Paxton dominant as Mariners blank Tigers 8-0

  • Paxton dominant as Mariners blank Tigers 8-0

Paxton dominant as Mariners blank Tigers 8-0

Mariners: Hernandez went on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, and OF Mitch Haniger joined him because of a strained right oblique.

Justin Upton #8 of the Detroit Tigers slaps hands with teammate Tyler Collins #18 after hitting a fourth inning home run during a Major League Baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on April 25, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The loss in Game 1 of the series also cost two relief pitchers their spots on the 25-man roster. RHPs Chris Heston and Evan Marshall were optioned to Triple-A. This time, it was the visitors who made themselves at home. The Tigers were blanked 8-0 on Wednesday after scoring 32 combined runs in the previous two games. The extent of the tear in his muscle wasn't clear, so Haniger was also sent back to Seattle on the plane.

On Tuesday night they got whupped by the Tigers, losing 19-9, and the game wasn't all they lost. Even players in the Detroit dugout were surprised by how Hernandez was pitching. The Mariners recalled four players from Tacoma - RF Ben Gamel, RHP Chase De Jong, LHP Dillon Overton and RHP Casey Fein.

The 31-year-old Hernandez is 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA in five starts this season. John Hicks, who caught Paxton when he was in the Mariners' system, doubled, sending Martinez to third base in the second inning. His average is down to.186, and he has 24 strikeouts in 59 at-bats... "That's where I want to be, so I have to find a way to get the out". He was hitting.338 (27 for 80) with a.442 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 16 RBI. Detroit are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and the over is 10-4 in Detroit last 14 home games while the under is 8-2-1 in Verlander's last 11 home starts. Iwakuma comes off of a 3-1 loss at Oakland where he was charged with all three runs on five hits and a trio of BB over 5.1 frames. While the Mariners should keep an eye out for their number two hurler, Paxton has shown an ability to maintain his stuff late into games and not wear down in the early parts of this year, which is no doubt a positive sign. Paxton struck out James McCann and got Dixon Machado on a broken bat ground out to end the threat.

The Seattle Mariners have apparently started to tag Ladner southpaw James Paxton as Big Maple, a connection that works with his Canadian roots, the tattoo on right arm and his 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame. He will make his first career start against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday (April 30), and the team needs him to put together some good innings.

Abreu, who is considered day-to-day by the team, will be re-evaluated in Detroit when the White Sox visit the Tigers this weekend.