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6/6/18: Open Game Thread

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Let’s squeeze the juice out of Minute Maid

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Mariners added to their future by snagging some late-round draft picks with names like Penn Murfee, Cash Gladfelter, Holden Laws, and Will Gambino.

Tonight, the Mariners look to add to their present by sweeping a two-game mini series from the Astros. Let’s dive into some in-depth analysis for tonight’s matchup.

Seattle Mariners: first place in the AL West

Houston Astros: not in first place in the AL West

There you have it, folks.

We live in a world in which the Mariners can move four games ahead of the Astros in the loss column. On June 6. With Wade LeBlanc pitching. And I feel weirdly confident? A win tonight and a Yankees loss would also give Seattle and New York the same amount of wins. What a time to be alive.

Lineups:

This season is following a path that makes any wild idea seem possible, any hot take somewhat cool to the touch.

My insane prediction for tonight: Denard Span home run.

Game Time: 5:10 p.m. PT

TV: ROOTNW, MLB.tv

Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB.com