If you didn’t read the series preview, #1, how dare you, and #2, you’ll notice that 538 doesn’t give the Mariners anything close to favorable odds to win any of these games. That seems fair in today’s case, where Ariel Miranda will battle Cole Hamels for the right to rule Dingertown, aka Globe Life Park. We know that Miranda gives up a ton of home runs, and we know that Texas loves hitting home runs (they have four players with 20+ home runs, and several more teetering close to that mark). This does not seem like a recipe for success for the Mariners. The best-case scenario here is an offensive shootout where the Mariners are somehow the last team standing. The worst-case scenario is the Mariners are once again offensively comatose and get blown out by double digits. On a related note, why does it seem like every single series between these teams has been played in Arlington?
|SEATTLE MARINERS||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Jean Segura - SS||Delino DeShields Jr. - CF|
|Mitch Haniger - RF||Shin-Soo Choo - RF|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Elvis Andrus - SS|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Nomar Mazara - DH|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Robinson Chirinos - C|
|Danny Valencia - 1B||Joey Gallo - 1B|
|Mike Zunino - C||Will Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Guillermo Heredia - CF||Rougned Odor - 2B|
|Ben Gamel - LF||Ryan Rua - LF|
|Ariel Miranda - LHP||Cole Hamels - LHP|
In case you missed it and were actually having a good day or something, some injury news:
Jarrod Dyson to have surgery on pelvic issue later this week. He's done for rest of season.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 11, 2017
We’ve probably seen the last of Jarrod Dyson wearing a Mariners uniform, and that is a bummer. I’m sad I never got to see you do a celebratory backflip in the outfield, Jarrod. (Note: As I was typing that sentence, that stupid Prime ad came on with the dog who has to wear a lion costume to make the baby not scared of him and I just realized how much that ad with its sappy-ass music just infuriates me. Suck it up, baby, the dog was there first. Also, I might be displacing some of my feelings about this season in other places, which is Fine and Healthy.)
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