THIRTEEN straight games with at least one homer but…
a solo shot each by Thames and Ryan wasn’t enough as Texas also hit two but one of theirs came with one man on – and there’s your difference in the game.
Good series though, as until the first homer in the 4th (by Napoli) the M’s had held the R’s scoreless for FIFTEEN innings!
Today was the M’s 51st ONE-run game overall
apparently, hitting w/RISP is not the end all be all…
the M’s were 0-5 but the R’s were 0-10 and still won 😉
No harm, no foul, so to speak…
~ rare error by Brendan in the 1st ends up not hurting
~ silly fan getting in Thames’ way ends up not hurting
~ awesome play by Seager – a step and a dive and strong throw to nail the runner at 1B and hold at 3B
~ nice catch and throw by Thames on a medium fly ball that kept the lead off triple at 3B in the 9th
the 8th inning was the big opportunity squandered….
two-on for Jaso who grounded out but, advanced the runners, then an intentional walk to Smoak (been awhile since that happened!) but then Thames (strikeout) and Jimenez (flyout) weren’t able to come through with the bases juiced.
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Off to the land of Disney they go….