tape-delayed until 7:30).

Clayton Kershaw takes the hill for the Dodgers, and will be followed by Josh Lindblom, who has burst onto the scene this spring. Lindblom was rated as the 4th best Dodger prospect by Baseball America. Here's what they said about him:

Lindblom touched 96 mph as a college reliever, and he still pitched with plus velocity (89-94) as a pro starter, with plenty of heavy life on his fastball. His heater bores in on righthanders, his slider has lateral tilt nd his splitter is a swing-and-miss pitch.


Josh Lindblom

#84 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-5

240

R

R

Jun 15, 1987


Baseball America also opined Lindblom would be the first 2008 Dodger draftee to make the majors. He's doing his best to make good on that prediction.

Ryan Rowland-Smith is starting on the mound for Seattle, who is on a split squad. Courtney Thorne-Smith will not be appearing in the game, and is taking things day by day.


Ryan Rowland-Smith

#18 / Pitcher / Seattle Mariners

6-3

240

L

L

Jan 26, 1983


Also, remember to get your votes for the 2009 Dodger bracket contest. The Sweet 16 voting runs through Friday.

The Dodgers' lineup, from Ken Gurnick:

Furcal SS
Hudson 2B
Manny DH
Ethier RF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Pierre CF
Ausmus C
Repko LF

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