Good to see the bounce back (on all fronts!) after the lack-luster performance yesterday
ON the MOUND
Rookie Roenis continues his early success with the poise of a veteran . . .
The Rays were swinging early which resulted in THREE quick outs on SIX pitches in the 1st but, then a homer, single and a bunt where they took the lead in the 2nd. Roenis adjusted, so much so, that he only gave up ONE hit and ONE walk until the 8th where another double and a homer. Maybe, considering he’d gone the full NINE last time out, he should have been out after SEVEN (even though his pitch count was fairly efficient – 99) but, still a decent line . . .
SEVEN. TWO innings ~ FIVE hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts
} wow – Nando with a 1-2-3 save for the THIRD straight game! SEVENTEEN on the season now.
AT the PLATE
Nice to see double-digit (ELEVEN to be exact – FOUR for extra bases) hits again . . .
~ Kyle the only starter without a hit today (though he did walk and score)
~ Cole with his first Mariners homer (a solo shot in the 1st)
~ Willie with an RBI single and an RBI double (he just continues to produce when given the chance)
~ Endy with a sac-fly
~ Dustin with the really big hit, a THREE-run triple (with TWO outs in the 5th)
IN the FIELD
no double plays on either side (I wasn’t able to watch the game so, can’t speak to any highlight plays)
tweets of the game . . .