g51 | complete game, in more ways than one!

Mariners 9 | Padres 0

Lookie what happens when the Mariners . . .
1 – pitch completely (though a complete game shutout was far from expected!)
2 – hit profusely & productively (who had ’em scoreing NINE runs, including THREE homers?!?)
3 – catch & throw sparklingly (great to see the “D” back to form, ‘t was looking a bit tarnished lately)

ON THE MOUND
What a difference a week makes!
To be fair, Aaron’s last outing came after FOURTEEN days off after skipping a start with a stiff back. Apparently, his back is all better and he relished the chance to face his “home town” team . . .
COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT ~ FOUR hits ~ TWO walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts

Way to go, Aaron! | Ted S. Warren, AP

Way to go, Aaron! | Ted S. Warren, AP

Bonus = bullpen gets a day off!

AT THE PLATE
You wanted runs? You got runs  . . .
~ Every starter except Kyle and Carlos had at least one hit (Kyle walked and scored twice)
~ ELEVEN hits, FIVE for extra bases (homers: Jason, Michael M, Kelly ~ doubles: Kendrys, Raul)
~ FOUR for EIGHT w/RISP
~ THREE with multiple hits: Kendrys (3), Michael and Endy (2 each)
~ the “new guy” takes a walk in his first big league AB ~ congrats, Nick!
~ How HOT is Kendrys?!? now hitting over .300 . . .
in his last SEVEN games: 16/30 with ONE homer, SEVEN doubles and NINE rbi

Michael drives in THREE | Ted S. Warren, AP

Michael drives in THREE | Ted S. Warren, AP

IN THE FIELD
It brings my heart joy (and I’m sure Aaron was pretty happy about it too!) to see the stellar DEE . . .
* ENDY with some awesome twisting, turning catches in CF
* KENDRY can move! Nice hustle on a fly pop and quick reflexes on the snare of a low liner
* AARON helps his own cause (not to mention his self-preservation!) by snaring a come-backer and getting a DP
* NICK gets into the game in the top of the 8th and, as per usual, “the ball finds the new guy” TWICE 🙂

what a catch! | Ted S. Warren, AP

what a catch! | Ted S. Warren, AP

tweets of the game . . .

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