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9/18: Open Game Thread

The home stretch

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

With just a few games left to play in the season, the Mariners are in their home stretch. While not mathematically eliminated, they’re sitting at playoff odds of <1%. If you’re one of the few still watching, it’s probably because you really love baseball and realize that in two weeks, you’ll be looking at a six month wait until the next Mariner game.

To the end of wanting to savor the remainder of the quality baseball we do have, the Mariners have elected to put their near-best lineup out there. Apologies to Kristopher Negrón.

Today's Lineups

MARINERS ASTROS
Mitch Haniger - CF George Springer - RF
Jean Segura - SS Jose Altuve - 2B
Robinson Cano - 1B Alex Bregman - 3B
Nelson Cruz - DH Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Denard Span - LF Tyler White - DH
Kyle Seager - 3B Carlos Correa - SS
Ben Gamel - RF Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Chris Herrmann - C Brian McCann - C
Dee Gordon - 2B Tony Kemp - CF

I say “near-best” because there’s a case to be made for putting Robinson Canó at second base and Daniel Vogelbach at first base. Alas. We can’t have everything.

Game time: 5:10 PM PST

TV: Root Sports NW

Radio: 710 AM ESPN Seattle