Mariners hold off A's as Paxton, 'pen fan Paxton gave up a leadoff homer to Marcus Semien and then struck out Matt Chapman before getting knocked out by Lowrie's base hit. Auctions - Bid or Buy Now. The sharp shot off Paxton's pitching arm led to a first-inning exit for the Mariners southpaw and the first relief appearance in Felix Hernandez 's career in the Mariners' loss to the A's. But there's nothing you can do. View Full Game Coverage X-rays on Paxton's arm showed no broken bones, and the Mariners said he's day-to-day with a bruised left forearm.
The year-old southpaw knows it's crunch time and he's eager to help.
Paxton hit by comebacker; X-rays negative
Paxton recorded his eighth game with double-digit strikeouts this year, but the first since July 1. The down time was important for him to get his arm feeling better, but he also made a little adjustment mechanically and that's the guy we saw earlier in the season, driving down the hill and the tightness and depth to the curveball tonight was outstanding. View Full Game Coverage. Diaz struck out Matt Olson swinging to end the game, the 18th strikeout of the night for Seattle's staff. Paxton hit by comebacker; X-rays negative. But it was a good ballgame.