Mariners Game Recap: Slugging M’s fall to Dodgers in Extras

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Apr 13, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton (65) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers in an interleague game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pax-Man Struggles in LA

James Paxton cruised through the first 3 innings on Monday night at Dodgers Stadium, but he ran into trouble in the 4th and 5th innings. Pax-Man was touched up for 5 runs tonight on 6 hits across 6.1 innings. He struck out 6 Dodgers, and walked just 2. Overall, he struggled to keep the ball down over his final 2.1 innings.

Paxton pitched well in his debut outing last week, but after tonight’s start he has registered a disappointing 5.11 ERA. He has struck out 11 and walked just 3 over his first 11.1 innings this season. Paxton has some of the best stuff on the club, and I expect him to pitch much better in his next outing.

The Mariners have had problems with their starting pitching over the first week of the season. Hopefully, Hisashi Iwakuma is able to buck this trend on Tuesday night.

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