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4/14: Open Game Thread

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. David Huff

This is the lineup Seattle deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
This is the lineup Seattle deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
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The Mariners will try to erase the sting of last night's walk-off loss by rolling out one of the most interesting lineups that Lloyd's magic 8 ball has come up with so far. The Bear will take the mound in an attempt to not have any pitches "slip" out of his hand and David Huff will take the mound in an attempt to revitalize a MLB career.

Huff on his career sits around 60% fastball, 18% change. However, last year in 59 innings, he relied much more heavily on a fastball/cutter arsenal. He signed this year to a minor league contract, so the M's should be looking to dust him up behind their usually-reliable-until-maybe-recently-I'm-not-scared-yet starter.

Then we saw this little bit of love:

Today's Lineups

Rickie Weeks - LF Jimmy Rollins - SS
Austin Jackson - CF Carl Crawford - LF
Robinson Cano - 2B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Nelson Cruz - RF Howie Kendrick - 2B
Kyle Seager - 3B Yasmani Grandal - C
Mike Zunino - C Andre Ethier - RF
Brad Miller - SS Juan Uribe - 3B
Willie Bloomquist - 1B Joc Pederson - CF
Hisashi Iwakuma - RHP David Huff - LHP

Should be something fun.

Game Info

Mariners @ Dodgers, 7:10 PST, Dodger Stadium

TV: Root, Radio: 710 ESPN, Online:

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