g77 | ANOTHER Full Monty!!!

Mariners 5  |  Padres 0

one

And this one was of the ONE-HIT variety!

ON the MOUND
What a gem for Monty! His second complete game shutout in as many outings!
What fun it is watching him blossom before our eyes :-)
NINE innings ~ ONE hit ~ ZERO runs/earned runs ~ FOUR walks ~ SEVEN strikeouts

https://twitter.com/StoneLarry/status/616102882757120002

https://twitter.com/CurtoWorld/status/616103023165583360

AT the PLATE
Only SEVEN total hits but . . .
~ TWO homers (Zu and Brad w/a TWO run shot)
~ and a triple for LoMo
~ AJ w/an RBI single to score Kyle
~ Nellie scored on a ground out and a throwing error

IN the FIELD
* a DP (LoMo to Brad) ended the 1st of what would be SIX+ super fun innings

https://twitter.com/Mariners/status/616069079338582016

* some nice running catches by AJ

tweets of the game . . .

g75 | shoulda, woulda, coulda

Mariners 2 | Angels 4

coulda shoulda woulda

ON the MOUND
JA gave up TWO in the 1st (via a single and a homer) . . .
and then proceeded to retire EIGHTEEN in-a-row!
then came the 7th and the wheels sort of fell off . . .
a double, a couple of walks, a single and a ground out all led to TWO more Halo runs and run JA from the game. Still, ‘t was a serviceable outing . . .
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ SIX strikeouts

} Mark allowed a single and a walk but, no runs in his ONE inning of work

AT the PLATE
Not enough happening here . . .
but, good to see Zu with some production – he scored both the M’s runs (singled, advanced, WP and also a solo shot)

IN the FIELD
* Beautiful relay from Mark to Brad to Kyle to nail a runner who thought he had 3B going home :-)
* On the other side of the ledger – TWO DP’s turned against them :-(

IN the DUGOUT – yikes!

tweets of the game . . . 

g74 | Tai terrific, Robbie roars, Nando nifty

Mariners 3 | Angels 1

coming-together

 

Like the glass half full or half empty, this may be a symbol of the team coming together or coming apart ;-)

(also a subtle tip o’ the cap to the SCOTUS today :-) )

ON the MOUND
Tai’s terrific-ness is becoming a thing, his steeliness beyond his years . . .

  • In the 1st he got TWO outs on FOUR pitches then, gave up a solo shot (which would prove to be the Halos only run)
  • He only retired the side 1-2-3 twice: the 3rd and the 7th
  • And the 6th was a thing of beauty: he allowed a single (Trout), a HBP (Pujols) and then a sac bunt that got runners to 2B and 3B with only ONE out. . . Tai proceeds to get a strike out (Freese) and a fly out (Joyce)

and what a performance by the pen!

  • Charlie K’s the only guy he faced in the 8th
  • Carson allowed a hit (Trout) and a walk (Pujols) but then induces the DP

  • and, welcome back to our old friend Nando – shoots the arrow for the 15th time this season and preserves Tai’s 6th WIN

AT the PLATE
Not a bad night for the bats . . .
~ NINE total hits
~ FIVE for extra-bases
~ Robbie w/his fourth homer
~ Brad and Nellie both w/RBI doubles (Brad was 3/4 w/TWO doubles) and Mark w/a double as well (his first as a Mariner)

IN the FIELD
* Nice relay from Mark to Robbie to Kyle to nab Aybar (was reviewed but call upheld)

* Well-timed DP to get Carson out of a ONE out TWO on jam in the 8th

tweets of the game . . .

g72 | CGS + 10K’s + ZERO walks = the Full Monty

Mariners 7 | Royals 0

Monty CG

ON the MOUND
wOw ~ what a start by Monty ~ against his original team, no less!
The Royals have the fewest strikeouts in the majors – Mike K’d them TEN times!
The first couple innings looked a bit shaky . . .

