Mike Montgomery: totally still here. During the tail end of these types of seasons, it can be amusing to pause, think about a certain player, and try to imagine what you'll remember about him when you start a sentence with "Hey, remember 2015 when..." like four years from now. He is a guy you can do that with.
Tonight, he opposes Jesse Chavez, so it's a return to the slightly less fun right-facing lineup. Though, they are using Ketel Marte and Brad Miller as they should—which is, using them. All the time. One in the outfield, one at short, everyday for the rest of the year.
Also, speaking about the rest of the year, it's getting to be about that point that you start to wonder just how much you want the Mariners to win any particular game. By winning percentage, they're currently tied for the eighth-worst record and, as only the top 10 picks are protected, you'd really hope they wouldn't do any climbing in the standings.
Sorry for being super cheery. Here is your lineup:
|OAKLAND A'S||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Billy Burns - CF||Ketel Marte - SS|
|Mark Canha - 1B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Brett Lawrie - 2B||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Danny Valencia - 3B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Josh Phegley - C||Seth Smith - RF|
|Jake Smolinski - LF||Austin Jackson - CF|
|Billy Butler - DH||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Brad Miller - LF|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Mike Zunino - C|
|Jesse Chavez - RHP||Mike Montgomery - LHP|