After an ugly series in Los Angeles, the Mariners look to rebound in the comforts of Safeco Field.
The Mariners will partake in their first Interleague game of the young 2015 season Monday as they visit Dodger Stadium for a three-game series. Both Seattle and Los Angeles stand at 3-3 entering Monday’s game.
Though it’s been clear enough for a few weeks and as close to official without being so, the club has set its starting rotation after optioning Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned right-handed reliever Carson Smith, which clarifies the bullpen too.
Yovani Gallardo allowed three-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Sunday.
Felix gets pretty fired up while he’s pitching, especially when he gets a big out to end an inning. That intensity presents problems when Felix’s teammates try to take a group photo after practice. Watch […]
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.
With four rotation spots seemingly spoken for, Roenis Elias finds himself locked in a battle for Seattle’s last starting slot.
Barring a change of plans because of injury, the Mariners’ rotation is mostly set before spring begins. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton are set. Newly acquired J.A. Happ will be the fourth arm in the rotation, giving Seattle a second left-handed option.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss what to expect from pitchers James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, and Danny Hultzen, and why the Mariners may be better on the mound on 2015.