Home Sweet Home: Mariners Shake Off Nasty Road Trip With 6-0 Home Opener

Meanwhile, the fans ate grasshoppers.

The Mariners’ home opener Monday came with the team needing a win. Badly.

A 1-6 road trip, capped by a loss in which the bullpen gave up seven runs in the ninth to lose to the Angels, had many fans worried that after a lot of hype, this would once again be one of those seasons that is over before it even begins.

But hope springs eternal. In front of a near sell-out crowd Monday afternoon, the team delivered a decisive 6-0 win over the Houston Astros. Not only that, but fans were treated to some novel snacking items at Safeco Field, including roasted grasshoppers. Who needs peanuts and crackerjack?

Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren captured these scenes of the game.

Roasted grasshoppers are now on the menu at Safeco.

An adventurous fan digs in.

An adventurous fan digs in.

The King enters his court.

The King enters his court.

The King enters his court.

Starting pitcher James Paxton was dominant over seven scoreless innings, striking out eight.

Robinson Cano gets Carlos Beltran in a pickle.

Jarrod Dyson uses his fast feet to dodge a pitch.

Fans liked what they saw Monday.

Fans liked what they saw Monday.

Fans liked what they saw Monday.

Leonys Martin breaks for second.

Leonys Martin breaks for second.

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