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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||12.00||9.00||0.00||3.39||1.28||140.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas|| 2.2||0||0|| 23.63||0||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 14.73||0||2||3|
|vs RHB|| 16.0||0||0|| 5.06||0||4||16|
|12/26/2014||Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA|
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|Mike Fiers, SP MIL|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
James Paxton, SP SEA
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Matt Carpenter, 3B STL
|12/26/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
Fernando Rodney, RP SEA
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
Rick Porcello, SP BOS
Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Jake Peavy, SP SF|
James Paxton, SP SEA
Collin McHugh, SP HOU
Buster Posey, C SF
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS
Joe Nathan, RP DET
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Shelby Miller, SP ATL
Hanley Ramirez, LF BOS
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|12/26/2014||James Paxton, SP SEA||Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX|
|Last 10 Games|
Mariners pitcher James Paxton earns another loss Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed four runs, one earned, on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work in Seattle's 8-5 loss to the Twins Saturday.
Paxton's defense betrayed him against Minnesota when he put two runners on base in the first inning before allowing a walk with the bases loaded to bring home a run. Paxton then gave up a solo home run to Eduardo Rscobar in the fourth inning.
Paxton then couldn't get out of the fifth inning, when after Trevor Plouffe reached on an error with Joe Mauer on first, Mauer scored on a Nelson Cruz single to center. Paxton gave up one more RBI single to Kurt Suzuki before getting pulled.
Paxton, now 0-2 on the year, boasts a 6.86 ERA in 19 2/3 innings this season. He will look to get back on track Thursday against the Astros.
Lloyd McClendon says mechanics not Mariners P James Paxton's problem
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/20/15) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon dismissed the notion that starting pitcher James Paxton’s struggles are connected to his delivery, per MLB.com.
“No, I don’t see that and I’m not going to talk about Paxton,” McClendon said. "I don’t want to hear anything about mechanics. That’s over with. He’s got to pitch.”
Paxton was shelled in his start on Sunday, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings, and now has a 5.40 ERA on the season.
Mariners pitcher James Paxton tagged for seven runs in ND Sunday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed seven runs on nine hits in just 2 2/3 innings in Seattle's 11-10 win over of the Rangers Sunday.
It all fell apart for Paxton in the third inning when the first four batters of the inning reached base safely, leading to a run. Then with the bases loaded, Shin-Soo Choo grounded out to bring home another run. Texas continued to peck away at Paxton, scoring five runs all on singles or fielder's choices. Jake Smolinski then smacked a two-run home run over the left center field wall. The Rangers added another run before Paxton was pulled.
"Things weren't going my way, but I also wasn't making good pitches," Paxton said to MLB.com. "I was staying in the middle of the zone too much and making mistakes. I'm struggling right now, but I'm not going to quit fighting. I'm going to figure it out and persevere."
Paxton, still 0-1 on the year, now boasts a 5.40 ERA and will look for his first win of the year Saturday against the Twins.
Mariners SP James Paxton allows five runs Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Mariners pitcher James Paxton surrendered five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings during Monday’s game against the Dodgers.
Paxton fanned six batters and walked two. Despite the poor performance, Paxton received a no-decision.
His next start will likely be Sunday against the Rangers.
James Paxton suffers hard-luck loss for Mariners
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) James Paxton pitched well enough to win, but the Mariners couldn't provide any offense in a 2-0 loss to the Angels.
Paxton pitched six innings, striking out five. He walked one and gave up four hits. The big hit was a two-run home run by David Freese in the fourth inning that provided all the offense the Angels needed.
"I left that fastball up and away to him and that's where he hits the ball hard," Paxton said, per the Associated Press. "I was trying to go down and away and left the ball up."
Paxton threw 87 pitches, 52 for strikes. His next start will be Monday, on the road at the Dodgers, against Zack Greinke.
|2014 summary: Come mid-September last year, James Paxton still had yet to allow more than three earned runs in a start as a big-leaguer. Of course, he wasn't pitching all that time, missing a four-month stretch in the middle of the year with a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder. He finally did allow eight earned runs in a start Sept. 22, inflating his ERA. Still, 15 starts that effective to begin a career reveals something about Paxton's ability.|
Playing time status: The shoulder injury was something new for Paxton. He had maintained good health throughout his minor-league career. Though he wasn't a lock to win a job last spring, his performance before and after the injury makes him a lock for the Mariners starting rotation now and a valued part of their future, judging by some of the offseason trade chatter.
2015 outlook: Paxton was a fairly high-profile prospect in the Mariners organization, but perhaps because he was overshadowed by Taijuan Walker, his performance to begin his career has caught Fantasy owners by surprise. And the injury should cast enough doubt to make him still plenty affordable on Draft Day. He's no sure thing, of course -- no pitcher with less than a full season to his name is, but the stuff, pedigree and performance all point to greatness. If he lasts beyond the top 50 starting pitchers, he's a steal.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/27/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|4/28/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|4/29/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|4/30/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|5/1/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Asher Wojciechowski|
|5/2/15||@ HOU||7:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|5/3/15||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Roberto Hernandez|
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