Mariners Vs. Red Sox Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

BOSTON, MA - MAY 11: Boston Red Sox fans wait for the start of a game with the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park May 11, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Red Sox and all their lovely fans are in town for a four-game series. The Mariners will be trying to give them little to cheer about.

The Seattle Mariners have been struggling mightily as of late. They have just dropped back-to-back series against the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics. Now they will host the Boston Red Sox, who seem to have figured everything out after a disastrous start to the season. The Red Sox are 8-2 over their last 10 games and have leaped all the way up to third place in the hotly-contested American League East.

The Mariners are hoping they can stun the Red Sox over the course of this four-game series, but they will need to have their bats -- which have gone ice-cold as of late -- suddenly wake up.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

Thursday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on 710 ESPN. Seattle will have their ace on the hill in the opener, as Felix Hernandez tries to improve to 6-5 as he goes up against left-hander Franklin Morales, who is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA.

Friday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on 710 ESPN. Both teams will have starts from pitchers who have been hit hard this year. Hector Noesi is 2-9 with a 5.50 ERA, while Sox starter Aaron Cook is 1-1 with a 9.39 ERA.

Saturday's game will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports and the MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on 710 ESPN. Erasmo Ramirez is still looking for his first win of the season, even though his last start was a borderline masterpiece, striking out 10 A's while allowing just three hits over eight innings. He'll take on Josh Beckett, who has had a very rough year and is currently 4-7.

The finale on Sunday will begin at 7:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on ROOT Sports. You can catch the radio broadcast on 710 ESPN. Jason Vargas suffered a tough no-decision after a brilliant last outing and will try to close out the series strong for the Mariners. He will go up against the surprising left-hander Felix Doubront, who is 8-4 but winless over his last three starts.


Current Series

4 game series vs Red Sox @ SAFECO Field

Boston Red Sox
@ Seattle Mariners

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012, 7:10 PM PDT
SAFECO Field

Franklin Morales vs Felix Hernandez

Cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

Complete Coverage >

Fri 06/29 7:10 PM PDT
Sat 06/30 7:10 PM PDT
Sun 07/01 1:10 PM PDT

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