Again residence, Mariners look to halt stoop vs. lowly A’s

In Seattle, they’ve began calling it the “King’s therapy.”

It is in reference to former ace “King Felix” Hernandez, who spent most of his Mariners profession stymied by poor run assist

Seattle’s starters appear to be getting the identical therapy this season.

The Mariners open a three-game collection with the lowly Oakland Athletics on Monday evening at T-Cell Park with a .226 staff batting common, the second-worst mark within the majors to San Diego’s .222

Seattle spoiled one other high quality begin by George Kirby on Sunday in a 3-2 loss at Atlanta that wrapped up a nine-game journey. The Mariners managed one hit over the primary six innings in opposition to rookie Jared Shuster, who earned his first major-league victory

“It is time to go residence,” Mariners supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. “Clearly, we did not do sufficient offensively once more (Sunday)

“It is onerous to beat when you do not put the ball in play. Whether or not it is, you already know, extra changeups than we had been anticipating or extra life on the fastball, no matter, sooner or later you have to reduce down your swing and get the ball in play.”

The Mariners‘ solely runs Sunday got here on solo homers by Jarred Kelenic and rookie Jose Caballero

Seattle dropped to 5-16 when scoring three runs or fewer and is 4-12 in one-run video games. It was the tenth time this season the Mariners had been held to 2 runs or fewer and the twenty first time they’ve struck out greater than 10 occasions

Highlighting Seattle’s struggles is reigning American League Rookie of the Yr Julio Rodriguez, who has a slash line of .204/.280/.656.

Collectively, the Mariners have a .681 on-base plus slugging proportion, tied for twenty sixth among the many 30 MLB groups with Oakland, which is on tempo to complete 34-128 this season

The A’s misplaced 2-0 Sunday at Houston as Framber Valdez threw a four-hitter.

It is the third time Oakland has been shut out in its previous 10 video games and seventh time this season.

The A’s have misplaced 4 in a row, seven of eight and 12 of their previous 14 video games.

“I feel we are able to construct on this collection,” A’s supervisor Mark Kotsay mentioned Sunday. “I do know the wins weren’t there. From a standpoint of getting higher and maintaining us in video games, they did that this weekend, and if we are able to proceed to try this, it’ll result in extra success.”

Seattle swept a three-game collection at Oakland on Might 2-4.

The A’s may get a lift with the return of outfielder/first baseman Seth Brown, who has been out since struggling a Grade 2 left indirect pressure April 8 on a verify swing.

Brown, who led the A’s in residence runs (25) and RBIs (73) final season, went 5-for-13 in 4 rehabilitation video games – three with Class A Stockton and one other with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Kotsay mentioned Brown is predicted to fulfill the big-league membership Monday, when a dedication will probably be made on whether or not he is able to be activated.

Oakland lefty Kyle Muller (1-3, 7.71 ERA) is scheduled to start out the collection opener in opposition to M’s right-hander Luis Castillo (2-2, 3.31). Muller will probably be dealing with Seattle for the primary time; Castillo is 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA in three profession begins in opposition to the A’s.

–Discipline Stage Media