g65 | Kuma = im.pres.sive

Mariners 3 | Astros 2

hey – don’t look now but, the M’s just passed the Halos 🙂

Kuma extended his SCORELESS innings streak to 23 2/3 before the Astros’ UNearned run scored in the 3rd (via Brendan’s missed throw from Kuma on a DP ball).  In the 7th inning he gave up his THIRD walk ~not of the game~  but at Safeco Field THIS SEASON! Krueger called Kuma’s delivery “coin-operated” 😉 With a 7-1 record now and a WHIP of 0.82 and an ERA of 1.79, I’ll just call him GOOD.

105 pitches ~ SEVEN innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ONE unearned run ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts

Kuma bein' Kuma | Elaine Thompson, AP

Kuma bein’ Kuma | Elaine Thompson, AP

} Carter and Charlie combined for a ONE-hit 8th
} Tom came in to earn his 16th save (despite giving up one run) and hand Kuma his 7th victory

~ Raul’s 12th homer tied the game at 1-1 in the 4th
~ Kendry’s infield single (don’t see THAT everyday) w/Kyle scoring on the throwing error gave M’s the 2-1 lead
~ Michael M (and his sore quad) extended the lead to 3-1 with an RBI double in the 7th (and left for a pinch runner, just as a precaution)
~ NINE hits, FOUR for extra bases, good to see. 2-12 w/RISP, not so much
~ Kyle’s hitting streak ended at THIRTEEN
~ Truinfel with his first hit of the season
~ Kelly with his second double in as many games

* beautiful 4-6-3 DP to end the 7th
* Truinfel got caught in a run-down but, was able to stay long enough to advance the runner to 2B
* great foul over-the-shoulder catch by Kendrys to end the game

tweet of the game . . .

guess I missed this . . .