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Felix Hernandez vs Yu Darvish

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On one hand, Happy Felix Day!

On the other, it's even more than Felix Day. It's Felix coming off possibly his best start ever to face Yu Darvish in the most dramatic and exciting matchup the Mariners have seen all season. It's the return of Nick Franklin, pulled up from AAA Tacoma where he had been hitting home runs with his eyes closed, and will now be DH'ing for the boys in blue. Er, grey. It's in Texas, so maybe Kyle Seager will finally emerge from his Spinal Tap egg on stage left just in time for the song to end. It's a game against a division rival. High, Greek drama from the annals of story archetype played out on a grand stage. Art. l'onzième art

But oh yeah, we get to watch Felix pitch too.

Game Info

  • Mariners @ Rangers, 5:05 PM PST
  • TV: ROOT, Radio: 710 ESPN
  • Nick Franklin at DH! Michael Saunders getting the start in right! Felix on the mound! Could this...could it be...a...A GOOD LINEUP? Well, good may be pushing it. Better? Preferable? Oh to hell with it let's just watch the game.

Today's Lineups

Abraham Almonte - CF Shin-Soo Choo - LF
Brad Miller - SS Elvis Andrus - SS
Robinson Cano - 2B Alex Rios - RF
Kyle Seager - 3B Prince Fielder - 1B
Michael Saunders - RF Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Nick Franklin - DH Mitch Moreland - DH
Justin Smoak - 1B Josh Wilson - 2B
Dustin Ackley - LF Leonys Martin - CF
Mike Zunino - C Robinson Chirinos - C
Felix Hernandez - RHP Yu Darvish - RHP