|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||2/16/1987|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 10|
Milone threw 6.1 innings as the primary pitcher against the Royals on Monday, giving up one earned run on three hits over 6.1 innings, striking out six and walking none as the Mariners lost 6-4. He didn't factor into the decision.
Milone put in another good performance as the primary pitcher, but he wouldn't get the win as Anthony Bass blew the save after giving up an eighth-inning two-run homer to Jorge Soler. It remains to be seen if the Mariners continue to use him in this role, but Milone's numbers on the season are solid so far, as he's now sporting a 3.03 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and a 32:5 K:BB over 32.2 innings.
Milone will serve as the primary pitcher Monday against the Royals, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Taylor Scott is working as the opener, with Milone set to follow and cover the majority of innings. The southpaw has pitched well as a bulk reliever in his last two trips to the mound, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven across 11.1 innings.
Milone is expected to work behind an opening pitcher in Monday's game against the Royals, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Seattle hasn't formally clarified its plans for Monday's game, but Milone will be in line to cover the majority of the innings for the team regardless if he's deployed out of the bullpen or as a traditional starter. The lefty has fared well as a bulk reliever in his last two turns, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over 11.1 innings.
Milone gave up three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six through six innings of relief work against the Twins on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
After Gerson Bautista pitched 1.1 innings to open the game, Milone cruised through the next five innings before running into trouble in the eighth by allowing two runs. The Mariners have used an opener in front of Milone with success in his last two appearances, as the veteran southpaw owns a 3.24 ERA and a 7:1 K:BB over 11.1 innings in that pair of outings.
Milone will follow an opener Wednesday against the Twins, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Milone has a 3.10 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 20.1 innings this season. He pitched well following an opener Thursday against the Astros, allowing just one run over 5.1 innings.