Mariners vs Blue Jays: Gilbert shines, Canzone cooks, and Raleigh hits bombs

In another somewhat disappointing three-game set, the offense struggled to get going until the last second but these players still found ways to stand out
Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays
Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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Best Mariners' Moment: Logan Gilbert's Inspiring Performance

As I stated earlier, this pitching masterclass from Logan Gilbert was much-needed. In April alone, Seattle pitchers have given up 83 hits and 12 home runs. With an average-at-best hitting performance thus far, it makes sense why the team has struggled to win games. Luis Castillo and George Kirby will have to return to form quickly and their starts in April have been uncharacteristically rocky, but perhaps this showing from Logan Gilbert was what they need to get back on track.

A big conversation going into the season centered around "who is the Mariners' ace?". After watching Kirby and Castillo in 2023, it seemed like a fair question. It was even reflected in the Cy Young odds to start the season, as both of them were towards the front of the pack.

It's Gilbert though who was sitting there just below them, and he is the only one currently showing why. If this is the Logan Gilbert that we are going to get all year, he's going to push towards the top of the pack and make a real run at the award. His next start will come at home against the Reds.