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8/1: Open game thread

Mike Montgomery vs Kyle Gibson

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Well, yesterday's trade deadline may have ended the season for a number of teams, but for some reason, each of them still have to play meaningless games until October. Such as today's wonderful doozy of a match between the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins, which you are here to talk about! Huzzah!

To be fair, 99% of every single Seattle Mariners game over the past decade-plus has been "meaningless" as well, so what we should do is not be bummed and instead be excited to watch Ketel Marte bat leadoff in his, his second-ever MLB game! And then one returning Robinson Cano will DH three batters later! Maybe there will be some debuts of new bullpen arms, another Jesus Montero dinger, a Troy Tulowitzki pinch-hit single, a Cole Hamels shutout or an oh god, wait, no, yeah it's still this game against the Twins. Right. Welp.

Game info

  • Mariners @ Twins, 4:10 PM PST
  • TV: ROOT
  • Radio: 710 ESPN

Today's Lineups

Ketel Marte - 2B Brian Dozier - 2B
Kyle Seager - 3B Aaron Hicks - CF
Nelson Cruz - RF Joe Mauer - 1B
Robinson Cano - DH Miguel Sano - DH
Seth Smith - LF Trevor Plouffe - 3B
Austin Jackson - CF Torii Hunter - RF
Jesus Montero - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF
Brad Miller - SS Kurt Suzuki - C
Mike Zunino - C Eduardo Escobar - SS
Mike Montgomery - LHP Kyle Gibson - RHP