Even with the prognosis of a second opinion on the injured right knee of Kyle Lewis still pending, the Mariners aren’t expecting their starting centerfielder to be on the field anytime soon.
Then again, given how A’s starter Sean Manaea dominated from his first pitch of Wednesday evening, a one-run deficit might have been too large for the Mariners to overcome.
When Marco Gonzales walked off the mound Wednesday night, following his fourth solid inning of pitching, the Mariners’ rotation finally seemed whole.
If you comb through the interwebs these days, you’ll see plenty of MLB-trade scenarios starting to show up, even though the deadline is two months away. And one player who is appearing with increasing frequency is Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger.
SEATTLE — For the first four innings, it seemed like the Mariners would be celebrating the return of Marco Gonzales to the starting rotation, the improvements made by Taylor Trammell in Triple-A Tacoma and a sixth straight victory.
SEATTLE – The troublesome right knee that cost Kyle Lewis almost a season and a half of development as a prospect and the first 17 games of the 2021 season has sent him to the injured list once again.
SEATTLE – Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, Kyle Seager homered and the Seattle Mariners sent the Texas Rangers to their 12th straight road loss, 4-2 on Sunday.
J.P. Crawford and Mitch Haniger homered late, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Texas Rangers to their 11th straight road loss with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.
On Friday night, the pieced-together unit was handed a one-run lead that never grew and covered four innings without allowing a run to secure a 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Chris Flexen delivered his best outing as a member of the Mariners, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing just three hits with a walk and six strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season and help the Mariners improve to 24-27 on the season.
Logic says this is normal — that a knowledgeable baseball fan wouldn’t panic.
Bob your head if you like this injury update from Mariners manager Scott Servais.