So it seems, Thames and Jaso are “trading pies”..
at least they have had the sense to switch from shaving cream to whipped cream 🙂
Iwakuma didn’t go long and he threw a ton of pitches but kept ’em close.
And, the bullpen continued its stellar run
Heading into the eighth of a 1-1 game, the Mariners started their rally with a hard-hit ball into the right-center field gap off the bat of Kyle Seager. The throw beat Seager to second, but a nifty slide allowed him a double. After Indians manager Manny Acta was tossed for arguing the call, John Jaso was put on first with an intentional walk.”He was thinking double out of the box,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “He busted his tail out of the box. When you get your doubles, it’s not when you round first, it’s those first two or three steps right out of the box. That’s when you get it done. Just great hustle on Kyle’s part.”
Jesus Montero followed with a strikeout, but Thames came through by ripping a double down the right-field line to score Seager and Jaso.
“After those three at-bats, I was on fire. I was pretty hot,” said Thames of his earlier struggles. “It’s just, you get lost in the minute. It was a big situation, and like I said, I was trying to have my approach, just get the head on the fastball. I did and the ball landed where nobody was standing. We scored and we won.”