Mariners Gameday Preview: M’s Vs. Angels


September 22, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino (3) hits an RBI double during the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The weather looks to be more like March 1 in Seattle than Arizona. It’s 60 degrees (set for 70 at game time) and it looks like rain. According to the rain is supposed to hold off until between 3pm and 4 pm local time. With a game set for first pitch of 1:05 pm local time (12:05pm PST), the rain shouldn’t be a factor until possibly the later innings.

"“I’ve been told we could get wiped out or chance it could miss us altogether. So we’re just keeping our fingers crossed and hoping we play.” — Lloyd McClendon"

As for the game itself, if it’s played, the Los Angeles Angels (1-0) are making the trip from Tempe to play the Mariners (2-0) at Peoria Stadium.

The Angels defeated the Chicago Cubs 15-3 in their Cactus League opener on Friday. The Mariners are coming off a two-game stretch against the San Diego Padres in which they outscored the Padres 19-2.

The game will be love on and will be broadcast on a delay on MLB Network, scheduled to begin at 1:05 pm PST.

As always, we will be here after the game for analysis and highlights. Here are the lineups for today’s game.

Los Angeles

1. RF Kole Calhoun
2. LF J.B. Shuck
3. 3B Ian Stewart
4. C Hank Conger
5. 1B Carlos Pena
6. DH Chad Tracy
7. CF Collin Cowgill
8. SS Andrew Romine
9. 2B John McDonald
SP C.J. Wilson


1. CF Abraham Almonte
2. RF Xavier Avery
3. 2B Robinson Cano
4. 1B Justin Smoak
5. DH Logan Morrison
6. LF Dustin Ackley
7. SS Brad Miller
8. C Mike Zunino
9. 3B Carlos Triunfel
SP Scott Baker