Rockies vs. Mariners Preview: David Dahl, Will Swanner on the roster

Charlie Drysdale

Brett Anderson and the Rockies will take on Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners in a battle of lefties in a spring game that will be televised on Root Sports. Rockies top prospects David Dahl and Will Swanner are on the roster for the game and might make an appearance.

Though the regular season is officially under way Down Under, there's a lot of spring training left for the Rockies. Here's three things you need to know about the televised half of split squad action:

1. How to experience (besides hanging out here)?

You've got three options with this one - ROOT Sports on TV, 850 KOA on the radio

2. Who are the starting pitchers?

Brett Anderson will continue to get into regular season form for the Rockies. The hefty lefty could be up to six or seven innings today depending on his efficiency. Opposing him for the Mariners will be 25 year-old Cuban defector Roenis Elias, who has yet to pitch above the AA level but who is fighting for a MLB rotation slot this spring.

3. Lineups

Mariners (lineup on the left)

Seattle also has a split squad today, but fortunately for Rockies fans that includes Seattle's big off-season splurge, Robinson Cano, as well as several other Mariners regulars like Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley.

Rockies

Want a chance to watch top Rockies prospects David Dahl and Will Swanner play live from the comfort of your own home? This will probably be your only chance to do so this year. Neither are in the starting lineup below, but look for them to make an appearance in the late innings.

As for the starting lineup, Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer, and Wilin Rosario make it a tough 3-4-5 for opposing pitchers. LaTroy Hawkins, Wilton Lopez, and Chad Bettis are among the relievers that could see action today.

The combined game thread will be posted at 2 MDT.

Who's ready to play in the Dahl house?

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