Yesterday’s game was a disaster in every way, shape, and form. Today the Mariners awake without their promising young shortstop, albeit a shade less disastrously than initially thought. After a dismal looking injury, J.P. Crawford and the Mariners received some relatively good news.
Servais on @710ESPNSeattle - Crawford sprained his ankle, not a bad sprain, will be out for a few weeks.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 29, 2019
In fairness, “not a bad sprain” is still grisly.
JP Crawford just walked through the clubhouse on crutches. He was not putting any weight on his left foot which was in a walking boot.— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) May 29, 2019
So Crawford is IL-bound. In his place is UTIL Dylan Moore, who will not be called on to do too much with Shed Long, Tim Beckham, and Kyle Seager all able to be versatile. Today we get another round of The Opener with the Rangers, with Jose LeClerc on the hill to lead and Drew Smyly to follow. It will functionally be Smyly’s first start in Seattle since being traded to the Mariners, and I am honestly curious what the response will be like. The Mariners are going minimal on lefties, though Shed Long will still get the start over the jet-lagged Moore.
Game Time: 12:40 PM PT
Radio: 710 AM ESPN