30 July, 2017
But veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo came through, allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings as Seattle defeated deGrom and the Mets 3-2 at Safeco Field.
His July has been tough, seeing his ERA go from 3.82 to 4.30, but in his most recent start, he returned to "good Miranda" form, tossing 5.2 innings, surrendering just two runs on five hits. The Mariners did exactly that in knocking off the Mets and a red hot Jacob deGrom with their pitching saving the day which prevented a three game skid.
Vincent pitched a ideal eighth for the Mariners before handing the ball to Diaz in the ninth. "It's something to build off".
Mariners left-hander Ariel Miranda overcame a shaky start to pitch six solid innings. Jarrod Dyson's sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third with one out. The ball struck the right-hander so hard it caromed into shallow right field.
Haniger led off the fifth with a double off the right-field wall, snapping an 0-for-19 slump.
DeGrom threw a 95 miles per hour fastball that rode up and in on Mitch Haniger, hitting him in the mouth. Haniger left the field under his own power with what the Mariners later announced as a mouth contusion. He was replaced by Guillermo Heredia. Dyson then blooped a singled into shallow right center.
"I got myself in trouble in the second inning", deGromsaid. "Just a great experience for me".
"Yeah, definitely", he said.
Collins called on left-hander Josh Edgin to face the left-handed-hitting Kyle Seager. It's not easy to pitch after you do that. "When I went out there, he was talking". Ben Gamel singled to open, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. Gamel continued to third and Cano to second.
Michael Conforto provided the Mariners with a painful reminder Friday night of what they walked away from three years ago in the MLB Draft. Gallardo exited after consecutive two-out singles by Yoenis Cespedes and Walker. Jose Reyes flied out to center field to end the threat. "Going into it, you kind of know it's going to be a low-scoring game and you've got to outpitch them".
Haniger will need some time to heal and likely will be placed on the DL, Servais said.
"Obviously, any time that happens it's pretty scary. It could have been a lot worse".
Deadline dealing: Sometime around the third inning, the Mets completed a deal with the Miami Marlins to bring right-handed reliever AJ Ramos to NY in exchange for two minor leaguers, including the organization's No. 9 prospect, right-hander Merandy Gonzalez. "He's about to 140, 150-feet, working his way toward the bullpen". Iwakuma was 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in six early season starts. Lugo is 4-1 on the road this season. His 10 victories are a career high, despite spending most of May on the DL (left forearm strain).