This is the second time since Spring Training I’ve been put in this spot– writing about your team when they get dominated by pitching. Luckily, Mitch Haniger is still good at baseball and broke up the no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth. Yovani Gallardo struggled, Chen dominated on the mound for Miami, and we’re all ready to move on.
Yovani Gallardo Gets Pounded, Haniger Fights to the Bitter End
Gallardo is off to a pretty rough start to 2017, getting slapped with his second loss of the season last night. He gave up nine hits and four earned runs over six innings of work, more than enough to sink the nearly hitless Mariners.
Mitch Haniger, despite having every excuse to give up in the bottom of the ninth, fought through an at-bat and ended up with a double to end the no-hit bid. After the game, Scott Servais told reporters: “A loss is a loss; Haniger gave us a great at-bat at the end. I appreciate him battling and grinding and fighting. He put a good swing on it. But, we’ve got a chance to win the series tomorrow, and that’s what our focus will be.”
I’m with Scott, let’s focus on tomorrow and just let this one fade away.
Jean Segura to Begin Rehab Assignment in AA Arkansas
So, I know nothing, and Jean Segura will be starting a rehab assignment with the M’s AA affiliate Arkansas Travelers, coming off the 10-day DL. He’s scheduled to come off the DL on Friday, but the team wanted to be safe and let him spend the weekend with Arkansas.
Regarding Segura, Servais told the media: “We need to make sure he can get up close to 100 percent. We’re looking forward to having him back out there. Obviously, when he gets in the lineup, it lengthens us even more. We’re anxious to get him back.”
The M’s look to wrap up the series with a win, hosting Miami at home. King Felix gets the start.