Seattle Mariners Probable Pitchers & Starting Lineup vs. Milwaukee Brewers, April 19

Milwaukee Brewers v Seattle Mariners
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We've got ourselves a lovely afternoon game this Thursday to finish off the series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately, the Mariners are feeling the squeeze a bit after losing the first two games of the series. Oh, how things can change in the blink of an eye. From charging back to 500 after sweeping a team, to worrying about being swept yourselves. Here's what to look for in the final game between the Mariners and the Brewers.

Probable Starting Pitchers

We've got the Mariners vet on the mound, as Marco Gonzales will be going up against Eric Lauer. Lauer has had a good outing, and awful outing, and a great outing so far this year. He gave up 2 in 5.1 to the cubs, 6 in 4 to the Cardinals, and 1 in 6 to the Padres. He does have 7 BB handed out already, so let's hope the Mariners can stay patient and turn this into a game closer to the Cardinals outcome as opposed to the Padres outcome.

For the Mariners, Marco is back from the Paternity List after he and his wife, Monika, welcomed their second child into the world. Congrats to them on the birth of their daughter, Siena! Let's hope that his first start back isn't similar to the one he made after the birth of his first child, when he went just 3.1 innings while giving up 8 hits, 2 walks, 3 homers, and 7 runs against the Rangers.

Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup

I'm tired of saying we need something from the bottom of the lineup. Instead, I'm calling on Julio and Teo to show up this afternoon. They've both been struggling recently, with Julio failing on multiple occassions (outside of the triple) to cash in with runners on base. Meanwhile, Teo has really been struggling with the slider, seeing over 40% breaking balls. He's had some flare hits, but we could really use one of those 115 mph missiles from him.

Mariners are struggling to capitalize with Runners in Scoring Position (RISP)

I've seen a lot lately about the Mariners struggling to cash in when they have runners on base. So far, they are hitting .248 with RISP, 18th in baseball. They are 8th in OBP, meaning they take walks to get another guy on and further set the table, but are also 19th in SLG. They've had plenty of opportunities, in fact sitting 5th in AB with RISP. They just need to start capitalizing.

We saw it plenty last year. The Mariners would put together hits in bunches. Too many times this year, as evidenced in multiple extra-inning games, they've failed to get the runners home or get those hits.

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 the series off on a high note, and avoid the sweep, in the finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.