g60 | bats cold in Florida (0-4 now, in the Sunshine state)

Not sure if it was a let down after what one would think was a much needed day off (M’s had just completed a SIXTEEN game stretch where they went 10-6)  ~OR~ that old adage of “playing to the level of your competition” (to which the Mariners seem to be the definition of this season, whether it be good OR bad: 9-12 vs. below .500 teams, 22-17 vs. teams .500 and above) but, they came out FLAT

Mariners 0 | Rays 4

flat tire

Chris was walking a tight-rope his entire outing . . .
amazingly, none of the FIVE walks he gave up scored as he was able to work out of TWO bases-loaded jams and, despite allowing THREE doubles, all the scoring came via sac-fly and singles. All things considered, he did keep ’em in it . . .
FIVE innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ FIVE walks ~ THREE strikeouts

} Joe gave up another couple of walks but, no runs

} Tom had a bad start to his outing allowing a couple of singles, a HBP and a WP that resulted in ONE run (coulda been worse) in the 7th but, bounced back in the 8th and retired the side in order

Move along, nothing to see here 😦
~ Only FIVE hits (from only THREE players: Cole, Robbie, Stefen) ~ only ONE for extra bases (Cole’s double)
~ Hopefully, it’s just a tweak and not anything serious (Levy jinx?) but, Michael left with a shoulder issue 😦

interesting . . .
NO double plays in the game for EITHER side

tweets of the game . . .