Coming to you live from the Phoenix Airport, ever so slightly sunburnt, we’ve got today’s game thread! Because my flight’s going to take off within the next 20 minutes, and because no one ever reads these during the regular season, let alone during Spring Training, let’s just get right to the lineups, shall we?
For a Monday evening it’s pretty pleasant, no? The starting lineup, anyway. To be perfectly honest I thought Christian Bergman was no longer within the Mariners organization, so I’m excited to now go about my life with that new nugget of knowledge tucked into an otherwise empty corner of my brain. There were rumors Ohtani might start for the Angels today, but alas it was not to be.
Earlier today Félix and Paxton both had strong outings in the minor league games, with Félix looking especially strong in his initial return:
Zunino on Felix "He looked great. Just as under control, as balanced, as effortless as I have seen him in quite some time."— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 19, 2018
Did you want more good news?
Kuma after throwing 10 from the mound. pic.twitter.com/m7dIU6jbm6— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 19, 2018
How about a little more?
Big day for Gamel. After he played catch on the field he headed to the cages with a bat.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 19, 2018
Alright, that’s enough. Don’t go getting greedy on me.
Meaningful game or not, go Mariners!