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Mariners 5, Blue Jays 0: NO HIT

Usually this would be a vomit-inducing thing, but hoooooly shit!

Things worth mentioning

  • Marcus Stroman got roughed up once again, failing to reach the sixth inning for the sixth time in seven starts. He induced a ton of ground balls, but he wasn’t particularly good. His final line: 5IP 9H 5ER 2BB 2K. His ERA on the season is 7.71. Yeesh.
  • Okay, what else is there to talk about but the fucking stud also known as the Big Maple? Canadian James Paxton went the distance for the first time in his career, NO HITTING THE BLUE JAYS. I would usually be pretty annoyed after a game like this, but he became just the second Canadian in MLB history to throw one. He seemed to keep getting better as the game progressed and retired the last 16 hitters up to the plate. What seemed to be the most unfair, though, was the fact that his last three pitches in the game were 98, 99, and 99. Goodness. After the game, he saluted the Rogers Centre fans that stayed to cheer him on and flashed the maple leaf tattoo on his right forearm. GOAT. His final line: 9IP 0H 0ER 3BB 7K