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The Seattle Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Wednesday

By meerna Jul11,2024
The Seattle Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Wednesday

Pitching continued to prove to be a strength for the Seattle Mariners as their staff combined to win 2-0 over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. Seattle improved to 51-43 on the year with the victory.

Bryce Miller pitched six innings for the Mariners, allowing no walks and one strikeout. He improved to 7-6.

“That was huge,” Miller said in a postgame interview Wednesday. “It was a weird game. I was just throwing the ball and they were throwing it down. I’ll take it. Anytime I can throw well, give us a chance to win, I’ll take it.”

Twitter account @MarinerMuse summed up Miller’s performance perfectly, calling it “one of the weirdest starts a Mariners pitcher has had all year.”

Miller’s stats aren’t necessarily eye-catching, but he had some key moments that aren’t recorded in the stats.

Miller’s only strikeout came against the last batter he faced. His final pitch was a 96-mile four-seamer in the bottom of the sixth that forced Jake Cronenworth to chase and left one runner stranded.

Miller also didn’t blink an eye in a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the second. It helped that his defense was there to back him up.

Julio Rodriguez caught a fly ball from Ha-Seong Kim in shallow center field and sent it home, where Cal Raleigh struck out Donovan Solano for an 8-2 double.

As Miller’s day came to an end, Seattle’s bullpen made sure his good start didn’t go to waste.

First came Austin Voth, and the Padres went down in the bottom of the seventh. In the bottom of the eighth, San Diego threatened but failed.

Ryne Stanek helped generate two quick outs, but allowed a walk and a single. Andres Munoz entered the game and struck out Jurickson Profar, and the Padres stranded two.

In the bottom of the ninth, Munoz allowed the first two men to reach via walk. After a visit to the mound, San Diego struck out, threw out and grounded out, leaving the tying runs at second and third base. Munoz earned his 15th save of the year in 1.1 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 1.45.

Offensively, Seattle’s two runs were fairly obvious. Raleigh scored on a fielding error in the top of the second and Jorge Polanco scored on an RBI single in the top of the fourth.

Seattle snapped a six-game losing streak with two wins over the Padres. It will continue its California road trip with a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, beginning at 6:38 p.m. PT on Thursday in Anaheim, California.

MARINERS MAKE KEY LINEUP CHANGES: The Seattle Mariners made some key roster decisions Wednesday, placing outfielder Dominic Canzone on the 10-day injured list and, in a corresponding move, recalling Jonathan Clase from Tacoma. CLICK HERE

MARINERS GO FOR THE FENCES: Seattle Mariners fans have been waiting for this to happen, and it finally did. The offense came alive. The Mariners had 13 hits — eight of them for extra bases — in an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday (July 9). CLICK HERE

MARINERS JUG GETS A GREAT UPDATE: Seattle manager Scott Servais gave a positive update on Bryan Woo’s availability for the four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. CLICK HERE

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