M’s fight through 15 innings on the last day of July to lose and record only their second series loss of the month (both vs the Red Sox)
ON THE MOUND
Kuma started out a bit rough, loading the bases on THREE straight singles in the 1st inning . . .
But, he was able to escape with a 1-2-3 double play and then a line out after a walk. He then allowed only TWO hits over the next THREE innings. Unfortunately, his defense let him down in the 5th when Boston took the lead on TWO unearned runs. He left with TWO on, TWO outs in the 6th . . . .
5.2 innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ TWO runs ~ ZERO earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
} Ollie came in and got the third out in the 6th on a strikeout . . .
Then things went sour in the 7th when he allowed a lead-off single and then a homer, giving up the go-ahead run to make it 3-4 Sox
} Enter the bullpen of Yoervis-Furbush-Farquhar who posted one of the best combined performances ALL season . . .
SIX innings ~ ZERO hits ~ ZERO runs ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts ~ ~ ~ ~Yowsa!
(how ’bout “Lord Farquhar”?!? In his last 9.1 innings, he hasn’t given up a run and he’s struck out FIFTEEN!!!)
} Lucas looked like he might continue the scoreless part . . .
he walked one in the 13th and gave up a lead-off double in the 14th but was able to escape both without damage. Not so in the 15th and final inning (lead-off walk, ground out, walk, strikeout, walk, single)
AT THE PLATE
~ A total of SIXTEEN hits (TEN in the first NINE innings, SIX over then next SIX) with TWO doubles (Kyle and Michael S) and a homer (Kyle) that tied the game at FOUR in the 8th
~ Kyle and Kendrys with their typical multi-hit games (each had THREE hits) and THREE combined RBI
~ Brad, Raul, Michael and Humberto all had TWO hits each (first two as a Mariner for Humberto)
~ they had SO many chances in extra innings ~ just wasn’t to be
IN THE FIELD
Some bad and some crazy good . . .
* Back-to-back fielding errors In the 5th (Dustin and Nick) allowed the initial RS tying run to score
* In the 14th, Michael S makes a catch in CF and an AWESOME on-the-fly throw home and Humberto tags the runner out
* Unfortunately, the RS countered in the next inning with an unassisted DP of their own ~ Gomes makes a great, sliding catch and then runs in to tag teh 2B bag that Raul had vacated 😦
tweets of the game . . .