Let me get this straight: you watched the Mariners get no-hit last night, for the second time in this still-young season, and now you’re back to watch them again? Good lord.
Lucky for you, the Mariners have one more chance to make the Tigers look like the bad team they are, rather than a ‘90s Braves team redux.
What follows is a list of pros and cons regarding the likelihood of that outcome.
Pro: Logan Gilbert makes his second-ever MLB start!
Con: He better be mentally prepared to get the Félix treatment tonight, because that seems to be what’s on tap this series.
Pro: Tarik Skubal is on the mound for the Tigers, and he is very, very bad! In 33 IP this season, Skubal has an ERA of 5.73 and a FIP of 7.32, so the Mariners bats would have to be seriously broken to struggle against him.
Con: The lineup today is actually even worse than yesterday’s on account of the following roster move:
Add another to the injury list. Dylan Moore on 10-day list with a calf strain, Jack Mayfield back up from Tacoma.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 19, 2021
I hate it here.
On a final note, Servais suggests the leash on LoGi is a bit longer than last time, with a caveat:
Logan Gilbert is on an 85-90-pitch threshold tonight. That's a marginal uptick from his debut, when he wound up throwing 71.— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) May 19, 2021
It's not so much about his innings tally tonight so much as it is about the number of high-intensity pitches he throws, Scott Servais said.
Let’s get some hits for him, early and often, please.
Game time: 7:10 PM PDT
TV: Root Sports NW, MLB.tv
Radio: 710 AM ESPN Seattle