Mariners Game Recap: M’s Power Past Padres in Opener

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May 12, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton (65) throws against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Pax-Man is Back on Track

James Paxton put together his 4th consecutive solid outing for Seattle on Tuesday night. Paxton hurled 6 shutout innings tonight against the Padres. Pax-Man allowed just 3 hits, but his 5:5 strikeout to walk ratio was not overly impressive. He ran into trouble in the 2nd inning when he walked the bases loaded, but he managed to tip toe out of danger. He was far from perfect, but 65 of his 106 pitches found the strike zone.

The 26-year-old southpaw had a rough start to the season, but he has looked much better as of late. He has allowed 2 runs or less in each of his last 4 starts, and he looks much more confident on the mound. Paxton was big for Seattle down the stretch in 2014, and I expect his recent success to continue this summer.

The Ladner, BC native will get the ball again for Seattle on Sunday afternoon when they host the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field.

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