Among the many notable achievements thus far for Seattle’s ace lefty: a no-hitter, a 16-strikeout game and two complete games in a 5-1 start. But perhaps Paxton’s most memorable accomplishment came back on April 5, when a confused http://www.officialbuckstores.com/Mirza_Teletovic_Jersey bald Michael Pierce Youth Jersey eagle named Challenger mistook the 29-year-old lefty for his handler. It became such a viral moment, in fact, that the Mariners plan to commemorate Paxton’s unexpected bird-handling with an upcoming bobblehead event.
Here’s a two-minute oral history of the day Paxton and his taloned friend, Challenger, met at Target Field.
DEE GORDON, MARINERS OUTFIELDER: Right before the national anthem, I saw the eagle, Challenger, on the JumboTron [before his flight to the field], and I said, That bird looks like he doesn’t want to cooperate. If he comes over here, it’s going to be a disaster — I’m going to fight the bird or run from the anthem. Either way, I’m in trouble.
PAXTON: Challenger Womens Mirza Teletovic Jersey and I made eye contact — we had a moment. I could tell he wasn’t trying to attack; he was trying to perch on my back. I tried to stand up slowly so he could inch his way up and stand on my shoulder.
RHP Jake Arrieta (5-3, 2.66 ERA) on Saturday makes his first start since criticizing the Phillies’ defensive shifts following a loss at San Francisco. LHP Brent Suter (5-4, 4.55) goes for the Brewers.Mariners hold off Rays 4-3 for 16th win in 20 games
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Seattle Mariners got another big start from Marco Gonzales and needed a big play from catcher Mike Zunino to keep up their winning stretch.
Marco Gonzales won his fourth straight start and the surging Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Friday night for their 16th win in 20 games.
Zunino threw out Joey Wendle at second base on a stolen-base attempt for the final out of the Mariners’ 20th one-run victory of the season.
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