Oakland native Brian Wu returned to the Bay Area for the first time as a major league player on Monday night when he got the start seattle mariners In the opening match of the three-match series against the hosts san francisco giants
Every team starting the interleague set looks a little tired mariners Waiting for a hard-fought 7-6 win at home over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon, hours before Giants finished their road trip with a nationally televised contest against the New York Mets, which led to their flight home after midnight
Playoff contenders in their respective divisions will face each other for the only time this season mariners by winning two consecutive matches to achieve a 3–3 homestand, while Giants‘8-4 loss in New York caps 2-4 Eastern swing
The 23-year-old Wu (1-1, 4.37 ERA) attended Alameda High School — his longtime alma mater. Giants Shortstop Chris Speer – near the Oakland Coliseum before coasting to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for college
The right-hander has made only five big starts in the league and has never faced Giants
Getting the ball in San Francisco after Wu was a bit of a question mark mariners General manager Justin Hollander acknowledged after his last start that the organization would monitor his pitching load in his second season following Tommy John surgery.
Wu was limited to just 57 innings in the minors last season and has already reached 66 2/3 between Double-A and the majors this season.
Hollander said of Wu and fellow prospect Bryce Miller, “It’s up to them to be as efficient as possible innings so we can get them out in innings five and six at the proper pitch count.” “Because we are not just measuring the innings as a whole; we are measuring the stressful innings (and) how hard they are working in any given outing.
“We also have to be creative because we’re going into the holidays and have to understand that there’s a certain limit to what you can do there. There might be a point where we have to close one of those.”
No matter how many pitches Wu throws on Monday, none will hold that against the San Francisco hitter with whom he is quite familiar. Fellow Cal Poly outfielder Mitch Haniger fractured his hand after being hit by a pitch on June 13 and is out of the lineup after undergoing surgery.
Haniger joined Giants as a free agent that winter after spending five years with Seattle. they’ve never batted against mariners
Giants The Hill is expected to begin a six-game homestand heading into the All-Star break with right-hander Logan Webb (7-7, 3.43). His personal three-game winning streak was snapped after a 6-1 loss in Toronto last Wednesday
Will make his third career start against the 26-year-old marinersHas gone 0-1 with 6.97 ERA in last two
Webb was one of five players – including JD Davis, Thiaro Estrada, Lamonte Wade Jr. and Tyler Rogers – Giants Manager Gabe Kapler believed that the National League All-Star team could be made if rosters were completed on Sunday. Instead, the team only got one representative, closer Camilo Doval.
Kapler said of Doval, “He is very qualified.” “He’s had a great year. He’s one of the closest players in the game. I couldn’t be happier for him.”
–Field Level Media