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7/21/19: Open Game Thread/Mariners acquire RHP Matt Magill

Seems pretty rude of them to play a game on Edgar Day but whatever

MLB: Baseball Hall of Fame-Induction Ceremony Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Edgar Day! There is also a game, which, whatever. There’s a separate HOF thread to talk about the induction ceremony, so make sure to check that out if you missed it. Let’s not sully Edgar’s legacy by getting any of today’s game on it. Ha ha! I joke. Kind of. I was at last night’s game, because I had to have an Edgar Funko figure, and had a remarkably good time despite the you know, actual game itself. Pro tip: you can sometimes purchase an in-game upgrade on the Ballpark App that lets you get onto the Club Level. We call this the “mac and cheese upgrade” and it’s available on quieter days. It’s called the “mac and cheese upgrade” because the best deal for food in the ballpark is the $6.50 mac and cheese stand on the Club Level (you get two toppings! It is a lot of food!), and they also have the six dollar cans of Bale Breaker’s Topcutter IPA, if you’re into that kind of thing. Grab a seat on the ledge by the windows and you can have a very enjoyable game-watching experience, if not an enjoyable game to watch.

Speaking of which, today’s lineups:

Yusei Kikuchi will try to get his ERA under 5 today, which is a sentence which does not feel great to type. Interesting note: Tom Murphy will be his catcher again today. Kikuchi has had some better outcomes with Murphy calling games for him, so it’ll be interesting to watch that relationship continue to develop.

Andrew Heaney was supposed to start today’s game, but the Angels placed him on the IL yesterday with left shoulder inflammation, because Angels. Lefty Dillon Peters will make his first-ever start instead.

Game time is 1:10 PM, and you can watch the game on ROOT or listen on 710 ESPN if you’re out and about enjoying this beautiful day.

Some news: the Mariners have acquired RHP Matt Magill from the Twins for cash considerations. Magill, who is four months from his 30th birthday, fits the Mariners’ trend of picking up hard-throwers who struggle with command. Magill’s fastball sits around 95 and he’s running an impressive 27% K rate, but those attributes are largely negated by his 11% walk rate. The Mariners will try running Magill through the Austin Adams-izer to see if they can make something useful out of him, something they have the luxury of doing as Magill requires a spot on the 25-man.