SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners logged home runs from Kyle Seager, Robinson Cano, and Adam Lind, spoiling the debut of Milwaukee Brewers southpaw Brent Suter.
It could have been a historic night for Suter and the Brewers, ending a drought of 474 straight games without a left-handed pitcher starting for Milwaukee. Suter was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs as a product out of Harvard (Brewers general manager David Stearns is also an alumni).
The Brewers fell 7-6 Friday night, dropping them to 19-40 in games away from home this season and 0-5 on the current road trip. Suter lasted just 4 and 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. Twice the opposition went yard against the youngster.
“It was kind of as advertised,” manager Craig Counsell said after the loss. “There’s some late movement going on that’s really confusing the hitters. I thought he did a good job. He kept us in the game. You see why he’s having success in Triple-A.”
Seattle has been known to hit the long ball, though, coming into Friday’s game with 167 on the season, third most in the league.
Wily Peralta gets the start on Saturday at 8:10 p.m. opposite Felix Hernandez.