Mariners Pregame: M’s add bullpen arms, return Vogelbach to minors
The Seattle Mariners kick off a three-game series against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m.
The M’s made a series of moves on Tuesday before the game. RHPs Jean Machi and Emilio Pagan were selected from AAA Tacoma, while Dan Vogelbach was optioned to Tacoma, Casey Fien was desiganted for assignment, and Shawn O’Malleyw as transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster for the transactions.
The 40-man roster remains full at 40.
Machi, 35, was 1-0 with 4 saves and a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 8.0 IP) with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in 8 relief appearances with AAA Tacoma this season. He last appeared in the Majors in 2015 when he split the season with San Francisco and Boston.
Pagan, 26 on May 7, will be making his Major League debut in his first appearance. He earned 1 save and posted a 3.27 ERA (4 ER, 11.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 7 walks in 6 relief appearances with AAA Tacoma this season.
Vogelbach was 2 for 14 in six games for the M’s.
Lineups and starter matchup
Game 27: Seattle Mariners () vs. Los Angeles Angels (), 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field
Starters: LHP James Paxton (3-0, 1.39) vs. RHP Matt Shoemaker (1-1, 4.73)
James Paxton has not allowed an earned run in his last 14 1/3 innings against the Angels over his last two starts, dating back to May 5, 2015.
Paxton’sstreak without allowing an earned run is currently the seconnd-longest active streak against the Angels. He trails only Hyu-Jin Ryu, LAD (16.0 IP, 5/28/13-c). Overall in his career against the Angels, Paxton is 3-2 with a 2.17 ERA (11 ER, 45 2/3 innings) in seven starts. Hhe has limited Angels batters to a .165 average (27 for 164), while walking 11 and striking out 40. Paxton has held Mike Trout to a .100 average (2 for 20) with 10 strikeouts.
This Day in Mariners History
In 2002, Mike Cameron makes history by belting four home runs in four consecutive at-bats in a 16-5 win at Chicago. He becomes only the 13th player in MLB history to belt four homers in a game and the fourth in the A.L.
In 2003 - Edgar Martinez collects his 2,000th career hit with a single to left in the sixth inning off Chicago’s Gary Glover in the Mariners 9-2 win at U.S. Cellular Field.