Yes, even though the game will be blacked out in Seattle - and everywhere else in the world - the Mariners third intra-squad game has some intriguing story lines today.
For one thing, Chone Figgins will play shortstop for one team, Nick Franklin for the other. Tacoma designated hitter Luis Jimenez will DH for one team. And right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will start, facing big league hitters in a game for the first time.
Here's the lineups:
Team 1Chone Figgins SSDustin Ackley 2BIcihro RFJustin Smoak 1BMiguel Olivo CLuis Jimenez DHVinnie Catricala 3BMichael Saunders CFJohermyn Chavez LFHisashi Iwakuma RHP
Team 2Franklin Gutierrez CFJohn Jaso CMike Carp 1BJesus Montero DHCasper Wells LFAlex Liddi 3BMunenori Kawasaki 2BMike Wilson RFNick Franklin SSJason Vargas LHP