SEATTLE — The biggest problem for Brandon Maurer, the starter, was the days he wasn’t pitching.
Maurer always had the talent, but he struggled to process all the necessary information in the four days preparing for a start. And his numbers this season underscored that: a 7.52 ERA in seven starts.
“I was just having a tough time getting my head around that,” Maurer said.
When the Mariners recalled Maurer from Class AAA Tacoma in June as a reliever, no…