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5/24/17: Open Game Thread

Tanner Roark vs. Sam Gaviglio

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I feel like I keep watching the games thinking "well it can't get any worse than this" and then each game there is a new way in which it's worse. Oh, you think you've seen a starter put the game out of reach in the first inning? How about the starter and the reliever each dig equally large holes before the fourth inning? You think you've seen too many double plays? Here's seven more. Let's throw in some rain and an outfield that's as soggy as Drew Smyly's arm and put Nelson Cruz out there and see what happens.

I have no expectations for this game. Having Cano back didn't seem to have any effect on the slumping offense. There's no Cruz today, which is probably the right call since the yesterday outfield looked like the second task from the Triwizard Tournament. I'm just hoping Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State product and sweet little putto, doesn't have his arm fall off.

Today's Lineups

Jean Segura - SS Trea Turner - SS
Kyle Seager - 3B Jayson Werth - LF
Robinson Cano - 2B Bryce Harper - RF
Danny Valencia - 1B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ben Gamel - RF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Guillermo Heredia - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Mike Zunino - C Matt Wieters - C
Jarrod Dyson - CF Michael Taylor - CF
Sam Gaviglio - RHP Tanner Roark - RHP
Programming note: tomorrow's game is moved up because Washington DC don't need no stinking roof; game time is now 9:05 AM, so you can have a little breakfast baseball (that will probably cause you indigestion).
Today's game: 4:05 PST, ROOTNW and 710 ESPN