Happy Jackie Robinson Day!
As for the game, thankfully, I was unable to be witness to this one 😦
So, quick (like rippin’ off a band-aid) recap . . .
ON THE MOUND
So much for Blake’s sub-THREE ERA vs. the Rangers . . .
He only gave up TWO extra-base hits – unfortunately, they came in the form of back-to-back homers in the 2nd and then, he was out (apparently with a stiff shoulder) after the 4th
FOUR innings ~ SIX hits ~ TWO earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ TWO strikeouts
} the bright spot of the entire game was the middle relief of Dominic (who posted TWO scoreless innings and gave up only ONE hit and struck out TWO) followed by Joe (who recorded a scoreless inning of his own).
} and then there was Tom . . . 😦
not that the bats could seem to do anything to overcome even a TWO-run deficit but, giving up another THREE was certainly not going to improve the situation.
AT THE PLATE
Once again, as their extra-base hits (or LACK of) go, so go the M’s . . .
~ this wastheir THIRD game w/ZERO extra base hits (all losses)
~ of their THREE other losses, ONE game had TWO and TWO games had ONE
~ in every win, they have had at least THREE extra-base hits
IN THE FIELD
Since I didn’t see/hear it, can’t speak to the DEE beyond ONE double-play and TWO caught-stealing in the box score
tweets of the game . . .