In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy stops by to discuss player development and training, including rehabbing from injuries. Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson chat about what to do with Robinson Cano, whether or not it’s time to stick a fork in the Seattle Mariners and why the club isn’t likely to be an aggressive seller at next month’s trade deadline.
Kyle Seager, batting fourth in place of ailing Nelson Cruz, hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Seattle Mariners past the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Wednesday night.
Robinson Cano hit two doubles and an RBI, while five pitchers held Cleveland in check, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Indians.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon used eight relievers before the Indians broke through in the 12th inning. Seattle’s offense just couldn’t do anything against Cleveland’s bullpen.
Corey Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision. Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, improved to 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last four starts.
Dustin Ackley drove in the Mariners’ first run with second-inning single off Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco, who allowed a run and six hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.
Drafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.
The Seattle Mariners received good news on all fronts Thursday
The Mariners’ ace right-hander only allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings Wednesday night, but was outdueled by Corey Kluber as Cleveland beat Seattle 2-0
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.