Game 39, Mariners at Tigers

marc w · May 13, 2018 at 7:48 am · Filed Under Mariners 

James Paxton vs. Blaine Hardy, 10:10am

As I missed the second game of yestersay’s twin bill and thus Felix Day, allow me to improvise and wish you an yours a very happy Maple Day.

James Paxton looks to keep his hot streak going against the Tigers and spot starter Blaine Hardy. Hardy, a lefty, throws 89 with his fastball and pairs it with a so-so change up and a good, hard slider. The overall stuff isn’t amazing, but he’s had flashes of making it play up a bit.

Or at least, he has in the pen. He was always a reliever in the Royals and then Tigers systems, but made a handful of bullpen day starts. But despite debuting back in 2014, he’s *never* started a big league game.

1: Gordon, CF
2: Segura, SS
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, DH
5: Haniger, RF
6: Seager, 3B
7: Healy, 1B
8: Zunino, C
9: Heredia, LF
SP: James Paxton.

It’s nice to head into today’s game having already beat Michael Fulmer *and* with Paxton on the mound today.

The M’s are still facing a lot of lefty starters…which they seem to enjoy doing.

Tacoma, Arkansas, and Modesto lost; Clinton avoided the org sweep with a 3-2 win. Tacoma’s in Sacramento, with Arkansas facing Springfield, Modesto’s hosting Lake Elsinore and Clinton’s off today before kicking off a series with Peoria on Monday.


3 Responses to “Game 39, Mariners at Tigers”

  1. mrakbaseball on May 13th, 2018 11:35 am

    Let’s hope nothing is seriously wrong with Cano.

  2. mrakbaseball on May 13th, 2018 12:05 pm

    Cano left today’s game with a fractured fifth metacarpal on his right hand. Damn it.

  3. Grayfox3d on May 13th, 2018 1:09 pm

    Oh look at that Nicasio going to blow another one, he was decent in April but has been trash his last few outings…
    And we are gonna lose Cano for a while? This will make for a not so fun month of May.

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