  • in the 1st: he loaded the bases on a couple of singles and a HBP in the 1st – strikeout and then DP
  • In the 2nd: runners at 1B and 2B w/NO outs –  he strikes out the side
  • and that would be the first THREE of SEVENTEEN in-a-row retired.
  • the only other base runners came in the 7th (reached on an error) and the 9th (TWO out single)

NINE innings ~ FOUR hits (all singles) ~ ZERO runs ~ ZERO walks ~ TEN strikeouts

AT the PLATE
Love, Love, Lovin’ this version of the “OH” . . .
~ Kyle unable to score from 2B in the 2nd when Ack hits a double because it was of the ground rule variety
~ Kyle unable to score from 3B when Ack hits a single to shallow LF (but is able to touch home via Brad’s bases-loaded walk)
~ Speaking of Ack = THREE for THREE w/a 2-run homer (a triple short of the cycle)
~ Robbie and Seth also w/multi-hit games (Robbie w/a double and Seth w/ a RBI single)
~ LoMo w/his 9th homer, a solo shot, and another RBI via FC
~ Brad w/ a bases loaded walk (to start the scoring in the 4th)
~ Zu w/an RBI single and a walk

IN the FIELD
* A thing of beauty 3-6-1 DP – with the bases loaded – to end the 1st . . .
* A couple of errors (LoMo and Brad) but, thankfully, no damage

tweets of the game . . . 

g69 | Walker had duel meanings tonight: the starter and the hitters :-)

Mariners 6 | Astros 3

Coming Together

Stellar starter + outstanding offense + dynamite defense + resounding relief = SERIES WIN!!!

ON the MOUND
Tai just keeps getting better and better . . .
tonight, he recorded a career high strikeouts and walked NONE (just needs to get a bit more efficient) his full line . . .
SIX.ONE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ ELEVEN strikeouts

the bullpen didn’t allow a run . . .
} Nuno didn’t recored an out (allowed a walk and a run)
} Nando, Mark, Charlie and Carson combined for a 2-hit, no run, no walk FOUR.TWO innings with Carson earning his FIFTH save, preserving Tai’s FIFTH victory

AT the PLATE
~ The first TWO runs came via TWO bases-loaded walks in the 2nd
~ Every starter but Zu had ONE hit (FIVE total walks) and THREE of them left the yard (all solo shots) . . .

~ The other run came off the bat of Robbie – an RBI single
~ LoMo with his FIFTH steal :-)

IN the FIELD
* Brad had a couple of really nice spinning plays but, also had a scary moment when he nearly went into the stands to catch a foul ball but, instead crashed into the short wall (gonna have some sore ribs) and missed the ball due to fan interference (fan was escorted out)
* No DP’s on either side

 

tweets of the game . . .

g68 | Houston, we have a . . . victory!

Mariners 5 | Astros 2

ON the MOUND
Roenis bookended his start by allowing homers on the first pitch of the game and his last pitch of the game . . .
but, everything in-between was pretty great!

at one point retired TWELVE in-a-row :-)
SEVEN innings ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ TEN strikeouts

AT the PLATE
Only a total of EIGHT hits but, also SEVEN walks . . .
~ SIXTEEN opportunities w/RISP (OK – only came through THRICE but, ‘t was enough!)
~ it all started with LoMo being called SAFE w/ONE in the 1st out on a call that was reviewed and he would end up scoring the first run on a bases loaded walk
~ despite only ONE hit, Mark posted THREE RBI
~ good to see Kyle, Nellie (both had been suffering from food poisoning) and Robbie (out yesterday with ‘cough-cough’ a sore back) wasting no time contributing

IN the FIELD
No DP’s turned (though one turned against them)
‘stros have some great defensive players but, M’s were able to take advantage of a error

tweets of the game . . .

2621199360https://twitter.com/JesseKnutsonTV/status/61211175

 

g67 | 7th shutout this season, 5th this month

Mariners 0 | Giants 7

zero

ON the MOUND
Monty with  a l m o s t  another quality start . . .
He had a rough 2nd inning – but, if Brad had been able to turn TWO, Mike might not have given up any runs but, instead the flub opens the flood gates a bit – Giants score THREE off him in the 3rd and then he shut them down until the 8th when Tom gave up an inherited runner (which should, at least, be split, IMO) . . .
SEVEN.ONE innings ~ FOUR runs/earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ ONE strikeout

} the Bartender had some issues – wasn’t able to retire a batter and allowed TWO more runs
} Joe managed to get the TWO out needed but, not before he allowed a RUN
} Nuno with the only ‘clean sheet’

AT the PLATE
move along, nothing to see here except . . .
~ FIVE hits, ALL singles
~ Oh fer SIX w/RISP

IN the FIELD
* Monty had a 1B pickoff
* No double plays (w/TWO turned against them)

tweets of the game . . .