Halos & Tiggers & Rays (5-4)
The Mariners won…
~ the 1st game of every series
~ two of three series at home
~ five of nine games at home
Ichiro back, still showing a flair for the dramatic…
~ lead-off hit in his debut, and later in the game ~ a GRAND SLAM
~ lead-off home run in the last game of the stand ~ that would be the ONLY run of the game
Endy picked up at home where he left off on the road…
~ 1HR – 12B – 3RBI – 5BB
~ one of the few non-pitchers w/o an error
Overall offense struggling but, bottom-averages are still team contributors…
~ Jose team leader in RBI
~ Franklin team leader in runs scored
~ Junior team leader in BB
~ Adrian team leader in doubles, 2nd in runs scored
You just KNOW that, especially Adrian and Jose, are going to hit eventually ~ just look at the back of their baseball card
AND – – – M’s may be hitting a paltry .250 as a team, but they DO lead the league in BA w/RISP
To say the D has been a disappointment is an understatement….
NINE errors on this home stand alone that accounted for FIVE unearned runs ~ TOTALLY unacceptable (the worst culprit? … Yuni) Hope Wak gets a handle on that REAL quick.
The bats really need to pick it up…
Started out great, scoring 15 runs in the first series with the Halos, then only 8 v.s the Tigers and 7 against the Rays – for a total of 30 runs scored compared to 34 runs allowed.
Some minor, nagging injuries factored in to the bleaker side of things…
Russell tweaked his back on a sliding in safe at home in the first game with the Tigers. Then, Mike tweaked his back on a check swing in the second game against the Rays (after going 3 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI) which then necessitated Jamie Burke to play 2B in the last game of that series (since BOTH Russ and Mike were out)