g8 | Mr. Fister’s start wasted

Mariners 1 | Indians 2

First of all, SO good to be home!  My view from row 8 of section 331…

As frustrating as this game was (with a lot of the same issues as last season), after last night’s debacle, it didn’t seem so bad.  The pitching was great, the defense was solid – must find a way to GET THOSE BATS GOING.

on the mound
Fister pitched a great game (105P – 6IP – 6H – 1ER – 2BB 3K).  While he threw a ton of pitches and allowed his share of base-runners, he made pitches when he had to and fielded his position well.  If the M’s could get SIX SOLID from him every time out – I think they’d take it.

AWESOME work by the bullpen (Lueke and Ray) to allow only ONE hit, ONE walk and NO runs over the last THREE innings.

at the plate
They had their chances – THREE of their SIX hits were doubles, TWO of the lead-off variety.  Seems they are good at getting things started and an abject failure at finishing – ONE for ELEVEN w/RISP

of base paths and leather works
THREE double-plays! (one really nifty one of Smoak-Ryan-Smoak)
And, while Bradley was charged with an error on a throw to the infield after catching a fly ball, Wedge actually said that Ryan was in the wrong spot (should have been covering 3B)