Mariners vs. Twins: Luke rallies, Gilbert keeps it quality, and Seattle stays chaotic

Despite an electric extra innings victory to kick things off, Seattle failed to keep up their momentum at home as they lost the series to the Twins
Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners
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Best Pitcher: Logan Gilbert

6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Gilbert kept his cool, even after surrendering a two-run home run to Carlos Correa in the sixth inning. He had 13 swings and misses, five of which were on his four-seam fastball and three of which were on his splitter, and it was his 14th quality start of the season.

Consistency has been the name of the game for Gilbert this year, with all but three of his outings being quality starts. His 2.72 ERA and 0.881 WHIP are a testament to this and prove just how invaluable he has been to the Seattle rotation.

Honorable Mention: Bryce Miller

5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Bryce bounced back after a brutal last outing in Miami where he conceded six earned runs in four innings. Although he only went five innings, he was able to keep the Twins to just two earned runs while striking out six. He had 14 swings and misses, split evenly between his slider, splitter, and four-seam fastball.

Miller was able to bring his June ERA down slightly to 4.68 but after back-to-back months of >4.50 ERA, he might have to change things up if he wants to get back on track to where he was at the beginning of the season.