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3/4/21: Spring Training Game 4 Open Game Thread

Two Sheffs in the kitchen

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After yesterday’s game being nationally televised on ESPN, we swing in the absolute opposite direction today with a radio-only (and on a delay) broadcast of today’s contest against the Colorado Rockies.

Justus Sheffield makes his spring debut, and here’s hoping there are a couple of videos of that slider that make their way to the 99% of people who will not be inside Peoria Stadium today. Taylor Trammell gets a start with the mostly A-squad lineup as well [studiously avoids any mention of Sam Travis, Designated Hitter].

In addition to Sheffield, Kendall Graveman, Keynan Middleton, Will Vest, Casey Sadler, Brady Lail, and uhhhh I’m going to say Connor? Sewald [update: wrong guess, it’s Paul] are all scheduled to get innings. I’m pretty bummed not to see Will Vest in action after seeing this cool thread of his Vulcan changeup yesterday:

And here’s the Rockies lineup, with pitching probables. Yes that Sheffield is Jordan Sheffield, Colorado’s Rule 5 pick this year and Justus’s brother. I look forward to some fun pics of the two brothers postgame.

Other than that this is...quite a different looking lineup for the Rockies. I’m pretty sure this is their B squad, but honestly, who can tell at this point.

Also, some news, for those of you who have been wondering about Shed’s timetable and where Luís Torrens has been:

As a reminder, you can listen to this game with no delay for free on the Mariners website - or MLB’s main site if you like to hop around between games. Also if you have MLB TV you can listen from there.