SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 2, Houston Astros 3

4-30-15_PaxPerplexedJose Altuve hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning tonight to finish off the Mariner’s hopes. It was a tough pitcher’s duel all night between James Paxton and Astro’s starter Scott Feldman; both went 7 innings and left the game at a 2-2 tie. The tie would last until the 10th, when Altuve hit a single off the wall to end it.

Paxton was on target tonight, lasting 7 innings while striking out 7 and only allowing 2 runs. It was a welcome sight for Mariners fans after his poor start to the season.

Carson Smith pitched a scoreless 8th inning, bringing his numbers up to 18.1 consecutive scoreless innings to start his career!  Showing why some folks have him penciled in as a potential closer candidate moving into next season.

The Astros continued their fiery start and extended their streak to 7 wins. They’re looking like they will be around come September.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seattle Mariners
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 2 11 0
Houston Astros
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0  1 3 7 0

Winning Pitcher:

Luke Gregerson – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER (2-0)

Losing Pitcher:

Dominic Leone – 1.1 IP, 2 Hs, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (0-2)

SSU Player of the Game:

James Paxton – He’s had a rough start to the year, but tonight he showed he had put that behind him and really put together a quality start when the team needed it. They ultimately didn’t win, but with Pax putting it together, there’s a lot more good to come.

Next Side Up:

Roenis Elias takes the mound Friday night in game 2 of the series, making his 2nd spot start for Hisashi Iwakuma.  He’ll face Samuel Deduno of the Astros at 5 PM PST.

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Matt Paige is the Baseball Managing Editor and a regular contributor on SSU TV and for Seahawks Football. He also writes the column "The Call-Up" and is a rabid fan of all teams Seattle (Except the Huskies. Go Ducks!).