Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Robinson Cano exits game after taking a pitch off the hand

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos fouls off a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park in Detroit Robinson Cano leaves Mariners game after cringing hit-by-pitch
Cary Erickson | 14 May, 2018, 06:01

Robinson Cano left the game in the third inning with a fracture in his right hand, and the Mariners went on to lose 5-4 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday when Jose Iglesias hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

Cano tried to get out of the way of an inside 88-mph fastball from Detroit Tigers starter Blaine Hardy, a graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School, when the pitch hit off of the back of Cano's hand.

He left the game and was replaced in the lineup by infielder Andrew Romine.

Jean Segura had a nice game with four hits and two runs scored, while Ryon Healy hit his 6th homer of the year and Mike Zunino also notched his 6th of the year. The defeat marked the first time all season that Seattle lost a series on the road, but the bigger issue is the health of the Mariners' standout second baseman.

Cano was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis with the team Sunday night and then continue on to Philadelphia to be examined by a specialist Tuesday.

Less wind and cooler for Mother's Day!
The good news is most of the rain will be mostly light with pockets of moderate rain, especially across southern Ct. Mother Nature doesn't deserve a Mother's Day brunch - unless you really think South Florida needs a soaking.

Felix Hernandez (5-3) allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out seven and walking two in five innings for the win.

The Tigers broke a 1-all tie in the sixth. Overall, the pitching has improved, but the Tigers have not been scoring as much as in years past, especially of late as they have averaged just 3.70 rpg in their last 10 games (prior to Saturday).

Altavilla (#53) will be in uniform and available for Game 2 of today's doubleheader at the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers added another run in the seventh when Mikie Mahtook doubled home Iglesias, who had reached base after getting hit by a pitch. "I went out there trying to go as deep as I possibly can". He was able to get Dee Gordon to ground out to first with the bases loaded to end the game. Detroit's Jose Iglesias hit a two-run shot in the first game. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2016-c), he is 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA (29 ER, 71.1 IP) with 78 strikeouts and 30 walks in 69 games.