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9/13/21: Open Game Thread

The Red Sox come to town in a series with major Wild Card implications

Arizona Diamondbacks v Seattle Mariners
Can Jarred keep his hot September going?
Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Despite dropping their last series to the woeful D-Backs, the Mariners are alive, barely, in the Wild Card race. That could all change if the bats remain sleepy through this Red Sox series, as Boston is a team that can stack some serious runs, and the Mariners’ once-stout rotation has been...wobbly, lately. Tonight the Mariners open the series by sending rookie Logan Gilbert to the hill against Boston’s power-heavy lineup. Good luck, Log Ness Monster.

Woof. That’s quite a lineup for Gilbert to navigate through, while the Mariners will need to contend with Eduardo Rodríguez, who is thankfully seeming to have healed from his scary heart trouble as a result of COVID. Tough sledding is the theme of this series and it certainly starts tonight.

Tonight’s game is back on 710 ESPN for you radio junkies, no football interference tonight, and you also find the game on ROOT Sports NW. If you’re out of area, you can see the game on MLB TV, or maybe on MLB Network if you’re really out-of-area.