Jul 28 11:53a
Elias (8-8) did not factor into the decision in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles, despite holding the opposition to one run over five innings. He walked three batters while striking out six.
After leaving his previous start with cramping in his forearm, Elias shook off the injury with little concern Sunday, though the Mariners held him to 85 pitches. His hold on a starting job seemed a bit tenuous after he was lit up for 12 runs (11 earned) in his first turns in July, but his steady showings in back-to-back outings give him some job security over the likes of Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, and Erasmo Ramirez, all of whom are in the mix for the lone opening in the rotation.