He spent a brief stint on the disabled list back in May due to a strained left forearm, but with just over a month and a half left to go this season, one more DL stint could spell the end of a shot at the playoffs for Seattle. Their below average starting pitching is going to make a playoff run slightly more hard, but they certainly have the offensive firepower and bullpen depth to make it happen.
Mike Trout provided the capper to a miserable night for the Seattle Mariners.
For the Mariners, the pitching injuries just continue to pile up.
"There were a couple walks, so I was assuming I'd take a strike", Trout said. He began a rehab assignment in his recovery from a facial laceration suffered July 22 when hit in the face by a pitch from Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets.
In three minor league seasons in the Seattle organization, he is 17-10 with a 2.72 ERA in 59 games.
American League West. The Mariners are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 2-8 in Ramirezs last 10 home starts and 6-15 in Ramirezs last 21 starts.
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The M's went quietly in the bottom of the inning against Yusmeiro Petit, who earned his second save of the season. No doubt. It's been a insane season with all the injuries.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Mariners are -116 money line favorites versus the Angels, who have odds of +106 to pull off the upset in Seattle tonight.
Martinez, the Mariners current hitting coach will be celebrated all weekend long at Safeco Field. Iwakuma is expected to throw an extended bullpen session on Friday. With Ricky Nolasco set to face Marco Gonzales in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8.5 runs. One of those wins was a shutout against the Mariners on July 1.
Paxton has been the lone bright spot in the Mariners' rotation this season and entered Thursday's contest with a chance to become the first pitcher in team history to win eight consecutive games.
From Rotoworld: Nolasco allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the A's.
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