g144 | oh Lordy . . .

Mariners 4 | Astros 6

Taijuan’s home debut (and his last start of the season) started out a bit shaky but finished very strong . . .
He loaded the bases in the 1st but was able to escape without damage. Then gave up a double that later scored on a sac-fly in the 2nd. Back-to-back doubles gave the Astros their second run in the 3rd. Then Taijuan settled in and retired the side in order in the 4th, 5th and 6th (FIVE via K) . . .
FIVE innings ~ TWO earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ EIGHT strikeouts

} Luke posted ONE scoreless, the 7th
} Carter made things a bit interesting in the 8th by allowing runners to 2B and 3B with only ONE out but, Charlie to the rescue – a strikeout and a ground out (really felt like the momentum would carry them through ūüė¶
} Danny with his SECOND blown save since taking over as closer ~ it happens. He struck out the first batter on THREE pitches and then proceeded to walk the next TWO and ended up allowing FOUR runs (THREE earned) on RBI single, an error and a TWO-run single
} Bobby took over and allowed a single and then a bizzare  deal РJustin caught a foul pop-up and his throw to the plate hit the runner who was crouching in the line of fire and got hit Рrun scored from 3B

Once again, only FIVE hits but, at least this time a decent ratio of extra base hits . . .
~ Abraham’s FIRST homer in the bigs (he also had a double) was a TWO-run shot that gave the M’s a 3-2 lead at the time
~ Brad hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 9th – too little, too late after the nightmare top of the frame

THREE errors (all throws) one each by: Justin, Brad, Abraham and NO double-plays


tweets of the game . . .