I happened to wake up from a sound sleep to see that the M’s game had started just minutes before (at 3am PT) so I watched on my phone for a few minutes and drifted in and out of sleep. Ackley had already homered but that was countered by a Giants home in the bottom of the inning. Ackley would later triple and Seager a double (for an RBI) and Ichiro had the other RBI. And that was all she wrote for the offense.
And things did not get any better on the pitching side of the ledger. To say Iwakuma struggled would be an extreme understatement. Some, since, have enve speculated injury.
And then there was the defense that shown initially with a nice DP as well as an outfield assist by Carp but later, 2 passed balls by Quiroz, a failed pick off by Sherrill and a throwing error by Liddi (all in the 6th inning!) erased all that.
Let’s just say – they are glad this one doesn’t “count”.
But, there were some pretty cool outings earlier in the day prior to the game…
Like the visit to Camp Zama that Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley and George Sherrill took (complete with a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter!)