There's been a change for the Astros, as the Mariners were supposed to face Brad Peacock, but instead they'll start Rudy Owens, who's been called up from AAA. It'll be Owens' major league debut, and at age 26 he has a 6.04 ERA through 10 appearances (7 starts) down at Oklahoma City. If the M's can't tee off here, then it'll be pretty aw crap they already did this.
The stage is set for a bunch of Mariner runs and not a lot of Astro runs, so enjoy a 0-0 extra-innings affair. It's a chance for the Mariners to jump a game over .500 with Felix today and Iwakuma up next as they continue on through their 11 game homestand. It continues to be a fairly critical stretch for the team, with decisions about making changes right around the corner. We're only 4 games shy of Lloyd's self-imposed 50 game evaluation deadlines.
- Mariners vs. Astros, 7:10 p.m. PDT
- TV: Root, MLB.tv
- Radio: 710 ESPN
|HOUSTON ASTROS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Jose Altuve - 2B||James Jones - CF|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Stefen Romero - DH|
|Jason Castro - C||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Matt Dominguez - DH||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Marc Krauss - 1B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Alex Presley - RF||Cole Gillespie - RF|
|L.J. Hoes - LF||Dustin Ackley - LF|
|Marwin Gonzalez - 3B||Mike Zunino - C|
|Jonathan Villar - SS||W. Bloomquist - SS|
|Rudy Owens - LHP||Felix Hernandez - RHP|