It is getting pretty routine. After beating the Milwaukee Brewers two out of three games the Mariners decided to be swept by the Houston Astros. At least the first two games they were in it until the tenth inning.
The Mariners offense didn’t do a good job of scoring runs in this series. Of course, the Astros have a pretty pitching staff as well. Hopefully, they will return home to have a good home stand before the all-star break.
The final score in the game was Houston 6 Mariners 1. Marco Gonzales pitched five innings giving up three runs. I was hoping he would continue his winning streak intact for the month of June. Mike Wright pitched the final three innings where he gave up three runs with two being earned.
The Mariners will face the St. Louis Cardinals for three games and then finish up before the all-star break with three against the Oakland A’s. Matt Carasiti will start Tuesday’s game as the opener. I expect Wade LeBlanc will come in the second inning. So far Carasiti has done a good job as the opener. He likely will start again on Thursday as the opener before Tommy Milone.
Speaking of the all-star game Sunday it was announced that Daniel Vogelbach made the team. I expect they wanted him for the home run derby. Dee Gordon missed another game. If I were the Mariners I would put him on the disabled list and then he would be ready to go after the all-star break.
Does anyone know who they think will be traded before the trading deadline? Mike Leake is the likely one. The Mariners might be able to get some good prospects for Vogelbach since is going to the all-star game. Maybe good timing although I am sure they want to keep him but with the right package why not.
It would be nice if the Mariners could go 4-2 at home before the break. Go M’s.