‘s Virginia Tech career is over after he was ruled academically ineligible, and the cornerback plans to enter the NFL’s supplemental draft this summer.
Virginia Tech announced in a release Friday morning that Alexander was no longer participating in team activities but didn’t specify a reason. Hours later, agent Andy Ross released a statement from the player that revealed why he would not suit up for the Hokies in 2018.
Starlin Castro drew a walk to load the bases, but Lauer (2-4) got out of the inning by striking out Anderson.
Rivera’s two-out walk with the bases loaded in the fifth pushed the lead to 3-0, and Realmuto grounded into a fielder’s chose in the sixth to cap the scoring.
Lauer allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked a career-high seven.
Those guys (on the Angels) have power. They really do, Seattle manager Scott Servais told reporters afterward. They are special players. The guys who have put up numbers in this league and continue to. When you’re in the other dugout and Mike Trout steps up there it’s not a great feeling. He had a good night tonight and we got to try to make some adjustments with himtomorrow. He’s a tough out.
It was a particularly difficult loss to swallow for Los Angeles (37-30) and left-hander Andrew Heaney (3-5), who had thrown a one-hit shutout in his previous outing against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Andrew just looked like he missed some spots with his fast ball, Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters afterward. Those guys tonight didn’t miss him. Cruz got ahold of a couple fast balls. It just didn’t seem like he got settled in to be able to repeat pitches like he did in his last start.
Of additional concern was Angels first baseman Jefry Marte, who left in the second inning with a wrist injury after colliding with Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon, who was running out a ground ball.
Angels rookie Jaime Barria (5-1, 2.48 ERA) will make his eighth start of the season and he could become a regular in the rotation as Shohei Ohtani remains out.
Barria is coming off four shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in a 6-0 win on June 1. He’ll be opposed by veteran right-hander Mike Leake (6-3, 4.46 ERA). He has strung together four consecutive quality starts to lower his ERA from 6.00 in the middle of May.