g23 | Houston, we (the M’s) have a problem … you’re our daddy!

Mariners 3 | Astros 10

In a 3-game series with the Tiggers – the M’s gave up a total of EIGHT runs
In TWO 3-game series with the Astros – the M’s gave up THIRTY-EIGHT runs

go figure.

Let’s just say I’m SO glad it was on during a weekday morning and I missed it.

The score pretty much tells the story . . .
Joe and Blake, to put it bluntly – sucked.
They combined for FOURTEEN hits, TEN runs, TWO walks and only TWO K’s

As for the line up . . .
yet another ONE fer FIVE w/RISP
Yes, Justin hit his first homer and Dustin a double
OK no one can crow about .228 and .230 BA but, they have raised them from .175 and .114 – so, there’s that


  • Casper Wells was picked up by the Athletics after being DFA’s by the Blue Jays after being DFA’d by the M’s (Good luck, Casper!)
  • Guti was placed on the 15-day DL (strained right hamstring: he’ll have an MRI tomorrow when the team is back home) yesterday and Carlos Peguero was called up from Tacoma
  • Before the game, it was reported that Brendan Ryan is no longer the starting shortstop, seems Robert Andino will be chatting with the buffalo now
  • Michael Saunders will likely be headed to Tacoma for a rehab stint as soon as Friday

tweets of the game . . .