After a satisfying win in Game 1 that knocked the A’s out of securing the top seed in the AL, the Mariners will run it back in Game 2:
Game 2 Lineups: A's vs. Mariners - Sept. 26, 2020 at Oakland Coliseum. pic.twitter.com/zmp0RkcJyg— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) September 26, 2020
Well, not running it back, exactly; Seager moves to DH, France to third base, and Dee Strange-Gordon will get the start at second. Kyle Lewis also gets a breather after struggling over the past few games. Joe Odom, Dunn’s personal catcher, is in as well, with Torrens available as a bench option for later in the game.
The game starts...now? now-ish? These doubleheaders are so weird—having so many this year has really made it stand out how few the Mariners have done in the past—but I do like the seven-inning double-header, and according to the poll we ran a while back, so do most of you. It’s on ROOT and 710, and MLB TV if you’re out of area.
Two more games remain in the 2020 season for the Mariners. It’s hard to get excited about the back half of a sleepy Saturday doubleheader when the team has already been eliminated, but I’m trying to soak up all these last few Mariners baseball moments for 2020.