Seattle Mariners Probable Pitchers & Starting Lineup vs. Chicago Cubs, April 11
Probable Starting Pitchers
Chris Flexen will be taking the mound for the Mariners looking to build on a strong start that he made last week against Ohtani and the Angels. He made just one mistake in that game, giving up a two-run homer to O'Hoppe for the only runs against him in five innings of work. He's going up against Hayden Wesneski, who is making his second start of the season. He went just 4.2 IP against the Reds, giving up two homers and three runs in a 12-5 win.
Flexen has been a huge help to the Mariners so far, quietly shining despite many struggling on the team. He took over late in the game that Ray went out with what ended up being an injury, throwing 4 strong innings. Many of us thought he would be traded in the offseason. First for Teoscar, and then for Kolten Wong. With Ray hurt, it's a good thing he is still around.
Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup
This lineup looks a lot better than yesterday. Raleigh is back in the lineup, and a bottom stretch of Kelenic, Wong, La Stella, and Crawford is much better than what they put out yesterday. Kelenic has been hot, and it'll be fun to see if he can keep that going. He's been hitting the ball hard, hitting it to all fields, and looks more comfortable. If things fall into place for the Mariners and Kelenic is doing well?
That gets me all kinds of excited.
Can Servais keep it together for the Mariners tonight?
It seems like we have a handful of games already where fans are questioning the decisions that Scott Servais has made. For a while, it was bullpen management. The most recent one comes from the opener in the Cubs series, in which he had JP Crawford try and bunt to move the runners over to 2nd and 3rd and avoid a force play. They would've just walked the next hitter to keep the force on, so the call makes no sense. JP failed on the bunt, but it's the idea and not the execution here that is a failure.
How do I watch and listen to the Seattle Mariners game?
You can catch all the Mariners games on Root Sports, while listening to them on ESPN 710. They're also available on the MLB.TV app for those that are subscribed, as well as FuboTV. Whether you're listening or watching, make sure to turn in to hear the Mariners kick off their series against the Cubs.