g103 | of injured catchers, Kings of the mound and bats gone cold . . .

So, the lastest bad news, reported prior to the game tonight, is that Mike Zunino does indeed have a broken bone – the hamate bone in his wrist. He’ll have surgery and is expected to miss approximated SIX weeks as he recovers and rehabs.

As an emergency signing, the M’s picked up Humberto Quintero (recently DFA’d by the Phillies)

So, with 41-year-old “Hank White” behind the plate for 13 innings tonight and a day game tomorrow, good chance that Humberto will get his first start with the M’s less than 24-hours after joining the team.

Mariners 2 | Twins 3  (in 13)

Felix’s string of TWENTY-FOUR scoreless innings (a career high) was broken in the 9th inning of this game . . .  oh so close. This was shades of the Felix starts of old (where he gives his absolute all and is not rewarded due to stone cold bats) as opposed to the recent stretch where he received 33 runs of scorching offensive support in his last four starts . . .
NINE innings ~ FIVE hits ~ ONE earned run ~ ZERO walks ~ ELEVEN strikeouts

Greg Johns Wrap

Hernandez is 6-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 11 starts and hasn’t lost since May 25 against Texas.

The 2010 American League Cy Young winner struck out 11 on the night, giving him 158 for the season. He becomes the third pitcher with eight seasons of 150-plus strikeouts by his age-27 season, joining Bert Blyleven (1971-78) and Walter Johnson (1908-15).

} Charlie, Tom and Ollie gave it their best as well, posting a combined THREE scoreless innings of extra-inning relief
} Yoervis had a really rough go, and ended up giving up the game-winning hit for the Twins that was a FIRST for both players: – a TWO-run home that was the FIRST home for the player that hit it and the FIRST homer Yoervis had allowed all season)

~ Gettin’ ’em on wasn’t a problem . . .
‘t was just gettin’ ’em in and over that was the issue tonight.
~ Nick, Endy, Kendrys and  Kyle all with multi-hit games
~ Kendrys with a home in the bottom of the 13th . . . too little too late 😦


A DP and a nice snag of a line shot by Kyle to end the 11th (all I gleaned from the various tweets, etc. as I didn’t actually see or hear the game – “girls night at the track” 😉 )

tweets of the game . . .