Mariners Insider Blog

Mariners ask Felix to right their ship

The bullpen is gassed, the offense remains anemic and the Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last six games - so they will turn to Felix Hernandez tonight and ask him to make it right.

The opposition? A Baltimore team challenging for the American League East title that's not only beat the Mariners two games in a row at Safeco Field but limited them to six runs in 27 innings.

When Lucas Luetgue worked the 18th inning Tuesday, he was the last Mariners reliever available, and manager Eric Wedge said tonight that if the game had gone to the 19th, starting pitcher Blake Beavan would have pitched.

Against LHP Joe Saunders, here's the Mariners lineup:

Dustin Ackley 2BFranklin Gutierrez CFKyle Seager  3BJesus Montero  CJustin Smoak  1BMichael Saunders  LFMiguel Olivo  DHCasper Wells  RFBrendan Ryan  SSFelix Hernandez  RHP