Break open an extra pack of Peeps and dunk them in some coffee - we’ve got late brunch baseball today on our most sacred of holidays - Sweepsmas in Anaheim. The Mariners have to pick up the slack for their dad who went a bit too hard on the punch and is feeling a bit sore today.
Jay Bruce has a sore quad. Not in lineup today, but Servais doesn't think it's anything serious.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 21, 2019
All the same, the M’s are throwing a high-OBP group at the top of the order once again, which Scott Servais appears to be making a point of. It also will hopefully help Mallex Smith get back on track to work lower in the order.
Mariners lineup vs Angels, 1:07 pm PT pic.twitter.com/DeibDHzuMN— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 21, 2019
To respond, the Angels appear to be throwing an added wrench, using an Opener in Hansel Robles to help their bedraggled pitching staff get off on the right foot.
April 21, 2019
Jaime Barria will follow, it appears.
The Angels are going with Hansel Robles as opener with Gretel, er, Jaime Barria expected to follow— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 21, 2019
Game Time: 1:10 PM PT
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