Sheboygan A's Baseball

In The Pros: Washburn Waiting in Wings for Morrow

Posted: September 16, 2008

KANSAS CITY — The Mariners will have a couple of nice pitching options available when they take the field for Tuesday’s game in Kansas City. Brandon Morrow will draw the start, but left-hander Jarrod Washburn will be lurking in the background should Morrow falter or run up a high pitch count.

Washburn hasn’t pitched since Aug. 30 because of a strained abdominal muscle. He’s ready to get in some innings and a pain-free performance on Tuesday would leave him in position to get a subsequent start, according to manager Jim Riggleman.

“If he doesn’t hurt it, then we’ll set him up for a start next week,” Riggleman said.

Washburn is 5-14 with a 4.72 earned run average in 152 2/3 innings. Ending the season with a couple of strong outings would set a positive tone for Washburn heading into the offseason.

The Mariners are just hoping their offense can bounce back after a 3-0 loss on Monday. Whether it’s Morrow or Washburn, the pitcher is going to need some runs with which to work.

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