g130 | “bend but don’t break” Kuma and the Carolina Connection

Mariners 5 | Twins 2

Kuma was far from sharp…
Four walks and a hit batsman, for starters. But, despite giving up a run in his shakiest inning (the third), he didn’t allow his first hit until the fifth and he made it through the sixth to earn his fifth victory.

On again, off again ‘pen…
The early version of the bullpen (Perez and Kinney) was good.
The late version of the bullpen (Furbush and Wilhelmsen) was a bit scary but, they got the job done and the Bartender earned his TWENTIETH save.

Then the was the Carolina Connection offense…
Kyle Seager with a two-run homer
Dustin Ackley with a three-run shot

Jim Mone | AP

Brendan Ryan didn’t collect any RBI but…
he did go 3 for 4 with two doubles (enough to get him over the Mendoza line!) and scored 2 runs

Trayvon Robinson stole TWO bases!

And, the DEE still going strong – TWO more DPs!