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4/1/18: Open Game Thread

The one where Mitch hits cleanup and Vogelbach gets a well-deserved start

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Afternoon Baseball™! Today is April Fool’s Day, so please make as many weak Mike Leake puns as your heart desires. It’s the only day they’ll be at least semi-tolerated.

Today is equal parts exciting and kind of a bummer. In the bummer department: no Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino, and still no Ben Gamel. We weren’t really expecting Ichiro and David Freitas to get meaningful run going into the season. In the exciting department: Daniel Vogelbach is starting! Congratulations on getting an at bat that isn’t against Cody Allen, Daniel!

Today's Lineups

Francisco Lindor - SS Dee Gordon - CF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Jean Segura - SS
Jose Ramirez - 3B Robinson Cano - 2B
Yonder Alonso - 1B Mitch Haniger - RF
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Kyle Seager - 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Daniel Vogelbach - DH
Roberto Perez - C Ryon Healy - 1B
Tyler Naquin - LF Ichiro Suzuki - LF
Bradley Zimmer - CF David Freitas - C
Trevor Bauer - RHP Mike Leake - RHP

Game time: 1:10 PST

TV: Root Sports NW

Radio: 710 ESPN