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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray had a solid outing against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. He pitched six innings and allowed four hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out six. Unfortunately, he wound up with a no decision in the game. Ray has now posted three straight quality starts, allowing just two earned runs across 20 innings over those three starts. The reigning AL Cy Young winner has labored through the year overall, pitching to a 4.07 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP while going 6-6. However, this recent stretch suggests that he may be turning a corner. He'll look to keep rolling in his next start against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Paul Sewald struck out one across a scoreless inning to earn the save during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. He entered the game in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. The 32-year-old needed just 11 pitches to notch his fifth save of the year. He owns a 2.81 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 25:7 K: BB across 24 2/3 innings in 2022. Seattle continues to use a committee as Sewald shares save changes with Diego Castillo and recently activated Ken Giles. Fantasy managers should continue to roll with Sewald as he racked up five saves and four holds over 26 appearances in 2022.
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said that the team is cautiously optimistic about first baseman Ty France (arm) after his X-rays came back negative. It looked pretty bad when it happened, when France's left arm collided with an Oakland Athletics baserunner after the throw from the third baseman sailed up the line. The 27-year-old will undergo an MRI exam on Friday just to be sure, but for now, fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day. If France misses any time, Kevin Padlo and Luis Torrens would be the primary options to play first base. France's fantasy managers will hope he doesn't miss any time, though, as he's been great this year. He came into Thursday's ballgame hitting .319/.393/.480 with an .873 OPS, 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 273 at-bats as a must-start fantasy asset.
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners first baseman Ty France (arm) left the game early on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics with what looked like a left arm injury. France needed help getting up and was avoiding his left arm after a throw from the third baseman sailed up the line, causing his left arm to collide with the baserunner. France has been great for fantasy managers so far this year, as he came into Thursday's game hitting .319/.393/.480 with an .873 OPS, 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 32 runs scored in 273 at-bats, so we'll be holding our breath that his arm injury doesn't cause him to miss extended time. Dylan Moore entered the game to replace France at first base, and he could see some more playing time there if France is forced to miss any games.
Seattle Mariners infielder Ty France (undisclosed) was removed early during Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics. He left the game after an ugly collision at first base and appeared to be in quite some pain. The injury appeared to be an upper body issue. Dylan Moore came into the game as a replacement for France. The organization is expected to give an update on France soon. Hopefully, France isn't forced to miss significant time because he has been a stud at the plate.