Well, those last two games sucked out loud. Thankfully, Marco Gonzales - top-20 pitcher in baseball by fWAR - takes the hill for the Mariners today, and he’s been on quite a run recently. Taking the field behind him is a new-look lineup:
Mitch Haniger has scuffled pretty badly to kick off the second half, and will hopefully benefit from being dropped from the three-hole. With the lefty Gonzales facing them, the Angels are running out a nearly entirely right-handed lineup, with the exception of one Kcqole Ckqalhoun. Félix Peña will be starting for them, and has been serviceable through 32.1 innings, providing a 3.88 FIP and a strong ground ball rate. He can get a little wild, though, and hopefully the M’s catch him on one of those days.
Game Time: 1:07pm PDT
TV: ROOTNW, MLB.tv
Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB At Bat