Aug 7, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22, second from left) and pitcher Felix Hernandez (34, right) give high fives to first baseman Logan Morrison (20) and third baseman Kyle Seager (15) following the final out of a 13-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Gameday Preview at the Tigers

Happy Felix Day! The Mariners are hot and the streak is being put on the line tonight in a game that should be on national TV. The King of the American League faces off against another Cy Young winner for the Detroit Tigers. Price didn’t come to Seattle, but the M’s still get to witness his lefty approach tonight at Comerica Park.

Game Details:

Seattle Mariners: 66-55. Last 10: 9-1.

Detroit Tigers: 65-55. Last 10: 3-7.

Game Time: 4:08 PM Pacific. Location: Detroit, Michigan. Comerica Park.

 

MATCHUPS:

Pitching:

Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez (13-3, 1.95 ERA) v. Detroit Tigers LHP David Price (0-0, 4.30 ERA)

EDGE: Felix. If you include his time spent with Tampa Bay, Price’s ERA is a more spectacular 3.20. But since he has joined the Tigers he has been less than an ace. Felix continues doing historical things on the mound every single night, and just doesn’t seem to be phased. I don’t know what else he did this offseason aside from strengthening his legs and core, but he is a force to be reckoned with.

Lineups:

Mariners:

Austin Jackson 8

Dustin Ackley 7

Robinson Cano 4

Kendrys Morales DH

Chris Denorfia 9

Kyle Seager 5

Mike Zunino 2

Logan Morrison 3

Chris Taylor 6

Of Note: the Mariners dropped 7 runs on the Tigers last night on 11 hits over 9 innings. Before being pulled after taking a foul ball off of his foot, Cano went 2-for-4 and raised his season average to .330. Morrison also checked in with 2 hits, and Chris Taylor is now batting .385 since being called up a few weeks ago.

Tigers:

Ian Kinsler 4

Ezequiel Carrera 8

Miguel Cabrera 3

Victor Martinez DH

Torii Hunter 9

J.D. Martinez 7

Nick Castellanos 5

Alex Avila 2

Eugenio Suarez 6

Of Note: the Tigers, with a team .274 batting average going into last night’s game, were stymied by the collection of James Paxton and company. They were held to only 2 runs on 6 hits. Miggy did collect 2 of those hits, but his damage was minimized with only 1 run scored.

 

Final Thoughts:

This is a pitching duel by nature, but the Tigers know how to hit and the Mariners have been hitting quite well of late. Expect a close game here between two teams in a dog fight for a playoff spot.

Score Prediction:

Mariners 3, Tigers 2.

 

 

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