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4/23/18: Mariners at White Sox Open Game Thread

Mike Leake vs. Carson Fulmer

Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Hello and greetings on this impossibly beautiful PNW day. I have recently returned from the Rainiers game, where I am happy to report Guillermo Heredia—who showed up the day after being reassigned—looked to be in good spirits as he zoomed around Cheney’s outfield (interestingly, he’s still playing LF in Tacoma). I am still not happy Guillermo Heredia is in Tacoma in the first place, but it is nice to see at least Guillermo isn’t sullen about the assignment. He even stayed after and signed autographs for fans. Nice Guy Guillermo.

After the Rainiers secured a victory behind a strong outing from Rob Whalen (and friend of the site Ian Miller’s first Triple-A home run!), here’s hoping the Mariners can follow suit.

This is a slight change from how it was listed in the series preview, as scheduled starter Miguel Gonzalez has been put on the disabled list. Carson Fulmer moves up to make the start instead, and tomorrow’s starter hasn’t been announced yet.

As Jake mentioned in the series preview, the White Sox are an easy team to overlook. Without pressure or expectations, the team can swing the bats with abandon and sometimes run into some hits, although their top-5 K% can get in the way of that. The Mariners will need to take advantage of the White Sox pitching, which owns the highest BB/9 in baseball—however, the Mariners own one of the lowest walk rates in baseball. Take some pitches, my dudes, I am begging you.

Game time: 5:10

Radio: 710 ESPN

TV: ROOTNW or for you out-of-area friends