The good news 🙂
I decided on the spur of the moment to attend this game (it was such a gorgeous night, seemed a shame to just go home an watch on TV!) what a good decision that was!
The expected news . . .
Earlier today, Erasmo Ramirez was recalled from Everett and Bobby LaFromboise was optioned to Tacoma
The not so good news 😦
A couple hours prior to the game, it was announced that Manager Eric Wedge still under-going tests/awaiting results and will spend another night in the hospital. Get Well Soon, Skip!!!
ON THE MOUND
Erasmo, back on the mound for only his second start this season, took a couple of innings to get in a groove and, unfortunately, gave up THREE runs in that early going . .
The first run came on a double and a single in the 1st (after there were TWO outs). The next TWO runs came via a single and a long ball (DEEP into the LF bleachers) in the 2nd (again, after TWO outs). Then, Erasmo settled down and tossed TWO+ scoreless before being replaced with TWO outs in the 6th. Overall, he was much improved from his last outing and, since the M’s did all their scoring early, he would be in-line for the win, leaving with a 4-3 lead . . .
5.2 innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
} Yoervis held serve beautifully! Going 2.1 scoreless innings giving up only ONE hit and ONE strikeout
} And then came Tom . . .
yes, it was a bit of an adventure (again) and there’s no question he was bailed out by bad base-running from the Tribe and awesome defensive instincts from his infield but, when you get the breaks, you have to capitalize – and they did.
Tom got save #23 and Erasmo win #1
AT THE PLATE
Another fairly sparse night as far as offense goes . . .
isn’t it nice when FOUR runs is considered “sparse”?!?
Nothing “sparse” about Kyle lately, and tonight was no different . . .
THREE for FOUR, including a double, an RBI single and a run scored.
Raul and Kendrys hit back-t0-back doubles in the 3rd . . .
~ Raul scored on Kendrys’ two-bagger but then, Kendrys either showed poor judgement or got bad advice, because (with NO outs) he was thrown out at the plate trying to score from 3B on Kyle’s fairly shallow base hit to RF.
~ Michael hit the third double of the inning, which advanced Kyle to 3B and then to home plate on a WP.
~ Mike Z then recorded an RBI single scoring Michael and gave the M’s the 4-3 lead and the eventual EIGHTH STRAIGHT VICTORY.
SO fun and SO good to see the young ones contributing! The hits and power are nice but, it is truly a pleasure to see them showing more patience, working the count and, for a couple weeks now getting the starter out of the game early (prior to full SIX)
IN THE FIELD
* Have to admit, The Tribe was a bit “Bad News Bears-ish” tonight (a total of THREE errors and some all-around sloppy play)
* On the other side, nice total of THREE double plays turned by the M’s, including the play of the game in the 9th . . .
with NO outs and runners at the corners (having reached via straight singles) a ground ball to Kyle, he checked the runner at 3B then threw to Nick at 2B (for the first out) who then threw to Mike at home plate, as the runner at 3B started to break for home, who threw to Brad covering 3B to eventually tag the runner out in the pickle between 3B and Home – have a look . . .
tweets of the game . . .
BREAKING NEWS after the game . . . (seems we have another fast-mover)