It’s time for a delightful day of baseball! The Mariners, already 6.5 games up on the Angels, have a chance to add one more to the total by completing a three-game sweep today. What’s more, with Marco Gonzales on the mound, that feels extremely plausible.
The Angels will be countering with Garrett Richards, who, with Shohei Ohtani out, is their de facto ace. It should be a relatively low-scoring game, with FiveThirtyEight giving the Mariners a 53% chance of winning and completing the sweep.
Psst. Hey Marco. Just intentionally walk Mike Trout every time. Yes, every time. Yes, even with the bases loaded. Just do it.
|LOS ANGELES ANGELS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Mike Trout - CF||Jean Segura - SS|
|Justin Upton - LF||Mitch Haniger - CF|
|Albert Pujols - DH||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Zack Cozart - SS||Denard Span - LF|
|Martin Maldonado - C||Ryon Healy - 1B|
|Chris Young - RF||Ben Gamel - RF|
|Luis Valbuena - 1B||Mike Zunino - C|
|David Fletcher - 3B||Andrew Romine - 3B|
|Garrett Richards - RHP||Marco Gonzales - LHP|
Kyle Seager was a late scratch with “personal issues”, and Edwin Díaz is unavailable due to his high usage lately. It already looks as if Safeco will be packed today, so hold onto your hats and hope that Marco can make some magic happen.
Game Time: 1:10 PM PST
TV: Facebook Live (sorry)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle