First true heart-breaker of the season . . .
Felix was Felix.
Unfortunately, Brad wasn’t Brad and Fernando wasn’t Fernando (hadn’t pitched in FIVE games).
You could look to blame the bats but, they WERE up against Darvish and managed to score the first run off him this season.
I saw SOME of the game from Tap House Grill where we were having Happy Hour for a friend/co-worker’s birthday – listened to the rest (worst part) on the way home 😦
ON THE MOUND
Felix was AWESOME, as per usual . . . .
They gave him the early lead (TWO runs in the 2nd) and he ran with it
SEVEN innings ~ FOUR hits ~ ONE earned run ~ ONE walk ~ NINE strikeouts
} Charlie relieved Felix after a lead-off triple in the 8t and allowed a hit which scored the run and then struck out the next batter and he was relieved by Yourvis who also recoreded a strikeout
} So, not that there’s ever a good time to blow a save but, a Felix start has to be one of the worst . . .
after TWO quick outs ( a fly out and a strikeout) Fernando allowed a hit and then a walke and then Brad muffed a throw to Robbie that would have been the last out of the game. But, away the Rangers went – tied the game on a wild pitch and got the winning run on a single.
AT THE PLATE
Great to see Nick triple on the first pitch he sees in the majors this season (just called up from AAA Tacoma – where he’s been tearing it up – to replace LoMo who was placed on the DL today)
the TOP and the BOTTOM did their part . . .
Abe and Mike each with TWO hits and ONE RBI
But, that was all she wrote and ‘t wan’s enough
IN THE FIELD
Brad’s error was about as costly as they come but, had they scored more or stopped the 9th inning bleeding at ONE rund ‘t wouldn’t have mattered.
tweets of the game . . .