Last night was a pretty fun game to see in person. Jake Odorizzi was someone I dreamed about the Mariners being able to acquire this off-season, even while recognizing we probably didn't have the trade currency to do so, so it was kind of satisfying to watch him get lit up somewhat by the Mariners' somehow-still-not-at-full-strength lineup. Tonight Alex Cobb and his sinker/curveball combo will try to get past the Mariners' hitters. Look for Jarrod Dyson, who slugged .444 and .368 on those pitches last year, to have some success, as well as Robinson Cano, who's been murderous on Cobb in 23 ABs, with a .348/.400/.783 slash line. It will be important for the Mariners' hitters to offer some run support to sweet baby putto Sam Gaviglio and his 88 mph sinker, although Gaviglio does have a five-pitch mix he can use against the fastball-loving Rays.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Corey Dickerson - DH||Ben Gamel - RF|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Guillermo Heredia - LF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Logan Morrison - 1B||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Steven Souza - RF||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Colby Rasmus - LF||Danny Valencia - 1B|
|Tim Beckham - SS||Taylor Motter - SS|
|Daniel Robertson - 2B||Jarrod Dyson - CF|
|Derek Norris - C||Mike Zunino - C|
|Alex Cobb - RHP||Sam Gaviglio - RHP|
Unlike last night, tonight's game will regrettably not be streamed on Facebook. You'll just have to watch it the old-fashioned way, on ROOTNW, or streaming it on MLB.tv, or you can always listen to 710 ESPN. I will be flipping back and forth between the UW softball game (which I'm watching as I type this), the Oregon State game (8 PM on ESPNU), and various other college baseball/Mariners minors games. I love this time of year.