The Mariners have done exactly what they needed to do in the first two games against the Rockies. They knocked out their pitchers early (Gomber and Feltner were knocked out at 3.2 IP, each) meaning that the bullpens have thrown more innings so far than the starters for the Rockies. The Mariners have a great chance to either see relievers for longer than they should be throwing, or catch the young called up starter in Davis for longer than he should be in.
The team has put up 14 runs already, compared to just 5 for the Rockies. I predicted a final run count of 22-12 in the series. If I'm right, that means we are about to see a 8-7 win for the Mariners today. Let's hope I was wrong... and we see an 8-2 win instead.
Seattle Mariners Probable Pitchers & Starting Lineup vs. Colorado Rockies, April 15
Probable Starting Pitchers
Noah Davis vs Luis Castillo. You dont need me to tell you who holds the advantage here. Davis has thrown just one inning for the Rockies, and it came in relief. He's called up from AAA for the game, and it may be similar to Game 2 in which the Rockies starting pitcher might have trouble throwing strikes. Davis has walked 5.0BB/9 in 12 IP this year, but also had a 4.0BB rate last year between AA and AAA.
Castillo has walked just 4 in 17.2 IP, giving up two runs and striking out 17. More impressively, he has given up just 9 hits. HE will have his hands full with a Rockies team that has a great team batting average and a handful of people with BA over 300.
Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup
No qualms at all with the lineup today. With how this team is currently put together, I think this is about the best order that Servais can put out there.
Bottom of the order looks to come through... again
La Stella came out after just two ABs, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the bottom of the order finally came through for the Mariners. La Stella, Wong, and Crawford went a combined 2-6 with four walks, four runs, one RBI, and just one strikeout. It was much needed, and set the table for the dangerous top of the order. Like when Julio ripped a ball into the right field corner for a bases clearing triple.
In fact, Crawford's multi-hit/multi-walk performance out of the 9-spot was just the 14th occurence in Mariners history, and just what fans were looking for. Let's hope he can keep it up today.
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. However you can manage, make sure to tune in and see if the Mariners can finish off Colorado, earning a sweep and getting back to .500 in the process.