Mariners Pregame: Andrew Moore makes MLB debut, lineups and starters
Game 75: The Seattle Mariners (37-37) host the Detroit Tigers (32-39) in the last of a four-game series at 7:10 pm at Safeco Field.
The M’s scored seven runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings to come back to beat the Tigers 7-5 to claim their third straight win over their visitors. Jarrod Dyson broke up Justin Verlander’s perfect game with a bunt single in the sixth, which some folks consider against the unwritten rules of baseball, but Verlander didn’t have a problem with it, saying it was “part of the game.”
The Mariners, back up to second in the A.L. West, have won four in a row and are 23-13 at home, while the Tigers, fourth in the A.L. Central, have lost five in a row and are 14-23 on the road.
Andrew Moore is the 11th Mariners pitcher to make his MLB debut in a start since 2005. When he throws his first pitch today, Moore will be the 30th different pitcher used by Seattle in 2017 – the most in the Majors this season – and the 13th different starting pitcher (1st in MLB).
Moore will be the 11th rookie pitcher Seattle has employed (first in MLB) and the fifth rookie to make a start (tied with Cincinnati for most in the Majors). He joins Chase De Jong, Sam Gaviglio, Dillon Overton and Rob Whalen among the rookies who have started for Seattle this year.
Moore was rated the Mariners No. 2 pitching prospect and No. 4 overall before the season by MLB.com.
Lineups and starters
Starters: RHP Andrew Moore (MLB debut) vs. LHP Daniel Norris (4-4, 4.42)
OF Ben Gamel is on a 13-game hitting streak and has hit in 23 of his last 24 games, posting two hitting streaks of 10-plus games. Gamel is an 0 for 3 (with a sac fly) on June 8 away from 24-game streak. Overall, in last 24 games, Gamel is hitting .427 (41 for 96) with seven doubles, a triple, a home run, eight RBI, one HBP and six walks. During current streak is 25 for 54 (.463) with six doubles, a home run, five RBI, four walks and two steals. Gamel leads MLB batting .420 (34 for 81) in the month of June. He is just shy of the threshold to qualify for the league leaders.The Mariners have recorded double figures in hits in eight of 20 games this month, including four of the last 10 games, and are averaging over 10 hits per game for the month (10.1 HPG).
This Day in Mariners History
In 1994, Ken Griffey Jr broke Babe Ruth’s 1928 & 1930 MLB record for home runs through June with No. 31 off Brian Anderson at California. He finished June with 32 homers.
In 2000, Edgar Martinez hit his sixth career GSHR in the eighth inning of an 11-4 romp over Baltimore.