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Nate Karns vs. That Beard Guy Dallas Keuchel

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Hello sports fans! Happy Saturday. Happy Jose Altuve Takes A Day Off Day! I imagine it will become a national holiday right after he claims the batting title and the pitchers revolt. Happy Evan Gattis Got Optioned to Double-A To Work on His Catching Day. I imagine it will become a national holiday just as soon as we figure out what the Astros are doing there.

Today's Lineups

SEATTLE MARINERS HOUSTON ASTROS
Norichika Aoki - LF George Springer - RF
Ketel Marte - SS Marwin Gonzalez - 2B
Robinson Cano - 2B Carlos Correa - SS
Nelson Cruz - DH Colby Rasmus - LF
Franklin Gutierrez - RF Preston Tucker - DH
Kyle Seager - 3B Carlos Gomez - CF
Chris Iannetta - C Luis Valbuena - 3B
Dae-Ho Lee - 1B Tyler White - 1B
Leonys Martin - CF Jason Castro - C
Nate Karns - RHP Dallas Keuchel - LHP

Today, we'll see if Nate Karns has to throw something other than the curve ball he used the last time he faced the Astros (maybe?) and if the Mariners can score a bunch more runs against Keuchel and get another shot at famed knuckleballer Erik Kratz (let us pray).

Keuchel lasted just 4.1 innings his last start against a powerhouse Twins team, undone by poor defense and five walks.

Game Info

Mariners at Astros, Minute Maid Park, 4:10 PT

TV: ROOT Sports

Radio: KIRO 97.3

Today's game is the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day for those outside the Seattle market.

Go M's.