Mariners Insider Blog

Smoak returns, and Felix starts

Felix Hernandez will start tonight and all eyes and radar guns will be on him, wondering what his velocity will be while he faces the Cleveland Indians.

Will he top out at 92 mph, 93 mph or - gasp! - 94 mph, or will he dazzle with off-speed stuff, cut fastballs and that breaking ball from hell?

Behind him, the Seattle Mariners get first baseman Justin Smoak back from a day off, bu Jesus Montero gets the night off and John Jaso will be the designated hitter.

Tonight's starting lineup:

Chone Figgins      LFDustin Ackley     2BIchiro Suzuki      RFJustin Smoak)       1BKyle Seager       3BMichael Saunders   CFMiguel Olivo           CJohn Jaso          DHBrendan Ryan           SSFelix Hernandez        RHP