Angels at Mariners: The Most Anticipated Game of the Year

marc w · May 6, 2018 at 11:51 am · Filed Under Mariners 

King Felix vs. Shohei Ohtani, 1:10pm

After last night’s classic back-and-forth comeback, today’s game looks even bigger. And let’s be honest: this one didn’t need a boost from context.

These two teams look like they’ll be fighting all year for the wildcard, and if so, these two pitchers will be critical. Felix seems to have righted his ship a bit, and Ohtani’s been as advertised: plus-plus velocity, good secondaries, and a bit of an injury issue. Ohtani’s already notched the fastest pitch by a starter, and is averaging 98 on his fastball.

It’s early May, but this game just *feels* big, and that’s a great sign.

1: Gordon, CF
2: Segura, SS
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, DH
5: Seager, 3B
6: Haniger, RF
7: Healy, 1B
8: Zunino, C
9: Gamel, LF
SP: El Cartelua


5 Responses to “Angels at Mariners: The Most Anticipated Game of the Year”

  1. Stevemotivateir on May 6th, 2018 3:02 pm

    Did everyone go to sleep except Seager?

  2. mrakbaseball on May 6th, 2018 4:14 pm

    Unfortunately, the M’s can’t capitalize on yesterday’s dramatics and appear to lose another series to a division rival ahead of them in the standings.

  3. Westside guy on May 6th, 2018 4:23 pm

    Well, it was only one game.

    That said, it did nothing to counter my belief that Felix is only a decent pitcher nowadays, and that the Mariners overall pitching simply doesn’t match up with that of the better teams in the league.

    Otani certainly was impressive.

  4. LongDistance on May 7th, 2018 12:01 pm


    Pronounce, breath, repeat. 100 times.

  5. Stevemotivateir on May 7th, 2018 5:48 pm

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I didn’t expect a series win. We needed Paxton.

    Having another front-line starting pitcher could do wonders. How we get one before the off season is beyond me.

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