|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||90.00||4.00||6.00||0.00||3.90||1.36||82.00||38.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 8.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||4||11|
|vs RHB|| 31.1||0||0|| 2.30||0||7||22|
|08/30/2014||Aaron Hill, 2B ARI|
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
|James Paxton, SP SEA|
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
|08/30/2014||Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
Gregory Polanco, RF PIT
James Paxton, SP SEA
|Russell Martin, C PIT|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
|08/29/2014||James Paxton, SP SEA||Joe Kelly, SP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
|James Paxton's demotion to minors is temporary |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) The Mariners announced Wednesday they optioned starting pitcher James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma to clear a roster spot for Erasmo Ramirez, who was recalled from the minors. However, Paxton will be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1, and he will make his next start Tuesday against the A's.
|James Paxton tosses 6 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Rangers |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Mariners pitcher James Paxton earned a win Tuesday, giving up four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 5-0 victory over the Rangers.
Paxton (4-1) got the first two outs of the seventh inning with ease but was pulled after walking the next batter, ending his night with a season-high 118 pitches thrown. He owns a 1.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 33:11 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. Paxton is scheduled to face the A's next Tuesday.
|James Paxton fields, pitches way to loss to Phillies |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Mariners rookie James Paxton was victimized by his own goof in the field and took his first loss in 10 career starts Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Paxton surrendered four runs - but just one earned - in four innings. He gave up seven hits, walked one, fanned five and threw 88 pitches. He blew a 3-1 lead in the fourth by giving up three unearned runs, courtesy of his own throwing error, a passed ball and two soft singles.
The left-hander will seek to rebound Monday against Texas.
|James Paxton picks up a win Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/15/14) Mariners pitcher James Paxton tossed a strong start against the Tigers Friday.
Paxton allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one. Paxton only ran into trouble in the third inning. After giving up a triple, Paxton allowed the run to score on a groundout. While he gave up a double to the next hitter, Paxton was able to get out of the inning without allowing any more runs.
With the win, Paxton improved to 3-0. Paxton will take on the Phillies in his next start.
|James Paxton allows one run in no-decision vs. White Sox |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/10/14) Mariners pitcher James Paxton wasn't a factor in the decision Saturday after allowing one earned run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 2-1, 10-inning loss to the White Sox.
Paxton struck out the side in the first inning and put together three perfect innings before allowing a baserunner, but the White Sox finally got to him with two doubles in the seventh inning, taking away his tenuous lead. Paxton owns a 2.38 ERA and 22:5 K:BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Friday.
|It's near impossible to reconcile what James Paxton did during a four-start stint in the majors last year with his Triple-A numbers. Yes, he was pitching in the Pacific Coast League, a hitter-friendly environment that has warped its share of stat lines, but he didn't have the problems most other pitchers do. His home run rate was as low as ever, and his walk rate -- which sometimes suffers as a by-product of a rising home run rate -- actually dropped. Considering it's the only blemish on his record, though, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Paxton's stuff speaks for itself. He throws a fastball in the mid-to-high 90s and features a curveball that's a legitimate out pitch. Like many young left-handers, he has had control issues, but those seem to have dissipated and weren't at all an issue following his promotion. He'll have to compete for a job following the offseason signing of Scott Baker, but if he wins it, he'll be a sleeper in all formats. Even if his relatively low profile allows him to go undrafted in yours, you'll want to keep a close eye on him.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/30/14||WAS||9:10 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|8/31/14||WAS||4:10 pm||Tanner Roark|
|9/1/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|9/2/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Sonny Gray|
|9/3/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|9/4/14||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Miles Mikolas|
|9/5/14||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Martinez|
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