Paxton Shines But M’s End Season With a Thud
Mariners starter James Paxton who, along with the rest of the Mariners pitching staff in 2017, struggled through an injury-riddled campaign, took the bump one last time in Anaheim as the Mariners attempted to tie the Angels for second place in the American League West in the year’s final contest.
Paxton unfurled a sparkling six innings of shutout ball allowing just three base hits while striking out nine hitters and walking none.
The Angels were happy to see the lefty many call “Big Maple” exit the affair as the exploded for six run in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 6-2 win.
Seattle, who started the season six games under .500 at 2-8, ended their campaign at in the exact same shape, winding up at 78-84.