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.
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
|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.
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.