Game 44: White Sox 16, Mariners 1

I shamefully admit that I just checked to see if I could add Avisaíl Garcia to my fantasy team. He’s already been picked up, in case you’re wondering. Gallardo got rocked, the Mariner bats were essentially silenced for a second straight game, and the M’s can now only hope to split the four game series with Chicago.

Gallardo Ends Little Streak of Quality Starts

We’ve been privileged and flat-out lucky to have the last three starts from mostly unlikely sources. Sam Gaviglio and Christian Bergman came out of the woodwork and tossed quality innings – a lot of them- to bail out a bullpen as busy as any. Gallardo, the one piece of the original five man rotation and the source of some quality starts as of late, couldn’t piece it together yesterday and was saddled with the loss.

In case you’re wondering, Gallardo is indeed on my fantasy team. The pitching situation in the league I’m in is pretty dismal (one guy went crazy and got basically all the good starters in the first few rounds of the draft).

“The most frustrating thing is I never gave the guys a chance to come back and battle,” Gallardo said. “It was just one of those days it seemed like everything put in play was getting through and when I did make a mistake, it went over the fence.”

Canó Coming off DL This Week

All we can really do at this point as Mariner fans is look back longingly at the past and count the future wins as they come. Canó coming off the DL will give the offense a shot in the arm, as will Vogelbach’s recent call-up to help out a now injured (of course) Danny Valencia.”The injury bug has not left our clubhouse,” manager Scott Servais said. “We’re just trying to figure out a way to manage it and get through it.”

So, during this road trip we should see the return of Canó, and possibly Paxton and Haniger.

 

The M’s go into today’s game looking to split the series with Chicago at 2-2 before heading back east for a road trip to play the Nationals, Red Sox, and Rockies.