Seattle Mariners probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Cincinnati Reds for April 15

The Mariners look to right the ship in today's game against the Cincinnati Reds as the open the series in Seattle
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After a tough series loss to the Chicago Cubs, the Mariners have the opportunity to right the ship against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds come to town with a record of 9-6, good enough for 4th place in the NL Central. The Reds have a ton of young, budding superstars in Elly De La Cruz, Spencer Steer, and former NL ROY Jonathan India. De La Cruz is the Reds version of Julio Rodriguez, and he is coming into town as hot as he can be.

Probable pitching matchup

For the Mariners, George Kirby takes the mound in his 4th start of the 2024 season. 2024 has gone about as bad as it can for George Kirby, as he currently is rocking an 8.16 ERA (13 earned runs in 14.1 innings). He has only given up one home run and has walked only two, but he has been hit hard so far. This is not an easy matchup for Kirby. The Reds are in the top 15 in baseball in nearly every offensive category. If they have one flaw, they strike out a ton. Look for Kirby to have double-digit punchouts tonight.

As for the Reds, old nemesis Frankie Montas will take the ball. Mariners fans may remember Montas from his days as an Oakland Athletic. He has had a career reboot with the Reds, as he has a 2-1 record with a 2.16 ERA so far in 2024. He is coming off of his only loss so far this season, where he gave up 5 runs (3 earned) to the Milwaukee Brewers. Montas has pitched quite a bit against the Mariners in his career, and he has a career record of 2-3 and an ERA of 2.72 against the Seattle Mariners.

Your Seattle Mariners starting lineup for April 15

1. J.P. Crawford, SS
2. Julio Rodriguez, CF
3. Jorge Polanco, 2B
4. Mitch Haniger, DH
5. Ty France, 1B
6. Cal Raleigh, C
7. Luke Raley, RF
8. Jonatan Clase, LF
9. Josh Rojas, 3B

The Cincinnati Reds starting lineup for April 15

1. Jonathan India, 2B
2. WIll Benson, CF
3. Christian Encarnacion-Strand, 1B
4. Spencer Steer, LF
5. Jake Fraley, RF
6. Elly De La Cruz, SS
7. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
8. Nick Martini, DH
9. Tyler Stephenson, C

Where can I watch the game tonight?

FIrst pitch is schedued for 6:42 tonight, a special tribute to Jackie Robinson on Jackie Robinson Day.
Root Sports will have the coverage

Where can I listen to the game?

The Mariners radio broadcast is on KIRO 710

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