12 Sep 2018, 11:29 IST
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners’ offensive woes have been the chief offender for his or her fall from AL playoff competition. These struggles confirmed up once more Tuesday night time, solely furthering Seattle’s fade from the wild-card race.
Wil Myers lined an RBI double off main league saves chief Edwin Diaz with one out within the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win and dropping the Mariners Eight half video games again within the race for the second AL wild card.
The Mariners solely have 18 video games left after shedding to the Padres for the third time up to now month. It was the 11th time since July 1 the Mariners scored one run or fewer. Not surprisingly, they dropped to 1-10 in these video games.
“Story of tonight, simply our lack of offensive manufacturing. We’ve not carried out a lot in any respect swinging the bats in opposition to San Diego this yr,” Seattle supervisor Scott Servais.
Whereas Seattle’s hitters failed to come back by way of with scoring probabilities, Myers received the higher of the most effective nearer in baseball this season. Myers lined an RBI double off Diaz to snap the 1-1 tie.
Diaz (0-4) struggled with out having an opportunity at his 55th save and left pitches up. He gave up singles to Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer main off the inning. After a strikeout of Franmil Reyes, Myers jumped on the primary pitch and pulled it into the left area nook, letting pinch-runner Travis Jankowski rating simply from second.
It was simply the second inning all night time the Padres put a number of runners on base, however they had been in a position to capitalize on their alternative not like the Mariners.
“To have the ability to get one thing going off a man like that’s fairly robust,” Myers stated. “I believe it is fairly cool that we will sit again and say we received to arguably the most effective nearer within the sport. You’re taking some confidence in that.”
Seattle was 1 for six with runners in scoring place and missed on probabilities to take the lead in each the seventh and eighth innings. Kirby Yates pitched the ninth inning for his eighth save.
Seattle had runners at second and third and no outs within the seventh and failed to attain, and loaded the bases with two outs within the eighth inning and failed to attain once more. Cameron Maybin, who doubled within the seventh, could not come by way of within the eighth in opposition to Craig Stammen (8-2), flying out to the warning monitor in proper to finish the menace.
“In these conditions, you have to get your pitch to hit, and we did not do something with it,” Servais stated.
Robinson Cano’s solo dwelling run within the third inning was Seattle’s solely run.
Marco Gonzales pitched effectively in his first begin off the disabled checklist for Seattle. Gonzales misplaced 4 straight choices earlier than occurring the disabled checklist with a muscle pressure in his neck on Aug. 27. In all 4 begins, he allowed at the very least 4 earned runs. In two of the begins he was knocked round for seven and eight earned runs.
Gonzales was on a restricted pitch depend however made essentially the most of his 5 innings, permitting simply 4 hits and one run earlier than departing after 66 pitches. He struck out two and restricted any harm to Reyes’ RBI infield single within the fourth inning.
“I simply began to throw throughout my physique a bit extra so mechanically made a bit adjustment and cleaned up some issues that confirmed tonight,” Gonzales stated. “I assumed I had some life on my pitches.”
San Diego starter Bryan Mitchell was even higher. Making his second begin after lacking 4 months attributable to an elbow damage, Mitchell allowed 4 hits over six innings. His lone mistake was the changeup he left up within the zone that Cano hit out to middle area. Mitchell retired 10 of the ultimate 11 batters he confronted.
Padres: Rookie 2B Luis Urias injured his left hamstring to beat out a grounder within the eighth inning. Urias pulled up simply earlier than he reached first base and needed to be helped again to the San Diego dugout.
Padres: San Diego added infielder Javy Guerra and pitchers Kazuhisa Makita, Colten Brewer and Brad Wieck to its energetic roster. Supervisor Andy Inexperienced stated Guerra would get a while at shortstop within the closing weeks.
Mariners: Seattle’s increasing roster added right-handers Matt Festa and Nick Rumbelow from Double-A Arkansas, together with reinstating Gonzales from the DL. Rumbelow and Festa each had transient stints with the Mariners earlier within the season. Seattle now has 38 gamers on its energetic roster.
Padres: Lefty Joey Lucchesi (7-8) will make his 23rd begin of his rookie season. Lucchesi allowed one run over 6 2/Three innings in a victory over Seattle final month.
Mariners: Lefty Wade LeBlanc (8-3) will make his 23rd begin and has not allowed an earned run in his final 18 innings pitched. LeBlanc has thrown at the very least six innings in his final three begins.
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