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6/25/19: Open Game Thread

bad AL team plays good NL team

Harold Reynolds turns a double play

Here is the Mariners’ starting lineup from the last time they played the Brewers, which ended in a 7-6 loss on August 21, 2016.

LF Nori Aoki

RF Seth Smith

2B Robinson Canó

DH Nelson Cruz

3B Kyle Seager

1B Adam Lind

C Chris Iannetta

CF Leonys Martín

SS Ketel Marte

P Ariel Miranda

Arquimedes Caminero pitched in this game for Seattle. He struck out Scooter Gennett in the top of the eighth inning. The loss dropped the M’s record to 66-57 as they chased a playoff spot. Of the 16 Mariners who got in the game, only Kyle Seager remains in the organization.

Here is the Brewers’ starting lineup from the same game:

3B Jonathan Villar

CF Keon Broxton

DH Ryan Braun

2B Hernán Pérez

1B Chris Carter

RF Domingo Santana

C Manny Piña

SS Orlando Arcia

LF Jake Elmore

P Matt Garza

Tacoma Rainier legend Kirk Nieuwenhuis pinch hit in this game and took over in left field. He went 0-for-1 with a walk. The win moved Milwaukee to 53-70 as they stumbled to the ninth overall pick in the subsequent draft, which they used on Keston Hiura. Of the 15 Brewers who got in the game, only four remain in the organization.

The Mariners and Brewers have essentially traded places since 2016, with the Mariners now (hopefully) headed to a top-ten draft pick and the Brewers right in the thick of a playoff race. In the span of roughly three years, Milwaukee has gone from an afterthought to a team fielding one of the most exciting lineups in the game. Today, it even features a pitcher (who is from Puyallup) batting eighth and a catcher batting leadoff! Lorenzo Cain is out as he receives...cryotherapy on his thumb? Sure.

On Seattle’s side, Domingo Santana returns to his old stomping grounds while J.P. Crawford looks to stay hot and Marco Gonzales gets an opportunity to swing the bat. The former Bulldog hit .311/.382/.402 in three years at Gonzaga, and has posted a .286/.429/.714 line with two doubles in 18 big-league plate appearances. Gonzales is yet to draw a walk or drive in a run against MLB pitching.


First Pitch: 5:10 p.m. PDT

TV: ROOT Sports NW, mlb.TV for out-of-market viewers

Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB At-Bat app