Mariner's second baseline Dee Gordon was on the right wrist of a J.A. met. Happ pitch in the third inning of the game on Thursday night against the Yankees. Per Ryan Divish from the Seattle Times the X-rays were ambiguous, so Gordon will undergo further testing on Friday.
Gordon was actually more upset with Happ than with pain, Divish reports . Gordon said, "I was angry. It was the second time he gave it to my head. You have to get the ball down. You can not throw that pitch. I have a family. You have to get the ball, you have to bring the ball down. That's twice If you can not throw that pitch, do not throw it.
The pitch was questioned here:
As Gordon mentioned, both Happ pitches were in this third inning at bat. Happ has certainly not tried to hit Gordon on purpose – and it does not sound like Gordon would think so.
It's understandable why Gordon is frustrated, but pitchers occasionally need the ability to peck high and / or inside to be effective. Sometimes they will miss their place and accidentally beat a batsman. It's part of the game, for better or for worse. Happ, with 34 hits over 1,574 innings in career and an average running rate of 2.6 batters per nine innings since 2015, has no control problems to the point where he should decide not to play in certain locations.
Mariner's second baseman Dee Gordon was hit on the right wrist by a hit Happ pitch in the third inning of the game on Thursday night against the Yankees. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com it looked "like a bad one".
The Mariners should shortly forward an update on Gordon's status. He went into his first record appearance and currently beats .304 / .336 / .406 with three homers, 19 RBI, 14 runs and 10 stolen bases in 151 record appearances of the season.
Dylan Moore replaced Gordon at the second base in the game on Thursday. He would fill in as short-term if Gordon had to go on the injured list. The Mariners might consider Prospect Shed Long or J.P. Call Crawford, if necessary.