The Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners, 2-1, on Monday night.
Jon Gray was dominant for the winning side, who extended their lead in the AL West to two games.
A really good outing by Mariners starter Logan Gilbert went to waste, but not before he tied a franchise record.
“Logan Gilbert’s 7 consecutive strikeouts are tied for the most consecutive K’s by a Mariners pitcher in a game, with: 9/7/22 Luis Castillo; 6/15/84 Mark Langston,” Sarah Langs, an MLB stats expert, tweeted.
Here is the video of Gilbert’s impressive streak.
Logan Gilbert’s 7 consecutive strikeouts are tied for the most consecutive K’s by a Mariners pitcher in a game, with:
9/7/22 Luis Castillo
6/15/84 Mark Langston https://t.co/q1gX2GwBKY
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 9, 2023
With a mid-to-high-90s fastball, he completely dominated the Rangers’ dangerous lineup.
Seven of his punchouts came in a row.
But he still couldn’t keep the Rangers off the scoreboard, as a Josh Jung sacrifice fly and a Jonah Heim single plated the two runs that Gray and Texas needed to win.
Overall, Gilbert was impressive with two runs, three hits, and a walk allowed in 6.2 frames.
He struck out 10 batters and now has 50 for the season, against just eight walks.
His overall ERA of 3.79 might not look that impressive, but his 0.99 WHIP and the incredible strikeout-to-walk ratio are signs that things will improve for the young righty.
The Mariners haven’t had the best or the smoothest start to the year at 17-18, but they are just 4.5 games back from the Rangers.
That’s not an insurmountable difference, especially this early in the season.
There will probably be an exciting competition between the Mariners, Rangers, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Angels for the AL West crown all year long.NEXT: Mariners Rookie Is Dominating Thanks To 1 Specific Pitch