At the end of my post yesterday, I was relishing the fact that I wouldn’t have to watch Yovani Gallardo pitch because it was a day game and I had work. But, I secretly knew there was a chance I’d still be subjected to his mediocrity because I was leaving work early and heading straight to the airport for a weekend trip to California. Of course, I should’ve known better, as that suck-ass was pulled from the game after 3 innings, giving up 5 runs, 6 hits, and 3 walks while striking out only 2. As usual, the veteran “innings eater” was FUCKING worthless.
For what it’s worth, Casey Lawrence came in and went 5 strong innings, giving up just 1 run, 3 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 9. But, yeah, let’s keep trotting Gallardo out there. That’ll keep this gravy train rolling down the tracks.
Speaking of Please God Fucking Kill Me Now, the most obvious thing in the world happened in this game (if you’ve been following the 2017 Mariners for even a little bit): exactly one day after James Paxton returned from a month on the DL, Jean Segura severely injured his ankle sliding into second base, and Nelson Cruz was hit on the hand with a fastball. Both will miss time, though how long remains to be determined. Considering Segura had to be helped off the field, I’m expecting the worst there. Then again, it can’t possibly be a good thing to take a pitch off your hand, particularly when your only value to this team is your bat. So, YAY, two potentially serious injuries!
The offense otherwise did a lot of stuff, but going 1 for 11 with RISP can’t be overlooked when you only score 3 runs (particularly in a Gallardo start, where you need a minimum of 7 runs to get a win).
Short posts this weekend, as I’m preoccupied with Clusterfest. God help us all.