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3/14/14: Open game thread

Felix Hernandez vs. Franklin Morales.

Ezra Shaw

Happy Felix Day! Corey Hart is back in the lineup, batting clean-up and playing first base while Justin Smoak and Logan Morrison warm the bench. Robinson Cano also has the day off, leaving 21-year-old Jack Reinheimer in his place as the M's go for their fourth consecutive win.

Last Sunday, Felix tweaked his change-up and lasted 2 1/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, walking one batter and striking out four. Despite his personal improvements, it took the Mariners half of the 'pen and a last-minute comeback to pull off a win, 9-8. The real question tonight won't be whether or not Felix's arsenal is effective against the Colorado Rockies, but whether the Mariners will give their King any run support to fall back on.

Game info

  • Mariners @ Rockies, 6:40 p.m. PST
  • The game will not be televised again, but radio broadcasts are available on 710 ESPN for M's fans and KOA for Rockies fans.
  • Bob Condotta reports that the M's will go with James Paxton, Scott Baker, and Randy Wolf in their next three Cactus League starts.


Mariners (F. Hernandez - R) @ Rockies (F. Morales - L)


  1. Abraham Almonte (S) CF
  2. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
  3. Stefen Romero (R) RF
  4. Corey Hart (R) 1B
  5. Cole Gillespie (R) DH
  6. Dustin Ackley (L) LF
  7. John Buck (R) C
  8. Brad Miller (L) SS
  9. Jack Reinheimer (R) 2B


  1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
  2. Brandon Barnes (R) CF
  3. Ryan Wheeler (L) 3B
  4. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
  5. Jason Pridie (L) LF
  6. Kent Matthes (R) DH
  7. Jordan Pacheco (R) C
  8. Charlie Culberson (R) SS
  9. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B