As per recently, very little support 😦
ON THE MOUND
Kuma was only able to go FIVE innings (a combination of that darned blister and way TOO many pitches) and had to wear a loss he probably didn’t deserve after striking out ELEVEN. He pitched well enough to earn the win despite some crazy stuff (like an unearned run in the 1st and then a lead-off homer a couple of singles, a walk and a bases-loaded HBP in the 3rd) that gave the ‘stros all they needed to “earn” the win (0/14 w/RISP and they get the “W” . . .smh)
The bullpen of Hector, Charlie, Yoervis and Ollie pitched THREE scoreless and added FOUR more K’s
AT THE PLATE
While it was good to see them get on the board early, there were so many missed opportunities . . .
ONE fer FIVE w/RISP ain’t gonna get it done. Kendrys’s 444′ home run was a thing of beauty but why, oh why, couldn’t it have happened with a duck or TWO or THREE on the pond? Not to single out Kendrys ~ in fact the middle of the order Morales/Morse/Smoak went 8/11 and Kendrys’ homer was the only production. It is interesting (or sad?) to note that of the Mariners NINETEEN home runs , only FOUR have come with a runner on base.
IN THE FIELD
TWO errors and NO double-plays . . . blech!
tweet of the game . . .