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Vidal Nuno Vs. Dallas Kuechel

Happy birthday ya big lug.
Happy birthday ya big lug.
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I was going to try and write a nice little preview today but then as I sat down to do it the Mariners traded Austin Jackson so instead you get this very truncated thread post.

I do not like Dallas Kuechel. His beard is overly affected and it annoys me. It's petty and dumb I know. He also leads baseball pitchers in fWAR at 5.8 which annoys me as well. The Astros for their part are fully on board and have a very cool and interesting promotional idea to celebrate the talented lefty:

Looks like a lovely time for the whole family. Beards are so cool and neat you guys.

Win, ya cotton headed ninny muggins'.

Game info

  • Mariners @ Astros, 5:10 PST, Enron Minute Maid Park
  • TV: ROOT, Radio: 710 ESPN, Online: MLBTV


Today's Lineups

SEATTLE MARINERS HOUSTON ASTROS
Ketel Marte - SS Jose Altuve - 2B
Kyle Seager - 3B Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Nelson Cruz - RF Carlos Correa - SS
Robinson Cano - 2B Evan Gattis - DH
Franklin Gutierrez - LF Carlos Gomez - CF
Mark Trumbo - 1B Jed Lowrie - 3B
Jesus Montero - DH Chris Carter - 1B
Brad Miller - CF Hank Conger - C
Jesus Sucre - C Jake Marisnick - RF
Vidal Nuno - LHP Dallas Keuchel - LHP