g8 | ONE hit, NO wonder . . . split series, turn the page

Mariners 0 | Angels 2

Elias’s second big league start pretty similar to his first . . .
he threw a few more pitches tonight, gave up one more run, walked two fewer and struck out one less. Unfortunately, both resulted in losses 😦 ) Hopefully, he’s learning on-the-job (seems like Lloyd thinks he is, saying, ” . . .in no way am I disappointed in his outing and I’m looking forward to his next one.”

FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ TWO strikeouts

} Dominic, Joe, Yourvis and Charlie combined for FOUR scoreless innings w/FOUR strikeouts

The pitchers definitely pitched well enough to win, only allowing a combined SEVEN hits w/only ONE for extra bases (unfortunately, that came in the form of a Pujols 2-run shot).

Well, not much to say here . . .
not going to win many games with only ONE hit 😦 (Abe’s single in the 3rd)
~ Tip o’ the cap to Mr. Richards (and, the Angels bullpen was very effective as well)
~ The first time the M’s have been shut out this season

Nothing too spectacular here tonight . . . .
No double plays or circus catches – though a couple of   a  l   m   o   s    t   outs (Brad missed a tag at 2B and showed awesome range sliding over to get to a ball and throwing from his knees – just a bit lat). On the flip side, the Halos made a couple of errors but, the M’s weren’t able to take advantage of them.

tweets of the game . . .



M*A*S*H updates . . .
Taijuan Walker had a great start in Jackson earlier today . . .
FIVE innings ~ THREE hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ TEN strikeouts

“I felt really good. My arm feels good, 100 percent,” Walker told MLB.com. “I feel like I can just go out there and play catch and not feel anything. It’s good I can go out there and have no worries.”

James Paxton has been placed on the 15-day DL15-day DL due to a lat strain suffered in last night’s win . . .

“I want to be careful right now,” Paxton said on Tuesday. “My strength is still good … we just want to get it checked out.” According to the News-Tribune’s Toddy Dybas, an MRI on Wednesday revealed no muscle tear.

Paxton, a 6-foot-4 lefty from Richmond, British Columbia, was the first of the Mariners “Big Three” pitching prospects to make an impact in the majors, ahead of more slightly higher touted prospects Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen. With Walker and Hisashi Iwakuma battling back from spring injuries, Paxton was being counted upon to bolster the middle of the M’s rotation.

Without him, newcomer Chris Young will take his spot in the rotation, while reliever Lucas Luetge was recalled from Tacoma to take Paxton’s spot on the roster.