Good morning, baseball fans, and welcome to the second-most important game of the weekend. The most important game, obviously, was our first SoftbaLL game of 2019 — shoutout to everybody who came through yesterday! I hope you can focus on the fun that we had and not my horrible TOOTBLAN coming into second.
The Mariners are set to avoid the series sweep, and they’ll be doing so with Yusei Kikuchi on the mound. The Japanese rookie has had mixed results of late, although his last start (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, and 5 K) certainly came with much more promise.
It’s also pretty incredible to note that the Mariners’ lineup today features just one player who appeared in a game for the team last year: Kyle Seager.
First pitch: 1:07pm PT
Radio: 710 ESPN
TV: ROOT Sports Northwest and MLB.tv — free if you’re living outside the Seattle & L.A. areas!