Mariners Split first half of road trip, Beat Blue Jays 5-1

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The road has not been kind to the Seattle Mariners so far this season, but this time around, they manage to go .500. After becoming the only team to win a series against the New York Mets this season, the Mariners had all the momentum but couldn’t get it done during the first two games against Toronto. Mariners take game three, increasing their record to 17-21 on the season.

Before the road trip started, the Mariners made some roster moves, one in particular that many fans have been saying needs to happen, Jarred Kelenic to Triple-A. A few players didn’t make the road trip to Toronto, including Friday’s starter Robbie Ray.

Staying in the ballgame

Twice on the road trip, Marco Gonzales gave the team an effort that allowed them to stay in the game. Tonight, they did as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 5-1. Marco went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, one run, walked three, and struck out two. The Bullpen (Munos, Sewald, Castillo) kept it that way through the seventh, eighth, and ninth.

Long Ball Fire Power

The Mariners hit three home runs in game 3 against the Blue Jays, coming from Toro, France, and Raleigh. The latter who seems to be progressing after being sent down to Tacoma, for a short amount of time.

Cal’s homer today, was the first off Gausman all year. But the Mariners in all, rallied 10 hits, three of which came from Adam Frazier.

What’s next?

The Mariners will fly to Boston to face off against the Boston Red Sox, with top Prospect George Kirby slated to start for the Mariners.

  • George Kirby (2 G, 0.90 ERA, 10 Innings, 7 H, 1 ER) vs Rich Hill (1-1, 2.89 ERA, 28 Innings, 21 K)
  • Robbie Ray (4-3, 4.62 ERA, 48.2 Innings, 50 K) vs Undecided
  • Chris Flexen (1-6, 4.35 ERA, 39.1 Innings, 29K) vs Garrett Whitlock (1-1,2.43 ERA, 29.2 IP, 37 K)
  • Logan Gilbert (4-2, 2.40 ERA, 45 Innings, 51 K) vs Nathan Eovaldi (8 G, 4.32 ERA, 41.2 Innings, 44 H, 42K)

Other Notes

  • Kyle Lewis is nearing the end of his 20-game rehab assignment. Mariners may add him to the active roster by Monday.
  • Evan White started his rehab assignment, he played six innings at 1B and went 0-2 in his first game this season.
  • Edwin Arroyo is on a 13-game hitting streak and has SEVEN home runs on the campaign for Modesto.