Felix wasn’t super duper but, he was plenty good enough, especially since the M’s banged out ELEVEN hits (FOUR for extra bases) going 3-7 w/RISP and scoring SEVEN runs. Yes indeedy, I’ll take that everyday and twice on Sunday!
ON THE MOUND
Felix took awhile to get into the groove but, after giving up a run in each of the first two innings, he retired the side in order in innings 3-7. Then in the 8th he allowed a lead-off single, got a strikeout and then gave up an RBI double. He finished his outing having thrown 108 pitches . . .
7.1 innings ~ SIX hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ONE walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts
} Ollie allowed an inherited run in the 8th , then got a double-play ball to end the inning
} Tommy continued his malox moments by walking the lead-off batter but, got a pop-up and a ground ball double play (the best way to end an game!) and record his FOURTEENTH save and preserve Felix’s SEVENTH victory.
AT THE PLATE
~ Kendrys and Rauuuuuuual just keep doing it . . .
^In the 1st, Kendrys an RBI single and Raul a TWO-run shot made it 3-1
^In the 2nd, back-to-back-to-back doubles by Kendrys, Raul and Nick made it 6-2
~ Nick’s double was originally ruled a homer and he also has a nice hustle infield single (but then was thrown out at 2B in his first big league swipe attempt (had SEVEN SB’s in Tacoma)
~ In the 8th, Michael S swiped his EIGHTH and NINTH bases of the season when he stole 2B AND 3B and then scored on the next pitch when Kelly hit a fly ball just deep enough to make it 7-4
IN THE FIELD
* Cool shoelace snare at 1B by Kendrys (I’ll say it again – he’s been WAY better at 1B than I expected)
* THREE dp’s: Brendan-Nick-Kendrys (twice – once to end the 8th) and Kyle, Nick, Kendrys to end the game
– Jake Peavy left the game in the third with sore ribs
– Jesus suffered a wrist injury in the 5th inning and Kelly pinch hit for him. By the end of the game, there were reports that x-rays may show a small fracture on the top of his hand and options were already being discussed (of which there aren’t many – with “the other Jesus” already on the DL – it’s Mike Zunino or Brandon Bantz) as the first pitch of the rubber game of the series is tomorrow at 12:40pm
tweets of the game . . .