Mariners Log: M's fall to Angels on Segura's ninth-inning error

Paola Ditto
Agosto 12, 2017

Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons doubles in a run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners have yet to confirm the trade.

The Mariners enter Friday tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second American League Wild Card. He spent a brief stint on the disabled list back in May due to a strained left forearm, but with just over a month and a half left to go this season, one more DL stint could spell the end of a shot at the playoffs for Seattle.

The Angels took the first lead of the game in the second inning on Jefry Marte's fourth homer of the season off a sinker that didn't quite have enough action. "It's been a insane season, really it has been, with all of the injuries".

First, the quick hook with Gonzales: "Where we're at pitching-wise right now, you're trying to put a plan together every night going into it. He's been really, really good, but we've got to find a way to keep it rolling here". Making his second start since coming off the disabled list, Skaggs pitched shutout ball into the seven, allowing five hits and striking out five. He wound up with a no-decision.

Paxton, 28, is having a tremendous season-he's 12-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 138 strikeouts.

Paxton said he woke up feeling pretty good on Friday and was a bit surprised by the diagnosis. "We're going to see how it responds here and get back as soon as possible". He apparently didn't seem to think the injury was too serious initially.

This is potentially another blow to the Mariners' pitching depth just days after ace Felix Hernandez went down with a shoulder injury. Andrew Moore, the Mariners' recently recalled rookie, replaced Pagan in the sixth inning, which he got through with no problem. The options the Mariners have are limited and the bullpen has been taxed heavily of late because of short outings by the starters. Paxton had fanned six batters of 6.1 innings of three-run ball prior to his exit. Ariel Miranda (7-5, 4.41) takes the mound for Seattle opposite Kendall Graveman (2-3, 4.96).

"We've been through it before. He said that's what we're dealing with, and we'll just have to treat it as we go and do the best we can with it".

"It's obviously not what we wanted", the pitcher said.

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