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
ON the MOUND
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
AT the PLATE
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 😦
IN the FIELD
interesting . . .
NO double plays in the game for EITHER side
tweets of the game . . .