Seattle Mariners starter Adrian Sampson was scheduled to pitch against the Tigers this afternoon but he left the game while warming up for the first inning. Vidal Nuno took over. The Mariners said that Sampson, who was to be making his second start, left the game with right elbow discomfort and will undergo further evaluation. In Sampson’s first start he gave up four earned runs in four and two-thirds innings. Not the best outing, but better than today, unfortunately.
Normally this would be the highlight of any given game. But, given the Yasiel Puig/Michael Taylor walkoff stuff, this one was somewhat forgotten. Still, worth watching Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez going for a foul ball, the ball hitting off of Utley’s glove, Gonzalez’s leg and then, somehow, finding Gonzalez’s glove for the out.