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8/8: Open game thread

Mike Montgomery vs Martin Perez

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The Mariners will look to continue their recent winning ways (what?) this afternoon as they take on the Texas Rangers, in a game featuring Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton and a promising Mariners lefty rookie and wait it's 2015. Guess which part of that sentence is the weird part.

Still, With Jesus Montero filling in at first, and Ketel Marte letting Brad take a day off between the bags and roam...uh left field, you have to at least be excited for a little forward-looking ball, especially one in which a win counts twice for the division. Today they'll be looking to get the win against the Rangers' Martin Perez, who has pitched in only four games this year since winning ten during his rookie 2013. Perez is a lefty with a BABIP problem and a low K rate, so it will be interesting to see if the Mariners a) capitalize on that or b) help him on his road to recovery, but either way, you're not really going to be that surprised are you?

Goms, unless they don't, in which case, uh, goms?

Game info

  • Mariners vs Rangers, 1:10 PM PST
  • TV: ROOT
  • Radio: 710 ESPN

Today's Lineups

Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Ketel Marte - SS
Ryan Strausborger - LF Kyle Seager - 3B
Prince Fielder - DH Nelson Cruz - DH
Adrian Beltre - 3B Robinson Cano - 2B
Mike Napoli - 1B Jesus Montero - 1B
Josh Hamilton - RF Austin Jackson - CF
Elvis Andrus - SS Mark Trumbo - RF
Rougned Odor - 2B Brad Miller - LF
Chris Gimenez - C Jesus Sucre - C
Martin Perez - LHP Mike Montgomery - LHP