don’t blink!

Mariners 0 | Dogers 1

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ON the MOUND

M’s pitchers bent but didn’t break: 10 Dogers left on base . . .

  • super start by Gonzales –> 7IP-2H-1R-1ER-1BB-6SO
  • Sadler + Middleton = 2IP-0H-0R-0ER-3BB-1SO

AT the PLATE

too much Urias – he K’d ELEVEN M’s (and their bully added THREE more)

Mitch w/the only hit (a single in the third)

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

  • Dylan w/ ANOTHER spectacular grab
  • ONE DP (Sadler-Moore-White)
  • Dylan w/a SB

tweets of the game . . .

d! d! d!

Mariners 4 | Dogers 3

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ON the MOUND

  • Sheffield with a l m o s t a quality start –> 5.2IP-4H-3R-3ER-3BB-6SO
  • usual stellar bully –> Vest+Misiewicz+Graveman+Montero = 3.1IP-1H-0R-0ER-1BB-3SO

AT the PLATE

#4 and #7 combine for all FOUR Mariner runs

  • Marmolejos w/ a homer (114.1 MPH, no less!) and a double
  • Trammell with a homer (accounting for all FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

but, oh that “D” – warms my heart

Mitch slides ~ Evan dives ~ Dylan leaps for a rocket

tweets of the game . . .

the weather and the win ~in person~ doesn’t get any better!

Mariners 7 | Astros 2

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When I made the choice several years ago to move to the southern most island in Puget Sound, I knew I attending games would be more of a challenge but, I still managed to get to every Opening Day as well as a handful of day games each season since moving. Then came 2020 and that little thing called a global pandemic – my only appearance at T-Mobile Park last season, like many fans, was as a cardboard cutout. I wasn’t able to make it to Opening Day this year so, today was my first time back at the ballpark since the middle of the 2019 season . . .

AND. IT. FELT. SO. GOOD!

Back at the ballpark!
#StayingSafe

ON the MOUND

  • Margevicius left with an apparent injury (thankfully, later it was determined to be minor) 4IP-1H-2R-1ER-1BB-3SO
  • And then came the ‘pen – what a performance . . .
  • Newsome + Sadler + Misiewicz + Montero + Steckenrider = 4IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-4SO

AT the PLATE

Once again, the top of the lineup power on full display!

Haniger and France combined for 6RBI (both had doubles, Mitch also a triple, Ty also a homer)

IN the FIELD

the only blemishes –> Seager’s TWO errors and Murphy’s ONE

tweets of the game . . .

at least it was quick . . .

Mariners 0 | Astros 1

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ON the MOUND

Flexen -> 10IP-1R-1ER-0BB-3SO ~ to bad he was matched up against Greinke (who, apparently, still has it)

Bully of Sadler + Vest + Middleton = 3IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

Well, gotta tip your cap to Greinke . . .

only FOUR hits -all singles- and not a single walk!

Haniger’s hit streak comes to an end at EIGHT (and his on base streak at 14)

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs (Crawford-Moore-White)

tweets of the game . . .

see-sawing to victory!

Mariners 6 | Astros 5

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The scoreboard in this one was a see-saw indeed!

0-3, 2-3, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5

with the ‘stros only scoring in the 5th and 7th and the M’s scoring in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th

ON the MOUND

Kikuchi’s see-saw started off on the upside: 4.1 innings of ZERO hits. Then, a couple of rough innings -5th and 7th- where he was sorta singled to death (including TWO of the 2-run variety). But, even though his final line wasn’t spectacular, good to see him get through SEVEN: 7IP-6H-5R-5ER-3BB-3SO

Way to go, Bully!

Steckenrider & Misiewicz combined for 2 innings of ONE hit, ZERO runs, walks and TWO Ks

AT the PLATE

and, oh that top o’ the order! Mitch + Ty + Kyle = SIX hits, FIVE RBI

  • Haniger extended his hitting streak to EIGHT games; recorded his 5th multi-hit game; has reached in all FOURTEEN!
  • Seager gets TWO in to take the team lead in RBI
  • White’s solo shot (his first of the season) tied it up in the 8th
  • France with a near homer had 2B in the 6th and got his FIRST career, game-winning hit!

IN the FIELD

  • TWO DPs for (involving France, Crawford and White but, in different order
  • ONE error (Moore)

tweets of the game . . .

doubled-up the O’s in the double-header sweep!

Mariners 2 | Orioles 1

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ON the MOUND

  • Nice line for Dunn’s first WIN –> 5IP-2H-1R-1ER-2BB-6SO
  • Vest + Middleton for the HOLD and the SAVE

AT the PLATE

Moore and Haniger w/solo shots for the only M’s runs – but, j u s t enough!

IN the FIELD

ONE DP (Vest-Crawford)

tweets of the game . . .

Let’s play TWO – again!

Mariners 4 | Orioles 2

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ON the MOUND

  • Gonzales just shy of a quality start but, enough for the victory: 5IP-3H-2R-2ER-2BB-5SO
  • Montero and Graveman with the HOLD and SAVE respectively

AT the PLATE

Haniger and Crawford power show . . .

  • Mitch w/TWO-run homer
  • JP w/TWO-run double

IN the FIELD & ON the BASES

  • DP = Crawford-Moore-White
  • SB = Trammell and Haggerty

tweets of the game . . .

D = the missing link . . .

Mariners 6 | Orioles 7

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ON the MOUND

  • Margevicius w/ a rough day: 3IP-6H-6R-2ER-1BB-4SO ~ though, ‘t wouldn’t have been near as bad if the normally reliable defense had backed him up
  • Vest + Swanson did OK but, then Sadler blew the save and was saddled with the L

AT the PLATE

some good “M-H” power . . .

  • Marmolejos and Haniger each w/doubels
  • Marmolejos and Haggerty w/homers

IN the FIELD

THREE errors (France, Torrens, Sadler) led to FOUR unearned runs 😦

tweets of the game . .

Let’s play TWO!

Mariners 4 | Orioles 3

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ON the MOUND

Nice quality start for Sheffield: 6IP-3H-2R-2ER-2BB-5SO ~ the TWO runs he allowed were in the bottom of the FIFTH so, left him out of the victory

Montero w/the WIN (despite giving up a run) and Montero w/the SAVE

AT the PLATE

  • despite TEN Ks total – the FOUR runs were just enough
  • France and Murphy w/homers
  • that top of the lineup coming through as usual (with THREE of the FOUR RBI)

IN the FIELD

TWO DPs – both Seager/France/White

tweets of the game . . .

of flip-flops and comebacks . . .

Mariners 8 | Twins 6

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  • first FIVE innings: gave up SIX runs, scored ZERO
  • last FOUR innings: gave up ZERO runs, scored EIGHT

ON the MOUND

  • rough day at the office for Flexen: 5IP-8H-6R-5ER-2BB-5SO
  • the bully comes through! Vest + Steckenrider + Montero = 4IP-0H-0R-0ER-2BB-2SO

AT the PLATE

FOURTEEN total hits (but, they only had THREE singles through FIVE – and didn’t have any hits in the 8th)

  • EIGHT batters to the plate in the SIXTH scored FOUR
  • Seager’s FIRST homer of the season finally got the M’s on the board in the SIXTH
  • Seager’s SECOND homer of the season was a THREE run shot that proved to be the game-winner
  • Trammell with his SECOND homer in as many games
  • all but TWO starters had at least ONE hit; FIVE had multi-hit games

IN the FIELD

ONE error (Marmolejos)

tweets of the game . . .