Earlier today, a couple of announcement were made regarding the roster . . .
* Casper Wells (designated for assignment after ST) was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays
(Good Luck, Casper!)
* Lucas Luetge sent to Tacoma and Bobby LaFromboise re-called from Tacoma
ON THE MOUND
And the Astros just keep on hitting (including THREE more home runs) . . .
* Blake needed 102 pitches to get through 5.2 innings ~ FIVE runs (FOUR earned) ~ ONE walk ~ FOUR K’s
* Carter gave up THREE runs (including TWO homers)
* Bright pitching spot of the evening was Bobby’s major league debut ~ retired all THREE batters he faced: struck out TWO (including Chris Carter who had FIVE hits, including THREE homers, in the series) and got a ground ball out.
AT THE PLATE
* Kelly provided the M’s first hit and run of the game in the 3rd inning via his first Mariner home run
* Rauuuuuuul checked in with a ground rule double into right field in the 4th but is left stranded
* Kelly also an RBI double in the 5th (reviewed for a homer) finished 3/3 w/a run, a walk and 2RBI
* Guti with a solo shot (and the last M’s run) on the 9th pitch he sees in the 6th brought the M’s to within ONE
IN THE FIELD
* Scary first play of the game when Michael Saunders made a great catch up against the wall in right field . . .
unfortunately, he hit the wall HARD and had to leave the game with a shoulder injury. During the game they gave an update: strained shoulder, will be re-evaluated tomorrow and expected to miss some time
* Guti was inexplicably charged with an error after Brendan lost a ball in the lights (which led to the M’s first unearned run of the season)
* Kelly nice throw to cut down a would-be base-stealer at 2B in the 3rd
*Raul collected an assist with Kyle as they nailed a runner trying to stretch a double into a triple
IN THE STANDS
* new attendance low: 10,493 (sad)
* “BeerCatch” ~ a fan actually caught a foul ball in his beer cup
Tweet of the game . . .
Tweet of the day . . .