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9/7: Open Game Thread

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We serve one flavor of baseball here. Mariners' baseball.

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Y'all it's been a rough baker's dozen or so days months years measurement of time for the Mariners, but they are nothing if not pre-scheduled, and so again tonight we have baseball. Ariel Miranda, making what feels like his 40th start as a Mariner since joining the team on July 31st, will face the grindhouse that is the Texas Rangers top, middle, and bottom of the order. A.J. Griffin, or potentially Ben Gamel in glasses, with double his normal tobacco load to fill each cheek, will oppose him.

Not all is doom and gloom, and we have a couple pieces today by Isabelle and Kate if you're looking to have that hope and positivity itch scratched without smoke being blown up your craw. Seth Smith will be the first Mariner to greet Griffin at the plate today, because Scott Servais reads Lookout Landing sporadically, but in the sense that he glances at parts of every single article, and never reads them in their entirety, and Kate's piece got his gears going.

Today's Lineups

TEXAS RANGERS SEATTLE MARINERS
Delino DeShields Jr. - LF Seth Smith - LF
Ian Desmond - CF Ketel Marte - SS
Carlos Beltran - DH Robinson Cano - 2B
Adrian Beltre - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH
Rougned Odor - 2B Kyle Seager - 3B
Jonathan Lucroy - C Adam Lind - 1B
Elvis Andrus - SS Leonys Martin - CF
Carlos Gomez - RF Mike Zunino - C
Ryan Rua - 1B Ben Gamel - RF
A.J. Griffin - RHP Ariel Miranda - LHP

If you want some real baseball pride and joy, 21 year old OF Tyler O'Neill of our very own Jackson Generals received some national recognition for his spectacular season today.

His .293/.374/.508 line with 24 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 130 games put him in company with Alex Bregman, Yoan Moncada, and David Dahl. Congratulatons to Tyler, and if you care to check in on him, the Generals are currently locked in an extra innings playoffs battle that you can follow on Gameday here. Hopefully they can spur the big league club to some success tonight on NATIONAL TV.

Gametime: 7:10 PM Pacific

TV: ROOTNW, or ESPN, MLB.TV

Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle, 910 Portland

Go M's.