The Mariners are back after a day off, having made the trip across the county to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. It's a tough matchup against the NL Champions of last year, but the Mariners are in a good position to give them a run for their money in this series. It's the start of a long road trip, where they will see stops in Toronto and Oakland as well. Let's get to it and see who is set to take the field in the opener.
Mariners vs Phillies: Probable Starting Pitchers
It was originally going to be Logan Gilbert, but he was pushed back a day to give him a bit more rest. With Marco having that savvy soft-tossing vet arm, it was east to move him up a day and give him the start in the series opener. Marco is coming off the amazing start after paternity leave, going 6+ and striking out 9, which tied a career high.
He is going to be going up against Bailey Falter. Falter was darn good his first two starts, struggled a bit in the third, but turned things around in his 4th start. He brings a 4.50 ERA to the matchup, with a low K rate (12 in 22), but just 4 BB allowed so far. He likes to induce weak contact, so the Mariners should be patient as he paints around the zone.
Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup
Kolten Wong gets another day off, as the Mariners keep giving Caballero looks in the infield. He's been impressive so far, and is going to be worth a deep dive soon to see how he is truly performing. Big Dumper is behind the plate, with Kelenic in left, and Pollock at DH. It's still a good looking lineup, but having another bat you could trust in there would be nice.
Ty France, three-hit game, incoming. Be ready. Also, JP has a good game against his former team.
Are Mariners set to turn a corner?
They're 10-12, and plenty of fans are still cautiously optimistic about the team. You'd think with the blown leads, injuries, and rough record in close games, that this team would be a lot worse than 10-12. Yet, that's where they are, and I think things are going to be okay. They miss Nola and Wheeler in this series, and that's a huge advantage that they HAVE to take advantage of. I think the expectation should be to win the series, and you can't let an o
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 watch the opening game for the Mariners against the Phillies, and see if they can get off on the right foot in a very winnable series.