If you’ve been following along with me all year on the Mariners minor league system thank you for your patience while I was away. But we’re back and so is James Paxton!
When we last left off with James, he allowed 7 R (6 ER) in 2.1 innings with five walks. In his first two starts, Paxton had a 17:1 K:BB ratio in 10.1 innings. However in his last two starts covering only 7 innings, Paxton has 13 walks and only 5 strikeouts.
Those that wanted to see him move up quicker probably now realize that he is still very much a work in progress. He will look to get back on track against the Tennessee Smokies at 5 PM PST tonight. You can listen to the game here.
Last night the Generals beat the Smokies by a score of 5-1 by another strong outing from Andrew Carraway: 5 innings, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Carraway is now 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA in five starts.
Denny Almonte went 3-for-4 and Joe Dunigan hit his sixth home run of the season.