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The 33-year-old Le Blanc pitched four innings, allowed no runs and three hits with three strikeouts. “But I told (Seravis) if he needed another inning I had one for him. He knows and you could kind of see it the last 8-10 pitches – the tank was empty.” Three takeaways: Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz is greeted in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Seattle. Warren) The Mariners turned to Chasen Bradford after pulling Le Blanc after four innings.
He told me that was about all he could ask for.” Small sample size, but of all the Mariners starters, Le Blanc’s 3.57 ERA is the lowest on staff. Le Blanc threw 29 pitches in the fourth, pushing his total to 70 pitches. Stephen Piscotty followed by sending the first of Bradford’s pitches over the center-field wall for a solo home run. The Mariners got a lock-down, bounce-back effort from their bullpen, with Bradford, James Pazos, Juan Nicasio and Edwin Diaz combining to allow that one run over the final five innings.
They were ready from the get-go.” Their bullpen was 13-0 when inheriting a lead before Wednesday, when Paxton’s dominant effort was squandered with the Athletics scoring three runs the final two innings against Nicasio and Diaz – two of the best relievers in the major leagues over the first month.
The Mariners had been one of four teams alongside the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, to have their bullpen protect every lead it inherited entering Wednesday. It’s easy though when you don’t have to throw too many pitches to guys. “You kind of see the writing on the wall when you have guys like Juan, Eddy and (Nick Vincent) in the back of the bullpen.
“I still don’t know much of what to say about it,” Gordon said. The only thing I can say is I’m happy if he’s happy.
As long as he’s happy, that’s all that matters to me.” Gordon doubled his next at-bat in the bottom of the third inning before Cano scored him with another single.
“Dee Gordon – unbelievable at the top of the lineup,” Servais said.
Manaea had allowed just one earned run over 23 innings in his past three starts before surrendering the four runs in three innings to the Mariners on Thursday. He hadn’t started a game since 2016 when he was last with the Mariners.