The third time was no charm.
During the Toronto Blue Jays' 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, veteran lefty Francisco Liriano lasted just two innings while allowing seven runs on five hits.
This is where the Mariners are right now in a rotation that has four of its five intended members on the disabled list. The Mariners will send Chase De Jong (0-2, 6.75) to the hill. Last season he showed a four pitch mix, but relies heavily on his fourseam fastball and slider combination.
"He says: 'We started out 12-24, '" Gibbons said, leaning back in the leather chair of his office in the Jays clubhouse Friday afternoon, and recalling the Beeston conversation.
Smoak said it was no surprise that Estrada turned it around. He is 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA in three road starts this season. "My defense was making plays for me".
It's not really for the pitching.
After the walk, everything fell apart in a hurry.
Bautista, who hit a three-run homer against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, hit a two-run shot against the Mariners on Friday. "(I thought) he's either going to pop it up or swing under it.
The hits, they just keep coming. I missed probably by three inches.
He shifted to an off-speed pitch not once but three times in a row. "I can't remember it where it hit at once".
It was a cookie.
"There's an effect to what he means to our team and on the field", Servais said. "But through a tough stretch, everybody starts pressing". It's a hard lesson to learn. Earlier in the year, they were just going to the warning track.
It's yet another blow to a ravaged Jays lineup that has four of its everyday nine on the DL - Morales, third baseman Josh Donaldson, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and catcher Russell Martin.
Robinson Cano suffered a strained right quadriceps muscle Tuesday in Philly that forced his removal from the game.
Gibbons said the team did not have a confidence problem.
Ryan Weber had an abbreviated start in his season debut for Seattle (17-20), throwing only 55 pitches before leaving the game in the midst of an at-bat in the fourth inning with tightness in his right shoulder.
Cruz returned to the lineup after spending two games on pinch-hitting duty while the Mariners played with no designated hitter in Philadelphia. Billy Hamilton also had a two-run single and Adam Duvall added an RBI single as the Reds won for the sixth time in seven games.
De Jong gave one run back later in the inning and was lucky to limit it to that.
It was his first four-RBI game since August 2015 at NY. Gamel held the ball after slamming into the wall in foul territory.
Keon Broxton drove in four runs and finished a double short of the cycle as Milwaukee outslugged Boston. They're 6-1 in such games. Barney had hit.340 with a.809 OPS in 18 games as a starter, before Wednesday. He entered the day leading the American League in batting at.364 and raised his average to.369.
The Indians lost center fielder Abraham Almonte in the second.
"I'm not so concerned so far", Morales said. With a starting rotation gutted by injuries and suspect middle-relief pitching, the Mariners will likely have to score at least five runs to win games.
Carrera hit a one-out single in the ninth off Cody Allen, and Justin Smoak and Steve Pearce walked with two outs.
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