Great way to end the home stand!
An exciting come-from-behind win against a division rival and a series win! (and no drama in the 9th 😉 )
ON THE MOUND
After a decent season debut in Miami, Brandon imploded vs. the Rangers at Safeco . . .
It started out well, as he retired the side in order in the 1st but, the Rangers got TWO in the 2nd on a double and a couple of singles. Then, he couldn’t get out of the 4th as they scored another THREE runs off him via a single, double, single, stolen base, double . . .
THREE.TWO innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ THREE strikeouts
} Lucas came in with ONE out in the 4th and eventually stopped the bleeding but, not before giving up a wild pitch (that thankfully only advance a runner to 3B, not home) and a walk.
} Lucas pitched another full inning, as did each of Charlie, Tom and Danny combining for a fab day . . .
FOUR.ONE innings ~ ONE hit ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
} I’ll admit to feeling more than a little trepidation when Fernando took the mound with a ONE run lead in the 9th (given some of his recent outings) but, no sweat. He went right after them and recorded his first 1-2-3 save as a Mariner 🙂 (including TWO strikeouts)
AT THE PLATE
Cap tippin’ time for Matt Harrison who appears to have picked up right where he left off vs. the M’s since his multiple surgeries as the M’s didn’t have their first base-runner until Michael led off the 4th with a walk (but, was erased on a force out the next play). M’s got their first run on a ONE out RBI double by Robbie in the 4th.
Robbie scored the M’s second run in the 6th on ~ you guessed it ~ a wild pitch (I think this series must be some sort of record with runs scored via WPs)
And then, the Simply Seager Show began . . .
Kyle led off the 7th with a home run and then, in the 8th, after Justin doubled with TWO out and Dustin hit a pinch-hit infield single, Kyle launched a THREE-run shot giving the M’s a ONE run lead they would not relinquish. Oh by the way – that’s Kyle’s FIFTH homer and SECOND multi-homer game in FOUR games – I’d say he’s had quite the home stand 🙂
IN THE FIELD
* Cole made an outstanding catch in LF, robbing Rios of at least a double
* Stefen committed his first error of the season
* Justin made another great diving play (though this one only resulted in ONE out)
tweets of the game . . .