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.
Seattle Mariners highly-touted pitching prospect Taijuan Walker is getting the call.
Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle’s big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Astros 12-5 for their season-best sixth straight victory.
Houston manager Bo Porter defended Erik Bedard’s decision to remove himself from Saturday night’s game against Seattle with a no-hitter in the seventh inning because of a high pitch count and said he wouldn’t have let the left-hander stay in much longer.
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge wasn’t ready to make a change at closer in the immediate aftermath of their 6-1 loss at the hands of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. But after yet another blown save by Tom Wilhelmsen, Wedge is being forced to re-evaluate his options.
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
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Four of the Houston Astros’ seven wins in 2013 have come at the Seattle Mariners’ expense. And during the Mariners’ 1-5 road trip, they were outscored 36-8 in the five loses.
What proved to be the key run in Houston’s 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night came with a big price. Justin Maxwell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning and the Astros had to place the outfielder on the disabled list after the game with a broken left hand.
Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings for his 100th career win in the 7-1 victory, helping Seattle snap a three-game skid. Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero and Kendrys Morales homered for the Mariners.