Mariners vs. Padres: Dumper dongs, All-Star Logan, & Gregory Santos struts his stuff

Seattle starts off their west coast road trip with some good momentum, as the Mariners swept the short two-game series against the Padres
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Best Pitcher: Logan Gilbert

7.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Even though he already received his first career all-star selection, Logan Gilbert is still on a tear. He had just nine swings and misses but still managed to accumulate seven strikeouts thanks to his 23 called strikes. 13 of these called strikes were on his four-seam fastball, something that was just too intimidating for the Padres to challenge. It helped open the door for his curveball to induce more whiffs, more than any pitch in this outing.

If not for the very end of the 8th inning, Logan Gilbert would have had one of his best starts of the season, and likely would've been handed the chance to throw the complete game because of his low pitch count. Instead, he ended up with a very strong start to open up the series against the Padres.

Honorable Mention: Bryce Miller

6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Despite keeping things scoreless, Miller was slightly less dominant than Gilbert in his own quality start. He had just six whiffs and 11 swings and misses, getting most of his outs with soft contact. Of the five hits he conceded, none went for extra bases. While he didn't have the flashiest outing and ultimately only struck out the last batter he faced, he allowed Seattle to escape with the win on just two runs.