OK . . .
the 9th inning was a bit of an adventure but, what counts is the W ~ and, nice that they got to count THREE of them on this trip!!!
ON THE MOUND
Felix was Felix, ‘cept for the innings quantity, since there was a rather large lead . . .
SIX innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walks ~ SEVEN strikeouts
} Noesi loses the shutout, after getting TWO quick outs in the 7th, he gave up a double and a single but then the next batter smoked a line drive right into Smoak’s glove for the third out
} Lucas retired the side in order (including TWO strikeouts) in the 8th
} Bobby wasn’t feeling it today (a bit of an understatement) the first FOUR batters reached (via THREE straight singles and then a walk) before he recorded the ONE and only out he would get in the 9th (a strikeout)
} Danny got the first batter to fly out (a run scored) and the next one to strikeout but, because of a passed ball on the K and then an error on the throw to 1B, TWO runs scored and he had to throw more pitches. Luckily despite walking the next guy, he got a pop-up after that.
AT THE PLATE
~ Nick started a new “homer streak” via his first Major League GRAND SLAM, to put the M’s up 7-0 in the 2nd
~ Michael and Kyle were the only Mariners starters to not record at least ONE hit – but, they combined to score FOUR runs (aboard via HBP, error and walk)
~ Justin was the only starter not to score at least ONE run
~ the RBI were spread nicely throughout the line up as well – SIX from the top (Brad and Nick), one from the middle (Kendrys) and FIVE from the bottom (Michael, Dustin and Henry)
IN THE FIELD
* Nice 4-3 by Nick to get Felix out of the only jam (his only one of the day) in the 5th
* Endy made an awesome throw from RF to Henry at the plate after fielding a fly ball with the bases loaded and one out in the 9th – a l m o s t got him
* Mess of things in the 9th when Danny had the batter struck out but, a passed ball by Henry allowed ONE run to score and then an error by Henry on the throw to 1B allowed ANOTHER to score (obviously not Henry’s best day 😦 )
tweets of the game . . .
Now, home to face The Tribe . . .
(and, hopefully, get some retribution from that nightmare that was the May series in Cleveland)