g87 | of unsupported aces, seagulls and wild pitches…

Mariners 1 | Athletics 2 (in 13)

Both starters pitched very well…
Felix went 7.2, Colon went 8.2
each only allowed ONE earned run and, obviously, neither received any run support

The A’s committed 2 errors and were even more inept with RISP (1/12 compared to 1/6)… 
but still were able to come away with the win when Weeks (who is as pesky as Figgins was when he was with the Halos) singled and Reddick (who the Red Sox are lamenting having traded) doubled in the 13th for the walk-off win.

Couple of close calls with the gulls…
for instance, Michael Saunders was able to get to 2B on a hit that was “lost in the gulls”
and, Ackley never spotted a pop-up amid the birds that Ichiro was able to snag at the last minute

One of the scariest things was Charlie’s WP while attempting an IBB…
especially since there was a guy (Weeks) on 2B who made it to 3B as Charlie was trying to throw 4-wide ones. What’s even more scary is that this isn’t the first time he has had a bit of a struggle to throw an intentional walk … I hope he’s not getting a version of the ‘yips’. Shawn Kelley came in to strike out the next batter for the third out but, looking back, seems it was a fore-shadowing of the game’s eventual outcome.

Break time …
relax
regroup
refresh
rebound

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