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5/29: Open game thread

Taijuan Walker vs Ricky Nolasco

this spot here. this is a very important organ, students, it is called the b
this spot here. this is a very important organ, students, it is called the b
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Well the M's are back at it this afternoon, looking to avoid the series sweep against the 1991 World Champs. On the mound for this team will be Ricky Nolasco, who was nine years old when this event happened. He last threw some baseballs against the other, more current World Champs in Kansas City last week where he have up six runs over two innings. Yikes! In fact, the last day you can look at in which Ricky Nolasco did not throw in a baseball game and give up at least four runs is April 21. So on one hand, you gotta feel bad for the Twins for having their own Hector Noesi but also remember what happened when Hector Noesi faced the Mariners that one time and just ugh.

Taijuan takes the mound and---god please Taijuan please please please save us--and with Leonys Martin still recovering, Guti will get some time at the DH spot. Seeing as he's been swinging the bat pretty well as of late, this seems like a perfect example of how this roster can really work in places. That says nothing about other holes or lack of depth, but find me someone who thought all that would get us into first place and I've got an Ichiroll to sell you.

Goms, do the biz, etc.

Game info

  • Mariners vs Twins, 1:10 PM PDT
  • TV: ROOT
  • Radio: 710 ESPN
  • Online: mlb.tv

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS SEATTLE MARINERS
Eduardo Nunez - 3B Norichika Aoki - CF
Brian Dozier - 2B Seth Smith - LF
Joe Mauer - DH Robinson Cano - 2B
Miguel Sano - RF Nelson Cruz - RF
Robbie Grossman - LF Kyle Seager - 3B
Byung-ho Park - 1B Adam Lind - 1B
Eduardo Escobar - SS Franklin Gutierrez - DH
Juan Centeno - C Chris Iannetta - C
Danny Santana - CF Luis Sardinas - SS
Ricky Nolasco - RHP Taijuan Walker - RHP