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8/22/21: Open Game Thread

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I knew this would happen. Going into the season, I told myself: no, they’re not making the playoffs, don’t get carried away. And it was so easy for nearly the entirety of the season! Sure, they were playing well, but not playoffs well. Over the past week, though, I found myself scoreboard watching. Friday morning, I woke up and checked the standings. I texted a friend. “Could the Mariners make the playoffs?”

Then, woof.

The Mariners have been obliterated in each of the past two games against the Astros, getting outscored by a combined 27-4. Their position isn’t that much worse than it was on Friday, but the team looks a lot less... good.

They’ll try to salvage a game today and prevent a sweep. Here are the lineups.

Tyler Anderson has definitely been solid so far as a Mariners, but that’s what we thought about Yusei Kikuchi and Logan Gilbert.

Game time: 11:10 AM PT

TV: Root Sports NW

Radio: 710 AM ESPN Seattle

Streaming: MLB.tv