4/8/14: Open game thread

Dilip Vishwanat

James Paxton vs. Hector Santiago.

Loading Scores

Happy (real) Opening Day!

James Paxton takes the mound tonight as the first Mariners rookie in franchise history to start a home opener. He is not the youngest pitcher to start a home opener, however -- that distinction belongs to one Felix Hernandez, who kicked off the 2007 season at the tender age of 21. Speaking of M's starters, can you name the pitcher who started the most consecutive home openers for Seattle? (Answer is given below the lineups.)

Paxton will be going head-to-head with southpaw Hector Santiago for a re-match of the M's 8-2 win in Anaheim last Wednesday. Santiago lasted just five innings, striking out four batters and getting shelled with seven hits, four runs, and three walks. Hopefully for the Mariners, little will change this time around. With the exception of Kyle Seager (in place of a certain WFB), both Lloyd McClendon and Mike Scioscia will be trotting out identical lineups from last week's match-up.

Game info

  • Mariners vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. PST
  • Tonight's game will be televised on ROOT Sports and broadcast on 710 ESPN. Also, if you live in Seattle, you have the option of attending tonight's home opener at Safeco Field.

Lineups

Mariners (J. Paxton - L) vs. Angels (H. Santiago - L)

Mariners

  1. Abraham Almonte (S) CF
  2. Brad Miller (L) SS
  3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
  4. Justin Smoak (S) 1B
  5. Corey Hart (R) DH
  6. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
  7. Stefen Romero (R) RF
  8. Dustin Ackley (L) LF
  9. Mike Zunino (R) C

Angels

  1. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
  2. Mike Trout (R) CF
  3. Albert Pujols (R) 1B
  4. David Freese (R) 3B
  5. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
  6. Howie Kendrick (R) 2B
  7. Raul Ibanez (L) DH
  8. Chris Iannetta (R) C
  9. Erick Aybar (S) SS

*Trivia answer: Jamie Moyer, who pitched four home openers from 2003 to 2006. He's tied with Randy Johnson for most home openers overall (5).

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lookout Landing

You must be a member of Lookout Landing to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lookout Landing. You should read them.

Join Lookout Landing

You must be a member of Lookout Landing to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lookout Landing. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker