Mariners Insider Blog

Mariners go with Jaso, Montero tonight

Beloved as he is among Seattle Mariners fans, Miguel Olivo will sit today, while John Jaso is the DH and Jesus Montero the catcher for starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Also getting the night off, center fielder Michael Saunders, who will watch an outfield of Carlos Peguero, Casper Wells and Ichiro Suzuki.

They'll all be facing eight-game winner and RHP James Shields, who has a 4-4 career record with a 3.86 earned run average against Seattle.

Here's the lineup:

Dustin Ackley      2BIchiro Suzuki     RFCasper Wells           CFJohn Jaso          DHJesus Montero          CKyle Seager        3BJustin Smoak       1BCarlos Peguero     LF Brendan Ryan           SSHisashi Iwakuma        RHP