The second baseman of the Mariners, Dee Gordon, was hit on the right wrist by a JA. Happ pitched in the third inning of Thursday night's game against the Yankees. By Ryan Divish of the Seattle TimesThe X-rays were inconclusive, so Gordon will undergo more tests on Friday.
Gordon was actually more upset with Happ than with pain, Divish reports. Gordon said: "I was angry, it was the second time he threw up next to my head, you have to lower the ball, you can not throw that pitch, I have a family, you need to get the ball, you need to get the ball down. twice, if you can not launch that release, do not do it. "
Here was the playground in question:
As Gordon mentioned, Happ's two pitches in the third inning were inside. Happ certainly was not trying to hit Gordon on purpose, and it does not sound like Gordon thinks that either.
It is understandable why Gordon is frustrated, but pitchers do need the ability to pitch high and / or occasionally to be effective. Sometimes, they will lose their place and hit a batter accidentally. It's part of the game, for better or for worse. Happ, with 34 hitters in 1,574 career innings and an average rate of 2.6 hitters for every nine innings since 2015, has no control issues to the point where he must decide not to pitch in certain locations.
The second baseman of the Mariners, Dee Gordon, was hit on the right wrist by a JA. Happ pitched in the third inning of Thursday night's game against the Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, "It seemed a bad".
The Mariners should pbad an update on Gordon's status shortly. He walked in his first appearance on the plate and is currently hitting .304 / .336 / .406 with three homers, 19 RBIs, 14 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 151 plate appearances in the season.
Dylan Moore replaced Gordon at second base in Thursday's game. I would think it would be the short-term filling if Gordon needs to go on the disabled list. The Mariners could consider calling the prospect Shed Long or J.P. Crawford if necessary.