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5/30/17: Open Game Thread

Ariel Miranda vs. Tyler Anderson

more of this, please
more of this, please
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Today the Mariners finish out their roadtrip from heck and come home for some respite. The worst they can do on this trip is 3-5, which isn't great but considering they faced two first-place teams and the Red Sox, doesn't feel too awful. They also played at least one game in the rain in each of these three cities, because other cities are prideful and won't put roofs on their darn stadiums. Not cool, other cities! This roadtrip also saw Christian Bergman and Sam Gaviglio make two starts each, which is a heck of a sentence to type. Today Miranda takes his second turn, which, if it follows the "results may vary" pattern of the other two, looks to be a rough outing. Miranda can be homer-prone and we've seen the COOOOOORS effect now firsthand. The good news is the Mariners scored as many runs yesterday as they did in the first five games of this roadtrip combined. Tyler Anderson has struggled some with the longball himself this year, so hopefully the Mariners' sluggers can take advantage of that

Today's Lineups

Jean Segura - SS Charlie Blackmon - CF
Danny Valencia - 1B DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Robinson Cano - 2B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Nelson Cruz - RF Mark Reynolds - 1B
Kyle Seager - 3B Ian Desmond - LF
Guillermo Heredia - LF Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Mike Zunino - C Trevor Story - SS
Jarrod Dyson - CF Ryan Hanigan - C
Ariel Miranda - LHP Tyler Anderson - LHP

Gametime: 4:10 PST; ROOTNW, 710 ESPN

In other Mariners news: Andrew Moore came close to throwing a CGSO/Maddux for Tacoma today, and if not for a couple of very pesky at-bats later in the game maybe could have. He walked one, struck out three, and gave up four hits, although really it was three hits and one ball that popped out of Tyler O'Neill's glove when he banged into the outfield wall that was very generously scored a double. Moore only gave up hits to two different batters; three were recorded by Caleb Cowart, a left-handed hitter. It's an encouraging start for Moore, who has struggled a little with the longball in the hitter-friendly PCL parks; this game was played in Salt Lake City, which is like the minor league Coors. D.J. Peterson walloped a three-run home run to give Tacoma a lead that was never threatened thanks to Moore's strong outing. Here's hoping their big-league brethren have similar results in the real Coors.