Happy... Brandon Maurer Day? That doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
While Maurer looks for his first win of the season, there's good news coming out of the M's Triple-A camp today. According to MLB.com's Greg Johns, Hisashi Iwakuma will take the mound for the Tacoma Rainiers this afternoon. If he performs well, he could be eligible to return to the rotation as soon as Friday, when the Mariners will face off against the Astros in Houston. Keep your fingers crossed.
- Mariners vs. Rangers, 1:10 p.m. PST
- This afternoon's game will be televised on ROOT Sports, broadcast on 710 ESPN, and available to out-of-market viewers on MLB TV here.
- Game day giveaway: Robinson Cano jersey t-shirts (for kids 14 and under).
- Speaking of Cano, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reports that the slugging second baseman will be a guest on the Tonight Show tomorrow.
|TEXAS RANGERS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Michael Choice - LF||Michael Saunders - CF|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Stefen Romero - RF|
|Prince Fielder - 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Corey Hart - DH|
|Alex Rios - RF||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Mitch Moreland - DH||Cole Gillespie - LF|
|Robinson Chirinos - C||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Leonys Martin - CF||John Buck - C|
|Josh Wilson - 2B||Willie Bloomquist - SS|
|Matt Harrison - LHP||Brandon Maurer - RHP|