g57 | Jason and the bats!

Mariners 7 | Rays 0

Way to GO, Jason!
Very nice recovery from his rocky starts vs. the Twins and Yanks.  It was Jason’s first complete game since 2003 and his first EVER complete game shutout!  And, he did it in a very efficient manner 115P – 9IP – 4H – 0ER – 1BB – 4K

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Only EIGHT hits in the entire game…
Each team with FOUR hits, but the M’s scored SEVEN – not your typical ratio.  It was another homer barrage for the M’s tonight – Justin (his fourth in six games), Miggy and Adam (a two-run shot).  But, the THREE runs on ONE infield hit in the 3rd inning was an example of their typical offensive MO: sac bunt after a HBP and a walk, bases-loaded walk, bases-loaded ground out and an infield single.

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The M’s got a little help from the Rays defense…
They were only actually charged with ONE error but, they looked shaky all night – dropping balls left and right that muffed double-plays and were just generally sloppy.  The M’s were happy to take advantage.  The M’s defense, on the other hand, continued their solid play in the field.  Miggy made a great catch on a mile-high pop up that the wind spun around a couple times, Mr. Death to Flying Things was superb (as usual), the Brendan-Kennedy-to-Smoak double-play was pretty nifty and Carlos even made nice running catch in LF.

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Here’s to winning the series tomorrow ~ day game due to the U2 concert next door at Qwest Field tomorrow night ~ on the warmest day of the year so far in Seattle!