Playing catch-up here, after family obligations all day Wednesday.
We went on and on the other day about the 6-1 road trip, and how the patched-together offense managed to produce enough runs to support some excellent starts and a lights-out bullpen.
Well, upon returning home on Tuesday, they got the decent-start and unscored-upon-bullpen part (although Charlie Furbush allowed Hisashi Iwakuma‘s inherited runner to score).
But the patched-together offense didn’t provide the support:
And by patched-together we mean:
- Willie Bloomquist, 1b
- Cole Gillespie, DH
In other news, Justin Smoak was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Logan Morrison was brought up from his Tacoma rehab assignment to take his place.
LoMo was putting up some pretty interesting numbers in AAA: .308/.416/.477 with 3 HR and 11 BB in 18 games. The third HR was Tuesday night just before the call-up.
We had identified him during the off-season as a fairly strong potential bounce-back candidate.
Then again, his first eight games in April were pretty ugly: .150/.227/.150.
So we’ll see which Morrison shows up. But since Smoak was in a pretty nasty slump himself, any help from LoMo would be welcome.
- Chris Taylor returned from the DL, and immediately had a double and a walk. Jabari Blash had three hits.
- There are no openings in the MLB bullpen, but veteran Todd Coffey has been putting up a nice audition tape anyway: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. (Overall 2.08 ERA in 7 appearances.)
- The boxscore had no less than three guys named “Xavier” (two for Tacoma, one for Memphis).
- Austin Wilson had his third triple for Low-A Clinton, while our favorite darkhorse reliever Emilio Pagan got his 9th save.