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Mariners' Sam Haggerty: Pops first homer
Haggerty went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in the 7-6 loss to the Orioles during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
The 26-year-old launches his first homer of the year in the seventh inning off Adam Plutko to tie the score at 6-6, only for Baltimore to walk it off in the bottom half of the frame. Haggerty only had one hit in 16 at-bats coming into Tuesday however, and with Kyle Lewis (knee) poised to come off the IL this weekend and Jarred Kelenic knocking on the door, Tuesday's heroics may not be enough to keep Haggerty on the roster much longer.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Jose Marmolejos: Clubs second homer
Marmolejos went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run in a 7-6 loss to the Orioles during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
After striking out as a pinch hitter in the matinee, the 28-year-old got the start at first base in the nightcap and did some damage against young Baltimore righty Dean Kremer. Marmolejos primarily played left field last year but has only seen action at first base and DH to begin 2021, but he could push for more playing time thanks to a 1.018 OPS with two homers and six RBI in only 19 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Launches first homer
Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 4-3 win over the Orioles in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
He took John Means deep in the second inning for his first homer of the year. Murphy has had a sluggish start to the year and ceded playing time to Luis Torrens in the process, but he appears to be turning things around at the plate, going 4-for-13 over his last four games.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Ty France: Slugs second homer
France went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-3 win over the Orioles in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
He hammered a John Means pitch to left-center field in the first inning for his second homer of the year. France went 0-for-3 in the nightcap but drew a walk and scored a run, and on the season he sports a .293/.408/.488 slash line through 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Nick Margevicius: Rough outing in no-decision
Margevicius didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, giving up six runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over three-plus innings. He struck out four.
While the Seattle defense was shaky behind him and committed three errors in a 7-6 loss, Margevicius contributed to his own problems with a hit by pitch and a wild pitch on top of the other runners he put on base. The southpaw tossed only 40 of 67 pitches for strikes in his first start of the season in place of James Paxton (elbow), and Margevicius will need to improve quickly if he wants to hang onto a rotation spot. He'll next take the mound Monday at home against the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Kendall Graveman: Notches first career save
Graveman picked up the first save of his career in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, tossing a perfect eighth inning in a 4-3 victory.
Rafael Montero got the call in the seventh to protect a 3-2 lead but blew his third save of the season, setting the stage for Gravemen to get the job done after Seattle reclaimed the lead in the top of the eighth. The right-hander hasn't given up a run this year in five innings over four appearances with a 5:2 K:BB, and with Montero having trouble in high-pressure spots, Gravemen could begin to see more save chances moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Rafael Montero: Blows another save Tuesday
Montero (1-0) got the win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles after blowing his third save of the season, giving up one run on two hits and a walk in one inning of relief. He struck out one.
Entering the game in the seventh inning to protect a 3-2 lead, Montero instead gave up a two-out run to send the game to extra innings, only for the M's to retake the lead in the top of the eighth. The right-hander is just 2-for-5 on save chances to begin his tenure in Seattle, and while Montero's 4.26 ERA and 8:3 K:BB through 6.1 innings are far from terrible, he could begin to cede save opportunities to Kendall Graveman (who got the save in Game 1 on Tuesday) or Keynan Middleton if he doesn't find some consistency.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Justus Sheffield: Delivers quality start Tuesday
Sheffield didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
The young southpaw was in line for his first win of the season, exiting the game after 77 pitches (45 strikes) with a 3-2 lead, but Rafael Montero blew the save in the seventh inning. Sheffield will take a 4.91 ERA and 10:4 K:BB through 11 innings into his next outing, set for Sunday at home against the Astros.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Evan White: Not starting Game 2
White is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Baltimore.
The 24-year-old started the matinee and will take a seat after going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Jose Marmolejos will start at first base and bat cleanup in the nightcap with White on the bench.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Kyle Lewis: Could be back for homestand
Manager Scott Servais said that Lewis (knee) could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of the Mariners' upcoming homestand, which begins Friday against the Astros, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
Reports on Lewis were positive after he took four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, so he looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from a bone bruise in his left knee. Lewis will likely need to play in another simulated game or two before getting the green light from Seattle's training staff, but once activated, he should step back into an everyday role in center field.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' James Paxton: Tommy John surgery on tap
Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed Tuesday that Paxton (forearm) will require season-ending Tommy John surgery, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
This was the expected outcome for Paxton before he opted to get a second opinion. With the lefty now on track to have the elbow procedure in the near future, he'll likely be sidelined through at least the middle of the 2022 season. Set to turn 33 in November and with a number of previous injuries on his medical record, Paxton may have difficulty landing anything more than a minor-league deal if he opts to continue his career after the surgery.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Sam Haggerty: Benched in second straight
Haggerty is out of the lineup for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Orioles.
Seattle will have top catcher Luis Torrens serve as its designated hitter for a second straight game, creating a domino effect that leaves no room in the lineup for Haggerty. After making three consecutive starts in the outfield last week, Haggerty is now on the bench for the second game in a row. His hold on a regular role looks to have loosened following his 1-for-16 start to the season, and Haggerty's playing time will likely take a significant hit once Kyle Lewis (knee) is ready to return from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Jose Marmolejos: Cedes first base to Evan White
Marmolejos is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Orioles.
Marmolejos had started each of the Mariners' last three games, but he'll take a seat now that Evan White (quadriceps) has been cleared to return to the starting nine. Before that three-game run, Marmolejos had only been in the lineup once in the Mariners' first six games.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Donovan Walton: Called up for doubleheader
The Mariners recalled Walton from their taxi squad to serve as the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader with the Orioles.
The 26-year-old will likely be up with the big club for the day before returning to the taxi squad at the conclusion of the twin bill. Walton will provide the Mariners with some depth in the middle infield, but he's not expected to start either contest Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
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