Hisashi Iwukuma delivered a gem of a game, allowing only one run over eight innings of work. The one run was a solo homer. The M’s getting 11 hits, and five runs. Kyle Seager lead the way with a 4-4 3 RBI night, matching something he’s done before in his career.
Now on subject about starting pitching, Taijuan Walker had a no hitter going into 7 innings Sunday night. Taijuan is hopeful to make it back to the big leagues, he has been suffering with a injury plague season so far. Been shut down twice. However, things are looking brighter for the former top prospect. We could see him as soon as Thursday, to replace Erasmo Ramirez.
Smoak,Hart,Saunders, could all be in Tacoma with rehab assignments starting next week. Hart has been sidelined with a hamstring issue, and same for Saunders. Michael Saunders was tearing the cover off the ball, hitting around .280, Smoak is suffering from a nagging quad injury. Smoak has shown a ton of power, but not driving the ball into the gaps. Everyone knows that Safeco field is not a homerun ballpark, even with the fences coming in more two seasons ago.