While the Mariners have not released the official Generals roster, pitching coach Lance Painter did pass along the Generals starting rotation.
Tentative Starting Rotation:
- April 5 vs. Birmingham – RHP Andrew Carraway
- April 6 vs. Birmingham – LHP James Paxton
- April 7 vs. Birmingham – RHP Brandon Maurer
- April 8 vs. Birmingham – LHP Danny Hultzen
- April 9 vs. Birmingham – RHP Taijuan Walker
Really happy that Andrew Carraway is getting the opening day start. He had an All-Star season in 2011 and is one of the nicest guys you will meet.
Today several pitchers tossed a simulated game at Pringles Park. While I was busy doing many other things preparing for opening day, I did step out and watch a little bit. Taijuan Walker and Carter Capps to me were the most impressive that I saw. Capps blew me away with his velocity and the odd low arm angle he has. They are really high on this kid out of Mt. Olive College in NC.
Tomorrow night is FanFest with gates opening at 5pm and opening night is Thursday night at 7:05 against the Birmingham Barons. You can buy tickets online HERE or call 731.988.5299.