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Seattle: Eyes on the prize

Baseball

The GIST: Seahawk wide receiver Tyler Lockett’s making the big bucks after signing a contract extension yesterday. Happy for Tyler, but today we’re focusing on capital B-balls: basketball and baseball.

April 01, 2021
Source: Michael Conroy/AP Photo
Source: Michael Conroy/AP Photo

🎓🏀Gonzaga: USC didn’t pose any real challenges for Gonzaga in Tuesday’s Elite Eight game, and we don’t expect UCLA — Gonzaga’s Final Four opponent — to either. The ’Zags already sent one team of SoCal boys home, what’s one more? 

  • No offense UCLA, but we’re kind of already looking ahead to the championship game for a potential and much-awaited showdown with Baylor. Sorry not sorry.
  • Drew Timme has led the ’Zags in scoring for the past three games, putting up at least 22 points in each. Throw Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs into the mix, and Gonzaga’s balanced attack should be too much for the Bruins to handle.

⚾️Mariners: Moving away from Indy and closer to home, the Mariners host the San Francisco Giants in tonight’s season opener at 10:10 p.m. ET/7:10 p.m. PT. The snag? Reigning American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis officially won’t play tonight due to a bone bruise. Sigh.

Rookie Taylor Trammell will take Lewis’ place in center field. He was v. emotional over making the Opening Day roster, and we’re a little misty-eyed ourselves.