It’s not often that the M’s hitters score EIGHT runs on THIRTEEN hits including FIVE for extra bases and the M’s pitchers strike out TWELVE . . . and lose. But, it happened tonight, since those same pitchers also allowed FIVE homeruns and THREE doubles. Now, who replaced my Safeco with Coors?!?
ON THE MOUND
Kuma has been on a slide of late, coming into this game, he had given up FOUR earned runs in each of his last FOUR starts. Sure was hoping this would be where he turned things around ~ alas, several days after being named to his first All Star Game ~ he puts up his worst start of the season and sees his ERA rise to 2.97 (from 1.79 where it was just FIVE games ago) . . .
THREE innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ SIX earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ THREE strikeouts
(here’s hoping he can recover by Sunday vs. the Halos)
} Blake was much different than in his relief of Aaron vs. the Yanks ~ a couple hits and a couple a runs and a couple of innings
} Danny did his thing ~ allowed a run (on a walk and a double) and struck out FOUR in 1.2 innings
} Charlie and Carter kept the slop going ~ combining to allow another THREE runs in ONE inning
} Lucas (fresh up from AAA) was the lone bright spot outta the pen ~ retiring all FOUR batters he faced
AT THE PLATE
~ Kendrys hit TWO homers extending the M’s homer streak to SEVENTEEN games (total of 21)
~ Kyle and Michael S each had a couple of hits (Michael with another triple)
~ Raul’s hit streak ends at THIRTEEN
~ Brad had a great night, going 3-5 with a “crazy legs” THREE-run double and FOUR total rbi. I had to chuckle at the Red Sox announcers, they were incredulous at how their pitcher was pitching to him since he was “only a .229 hitter”. They failed to take note that he was playing in only his ELEVENTH big league game. And oh, by the way, he’s now a “.275 hitter” 🙂
I wasn’t at the game but, a dear friend was and she sent me this lovely pic . . .
IN THE FIELD
* Big Papi with a stolen base?!? (Carter didn’t even look)
* Only ONE double play (Brad-Nick-Justin) and it ended the top of the 9th
* another WP allows a runner to advance to 3B and then score on a sac-fly
tweets of the game . . .