g15 | back-to-back for naught

Early first pitch so, nothing but a few sneak peeks at At Bat between meetings.
Until today, the M’s were 7-0 in games they had homered in. Today, TWO homers but a loss

Mariners 6 | Rangers 8

Erasmo has finally spiraled out of control . . .
-from a great start in Anaheim (7IP, 2ER)
-to a horrid start in Oakland (4IP, 5ER)
-to a bad start at home (5IP, 3ER)
-to a disaster in Arlington
TWO innings pitched ~ SIX hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ TWO strikeouts

the pen was a bit of a mixed bag . . .
} Dominic gave up his first run of the young season
} Joe allowed a couple more
} Danny was the bright spot of the bullpen, going TWO scoreless
} Tom managed to escape damage in his inning thanks to a DP by Nick and Justin after Tome allowed a lead-off single, committed an error and walked Fielder intentionally

If one just looked at the offensive part of the box score, one would be very pleased . . .
~ FIVE total extra base hits, including Robbie’s FIRST homer
~ immediately followed by Corey’s FOURTH homer
~ THREE doubles
~ TEN total hits (three with multi-hit games)

A rather nice surprise was Corey in RF . . .
apparently, he made TWO really nice plays, including a sliding catch (on his surgically repaired knees)

Also good to see Brad rebound nicely, after last night’s nightmare

tweets of the game . . .