Here are some cherry-picked stats for you: In games following a blowout of 10 or more runs this year, the Mariners have a 5-1 split. At the beginning of July, they followed a 10-run blowout with a 13-run performance, but on average, they're scoring seven runs in post-blowout wins. Two of the six games were started by Hisashi Iwakuma, who lost one on a Fernando Rodney blown save and won the other with a 13-run backing. Let's hope his luck tends more towards the latter tonight.
White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana will face off against the Mariners for the second time this season, sporting a career 1-2 record against Seattle and a 3.42 xFIP and 3.8 fWAR through 23 starts in 2014. When he faced the M's last month, Quintana pitched a solid 7 2/3 inning shutout, allowing four hits and striking out a season-high 10 batters. His efforts were wasted by Chicago's 'pen, which gave up the winning run on a Brad Miller ground-rule double after 14 innings of play. This week, the 25-year-old lasted just five innings against the Twins, getting a no-decision in the Sox' 16-3 loss after giving up five hits, two walks, a run, and striking out five of 23 batters.
- Mariners vs. White Sox, 7:10 p.m. PST
- Tonight's game will be televised on ROOT Sports, broadcast at 710 ESPN, and available to out-of-market fans at MLB TV here.
- Ballpark promotion: Girls' Night Out at Safeco Field. Special tickets include a complimentary drink and a retro-colored clutch.
|CHICAGO WHITE SOX||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Adam Eaton - CF||Austin Jackson - CF|
|Alexei Ramirez - SS||Dustin Ackley - LF|
|Jose Abreu - 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Adam Dunn - DH||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Dayan Viciedo - RF||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Conor Gillaspie - 3B||Chris Denorfia - RF|
|Gordon Beckham - 2B||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Alejandro De Aza - LF||Mike Zunino - C|
|Adrian Nieto - C||Chris Taylor - SS|
|Jose Quintana - LHP||Hisashi Iwakuma - RHP|