Mariners continue their slow start against Blue Jays as they wrap up their first road trip

The Mariners continued to struggle, north of the border, leaving Toronto losers of another series, but at least doing so on a relative high note
Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays
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Game 1: Castillo doesn't have it again and the bats stay cold in loss. Mariners 2, Blue Jays 5

Luis Castillo continues to struggle to start the season, as he goes less than 6 innings giving up 4 runs for the third straight start. Striking out 6 and giving up 9 hits to the Blue Jay hitters. The frustrating start to Castillo's season continues and Mariner fans wonder if he will ever break out of this slump he is in.

The offense of struggles continued in this one as the Mariners couldn't figure out Jose Berrios, who went 6.2 innings, striking out 6, and giving up no runs. J.P. Crawford and Cal Raleigh would both hit solo home runs late in the game and that would be the only runs the Mariners scored in the series opener.

Game 2: Same story, different day. Mariners 3 Blue Jays 5

The starting rotation continues to struggle early on in the season. George Kirby goes 4 innings while giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, and striking out 3 batters. Kirby and Castillo have both struggled to start the season and the Mariners need them to snap out of this ASAP.

The common theme to start the season has been striking out a lot and scoring a few runs a little too late in the game via the homerun ball. In this one, the Mariners struck out 10 times. Canzone hit a solo home run in the 7th and Mitch Haniger hit a 2-run home run in the 8th with Julio aboard. That would be all the runs the Mariners score, where is this approach that Brant Brown was supposed to bring to this team? I haven't seen it yet. They haven't strung many hits together and over the last couple of games, all their runs have been via the long ball.

Game 3: Mariners salvage the series behind Logan Gilbert. Mariners 6 Blue Jays 1

Logan Gilbert was fantastic in this one, going 7+ innings and striking out 8. Logan's only mistake was a home run he gave up to Vlad Guerrero Jr. in the 7th inning. Gilbert's start was massive for the Mariners as they were on a 3 game skid.

The Blue Jays had the bases loaded with 2 outs in the 9th but Jorge Polanco made an amazing over the shoulder catch to send the game into extras. Cal Raleigh would lead off the inning with an opposite-field homerun. Ty France would double in one and Mitch Haniger would single in two more to make it 6-1 Mariners. Ryne Stanek would slam the door on the Blue Jays in the bottom of the 10th inning. Mariners head home with a 5-8 record and take on the Cubs Friday.

Series MVP: Logan Gilbert 7.2 IP 8 K 1 ER QS