Mariners 4 | Tigers 2
While last night was GREAT (let’s face it, scoring 11 runs is always a good thing) tonight was really more like we expected the M’s to win – with SOLID pitching, SPARKLING defense, SPEEDY running and (it wrecks the alliteration, but) TIMELY hitting.
on the hill
~ RRS only allowed 4 hits thru 6 (the 3 walks were a little disappointing, but an improvement). He gave up a solo shot to Magglio (who hasn’t done that?) and the lead off double he allowed before leaving the game in the 7th came around to score.
~ Brandon allowed that inherited runner so score, yet he would get the eventual win … something wrong with this picture…
~ Mark wasn’t super sharp, allowing a run and a walk, but escaped unscathed via the DP
~ David with another 1-2-3 save (we could get used to this!)
at the plate and around the bases
~ Ichi-Fig = 3 hits – 3 runs – 1 walk – 1 rbi – 2 sb
~ Guti still smokin’ hot with another 2 hits and 2 rbi (including an insurance run in the 8th)
~ Milty contributing with a run, a walk and a stolen base
~ Casey with a double for the go-ahead rbi in the 7th (though he was out attempting 3rd)
~ Jose is looking more and more at home over at the hot corner and Casey’s a truly great first-bagger – case in point? The aforementioned DP (Jose to Figgy to Casey) to end the 8th.
~ Oh yeah, and that Area 51 guy ain’t too shabby either
~ And what about Milty? He made a couple of very nice catches in left
shhhh…. I think I hear bristles rustling…