The Mariners, who have scored just 13 runs during their current six-game losing streak, were 1-of-11 with runners in scoring position and 7-of-40 during the losing streak. They are last in the league in hitting at .236 and have just a .219 average with runners in scoring position. They have scored 193 runs, third fewest in the majors.
Ramirez has made 35 starts over the past three seasons for Seattle. Last season he was 1-6 with a 5.26 ERA in 17 appearances — 14 starts — with the Mariners.
Prospect Insider’s Luke Arkins demonstrates why the Seattle Mariners’ rotation depth is not only a good thing, but key to their potential success.
Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez gave up four runs — two earned — and four hits over 1 2-3 innings in his fourth spring start.
James Paxton’s situation is one to watch here, however. He fell early in camp and hurt his forearms and a wrist. He has yet to make a start this spring — he’s slated to go next Tuesday after a live BP session this week that went well enough — and if he doesn’t knife through his four scheduled starts as the club hopes he could conceivable start the season on the disabled list, simply to buy him the necessary time to ready.
Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.
Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings. Seattle, which began the day a half-game ahead of Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot, had been the only major league team not to allow 10 or more runs in a game this season.
Jacob DeGrom (4-5) allowed five hits and one run over his seven innings of work.
The Seattle Mariners have reached the midway point in the 2014 season. That means it’s time for report cards.
The Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox Monday at Safeco Field.