After finding out yesterday that left-hander James Paxton would be making his professional debut last night, there was no way I wasn’t going to tune in and do some analysis on the start. I know that Paxton is someone Mariners fans have been waiting and waiting to get more information on ever since he was drafted. Since I love my readers, I’m going to give you just that.
First, it needs to be noted that the Clinton radio feed was really rough last night. There were stretches where there was more time listening to dead air than play-by-play, so there’s some details that are hazy, particularly Paxton’s exact pitch mix. Still, there was pretty good information from the game, so let’s roll with it.