After two days of rain outs in Cleveland, the Mariners are now back in Seattle and ready to play some baseball with Michael Pineda scheduled to take the mound against the Minnesota Twins at Safeco Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m PT, with the game being televised on ROOT Sports.
The Mariners who have lost six straight games themselves will be facing the also struggling Minnesota Twins who have lost eight straight games. Minnesota is 12-26 and currently in last place in the AL Central, sitting 12.5 games back from the first place Indians.
Despite the six game losing streak, a 16-23 record and a last place position in the AL West, the Mariners are only five games back from the first place Texas Rangers.
"Guys are fighting, we're in every ballgame," Manager Eric Wedge told his team's website. "They're working to get better, pulling for each other. And as we continue to get better and find ways to win, the results will be different."
With Pineda scheduled to take the mound Monday night and Felix Hernandez scheduled to pitch on Tuesday night against a struggling Twins offense, this two game series is an opportune moment for the Mariners to turn things around.