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8/24/18: Open Game Thread

They’re all must-wins. That’s what makes it stressful!

Mark Grace #17, Bret Boone #29
10 points to who can name both players pictured.

The wonders of interleague play are to thank for this somewhat peculiar aside in the midst of a tightening playoff race. Seattle takes three in Arizona before a pair against their Natural RivalTM the San Diego Padres. As Jake outlined today, this trip south is anything but a break. Seattle will face three top-notch starting pitchers, beginning tonight with Zack Godley. With the Mariners shifting to a six-man rotation for the time being, they get to have their Erasmo and Félix too, and Erasmo Ramirez will oppose Godley.

Seattle’s last game in Chase Field was a 14-10 loss on June 20th of 2012, with Jason Vargas allowing five home runs in a remarkably poor start. Here were the starting lineups for THAT game.

Baseball Reference

In what has become a rather fun reveal each day, the Mariners will put out a Ryon Healy and Nelson Cruz-free lineup to oppose the Diamondbacks. Robinson Canó will man 1st base, with Dee Gordon at second, and Cameron Maybin in CF.

Game Time: 6:40 PM PT, because Arizona?

TV: ROOT Sports

Radio: 770 AM - NOT 710 AM because Seahawks