Hector hung in and there
After an extremely rough 2nd inning, he made some necessary adjustments and, with the exception of “Mariner-Killer, Raul Ibanez” was able to pretty much shut them down for another 5 innings – retiring d 9 of the last 10 batters he faced.
Offense hit and miss
~ Ackley continues to improve in the lead-off spot – he’s had at least one hit per game (2 yesterday) since being ensconced there
~ Carp is starting to come ’round, with a homer and and “almost homer” (called back after reply and changed to a double)
~ Smoak followed up yesterday’s three-hit game with one hit … baby steps
~ Jaso needs runners on …. BA w/empty bases = .200 BA w/runners on = .364