The Mariners take on the Astros tonight in a game that...might be lightly attended, to put it nicely. Even with the Astros missing a lot of their major firepower, things do not stack up nicely for the struggling Mariners.
Corey Gearrin will get the “opener” start for the first time, with Wade LeBlanc, who has struggled lately, entering after him. Whee, I guess?
Gearrin just now heading out to the pen. Going to get ready quick for his opening inning. No joke.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 4, 2019
Programming note: Tonight’s game is on ESPN, not ROOT. Game time is at 7:10 and the game will be available on the radio on 710 as usual.
Meanwhile, the draft is still going on and the Mariners have two more picks to make on Day One, after taking RHP George Kirby from Elon University in the first round at #20.
Welcome to Seattle, George Kirby!— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 4, 2019
With the 20th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Mariners select the right-hander out of Elon University. He went 8-2 with a 2.75 ERA this year, striking out 101 and walking only six. pic.twitter.com/d07D3CTSkD
You can keep up with the draft over at the open thread, and check back for scouting reports as the Mariners make their first few picks: