ON the MOUND
Kuma, Kuma, Kuma . . .
In the 1st, he uncharacteristically walked a batter and gave up a single but, was able to escape without damage. Then, he cruised through the next three innings, retiring the side in order in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings. The 5th was his only struggle and where he allowed both earned runs – on a couple of doubles and a single. He used 99 pitches to go SEVEN full and earn his 9th victory.
SEVEN innings ~ SIX hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SIX strikeouts
} Charlie and Yourvis combined for a ONE hit, scoreless 8th
} Nando’s arrow flew for the 29th time (with a couple of strikeouts on the way)
AT the PLATE
On the road again and wha-la! double-digit hits and more than TWO runs . . .
Not only that but, extra-bases galore!
~ Dustin apparently likes the lead-off spot = THREE hits, including a TWO-run double
~ Corey and Chris both had RBI doubles (scary moment for Chris in the 1st when he got hit in the hand – thankfully, he was OK)
~ Zu and LoMo were stranded after doubling (in the 2nd and 8th)
~ Zu and Kyle both with TWO hits – including a homer and a triple respectively
IN the FIELD
Nice to hear the Cleveland broadcasters gush about the M’s pitching AND DEE . . .
* LoMo with a nice diving catch and feed to Kuma at the 1B bag in the 6th
* Crazy, awesome catch by JJ to rob Swisher of an extra base hit in the 7th
tweets of the game . . .
Seager 1 Shift 0. Nice bunt.—
Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) July 30, 2014
Seager batting .422 in 11 games at Progressive Field. Shift or no shift, he seems to like hitting in Cleveland.—
Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) July 30, 2014
Dustin Ackley- Now hitting .390 in July. 4th time over .300 in a month- August '13 (.390), June '11 (.300), July '11 (.308)—
Gary Hill (@GaryHillJr) July 30, 2014