The ‘Stros just love Safeco FIeld (6-3 here last season, whereas the M’s were 7-3 at MinuteMaid)
The Mariners not so much . . . for the second straight game, the M’s struck out FOURTEEN times
(including 1-2-3 each K’ing THREE times – eeeeeeeek!)

Mariners 2 | Astros 5


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The good news is, Erasmo only gave up THREE hits. The bad news is TWO of them left the park . . .
As many in the twitter-sphere noted, Erasmo seemed to have “Noesi-itis” as he gave up ONE home run in each of the first TWO innings – BOTH on 0-2 pitches. But, to his credit, he settled down quite nicely and retired the last NINE in-a-row . . . SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts

} Dominic gave up a homer of his own
) Danny didn’t have it – took him 37 pitches to get THREE outs in the 8th and he gave up ONE run on FOUR hits in the process
} Yourvis made things interesting in the 9th but, came away unscathed (though it was too little too late by that time)

Mr. McHugh had it going on tonight . . . .
in for the injured Feldman, safe to say he’ll get another turn . . . TWELVE of those FOURTEEN K’s belonged to him

~ Justin with a SMOAK BOMB into the visiting bullpen to cut the Stros lead in half at the time
~ Good to see Brad check-in with a ground rule double in the 8th (breaking an 0-15)

Another grounder bobble in CF by Abe (the fly balls, OK, it takes time but, grounders? really no excuse) but defense a bit better overall

tweets of the game . . .