After beating the Houston Astros in his major league debut, Taijuan Walker wasn't as sharp his last time out.
Fortunately for him, he gets to face baseball's worst team again Monday night.
Walker is set to make what will likely be his final start of the year as the Seattle Mariners open a three-game home set against the Astros.
Considered one of the league's top prospects, Walker (1-0, 3.60 ERA) has provided Mariners fans with a glimpse of the future. The 21-year-old right-hander showed off his stuff Aug. 30 in a 7-1 victory at Houston, yielding one unearned run and two hits in five innings.
"He was really impressive," Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes said of the 6-foot-4 Walker. "He's a big kid. On his video, he didn't look as big as he really is. It says he's throwing 96 (mph), but it seems way harder than that because he's so big."
Walker started off strong Wednesday with three innings of no-hit ball before allowing four runs in the fourth in a 6-4 win at Kansas City. He came bac...