The Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres, 9-3, beaten by an eight-run third inning that featured five walks and five hits - and got another injury scare.
This time, it's shortstop Jack Wilson who came out of a game after experiencing 'tightness' in his right hamstring. Yesterday, David Aardsma was shut down for a few days with tightness in his groin.
Wilson had hamstring issues last season and missed time with a mild strain in September, then a bruised heel. He'll be further evaluated today, but expect him to miss at least a few more games.
As for the game, it wasn't as bad as that final score: Garrett Olson and then Edward Paredes simply couldn't get out of the third inning, and when it was over, so was the game.
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Highlights? Luke French worked two scoreless innings, as did Steven Shell. Mark Lowe threw one inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Feel good story of the day? Reliever Chad Cordero, who missed most of the last two years after shoulder surgery, pitched a smooth inning.
"That felt real good," Cordero said. "Coming off the field, I tried to put my glove over my face to hide my smile, but I don't know if I did. It was a huge relief, knowing I could put pitches where I wanted against big-league hitters.
"Pitching is awesome. I want to enjoy it as long as I can."
Ichiro Suzuki tripled, Jose Lopez doubled, but the Mariners were held to five hits.