There’s only so much Felix can do, of course.
7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
For those not named “Kershaw” you can’t do too much better than that.
In his last two losing starts, Felix has 15.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 16 K. His ISO-against is .000.
Run support for these guys would be nice.
Logan Morrison has ugly stats due to low BABIP, but in 25 PAs since returning he has three extra-base hits and two walks. His ISO is .200 (which is a big improvement over the .000 ISO he had before going on the DL). If that .176 BABIP (since returning) ticks up in coming weeks he won’t look so bad.
Brad Miller is hitting .275/.333/.451 in June. His .343 BABIP is just making up for super-low .211 and .184 in April and May. The important thing is that his ISO is recovering (.176) after disappearing in May (.016).
I’ll keep saying it: an offense with consistent ISO from 2b, SS and C (.169) has a lot to build around. Those are the tough spots to fill. It shouldn’t be so hard to find ISO at RF-LF-1b-DH. Alas.
- Baseball-reference.com boxscore here.
First-round (No. 6 overall) draft pick Alex Jackson has reportedly signed for more than $4 million. That’s “above slot” but within what the M’s can pay without cap penalty. Jackson wasn’t really expected to slide to No. 6, so paying “above slot” is not unexpected.
I don’t know if he’ll show up in Everett or Pulaski. Since they started college guys Mike Zunino and D.J. Peterson in Everett for “soft landings,” I would guess Pulaski, but they also like the expensive guys close to the “home office” so I wouldn’t rule out Everett.
- The three middle leagues still on all-star breaks, but abbreviated Mariner affiliate scoreboard here.
- There was plenty going on in Tacoma, though.
- Justin Smoak returned for a rehab assignment: 0-for-3, walk
- Ty Kelly mashed his 10th homer of the year, and singled. After a handful of games in right field, he was in left. Season line: .265/.393/.465.
- Chris Taylor also went deep, his 4th.
- And journeymen relievers Logan Kensing and Todd Coffey keep making an impression. Kensing: 2.0 IP, 0 R, 4 K. Coffey: 1.0 IP, 0 R. Coffey’s walk rate is ugly, but everything else is good. Kensing has been strong all around.
- Everett got buried, 10-1, as Rigoberto Garcia got knocked around for the second time in two starts. Kody Kerski struck out two in his first inning of pro work.