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4/10: Open Game Thread

Felix Hernandez vs. Chris Bassit

You guys! The 'W' is over there! Let's go get it!
You guys! The 'W' is over there! Let's go get it!
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Felix Day! On this, the first King's Court of the year, let us hope for a dominant performance on the mound against the A's, and some blistering M's bats against their hound dog, Chris Bassit.

Today's Lineups

Coco Crisp - CF Norichika Aoki - LF
Chris Coghlan - 3B Kyle Seager - 3B
Josh Reddick - RF Robinson Cano - 2B
Stephen Vogt - DH Nelson Cruz - RF
Jed Lowrie - 2B Adam Lind - 1B
Khris Davis - LF Seth Smith - DH
Yonder Alonso - 1B Ketel Marte - SS
Josh Phegley - C Steve Clevenger - C
Marcus Semien - SS Leonys Martin - CF
Chris Bassitt - RHP Felix Hernandez - RHP

Felix is 7-1 with a 2.60 ERA in his last 11 starts against the A's. Bassit looked good his first start of the year against the White Sox before giving up a run shot late in the game, and taking a no-decision.

In addition to their first home win, the Mariners bats will look to rebound a bit.

This covers the teeny-tiniest of sample sizes, so take it with several early season grains of salt, but giving the left-handed bats an afternoon of easier hitting sounds nice. Doesn't that sound nice?

Happy Felix Day. Happy Sunday. May it be filled with sunshine and lollipops, and a Mariners win to avoid the sweep.