Seemingly seven minutes after wrapping up their game against the Seattle Mariners, the Cincinnati Reds will take on the...Seattle Mariners, again. This time, the game’s over in Peoria, a lovely little sliver of interstate sandwiched in the heart of the Land of the Endless Strip Mall.
Brandon Finnegan will start for Cincinnati, getting his second Cactus League nod in his attempt to be ready and in the rotation come Opening Day. Michael Lorenzen, Jimmy Herget, and Jared Hughes are among the pitchers listed as travelling and available to back him in this one.
First pitch is set for 4:10 PM ET, and will be available to watch on TV on MLB Network.
To bury the lede a bit, Ichiro is in the Mariners lineup for the first time since returning to the franchise with whom he broke into the bigs. Also, former Red Mike Leake gets the start for the M’s.
Reds pack up for Peoria to meet the Mariners again on @MLBNetwork. #RedsST ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/PL01eb9vEv— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 11, 2018
A familiar face in a familiar spot.— Mariners (@Mariners) March 11, 2018
Catch Ichiro’s 2018 Cactus League debut at 1:10 on @ROOTSPORTS_NW and @710ESPNSeattle. pic.twitter.com/KpGEQrpm4o
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