Hello LLers. I am back home from a short trip to Bend, OR, and I am delighted to find that the team has finally slayed their Sisyphean dragons and have climbed a whopping two (2!!!) games above .500. Thank the drowned gods.
Today they go for a Sweepsmas in August against the perennially annoying Rangers of Texas. Here are your lineups:
|SEATTLE MARINERS||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Jarrod Dyson - CF||Delino DeShields Jr. - LF|
|Jean Segura - SS||Shin-Soo Choo - RF|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Elvis Andrus - SS|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Adrian Beltre - DH|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Danny Valencia - 1B||Rougned Odor - 2B|
|Leonys Martin - RF||Carlos Gomez - CF|
|Guillermo Heredia - LF||Joey Gallo - 3B|
|Mike Zunino - C||Robinson Chirinos - C|
|Ariel Miranda - LHP||Andrew Cashner - RHP|
Gamel gets a day off so they’ve got Dyson leading off with Segura in the 2 spot, which I think is a very sexy spot for a bat like his. If I can never have Seager in the 2 spot, for which I’ve advocated for endlessly, then I’ll take Segura for sure.
Go Mariners. Make it 5 straight.
Game time: 5:05 PDT on ROOT Sports Northwest and on 710 ESPN; also on MLB.tv