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3/17: Open Game Thread

For the first time this spring, you guys'll have to fend for yourselves without a recap tonight because I've got better things to do. Although I guess during Spring Training you could argue that we all always have better things to do. Only another two weeks!

Mariners, Royals, 6:05. The lineups:

Ackley, 2B Dyson, CF
Langerhans, LF Cain, RF
Ryan, SS Butler, DH
Cust, DH Ka'aihue, 1B
Tuiasosopo, 1B Gordon, LF
Saunders, CF Betemit, 3B
Moore, C Pena, C
Gross, RF Getz, 2B
Jo Wilson, 3B Escobar, SS
Felix, SP Francis, SP

Jack Wilson was originally in there at second base but he was scratched to attend to a personal matter, which is a better explanation than being scratched to attend to an impersonal matter. Wouldn't anything that a player is attending to be a personal matter?

Available to pitch behind Felix will be Jose Flores, Josh Lueke, Cesar Jimenez, Denny Bautista, Justin Miller, and Royce Ring. Available to pitch behind Francis will be I don't know because they wrote the Royals press notes in obnoxious green highlighter. Opening those notes makes me feel like I need to go to the optometrist.

No TV, but the game will be on 710, and here's your Gameday link. Kansas City's a half-game above us in the Cactus League standings so this is a pivotal showdown.