g75 | ‘t was raining homers at The Safe for the Solstice

Mariners 3 | Athletics 6

All the runs came via the long ball tonight – unfortunately the A’s had FOUR more homers than the M’s which equated to THREE more runs.


Kuma had allowed only TWO homers in SEVEN starts at Safeco Field this season ~ tonight he allowed THREE. First time in 25 appearances at The Safe that he’d given up multiple homers. Still, gave them a chance to win and much improved over his last turn . . .
SEVEN innings ~ SIX hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX strikeouts

} Charlie struck out the side in the 8th!

} Tom still serving them up . . .  first pitch base hit, third pitch homer and the A’s went up 6-3 but, he would finish the inning via fly out, line out and a strikeout (again, nothing wrong with his velocity – bad location)

~ Nick with his FOURTH homer (FIRST Safeco Field) and it was of the 3-run variety in the 3rd
~ Kendrys with a high chopper, infield single (don’t see THAT everyday)
~ Michael S with a bunt base hit (erased on a pick-off)
~ each team with EIGHT hits – but the M’s had ONE homer and SEVEN singles (good to see that Justin had TWO of those hits)

* super back-handed stop by Kyle to start the 6-4-3 DP in the 5th
* much less than stellar base-running tonight (despite Brendan’s lucky steal of 2B) with Kyle getting caught at 3B after getting to 2B on a passed ball and then Michael S getting picked off 1B (after reaching on a bunt single)

tweets of the game . . .