sweeet!!!

M’s 4 | Y’s 3

The day started out cloudy, stormy even – Seattle Sports Radio lost a transformer to a lightening strike! As I made my way via ferry, freeway and link light rail to meet my Dad at the Glove, it was one of those days that had me thanking the powers that be at the time of the stadium project that opted for a retractable roof. But, apparently, well before the first pitch they had it on good authority it would be safe to “pop the lid” and the roof slid back to expose the green grass and clay-colored diamond dirt to the elements.

The game, much like the day, started out a bit bleak – maybe a slight hangover from the thirteen-inning fan-tab-ulous marathon that was the the night before that the M’s won 1-0 (and to which I listened intently on the radio). No score through five innings: the Y’s had two singles, four walks; the M’s had one walk. And then came little Sam Haggerty ‘popping the top of the game’ by homering in the 6th, breaking the scoreless tie and breathing life into BOTH teams. The top and bottom of the 7th saw each team score THREE runs – a score that would hold (Ty singled, Mitch singled him home, Carlos homered he and Mitch home). Diego and Paul retired their respective sides in order in the 8th and 9th – it was truly a thing of beauty.

SO. MUCH. FUN. to beat the Yankees πŸ™‚

And, the M’s did just that – taking the series 2-1 and the season series 4-2 (first time since 2002 that the M’s have taken the season series). #SeaUsRise

And, the only thing that made this even sweeter – is that it was attended with my Dad ❀

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lookie! a hit w/the bases loaded!

Mariners 6 | Angels 3

boxscore

M’s are second worst in the MLB in BA w/the bases loaded (only the D-backs are worse)

Moot point today though, as Jesse unloads w/three ducks on the pond and gets the M’s well on their way to what would be a 6-3 victory vs the Hated Halos πŸ™‚

I got a video but, for some reason it won’t load so, here’s the M’s . . .

Pitching, Pitching, Pitching . . .

  • Quality start for Marco – who posted SEVEN K’s in his SIX innings of work
  • And the bullpen was OUTSTANDING! Munoz, Murfee, Sewald posted THREE hitless frames and adding another FOUR K’s

And, besides the salami, the bats did just enough . . .

  • THREE doubles (Geno, Ty and Sam)
  • FIVE walks (two of which scored)

Always fun to be in attendance, even more so w/a win ❀

ch,ch,chiiiily game w/a heart-warming outcome

on a chilly, drizzly July afternoon, the pitching warmed us up . . .

  • Robbie K’d TWELVE in his SEVEN innings and the only run he allowed was a solo shot to the third (and last) batter he faced in the 7th.
  • The bullpen of Munoz and Sewald added FOUR more
this sign was used A LOT today!

Only “O” was in JuliO!
His first pitch homer was the 12th in M’s history (9 by Ichrio!) and his RBI double in the 6th scored Dylan.

Always fun to attend w/my Dad ❀

June Recap

of fantastic performances, brawling bedlam, road warriors and inching toward .500 . . .

  • June overall: 16-13
  • home: 6-9
  • road: 10-4
  • one-run: 7-4
  • 5 straight wins from June 21-25

ON the MOUND

  • June staff: 3.32ERA (5th in AL)
  • Relievers: ERA: 3.34, holding batters to a .184 average (2nd in AL)

Standout Arms

  • Robbie: 2-1 w/a 2.19ERA (37IP-37K-13BB) – he went SEVEN innings w/ONE run or less THREE times
  • Logan: 3-1 w/a 3.28ERA (35.2IP-32K-8BB) – the M’s were 5-1 in games he started in June

AT the PLATE

  • Slash line (.225/.316/.378/.693) went down across the board from April and May
  • Runs (113) and RBI (105) went up slightly

Standout Bats

  • Julio won AL Rookie of the Month (again!!) he posted .280/.361/542 w/TWENTY-TWO runs, SEVEN doubles, SEVEN homers, SIXTEEN RBI, TEN BB, FIVE for FIVE in SB
  • Jesse posted .277/.424/.892 w/ELEVEN runs, FOUR homers, FOURTEEN RBI and his TWENTY-THREE walks led the majors
  • Cal posted .250/.337/.588 w/TEN runs, SEVEN doubles, ONE triple, SIX homers, FOURTEEN RBI and TEN BB
  • Ty had his June cut short, placed on the DL June 25th but, to that point had been among the top 2Bmen w/.316BA, TEN homers, FORTY-FIVE RBI – and finished SECOND in All Star voting
  • Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers on June 21st in Oakland: Julio-Jesse-Eugenio (4th time in franchise history – THREE of those vs the A’s)

just a little dust up vs the Hated Halos . . .

Suspensions

  • Jesse 7 games, reduced to 6 (will start w/Padres series)
  • JP 5 games, reduced to 4 (will serve all FOUR vs A’s)
  • Julio 2 games – TBD

M*A*S*H*

  • Kyle Lewis 7-day DL
  • Ty France 10-day DL
  • Tayor Trammell 10-day DL
  • Luis Torrens 10-day DL
  • Casey Sadler 60-day DL
  • Mitch Hanigar 60-day DL
  • Evan White 60-day DL
  • Tom Murphy 60-day DL

rt3 – oy. | NewYork, Toronto, Boston

Started out OK in Tampa Bay – taking the series 2-1 but, it was all downhill from there . .
series loss in Toronto and SWEPT away in Boston.
‘t will be a bit difficult to focus on the positive – or, maybe it will be easy, as there is little of it 😦

TAMPA BAY
THREE 1-run games and the M’s took TWO

  • Marco w/a QS and the W in game ONE
  • Jesse w/a THREE-run homer in game TWO
  • Bats heated up to the tune of SIXTEEN hits in game THREE, including . . .
    -FOUR doubles (Abraham, Adam, Ty, Jesse)
    -TWO homers (Julio, Cal)

TORONTO
A bit of everything . . .

