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10/1/21: Mariners Open Game Thread

time for Marcos

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Tonight is the first non-Opening Day sellout crowd in T-Mobile Park history. Or, if you want to think of it less literally, in the history of the stadium now known as T-Mobile Park, the Mariners have not sold out a home weekend since, well, it’s safe to assume at least 2003.

The city is alive with the hype, dyed Northwest Green in spirit with a perfect crisp fall day fading into autumn evening. Marco Gonzales is on the hill, one of three active Seattle Mariners who were on the roster even as far back as in 2017. He has struggled at times in 2021, ceding his status as de facto top arm in the M’s rotation to Chris Flexen. But since returning from an IL stint, it appears the former Gonzaga Bulldog is back on track. He must be, against an uneven Angels lineup that can nonetheless punish mistakes.

It seems the M’s will get no help tonight from the Nationals or Orioles. There’s nothing left to say: just win.

Mariners PR

Game Time: 7:10 PM PST