The Mariners get the pleasure of facing Wandy Rodriguez, who at age 36 is back for a second tour of the state of Texas. Rodriguez has only made one start this year, but it was a decent enough one, allowing a singular run through five innings. Rodriguez -- you know what, I'm going to call him Wandy in an Aziz Ansari-character voice instead. Actually, like his DJ. You must be this good to ride Wandy's...fastball. Comedy reference comedy reference etcetera. I have nothing else to add.
It's a similar lineup to last night's, with Justin Ruggiano hitting 2nd and Rickie Weeks sliding into the 5th spot. Oh, wait. There's a Willie Bloomquist in the lineup for some inexplicable reason, giving Kyle Seager a day off and hitting 7th. I get that Lloyd wants to keep guys where they're comfortable, and Brad Miller is having success in the 9 hole, but 6-8 tonight will be an absolute dumpster fire. Hopefully, the M's won't need many runs with Felix on the mound, though a bigger buffer than the last few nights would be welcomed.
Happy Felix Day.
- Mariners @ Rangers: 5:05 PST
- TV: ROOT
- Radio: 710ESPN, 97.3 KIRO
- Online: MLB.TV
Lineups for tonight's Mariners-Rangers game (now including Rangers). pic.twitter.com/wW0ABpidVy— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 29, 2015