g160-162 | season end, changes no doubt a comin’

Sorry folks (for anyone that actually reads this blog and expects new content on a regular basis) . . .

I’ve been a bit distracted in that I’m going to be a first time grandma in a few months and, my daughter who lives out of town was visiting for her baby shower <3

anyhoo, here’s the box scores for historical purposes (sad that I actually had tickets to TWO of the games but, had to skip (yes, somethings DO take precedence over baseball ;-) )

Mariners 2 | Athletics 4

Mariners 5 | Athletics 7

Mariners 3 | Athletics 2

I’ll be chiming in on the changes that are bound to come . . . soon.

g159 | johnny all-staff starts

Mariners 6 | Astros 7

some do well, some do not . . .

bull pen

We knew going into the game, it would be a bullpen day . . .
} Tony Zych started things off well, going TWO.TWO giving up THREE hits but NO runs or walks and FOUR strikeouts
} Mayckol Guaipe did not fair so well , giving up TWO runs on THREE hits and ONE walk
} Logan Kensing gave up ONE run and was only able to retire ONE batter
} Ron Rasmussen retired the only batter he faced via a strikeout
} JC Ramirez had the roughest night of all allowing THREE runs on TWO hits and a walk
} Joe and Dave each posted a scoreless inning
} Danny lasted TWO full and allowed ONE run on THREE hits and posted THREE strikeouts

TWELVE total hits but, only TWO for extra-bases . . .
~ both homers as Kyle (26th) and Nellie (44th) go back-to-back in the 5th (both career highs!)
~ Ketel had TWO hits and Jesus S had THREE! (first career THREE hit game)

not a terrific night in the field FIVE total errors (FOUR by the ‘stros)

tweets of the game . . .

g158 | undefeated in the Dipoto era!

Mariners 6 | Astros 4

rally jig

Shawn O’Mallye with the Rally Jig!!!

Vidal threw a few too many pitches (and a couple in the wrong spot) but, kept ’em in it . . .
FIVE innings ~ SIX hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

bully, bully!
JC, Carson and Tom combined for FOUR innings ~ TWO hits ~ ONE run ~ TWO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
(and Tom earned his second win – recording FIVE outs)

Only NINE total hits but, they made ’em count!
~ Nellie and Robbie both with sac-flies in the 1st
~ Robbie with his TWENTIETH homer (a two-run shot )to tie the game at 4 in the 6th)
~ Shawn with a two-run single (w/the bases loaded) to give the M’s the lead in the 8th

Not much defense (on either side)
* no DPs
* M’s with one error (Jesus S) and Astros w/TWO

tweets of the game . . . 

the big news came yesterday, PC this morning . . . 

g157 | oh woes is the ‘stros

Mariners 2 | Astros 3


Roenis through a ton of pitches but, kept ’em in it giving up only TWO solo shots . . . 
SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts

} Danny allowed a solo shot in the 7th and took the loss
} Tony, Joe and Mayckol combined for TWO scoreless

Ketel hit his FIRST Safeco Field homer (second total) but, other than that milestone, not much to see here . . .
only FOUR total hits (Ketel’s homer the only one for extra bases)

* TWO DPs, including this unassisted one from LoMo

tweets of the game . . . 

g154-156 | swept outta LaLaLand . . .

Mariners 4 | Angles 8

Mariners 2 | Angels 3

Mariners 2 | Angels 3

the stand out from this series (unfortunately) was this play that WOULD have been a THREE-run homer for Jesus M but, Trout got in the way . . .

g148-150 | a close win, a blowout loss and a blowout win = series win1

Was either getting ready for a cruise or actually on it for this series (with NO internet) . . .

so, just posting the box scores . . .

Mariners 3 | Rangers 1 ~ James not great, bullpen = spectacular!

Mariners 1 | Rangers 10 ~ Bad night for Vidal and the pen (oh, and the OH, whose only score came via a Guti solo shot)

Mariners 9 | Rangers 2 ~ Felix far from Felix but, the pen and the OH to the rescue!