On his 107th pitch, Mariners starter James Paxton let go of the ball, rolled his shoulders and grimaced.
That caught the attention of catcher Mike Zunino, who called for the trainers, who looked at Paxton, who pointed to his chest before leaving with a left pectoral strain.
Paxton is not only the Mariners’ ace, a pitcher receiving consideration as a Cy Young candidate.
Against Kole Calhoun in the Seventh Inning, Paxton rolled his shoulders and grimaced after throwing his 107th pitch.
In his last seven starts, Paxton’s ERA is 1.59, and his own fan section had even formed in the left-field bleachers named, appropriately for the Canadian Paxton, The Maple Grove.
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