April 5, 2013 at 2:36 PM
Another day, another new Mariners lineup
This is becoming a fun daily exercise, trying to guess who the Mariners are going to throw in there next. There’s a lefthander on the mound for the White Sox, so the Mariners are going with Jason Bay in left field and Michael Saunders in right, allowing Michael Morse to be the DH.
That will get Justin Smoak the night off, with Kendrys Morales getting his first start of the season at first base. Because it’s a lefty, Franklin Gutierrez will lead off instead of Saunders. Jesus Montero is back behind the plate for the fourth game in five days.