Marco Gonzales is quietly becoming the Kyle Seager of Seattle’s pitching staff, in that every single time I turn on a Mariners game, there he is, being so damn solid at his job. Gonzales joined the team during 2017 and, after making three relief appearances that year, has been a mainstay in the rotation ever since.
As such, he’s had the chance to face several American League hitters over and over and over again. I didn’t include the hitters’ team(s) as a hint on this quiz because it is almost exclusively AL West residents. Including stats from Thursday night’s start in Anaheim, these are the hitters who have stepped into the box against Marco Gonzales more than 15 times.
Tyler O’Neill has not pitched to any of these hitters. Check mate.