Hernandez, Zunino lead Mariners past Brewers 8-2
August 21, 2016 - Finding Carter
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez couldn’t collect a improved time to be convalescent his form.
Hernandez pitched 8 clever innings and Mike Zunino homered and gathering in 3 runs to lift a Mariners to an 8-2 feat over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing a Brewers their sixth true loss.
“I’m removing improved each time out,” pronounced Hernandez, who missed roughly dual months with a stretched right calf. “The initial dual innings, not that loose, and afterwards after that all clicked. Good fastball, good changeup, good curveball.”
Hernandez (8-4) gave adult dual runs and 7 hits, distinguished out 8 and walking one to urge to 4-0 with a 3.80 ERA in 7 starts given entrance off a infirm list on Jul 20. Steve Cishek, who had mislaid his closer’s role, pitched a ideal ninth.
“He’s rounding into Felix form, no doubt,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “He’s carrying fun. He’s healthy. He feels good about where he’s at. He’s got some bullets left in his arm, carrying been out as prolonged as he has. He’s still fresh.”
Seattle, that has won 8 true homes games and 12 of a final 15 overall, pulled one diversion behind Baltimore for a American League’s second furious card.
Zunino and Leonys Martin strike behind to behind homers off Wily Peralta (5-9) to open a bottom of a seventh, stretching Seattle’s lead to 4-0. Peralta was creation his third start given being removed from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
“When we face a man like King Felix, your team’s not going to give up,” pronounced Peralta, demoted in Jun after being a Brewers’ opening day starter. “Not many runs, overall, until a final dual home runs in a seventh, so we consider we was throwing OK.”
The Brewers pennyless by opposite Hernandez in a eighth on an RBI double by Ryan Braun and a run-scoring singular by Hernan Perez.
The Mariners afterwards combined 4 runs in a bottom of a inning, capped by Zunino’s two-run double to right-center.
“I only knew we had to be studious via a night and I’d get a integrate pitches we could hit,” pronounced Zunino, who was not called adult from Triple-A until late July. “It’s only good to be in a integrate of those situations late in a diversion with runners on.”
Martin done a run in a third to put Seattle adult 1-0. He walked, stole second, changed to third on Ketel Marte’s belligerent out and came home on Norichika Aoki’s singular to left.
Aoki gathering in a Mariners second run in a fifth, slapping an opposite-field double to left to measure Marte from first.
The Mariners doubled their lead in a seventh when Zunino non-stop with his eighth homer and Martin followed with his 14th.
“I consider they were bad pitches,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Tired? we suspicion a initial dual hitters, we suspicion he’d be good for certain for a initial dual hitters. we wanted Blaine (Boyer) prepared for Marte, though unfortunately a initial dual hitters homered.”
Hernandez pitched out of difficulty several times earlier, stranding a curtain during third in a first, and runners during second in a second and sixth.
“His final dual starts, he’s only removing stronger and stronger,” catcher Zunino said. “He’s anticipating his rhythm, his command’s great, he’s doing a good pursuit throwing a round inside to both lefties and righties and that’s opening all up. And, his change-up’s removing really tighten to what it was.”
The maestro outfielder, who was sent to Triple-A Tacoma for 16 games in July, has strike safely in 11 of his final 15 games, including 3 three-hit games. He is attack .358 over that widen with 5 doubles, 3 RBIs and strike by pitches twice. “I consider we done flattering good pitches to him. But he only still found a barrel, put it in play,” Peralta said. “The initial strike he got was on a really good pitch. The second one we missed a small bit. The third one was a fastball up, for some reason he only put a tub on it. He’s flattering prohibited right now.”
Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra, on a 15-day DL (right bend inflammation) reported no problems after a bullpen event on Friday and now will representation in a unnatural game. “The subsequent step for him will be Monday, he’ll face hitters … fundamentally representation dual innings,” manager Craig Counsell said. Guerra, a 31-year-old rookie, has been a warn with a 7-3 record and 2.93 ERA in 17 starts.
Mariners: LHP James Paxton, on a 15-day DL with a painful left bend after being strike by a line drive, done a brief rehab start Saturday during Triple-A Tacoma. In a 53-pitch outing, Paxton authorised dual hits with one travel and 3 strikeouts in 3 scoreless innings. He could lapse to a revolution subsequent Thursday.
Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (4-5, 4.87 ERA), creates his initial start opposite a Mariners given 2010, when he was with Tampa Bay. Garza non-stop a deteriorate on a DL and is creation his 13th start given being activated in mid-June. He is 3-1 in his final 4 starts.
Mariners: Rookie LHP Ariel Miranda (1-0, 5.79) creates his third start for Seattle given being acquired from Baltimore for Wade Miley. He authorised 3 runs on 3 hits on 5 innings in his final start, a no-decision.