g43 | from feast to famine

Mariners 1 | Padres 2

It’s a game of inches as they say – and the inches involved tonight weren’t falling the M’s way.  Whether it be Padre pitches inches off the plate called strikes or Padres hits falling just inches fair.  But, the M’s didn’t do much to help their own plight, despite being in position to all game long….

“It’s little things that cost you ballgames,” manager Don Wakamatsu said.

AP

strengthening signs
~ Ian was swell, especially considering this was his first start since the end of April.
~ Mike still swinging a hot bat – here’s hoping his back holds out
~ Figgy with 2 more hits – baby steps
~ Milton stops short of shattering his bat after striking out in the 9th
~ Some super “D”

hindering hints
~ No walks, no DP’s
~ Getting picked off at first
~ Botched bunt
~ Plenty of opportunity created, no advantage taken

frustrating facts
~ M’s are now 5-12 in one-run games
~ Last year through 43 games they were 11-9 in such affairs

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