In an effort to fill the soon-to-be open DL spots, the Mariners are doing all they can to get injured. Luckily, the stars came through and got the job done, and that DL will stay nice and packed for at least another few weeks.
“With Cruz, we’re hopeful it’s not a broken bone or anything, but we don’t know on that yet,” Servais said. “Segura twisted his ankle and he’s getting other tests done and we’ll know more [Friday]. I’m hopeful the guys aren’t out for an extended period of time. We certainly need them.”
Heredia homered, Segura heads to the DL, and the M’s go 3-1 against the Rockies.
Gallardo Struggles to Contain Rox
The Mariners have done a superb job of silencing the Colorado bats in the last three games, even in hitter-friendly Coors Field. I guess something had to give and that something was Yovani Gallardo, who got taken to town in this one.
“This is the best I’ve felt in the last 2-3 years. You can see it the way the ball is coming out and velocity and everything,” said Gallardo. “It’s been up. It’s just frustrating. I prepare myself each and every start to go out and give my team a chance to win, and when something like that happens, it’s tough. I wish I had a better answer for it. I haven’t done my job this year.”
Gallardo gave up two homers and five earned runs, leaving his ERA at a miserable 6.24. As bad as it is, it’s still not Chase de Jong bad:
Gallardo was pulled after three innings, Lawrence came out and tossed five in relief, striking out nine and allowing just one earned run.
Cruz leaves after HBP, Segura helped off after ankle injury
Nelson Cruz, who was injured earlier in the Colorado series after fielding fly balls in the outfield, left this game after taking a fastball off the left hand, and was replaced by Boog Powell. Luckily, like the last injury, it looks like he’ll be able to return to action without any problems.
Segura, on the other hand, is headed for his second 10-day DL stint of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain while sliding into second base. Both players are substantially important to the Mariner offense, with Cruz leading the American League in RBIs and Segura leading the league in batting average.
The M’s host the Rays for a three-game series, Christian Bergman gets the start.