Athletics' Paul Blackburn can't find rhythm against 'locked in' Mariners

Blackburn can’t discover rhythm versus ‘secured’ Mariners initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Athletics’ issues versus the Seattle Mariners in this series advanced Wednesday, and not even Paul Blackburn might turn their fortunes around.

Blackburn, who went into Wednesday’s video game with a 2.26 PERIOD – finest amongst A’s beginners – had his worst getaway of the season in a 9-0 loss at the Coliseum as the A’s have actually dropped the very first 2 video games of the three-game set.

The 28-year-old Blackburn enabled 7 operate on 10 hits in 4 innings, the very first time all season he’s enabled more than 4 runs in a start.

“He didn’t have his best stuff,” supervisor Mark Kotsay stated to press reporters. “He tried to manage that lineup, to get through it. Again, they’ve got some guys hitting the ball really well. .. We made some mistakes, and they capitalized.”

Blackburn enabled single runs in each of the very first 3 innings, however what cost him was the 5th inning when he quit 4 straight hits to begin the frame.

Julio Rodriguez, who began the scoring with an RBI double in the very first inning, led off the 5th with a single and after that scored on a two-run homer by Jesse Winker. Eugenio Suarez then singled and after that Blackburn was secured of the video game after Taylor Trammell followed that up with a double.

“I feel like I threw some good pitches and they hit them,” Blackburn stated to press reporters. “And they hit the bad pitches too. Just one of those nights where they were locked in. When I had to make a pitch, I couldn’t make a pitch.”

Blackburn didn’t believe this was the worst he’s felt on the mound this year, however he couldn’t get in a rhythm and the Mariners taken advantage of almost whatever he tossed.

“It’s a long year,” Blackburn stated. “That’s why there’s a lot of ups and downs. Today was just one of those days. Overall, I didn’t feel like my stuff was terrible. It was just one of those days where they hit the good pitches I made and they also made me pay on the bad pitches I made. It’s the big leagues. Those guys are good too. It was just one of those days.”

His has a hard time at the Coliseum likewise continued. In 6 house starts, Blackburn is 1-3 with a 5.87 PERIOD, while he is 5-0 with a 1.00 period on the roadway.

Kotsay stated that Blackburn’s efficiency Wednesday was “not in the norm” for him this season.

“He got behind [in the count] on some guys,” Kotsay stated. “They put some good at-bats together against Paul, and the result was they got him out of there a lot earlier than expected. Just overall not a great night on the mound for us.”

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After an 8-2 loss in the very first video game of the series on Tuesday, the A’s couldn’t summon a work on Wednesday in another uneven defeat. The offense handled 7 hits however went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

“Overall, I thought the at-bats weren’t as bad as maybe the numbers represent,” Kotsay stated. “We’ll turn the page and get ready for tomorrow.”

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