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8/23: Open game thread

Chris Young vs. Brandon Workman

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I'll admit it, I left the bar before last night's 9th inning comeback. Seahawks jerseys were pouring in, I knew that the bar was going to switch the channel any moment, and I wasn't that far from home. I'm still buzzing over what I witnessed when I came home -- the kind of thing that never happens to the Mariners, and never against Koji Uehara. A walk? 10 pitches? To Endy Chavez? Three two-strike counts with two outs and failure to record an out? BABIP magic?

What a miraculous comeback! Celebrate with us, Dustin!



Today's got Chris Young in Fenway Park, which *gulp* but he'll get to face Brandon Workman, who hasn't been particularly great but not completely terrible either as he went from reliever to sporadic starter, especially after the Red Sox sold off their rotation at the deadline. Workman has only started one game since August 7th, as the Red Sox were forced to use him in their 19 inning loss to the Angels on August 9th.

Today's Lineups

Austin Jackson - CF Brock Holt - SS
Dustin Ackley - LF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Robinson Cano - 2B David Ortiz - DH
Kendrys Morales - 1B Yoenis Cespedes - LF
Kyle Seager - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B
Chris Denorfia - RF Daniel Nava - RF
Endy Chavez - DH Will Middlebrooks - 3B
Chris Taylor - SS Mookie Betts - CF
Jesus Sucre - C David Ross - C
Chris Young - RHP Brandon Workman - RHP