Mariners manager Scott Servais talks to the media postgame following his team's 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field
A few postgame notes:
Both Nori Aoki and Robinson Cano had their feet stepped on in the game. Cano and Indians starter Carlos Carrasco got tangled up on a play at first base. Aoki and Martin both converged on a ball in left-center and nearly collided. Martin made the catch and Aoki came up limping.
One thing that was mentioned by scouts and Rangers’ players, Martin’s voice is very soft and high pitched. And at times it’s hard for other outfielders to hear him calling them off on balls. It’s something to monitor.
*** This was the first time the Mariners had lost back-to-back road games this season.
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*** The Mariners were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position
*** Robinson Cano has a 16 game hitting streak in road games.
*** Kyle Seager had a homer and a single tonight. All four of Seager’s career homers against the Indians have come at Progressive Field.
*** Wade Miley hadn’t walked a batter in two previous starts and then walked four in the fourth inning, including two bases loaded walks to force in runs. His last four-walk winning came on April 27, 2013 when he pitched for the Diamondbacks.
Said Miley of his start:
“I just lost it. I don’t know what happened. I obviously didn’t feel going in, but I was able to make some pitches for some ground balls early. But in that fourth inning, I got to thinking, something I don’t do a whole lot. I kind of got mechanical and lost it. That game is 100 percent on me. I’ve got to do a better job to minimize right there.”
Here’s a look at the walks:
No. 1 — Juan Uribe, who doesn’t like to walk
No. 2 — Colin Cowgill, who came in hitting .100 and wasn’t going to swing till he saw a strike
No. 3 — Rajai Davis, another guy not interested in taking many walks.
No. 4 — Francisco Lindor, this kid is going to be really good.