  • Not much was working in the FIRST game: only FOUR hits, ONE double (Jesse); Chris did an admirable job, posting a QS w/SEVEN K’s but, the bullpen fell apart.
  • In the SECOND game a GREAT start by Logan (7IP-6H-3ER-2BB-9K) went to waste, as SIX hits yielded ZERO runs
  • Finally, in the THIRD game, the offense woke up pounding out TEN hits, including THREE homers (Abraham, Ty and Cal) and Marco posted another QS for the WIN

BOSTON
Hey! The M’s scored a total of 18 runs in FOUR games (4.5/game)
(unfortunately, the Red Sox scored a total of THIRTY-THREE runs in the same FOUR games)

  • game one: TEN hits, SIX runs (including doubles by Eugenio, Ty and homers by Dylan, Julio) should win it but, another rough outing for the youngster (George) and an even rougher performance by the bullpen, t’was not to be
  • game two: despite the still/recent torrid bats of Ty, Eugenio and Abraham and the decent start by Robbie (not so decent bullpen) – ya just can’t win it in Fenway w/THREE runs
  • game three: bats a bit better w/TWELVE hits, THREE doubles (JP, Mike, Julio) yielded FIVE runs but, despite the game being tied at FIVE for the majority of the game – the bp (Drew) gave up a triple and a single and what was the winning run, in the 8th
  • game four: ANOTHER nice start by Logan wasted – the M’s trailed the majority of the game, Eugenio homered to tie it in the 9th, Adam hit an RBI single to take the lead in extras – but, Munoz would give up a w/o GRAND SLAM in the bottom of the 10th

hs2 | Rays, Phillies

The good news is. . .
they weren’t swept in either series (and TWO of the losses were by ONE run)
The bad news is . . .
they were only able to salvage one win in each series (and BOTH were by ONE run)

To focus on the positive vs Tampa Bay . . .

  • Jarred blasted his first pinch hit homer
  • Sewald hadn’t allowed a base runner in SIX innings (till this series)
  • Julio bagged his first big league triple
  • Adam and Jesse each recorded their homers as Mariners
  • Most promising of all – with friends and family in attendance at T-Mobile Park, George Kirby’s ML debut on Mother’s Day was a thing of beauty: 6IP-4H-0ER-0BB-7K

The only game worth noting in the Phillies series was the second one where . . .

  • Robbie retired the first TWELVE batters he faced and got the win: 5.2IP-2H-2ER-2BB-10K
  • the bats got going with ELEVEN hits; multi-hit games from Adam, Ty Eugenio and Luis

And, in other Seattle sports news . . .

Congrats to the Sounders!!!

And, THIS will be an interesting start to the Seahawks season . . .

I was trying to focus on the positive but, have to mention some really disappointing news re: Mitch 😦

Now it’s off to NY, Toronto and Boston – time to set the road on fire!!!

From listening to watching . . .

I have Dish and, unfortunately, they no longer carry RootSports so, I’ve just been listening on the radio so far this season (which I’ve actually enjoyed) . . .

But, tonight i get to watch via AppleTV!

Go, Logan! GoM’s! πŸ’™βšΎοΈπŸ’™βšΎοΈπŸ’™

rt2 | Tampa, Miami, Houston

From Home Heaven to Road Hell . . .

After going 7-2 on the home first home stand of the season (W vs Astros, W vs Rangers and a sweep of the Royals) – the M’s had the exact opposite results on the road (L vs Rays, L vs Marlins and swept by the Astros).

TAMPA
Great start to the series with an 8-4 win which saw the bats hammer out SEVEN runs in ONE inning and another strong outing from Logan. Then came the bad news: a 2-3 loss where Marco got hit square on the wrist by a come-backer and a 1-2 loss where Scott was ejected when blowing off some well-deserved steam with regard to the ri-dic-u-lous strikes called on Julio.

MIAMI
I occasionally like to listen to the opponents radio broadcast and was pleasantly surprised with the Marlins – they have a woman on their crew and both were well versed in their research of the M’s. But, the only good news from this series was Julio’s first major league homer which was of the THREE-run variety and came after they INTENTIONALLY Abraham – bit of a backfire there πŸ˜‰ (he got the ball!) and another stellar start from Logan in the salvage game on Sunday – a 7-3 win. Brash had a rough go in the first game, giving up SIX runs in TWO innings – M’s bats tried to compensate and scored SIX runs of their own but ended up with a 6-8 loss. Robbie was OK in the second game but, the bats couldn’t get anything going and they ended up with a 1-3 loss.

HOUSTON
yeah, we definitely have a problem – swept for the first time this season 😦
Marco had a decent bounce back start in the first game (after being hit by that come-backer in TB) and, in the same game JP extended his hit streak to ELEVEN but, they would get shutout in that game 0-3 AND in the next, where Chris pitched well, 0-4. The last game was a 2-7 loss where Matt got knocked around a bit and the bats couldn’t muster much in their second go at Verlander.