The left-hander displayed solid control, stifled the opposing offense and kept his team in the game
Brock Holt doubled and scored the go ahead run on Weeks’ error with one out in the ninth inning, Shane Victorino hit his first home run of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night.
After Lloyd McClendon’s ejection, the Mariners lost 4-2 after the Twins Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning Sunday.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the Seattle Mariners’ rotation with Roenis Elias replacing Hisashi Iwakuma, the signing of Carlos Quentin, if and when Jesus Montero could get time in the big leagues, plus Man In The Box, Player of The Week and The T-Bag Segment, taking your questions.
Prospect Insider’s Luke Arkins demonstrates why the Seattle Mariners’ rotation depth is not only a good thing, but key to their potential success.
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.
Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss Roenis Elias’ fate and the reasons why J.A. Happ was grandfathered in as the No. 4 starter before camp opened last month, plus a Texas Rangers preview with Todd Kaufmann of TexasSportsInsiders.com and your questions via the T-Bag.
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.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the status of the spring position battles, what Chris Taylor’s injury means, as well as answering your questions in this week’s Twitter “T-Bag.”
Jason A. Churchill provides analysis of Taijuan Walker’s latest outing, plus the shortstop position and the bullpen.