Generals Update & Generals Pitcher Looks For New College
The Generals finished up a two-game set in Bryan against the Brazos Valley Bombers Wednesday night. Pedro Garcia got the start for the Generals, tossing 5 innings of one run ball to pick up his first win of the season. Kyle Guttveg and Luis Vargas each plated a run in the 2-1 win. With the victory the Generals pull to within one game of the first place Bombers in the TCL.
Cole Wesneski has been effective as a starting pitcher for the Generals this summer. After finishing up at Navarro Junior College. Wesneski is looking to sign with a four-year college. I asked him how big this summer is for him with the Generals. “It’s a really big summer. Some people take this as a joke, but I want to throw strikes, keep my walks down. Everyone loves to see strikeouts but if I don’t get a ton of strikeouts it’s no big deal. I just want to get outs and show colleges what I can do.” The Generals host the Bombers at Riverside Thursday night. Free ticket night courtesy of Victoria College.
SEATTLE (AP) – Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
After Jean Segura singled to center off reliever Oliver Drake (0-1), Haniger launched his 16th homer of the season over the left-field wall to finish off the sweep. Nelson Cruz and Ryon Healy also homered for Seattle, and Healy’s upper-deck shot in the eighth inning tied the game at 6-6.
The Mariners have won six of their last seven games and 11 of their last 13. Roenis Elias (2-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Seattle starter Marco Gonzales allowed seven hits and three runs in five innings.
Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards left the game after two innings because of tightness in his left hamstring. Shortstop Zack Cozart left the game in the fourth inning because of left shoulder strain.
Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager was a late scratch from the starting lineup Wednesday, but he is not injured. Mariners officials said it was a personal issue, and Andrew Romine started at third in his place.
SERVAIS’ NEW LOOK
Before the season started, Mariners manager Scott Servais said he would get a haircut just like Edwin Diaz if the closer reached 50 saves this season. Diaz, who has a Z-like symbol shaved into the left side of his head, already has an MLB-best 25 saves this season and is on pace to reach 55 saves. “I’m aware,” Servais said. “I’m already talking to barbers. I’m OK with that.”
Angels: OF Kole Calhoun (oblique strain) started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Mariners: RHP Nick Vincent (groin strain) and RHP Juan Nicasio (knee swelling) both are expected to throw in the bullpen Friday on Saturday. Servais said he hopes both relievers can come of the 10-day DL by the middle up the upcoming 10-day road trip that starts in New York against the Yankees on June 19.
Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (5-4, 3.08) tries to continue his June hot streak when the Angels play the Athletics on Friday in Oakland. Skaggs is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in his previous two starts this month. Trevor Cahill (1-2, 2.27) is expected to start for Oakland.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez (6-5, 5.70) is on the mound to start a four-game home series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Hernandez is coming off his shortest outing of the season when he took the loss at Tampa Bay, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in the 7-3 loss. David Price (7-4, 4.00) is the expected starter for Boston.