Greetings from somewhere over Wyoming (I think). I will be on this road trip to scenic Detroit and then Boston. So bear with me a little today as I fly from Seattle to SLC to Detroit.
Mariners closer David Aardsma had a rough outing in a high leverage situation yesterday in Salt Lake City and the Rainiers lost yet again.
Besides the rough numbers, Aardsma admitted he didn't feel quite as sharp. And a very reliable source, Aardsma was only hitting 89-90 with his fastball on the stadium radar gun. I think he needs probably a two to three more rehab outings. And really there is no rush to get him back. It's not like the Mariners have a wealth of save situations.
Double A Jackson exploded for 15 runs in a 15-3 win over Mobile. Designated hitter Luis Jimenez ripped a pair of home runs and drove in five runs to lead the way. Before you get all excited, Jimenez isn't a prospect. He's a minor league veteran, who's been playing since 1999. He's spent seasons in Japan and Venezuela as well. Rich Poythress and Jake Shaffer had three hits each for Jackson.
Both Class A teams - High Desert and Clinton - had days off.