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Ljay Newsome left his relief appearance Saturday against Texas with right elbow inflammation.
Newsome was struggling mightily before he was removed from the game, allowing three runs on four hits over one inning pitched.
Ljay Newsome took the loss Saturday against the Angels, allowing eight runs on seven hits over two innings pitched with one strikeout and two walks.
It was like batting practice to start this game for the Angels lineup as Newsome was forced to start due to injuries in the Mariners starting rotation. It is safe to say that Scott Servais will look elsewhere next time through the rotation if Nick Margevicius (shoulder) is still unable to return from the injured list.
Ljay Newsome threw four shutout innings out of the bullpen Sunday against Boston, allowing two hits with four strikeouts and zero walks.
With Nick Margevicius only lasting one out as the starter, Seattle needed someone to go in long relief and that wound up being Newsome. He is a candidate to potentially get the next start if Scott Servais decides to move Margevicius to the bullpen.
Ljay Newsome earned his first career MLB win on Sunday against Houston on Sunday, tossing two innings while allowing zero runs and zero hits with one strikeout and zero walks.
Newsome entered the game out of the bullpen in the fifth inning when Nick Margevicius was forced to depart the game early due to an injury. Newsome walked the first batter he faced, but because the count was already 3-1 when he entered the game, that walk to Chas McCormick was charged to Margevicius. He wound up scoring after stealing second, and then tagging to third base and home on back-to-back fly balls. However, again that run was charged to Margevicius. Newsome was then able to work out of another threat after back-to-back errors put two runners on base before he retired the Astros in order in the sixth inning.
Ljay Newsome took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed one run on four hits with a strikeout and no walks over 4 1/3 innings in the Mariners 6-1 loss to the Astros.
This was a solid bounce back performance for the rookie, who coughed up five earned runs in his last start against the Giants. The only run the Astros managed off of him came in the first inning via a Kyle Tucker RBI single. He kept Houston off balance otherwise and was pulled before having to face their lineup for a third time. The 23-year old now owns a 5.17 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and a 9:1 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings (five appearances, four starts). He has a shot to start against the A's this coming weekend.