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7/20/21: Open Game Thread

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coors!

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The last time the Mariners went to Coors Field in 2018, well, it didn’t turn out so great. Skidding into the All-Star Break, they capped off the first half by suffering a sweep at the hands of the Rockies, which in hindsight was a harbinger of the second-half collapse that followed. Not the best vibes.

That’s okay, though! That’s in the past! Tonight kicks off a short two-game set in Denver, and here are the lineups:

Mariners PR

It won’t be getting any easier for Jarred Kelenic or Cal Raleigh, with Colorado’s ace (though maybe not for much longer) Germán Márquez on the hill tonight, but regardless of the results, it should be a good test for both rookies. With no DH and Márquez being a righty, Luis Torrens has the day off, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pinch-hit later on, and with lefty Austin Gomber going for the Rockies tomorrow, look to see him get his first start of the season at first base. Marco’s been on a rough stretch lately, and Coors is no walk in the park, but given the impotency of the Rockies’ offense, it could also be the start of a turnaround. Here’s hoping!

Game Time: 5:40pm PDT

TV: ROOT Sports NW, MLB.tv

Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle, MLB At Bat