Mariners star exits game after slapping Pitch on wrist

Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez walked out of the team’s game against the Houston Astros after suffering a wrist throw.

Things just seemed to be looking up Seafarers from Seattle. Late Friday night, the team acquired the Cincinnati Reds’ Luis Castillo, one of the best starting pitchers available at the close. The Mariners were all in to race into the postseason.

But fans got quite a scare during the Mariners’ July 30 game against rival Houston Astros.

In the top of the eighth inning, Rodriguez swung from a Rafael Montero throw but was hit squarely in the wrist. It was a Strike 3 call but Rodriguez appeared to be in serious pain as he held his right hand.

Julio Rodriguez hit wrist for throw

Despite the fear, Rodriguez stayed in the game and took over midfield. But in the top of the ninth inning, where he was replaced by pinch-hitter Abraham Toro.

This season, Rodriguez is posting .271/.334/.482 while recording 18 home runs, 57 RBI and 99 hits.

As for the Mariners, they were down 4-3 in the ninth inning, but thanks to Toro they took the 5-4 lead when he hit a single to right field, allowing Jesse Winker and Adam Frazier to score.

Paul Sewald secured the 5-4 win after forcing an alley from Jose Altuve, a popout from Yuli Gurriel and a groundout from Yordan Alvarez.

Obviously, it will be worth watching Rodriguez’s status after the game. It remains to be seen if Rodriguez will eventually have to be absent or if he can play. Mariners star exits game after slapping Pitch on wrist

John Verrall

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