There are still 12 games left in the Mariners’ 2013 season — however, winning the remaining games likely won’t secure the jobs of manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis for the 2014 season.
Mariners starter Joe Saunders pitched well until the sixth, when he got two outs before a walk and three hits ended his night. He was seen throwing things in the dugout after being pulled, and he did not speak to reporters afterward.
Mariners starter Brandon Maurer allowed five runs — all scoring with two outs — and seven hits in three innings as the Astros completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Wednesday night.
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday, the second time his turn in the rotation has been pushed back.
Erasmo Ramirez gave the Mariners a nearly spotless performance, but it was not enough as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind for a 4-1 win over Seattle.
Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t had much of a problem getting runners into scoring position. Getting them home has been a disaster.
Mariners’ top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker will make his MLB debut Friday against the Houston Astros.
The Mariners will lean on righty Erasmo Ramirez Thursday, who is 4-1 with a 5.44 ERA. Ramirez suffered his first loss of the season on Saturday to the Angels, despite a decent showing that saw him surrender two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Danny Farquhar balked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and that wasn’t even his biggest error of the night.