g149 | oh fer seventeen in eighteen

Mariners 2 | Orioles 4 (18)

A boxscore that shows 12 hits and only 2 runs is bad enough over 9 innings…. 
When it’s spread out over EIGHTEEN, it’s abysmal!!!

Such a shame for Erasmo, who was in line for the CGS…
He only gave up TWO hits and ZERO runs in his first EIGHT innings. With only 92 pitches, he deserved a shot at the shutout – which he was given – unfortunately it didn’t work out. He gave up back-to-back singles in the 9th

Enter The Bartender and you’re thinking – OK, we got this…
think again, as both runners come into score to tie the game and the rest is history as NO other runners crossed home plate for another NINE – and the ones that did were wearing orange 😦

The bullpen was super…
they combined for EIGHT innings of scoreless ball giving up only FOUR hits and TWO walks
the trouble came in the 18th when Luetge’s gave up 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs.

courtesy Spokesman Review

So, hindsight has perfect vision…
maybe Erasmo shouldn’t have gone out for the 9th…
maybe if Tom comes in for a fresh inning…
coulda, woulda, shoulda

The bottom line is: 0 for friggin’ 17!!!
SO many chances to win that game.

At least, along with the pitching, the defense was back to it’s AWESOME self…
Seager made at least TWO great plays at 3rd, Wells make a great catch in RF and Miggy made a great throw to first on a bunt. There was a scary moment in centerfield when Guti dove and caught a ball but rolled over his wrist and lost it (he stayed in the game). And that was just the first EIGHT innings. The great plays continued on into the wee hours of the morning, saving runs here and there, including both Triunfel and Ackley making great snares in the top of the 17th.

If only RISP came as easily to them as great DEE.

A curios note: there were NO double-plays for EITHER side for the ENTIRE game.

Oh well – Felix tonight.