5/25: Open game thread

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma vs Dallas Keuchel

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We're back to 2014 as the Mariners look to take the series from the Astros today, facing ace lefty Dallas Keuchel who wait...ace? Yes. It will be a classic pitching duel at Safeco this afternoon, and not even one of those other dumb pitching duels where some guy with terrible numbers suddenly has a great game against the strikeout prone Mariners. Keuchel has the fifth lowest xFIP in the majors, lowering his ground ball rate to almost a flatline on a heartbeat monitor next to a bunch of strikeouts. Ryan Romano at Beyond the Box Score has a nice little writeup if you want to make yourself feel a little better about the Mariners when they are being no-hit in the sixth inning.

Ackley gets the day off with a lefty on the mound, and Lloyd has decided to go back to Brad Miller at short. Meanwhile, Nick Franklin sits again, despite the perfect chance to throw out one of those superplatoon lineups that I thought Lloyd loved so much. It's interesting: his reticence to give up on Brad appears greater than his dedication to the platoon split at this point. Anyway, it's not all doom and gloom in Marinerland today, as

Oh for fuck's sake let's just watch the baseball game

Game info

  • Mariners, Astros 1:10 PM PST
  • TV: ROOT, Radio: 710 ESPN

Today's Lineups

HOUSTON ASTROS SEATTLE MARINERS
Jose Altuve - 2B James Jones - CF
George Springer - RF Stefen Romero - DH
Dexter Fowler - CF Robinson Cano - 2B
Jason Castro - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Matt Dominguez - 3B Kyle Seager - 3B
Marc Krauss - 1B Mike Zunino - C
Alex Presley - LF M. Saunders - RF
Carlos Corporan - C Cole Gillespie - LF
Marwin Gonzalez - SS Brad Miller - SS
Dallas Keuchel - LHP Hisashi Iwakuma - RHP
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