Kenji comes back, Burke moves on
Welcome from Dodger Stadium, the home of the second-best announcer in the business.
As expected, catcher Kenji Johjima was activated from the 15-day disabled list today and Jamie Burke was designated for assignment for the third time this season.
He might lead the league in that department. Burke now must wait up to 10 days to figure out when and where he’ll be playing again. My guess is that he will clear waivers and be outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.
Dodger Stadium celebrates its 47th birthday this year, and she looks a lot younger than your favorite blogger. There are six levels of seats here, but the elevator goes all the way up to nine. Can’t quite figure that one out.
The first inning went well for lefty starter Jason Vargas. Three up, three down.
The second inning has not gone well for Vargas. Five up, four on, three in on Andre Ethier’s 12th home run. Three runs is a lot for the Mariners, who have neither Ken Griffey Jr. or Mike Sweeney in the lineup.
The inning just ended with Vargas fielding a bunt and turning it into an inning-ending double play.
— Jim Street