Hello, and welcome to another edition of Friday Night Baseball! Fresh off of a tough series defeat against the vaunted Houston Astros, the Mariners will look the feast on the proverbial flesh of some teams that are worse than them. First up: the Texas Rangers. As Jake outlines in his excellent series preview, the Rangers have been hit hard by injuries and also by being mad. After this series defeat against the ‘Stros, I don’t think there’s any reason to panic. If the Mariners can’t at least take two out of three against the Rangers, I might change my tune.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||TEXAS RANGERS|
|Dee Gordon - CF||Shin-Soo Choo - DH|
|Jean Segura - SS||Jurickson Profar - SS|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Nomar Mazara - RF|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Joey Gallo - LF|
|Mitch Haniger - RF||Ronald Guzman - 1B|
|Mike Zunino - C||Robinson Chirinos - C|
|Daniel Vogelbach - 1B||Drew Robinson - CF|
|Guillermo Heredia - LF||Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 2B|
|Felix Hernandez - RHP||Mike Minor - LHP|
Just in the nick of time, Mike Zunino, who is Good, is also back! The Mariners now have their entire projected Opening Day lineup save for Ryon Healy. If this lineup has trouble scoring runs now, especially against Mike Minor... I’m just not sure what to say.
Game time: 5:10 PST
TV: Root Sports NW
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle